Fitbit

#ThrowbackThursday: When a small Pebble was a big deal | 11/8/2019

ThrowbackThursday: When a small Pebble was a big deal 0 John Callaham / @JCalAndAuth Last week, one of the biggest smart wearable companies, Fitbit , got acquired by Google . It made us think back to just three years ago when Fitbit was the one that was doing the acquiring. In December 2016, it was revealed that Fitbit had bought the assets to Pebble . Editor’s Pick Best smartwatches (September 2019) Smartwatches are still …

These are the best Android smartwatches you can buy | 11/7/2019

… It’s compact and lightweight but still offers good battery life. But if you’re not into that one, the good news is that there are so many other amazing options from Fossil to Garmin to Fitbit and more. No matter which watch you decide on, there’s a good chance you can snag a great Black Friday deal on it — and the best part is, you likely don’t even need to wait …

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First Edition: November 7, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 11/7/2019

… business, filling prescription medications and selling a range of merchandise, saw revenue increase 3% to $21.47 billion. Prescription volumes grew 6.4% from a year earlier. (Thomas, 11/6) The Wall Street Journal: Google Counts On Fitbit To Make Imprint In Health Market Behind Google’s $2.1 billion deal for wearables maker Fitbit Inc. FIT -0.42% is the search giant’s dream to become a major player in health data after a failed attempt …

Google Takes Steps Into Health Market With Fitbit; Both Companies Say Data Won’t Be Used For Ads | Kaiser Health News | 11/7/2019

… but many changes have occurred since then and tech companies are racing to make inroads. Other health technology news is on a data breach at Veritas Genetics. The Wall Street Journal: Google Counts On Fitbit To Make Imprint In Health Market Behind Google’s $2.1 billion deal for wearables maker Fitbit Inc. FIT -0.42% is the search giant’s dream to become a major player in health data after a failed attempt …

Fitbit’s Q3 2019 report: Google inheriting fair device sales, but declining overall revenue | MobiHealthNews | 11/7/2019

… due to the company’s pending acquisition — is the latest look at a wearables business Google apparently values at $2.1 billion. TOPLINE Many of the results this quarter were in line with the performance trends Fitbit has been signaling as of late. The company sold 3.5 million devices during Q3 2019, an amount that, while roughly on par with last year’s Q3, does bring calendar year 2019 device sales to a …

Health devices vs. health data: Can Fitbit break Google’s acquisition curse? | ZDNet | 11/7/2019

Motorola, Nest, HTC, and now Fitbit: Another one bites the dust. Jason Perlow and Jason Cipriani of Jason Squared discuss the latest tech merger. Read more: https://zd.net/2NOm1Rl Health devices vs. health data: Can Fitbit break Google’s acquisition curse? About Health devices vs. health data: Can Fitbit break Google’s acquisition curse? 17:47 / November 7, 2019 Motorola, Nest, HTC, and now Fitbit: Another one bites the dust. Jason Perlow and …

Analysts are making a strong case for why Apple should buy Sonos, and it highlights a major area where Apple is falling behind (AAPL, SONO) | Business Insider | 11/7/2019

… an ideal acquisition target for Apple because the two companies share three important similarities: they both make high-quality products, both companies value design, and are both perceived as being premium brands. “Just as Fitbit fills a void for Google when it comes to healthcare-related data, acquiring Sonos could materially advance Apple's connected home efforts (an area we believe it needs improvement and where its own product …

TPS Consulting Daily | 11/7/2019

… then-candidate Donald Trump at key moments during the hack and dissemination of Democratic emails in 2016. The pro… With Fitbit, Google should make a new Pebble Shared by Android Community slashgear.com - Google acquired Fitbit on November 1, 2019, making it the second major smartwatch-related buy made by the company just this year. In December of 2016, Fitbit acquired (most of) Pebble. We’ve taken a… TPS Consulting Daily Shared …

People are binning their FitBits over fears about privacy | Yahoo News | 11/7/2019

People are binning their FitBits over fears about privacy Cyan Turan From Cosmopolitan Internet juggernaut Google ‘s recent purchase of FitBit has got some users of the tracking device more than a little concerned. On November 1, Google announced it was buying the activity tracker company for a whopping $2.1bn. While those who’ve cashed in are likely feeling pretty pleased with themselves, some of FitBit’s 28m users have started a …

