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Fitbit pushes into employee health care and coaching with Twine Health acquisition

Global wearables juggernaut Fitbit has announced plans to acquire Twine Health, a health coaching platform aimed at helping employers manage chronic disease in the workforce. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Embroidery Digitising Founded out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2014, Twine Health is a cloud-based platform that connects clinicians with patients so they can create …

Pipeline Among 18 Startups Participating in Salesforce Accelerate Program

Pipeline is one of the first gender equity platforms and first Colorado company accepted into the program DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 13, 2018– Colorado-based startup Pipeline, an artificial intelligence (AI) SaaS platform engineered to stop unconscious bias in the workplace, today announced it has joined the Salesforce Accelerate program. The program includes 18 startups in total and …

Californians trust tech companies but want regulations to rein them in

The tech industry is the most-trusted sector in California, but two-thirds of residents in the Bay Area — home of Silicon Valley — think it has been underregulated, according to a survey by public relations firm Edelman.Embroidery Digitising There’s an apparent paradox between trust in the tech industry and a desire for more regulation as …

How strategic VCs prime health care startups for success (VB Live)

Health care is being disrupted by innovative tech solutions — but having the right venture capital partner can make or break success. Join this VB Live event to learn how VC partnerships can help you navigate through the regulations and complicated nature of health care, and get your startup thriving. Register here for free. The …

Oracle Elevator Announces Completion of Four Acquisitions

Acquisitions accelerate Oracle’s growth and further expand national footprint TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 13, 2018– Oracle Elevator (“Oracle” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the completion of four acquisitions in addition to the previously announced acquisitions of Daytona Elevator and Florida State Elevator earlier in 2017. All six acquisitions completed within the last ten months …

Google hires former Samsung CTO to lead its Internet of Things business

(Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google this month hired Injong Rhee, who recently resigned as Samsung Electronics Co’s chief technology officer, to lead its Internet of Things business, he said in a LinkedIn post Monday. Google spokeswoman Jane Hynes confirmed to Reuters Rhee’s hiring by Google’s cloud computing unit, but declined to comment further. Rhee said in …

Ubisoft plans to make fewer games after a decade of annual releases

Assassin’s Creed took a year off in 2016 for the first time after having at least one new blockbuster-sized release per year since 2009. But despite some strong sales for 2017’s Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Ubisoft is saying that it plans to make fewer games in the future. Instead of a bunch of annualized franchises, Ubisoft …

AMD releases first Ryzen-Vega combo chips for desktops

Advanced Micro Devices released the first Ryzen chips that combine graphics with a central processing unit (CPU) for desktop computers. The accelerated processing units (APUs) combine a Radeon Vega graphics processing unit (GPU) with a Zen CPU for mid-range and low-cost desktop computers. AMD said the new chips will bring down the cost of gaming …

Apple HomePod review: Only Siri fans should consider this bass bomb

Apple’s “smart speaker” HomePod was released last Friday, and if you’re considering buying one, you’ve probably already read our earlier coverage — and perhaps visited an Apple Store to hear one for yourself. Assuming you have the $349 to spend, my advice last week was to bring one home, audition it in your room of …

Apple Park nears completion, but it’s stunning even unfinished

Apple’s new headquarters isn’t completely finished just yet but already it looks stunning. Employees have moved into select areas of Apple Park despite the multi-billion dollar construction project still needing some cosmetic work done. When the iPhone X was announced, the company even brought in members of the media to see the new Steve Jobs …