Millennials face high death rates compared to Gen-Xers | 11/7/2019

11.07.19 12:20 pm Millennials face much higher death rates than Gen-Xers [Photo: Camilo Jimenez /Unsplash] By Zlati Meyer 2 minute Read Millennials may love avocados, Fitbits, and booze-free cocktails, but that doesn’t mean they’re healthy. advertisement In fact, their health is declining—and since they’re the largest cohort currently in the U.S. workforce, with close to 73 million people, that will have major implications for both healthcare costs …

Fitbit Says Data of Its 28 Million Users Will Not Be Sold Or Used For Google Ads | 11/7/2019

Fitbit Says Data of Its 28 Million Users Will Not Be Sold Or Used For Google Ads Published on November 07, 2019 at 02:03AM After acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion last week, many users were left wondering if Google would have access to their health information, such as the number of steps they take each day, their breathing patterns, sleep quality or menstrual cycles. Fitbit has since addressed those concerns …

Fitbit reports a 12per cent fall in revenue | 11/7/2019

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/bus…e-12070782 Wearable device maker Fitbit Inc reported its first drop in revenue in five quarters on Wednesday as it faced intense competition from deeper-pocket companies such as Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd , underscoring challenges for buyer Alphabet Incs Google …

fitbit-reader 0.0.1 | 11/7/2019

README A way to access Fitbit daily and intraday steps data. See example.py for usage. This project uses a different notion of active steps than Fitbit. From experience, if you are walking for nine minutes, stop for one minute (say, at a traffic intersection before you are given the ‘walk’ prompt), and walk for another nine minutes, Fitbit will not register your walk as ‘active’. This reader allows you to …

Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch + Free $40 Kohls Cash for 199.99 | 11/7/2019

Live your best life with the Fitbit Versa family of health & fitness smartwatches. The new Versa 2 gives you Amazon Alexa Built-in, controls Spotify, tracks 24/7 heart rate, provides an in-app sleep quality score, makes secure purchases and includes powerful fitness features to elevate your routine …

Strategy Analytics: Global Smartwatch Shipments Leap to 14 Million Units in Q3 2019 | 11/7/2019

… grew an impressive 42 percent annually to reach 14 million units in the third quarter of 2019. Apple Watch maintained first position with 48 percent global smartwatch marketshare, while Samsung held second place, and Fitbit clung on to third. Steven Waltzer, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said, “Global smartwatch shipments grew an impressive 42 percent annually from 10.0 million units in Q3 2018 to 14.2 million in Q3 2019. Smartwatch …

Hillicon Valley: California AG reveals Facebook investigation | McConnell criticizes Twitter’s political ad ban | Lawmakers raise concerns over Google takeover of Fitbit | Dem pushes FCC to secure 5G networks | 11/7/2019

Welcome to Hillicon Valley, The Hill’s newsletter detailing all you need to know about the tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. If you don’t already, be sure to sign up for our newsletter with this LINK . Welcome! Follow the cyber team, Maggie Miller (@magmill95), and the tech team, Emily Birnbaum (@birnbaum_e) and Chris Mills Rodrigo (@chrisismills). ANOTHER FACEBOOK INVESTIGATION: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D …

Fitbit (FIT) Reports Q3 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates | Yahoo News | 11/7/2019

Fitbit (FIT) Reports Q3 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates Zacks Equity Research Reblog Fitbit (FIT) came out with a quarterly loss of $0.10 per share in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. This compares to earnings of $0.04 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items. A quarter ago, it was expected that this wearable device maker would post a loss of $0.18 per share when …

Fitbit Posts Steep Loss In Q3 | 11/7/2019

… flow of $56 million for its third quarter of 2019. “In Q3 we continued to make good progress shifting our business towards the faster growing smartwatch category with the introduction of Versa 2, expanding Fitbit Health Solutions, and deepening our relationship with consumers with the launch of Premium,” said James Park, co-founder and CEO. “The continued success of the Fitbit brand is built on the trust of our users …

‘Tossed my Fitbit in the trash’: users fear for privacy after Google buys company | 11/7/2019

Tossed my Fitbit in the trash’: users fear for privacy after Google buys company By THE GUARDIAN on 11/06/2019 Google’s recent acquisition of Fitbit for $2.1bn has left many users worried the tech giant may soon have access to their most intimate health information – from the number of steps they take each day to their breathing patterns, sleep quality or menstrual cycles. Fitbit, founded in San Francisco in 2007, tracks …

‘Tossed my Fitbit in the trash’: users fear for privacy after Google buys company | 11/7/2019

url=https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/05/fitbit-google-acquisition-health-data]’Tossed my Fitbit in the trash’: users fear for privacy after Google buys company Technology The Guardian[/url] Fitbit says data of its 28 million users will not be sold or used for Google ads Google’s recent acquisition of Fitbit for $2.1bn has left many users worried the tech giant may soon have access to their most intimate …

Fitness Tracking

These are the best Android smartwatches you can buy | 11/7/2019

… into that one, the good news is that there are so many other amazing options from Fossil to Garmin to Fitbit and more. No matter which watch you decide on, there’s a good chance you … all Fossil’s latest smartwatch for women does it all, from fitness tracking to taking calls to using apps — and looks good doing it. The Amazing Hybrid — Withings Move Sometimes you don’t need a screen — you …

Wearable Technology

The Reading Room – What’s The SCOOP? | 11/7/2019

Fitbit in $2.1 Billion Deal . Reade the full story on Thomas Net. The deal would combine a wearable technology pioneer with a leading tech giant as both companies, reports noted, struggle in the wearables segment amid competition from Apple, Samsung, and others. And in the ongoing trade war, China Wants US to Drop Tariffs on $360 Billion of Imports for Trade Deal , according to a report in Industry Week from …

Fitbit to be Acquired by Google for $2.1 Billion | 11/7/2019

Fitbit to be Acquired by Google for $2.1 Billion Fitbit Inc announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google LLC for $7.35 per share in cash, valuing the company at a fully diluted equity value of approximately $2.1 billion. For more information on this topic see the IDTechEx report on Wearable Technology Forecasts 2019-2029 . “More than 12 years ago, we set an audacious company …

Activity Trackers

People are binning their FitBits over fears about privacy | Yahoo News | 11/7/2019

People are binning their FitBits over fears about privacy Cyan Turan From Cosmopolitan Internet juggernaut Google ‘s recent purchase of FitBit has got some users of the tracking device more than a little concerned. On November 1, Google announced it was buying the activity tracker company for a whopping $2.1bn. While those who’ve cashed in are likely feeling pretty pleased with themselves, some of FitBit’s 28m users have started a …

Many Black Friday deals are already available at Best Buy, many more coming soon | 11/7/2019

… the best Best Buy deals available today and coming in a few weeks across categories like smartphones (duh), tablets, smartwatches, activity trackers, smart home devices, and headphones: Beats Studio3 wireless noise canceling headphones - $200 ($150 … off) Jaybird Tarah wireless in-ear headphones - $50 ($50 off) Fitbit Versa Special Edition - $120 ($80 off) Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire - $300 ($300 off) Garmin Forerunner 235 - $150 ($100 off) Fossil Sport smartwatches - starting at …

Telehealth

Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health Treatment? | Use-WordPress.com | 11/7/2019

… for care, with IoT and other connected tech presented as the perfect way to bridge the care gap. The Basics: Telehealth When we think about healthcare innovations, we often leap to the extremes like robotic … medication and can also help foster independence. Wearable Wellness Options Fitbit, Apple Watch, Jawbone – we love fitness trackers. Though there’s little evidence that these devices actually make people more active or otherwise lead to measurable …

Retail makes its case, telehealth and voice tech dominate: 6 takeaways from HLTH19 | Healthcare Dive | 11/6/2019

… effort to engage consumers in wellness, fitness and preventive care activities. However, the ROI of trackers, whether from Apple Watch, Fitbit, Samsung or others, is still unproven. “We’ve seen a lot of technologies and they’re … Rucker said. “I don’t think that will be much longer.” Telehealth and voice tech: the belles of the ball Telehealth was unsurprisingly a big focus at HLTH , with themes touching on expansion to complex care …

NIH

TPS Consulting Daily | 11/7/2019

… then-candidate Donald Trump at key moments during the hack and dissemination of Democratic emails in 2016. The pro… With Fitbit, Google should make a new Pebble Shared by Android Community slashgear.com - Google acquired Fitbit … homozygous for the F508del… - PubMed - NCBI Shared by Tom Heston ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulators correct the basic defect caused by CFTR mutations. Improvements in health outcomes have been achieved with the …

Mental Health

First Edition: November 7, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 11/7/2019

… K-8 public school and a post office. (Cates-Carney, 11/7) Kaiser Health News: Watch: When Insurance Doesn’t Cover A Mental Health Crisis Arline Feilen of Carol Stream, Ill., spent five days in the hospital … earlier. (Thomas, 11/6) The Wall Street Journal: Google Counts On Fitbit To Make Imprint In Health Market Behind Google’s $2.1 billion deal for wearables maker Fitbit Inc. FIT -0.42% is the search giant’s dream to …

Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health Treatment? | Use-WordPress.com | 11/7/2019

News Technology Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. In fact, every year one-fifth of Americans experiences a clinical mental health disorder, whether or not they are diagnosed or receive treatment. That means that even if you … medication and can also help foster independence. Wearable Wellness Options Fitbit, Apple Watch, Jawbone – we love fitness trackers. Though there’s little evidence that these devices actually make people more active or otherwise lead to measurable …

HIPAA

Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health Treatment? | Use-WordPress.com | 11/7/2019

… therapist. Until recently, security represented a major challenge for telehealth providers. In the last few years, though, a number of HIPAA-compliant telehealth programs have come to market. Depending on patient needs, telehealth providers can … medication and can also help foster independence. Wearable Wellness Options Fitbit, Apple Watch, Jawbone – we love fitness trackers. Though there’s little evidence that these devices actually make people more active or otherwise lead to measurable …

Medicaid

First Edition: November 7, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 11/7/2019

… night’s sleep for five years. I gained 150 pounds.” (Graham, 11/7) Kaiser Health News: Rural Seasonal Workers Worry About Montana Medicaid’s Work Requirements People on Medicaid who work rural seasonal jobs in Montana are wondering … earlier. (Thomas, 11/6) The Wall Street Journal: Google Counts On Fitbit To Make Imprint In Health Market Behind Google’s $2.1 billion deal for wearables maker Fitbit Inc. FIT -0.42% is the search giant’s dream to …

Retail makes its case, telehealth and voice tech dominate: 6 takeaways from HLTH19 | Healthcare Dive | 11/6/2019

… effort to engage consumers in wellness, fitness and preventive care activities. However, the ROI of trackers, whether from Apple Watch, Fitbit, Samsung or others, is still unproven. “We’ve seen a lot of technologies and they’re … needs of your distinct population,” Jami Snyder, director of Arizona’s Medicaid and CHIP programs, said. The state recently partnered with ride-hailing company and Uber rival Lyft to provide rides for eligible Medicaid beneficiaries. Kaiser …

Medicare Advantage

Fitbit’s Q3 2019 report: Google inheriting fair device sales, but declining overall revenue | MobiHealthNews | 11/7/2019

Despite some wins across its various business efforts, Fitbit’s mounting losses provide some insight as to why the company was looking to sell. Fitbit’s year-over-year device sales flatlined in Q3 2019, which combined … detection and monitoring, and the expansion from 42 to 59 Medicare Advantage plans in which Fitbit devices will be fully covered in 2020. THE LARGER TREND Apple’s more comprehensive and increasingly healthcare-focused smartwatches continue …

Fitbit Posts Steep Loss In Q3 | 11/7/2019

Fitbit, which on November 1 said it agreed to be acquired by Google, reported a net loss of $51.9 million in the third quarter against a loss of $2.1 million a year ago. Sales were … year-over-year. Fitbit devices will be expanding to 59 Medicare Advantage plans in 2020 as a fully covered benefit from 42 plans. Fitbit announced two disease detection partnerships, Fibricheck and Bristol-Meyers Squibb Pfizer …

Behavioral Health

Millennials face high death rates compared to Gen-Xers | 11/7/2019

… higher death rates than Gen-Xers [Photo: Camilo Jimenez /Unsplash] By Zlati Meyer 2 minute Read Millennials may love avocados, Fitbits, and booze-free cocktails, but that doesn’t mean they’re healthy. advertisement In fact, their … The report cited conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and behavioral health conditions, including major depression and hyperactivity, as increasing among millennial-aged Americans. And if there’s no intervention, millennials’ mortality rates could skyrocket over …

Suicide rate in Orange County reached highest point of the century last year – Orange County Register | 11/5/2019

… guide future prevention and early intervention efforts for those most at risk,” according to Jeffrey Nagel, director of the county’s Behavioral Health Service. The local report found a number of troubling trends. Age-related suicide … draws thousands of supporters for juvenile diabetes research Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion, raising privacy concerns Warren’s health plan: $20 trillion, no middle class tax hike …

Apple Health

Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health Treatment? | Use-WordPress.com | 11/7/2019

… Fitbit, Apple Watch, Jawbone – we love fitness trackers. Though there’s little evidence that these devices actually make people more active or otherwise lead to measurable improvements in health, they represent the democratization and acceptance of wearable health technologies. More advanced wearables, particularly those like Apple Watch, can also coordinate with critical implanted tech like continuous glucose monitors to make sure patients with diabetes are within safe blood sugar parameters. While …

Retail makes its case, telehealth and voice tech dominate: 6 takeaways from HLTH19 | Healthcare Dive | 11/6/2019

Apple Watch, Fitbit, Samsung or others, is still unproven. “We’ve seen a lot of technologies and they’re often not that smart and very rarely wearable,” Tom Waller, who heads up the R&D lab of athleisure retailer lululemon, said. “We’re still patiently waiting for that perfect contextualization of data that will give us both a physical and emotional insight, and that we can use to augment an existing behavior to …

Alphabet Inc

Global Digital Transformation Industry Study, 2019: An Evaluation of Key Technologies, Opportunities, Companies, Strategies & Solutions | Globe Newswire | 11/7/2019

… Aethon Inc. AGT International AIBrian Inc. Aido Airspan Airtel AIVC Akamai Alation Alcatel Mobile Alfred Alibaba Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Alluvium Alphabet Inc. Alphaphoint Corporation Alpine Data Labs Alstom SA Altair Semiconductor Alteryx Alvarion Amazon Amazon … Inc. Falkonry FANUC Robotics Fetch Robotics Fidelity Investments FireEye Inc. Fitbit Fluentd Flytxt FocusMotion Forcepoint ForeScout Fortinet Inc. Fortscale Security Ltd. FOVE Inc. Foxconn Technology Group Fubo TV Fujitsu Future Robot Geckosystems Intl. Corp. Gemalto …

Global Digital Transformation Industry Study, 2019: An Evaluation of Key Technologies, Opportunities, Companies, Strategies & Solutions | Benzinga | 11/7/2019

… Aethon Inc. AGT International AIBrian Inc. Aido Airspan Airtel AIVC Akamai Alation Alcatel Mobile Alfred Alibaba Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Alluvium Alphabet Inc. Alphaphoint Corporation Alpine Data Labs Alstom SA Altair Semiconductor Alteryx Alvarion Amazon Amazon … Inc. Falkonry FANUC Robotics Fetch Robotics Fidelity Investments FireEye Inc. Fitbit Fluentd Flytxt FocusMotion Forcepoint ForeScout Fortinet Inc. Fortscale Security Ltd. FOVE Inc. Foxconn Technology Group Fubo TV Fujitsu Future Robot Geckosystems Intl. Corp. Gemalto …

Pfizer

Fitbit’s Q3 2019 report: Google inheriting fair device sales, but declining overall revenue | MobiHealthNews | 11/7/2019

Despite some wins across its various business efforts, Fitbit’s mounting losses provide some insight as to why the company was looking to sell. Fitbit’s year-over-year device sales flatlined in Q3 2019, which combined … report. These include partnerships with Fibricheck and Bristol-Myers Squibb Pfizer Alliance targeting chronic disease detection and monitoring, and the expansion from 42 to 59 Medicare Advantage plans in which Fitbit devices will be fully …

Fitbit Posts Steep Loss In Q3 | 11/7/2019

Fitbit, which on November 1 said it agreed to be acquired by Google, reported a net loss of $51.9 million in the third quarter against a loss of $2.1 million a year ago. Sales were … announced two disease detection partnerships, Fibricheck and Bristol-Meyers Squibb Pfizer Alliance, to target chronic condition areas and raise awareness and support from screening to diagnosis for heart rhythm irregularities and atrial fibrillation. Fitbit launched …

Abbott Laboratories

First Edition: November 7, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 11/7/2019

… to $21.47 billion. Prescription volumes grew 6.4% from a year earlier. (Thomas, 11/6) The Wall Street Journal: Google Counts On Fitbit To Make Imprint In Health Market Behind Google’s $2.1 billion deal for wearables maker … was found in just three people, but the findings by Abbott Laboratories ABT 0.95% —a maker of HIV tests—are expected to strike up a broader conversation about how to classify new viral strains that …

October’s top news stories - Verdict Medical Devices | 11/7/2019

… of its stockholders approved the acquisition. Abbott to build medical device manufacturing facility in Indiana US-based medical devices maker Abbott Laboratories has announced plans to build a manufacturing facility in Indiana, a move that … technologies will help to diagnose cancers at an early stage. Fitbit has partnered with Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance (BMS-Pfizer Alliance) to boost early detection of atrial fibrillation (AFib) in those with an increased …

Gilead Sciences

First Edition: November 7, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 11/7/2019

… 11/6) The New York Times: Trump Administration Sues Gilead, Maker Of H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs The Trump administration on Wednesday sued Gilead Sciences, a pharmaceutical company that sells H.I.V.-prevention drugs that can cost patients up … earlier. (Thomas, 11/6) The Wall Street Journal: Google Counts On Fitbit To Make Imprint In Health Market Behind Google’s $2.1 billion deal for wearables maker Fitbit Inc. FIT -0.42% is the search giant’s dream to …

Biotech Roundup: Novartis on Hold, AMAG Vote, Neuro News & More | 11/1/2019

… time for US and UK regulators to complete antitrust investigations. —Google parent company Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) has offered to acquire Fitbit (NYSE: FIT ), a maker of fitness trackers and smartwatches, Reuters reported. —Amgen is paying … MIRM ) appointed Ed Tucker chief medical officer … Thomas Russo left Gilead Sciences to become chief financial officer of Assembly Bio (NASDAQ: ASMB )… Genmab (NASDAQ: GMAB ) CFO David Eatwell will retire in February… Matthew Sause was …

Amazon Health

US Department of Veterans Affairs offers Apple Health Records to veterans | ZDNet | 11/6/2019

Amazon , IBM , Microsoft and Google have all made moves in the industry. Just days ago, Google announced it’s spending $2.1 billion to purchase Fitbit . Prior and related coverage …

Google Steps Further Into Healthcare with Fitbit Acquisition | Forbes | 11/6/2019

With the news of Amazon’s Health Navigator acquisition coming just one year after acquiring PillPack – in the same week that Google acquired Fitbit – there should be little doubt that the healthcare landscape continues to go through a seismic shift. In fact, it has been over the last five years. By 2020, $24 billion will be available healthcare tech spend year (according to an estimate from Statista) and it is clear …

Microsoft Health

US Department of Veterans Affairs offers Apple Health Records to veterans | ZDNet | 11/6/2019

Microsoft and Google have all made moves in the industry. Just days ago, Google announced it’s spending $2.1 billion to purchase Fitbit . Prior and related coverage …

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry | 11/4/2019

… betting they can have a part in fixing the broken pieces of the industry. Here’s how tech companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are building out their healthcare strategies. Visit BI Prime for more stories … On Friday, Google reached a $2.1 billion deal to acquire Fitbit. The brand, best known for its fitness watches, also has a big business selling a health platform that combines coaching and fitness tracking to …

CVS

Retail makes its case, telehealth and voice tech dominate: 6 takeaways from HLTH19 | Healthcare Dive | 11/6/2019

… effort to engage consumers in wellness, fitness and preventive care activities. However, the ROI of trackers, whether from Apple Watch, Fitbit, Samsung or others, is still unproven. “We’ve seen a lot of technologies and they’re … of health outcomes is driven by social and behavioral variables.” CVS is similarly working to combat SDOH factors by leveraging its reams of consumer data, Firdaus Bhathena, the retail pharmacy giant’s CDO, told Healthcare Dive …

United Health (UNH) Offering Possible 23.46% Return Over the Next 9 Calendar Days | 11/5/2019

… out her proposal, which would effectively replace the health-insurance system with a government-run program. Why Alphabet’s Acquisition of Fitbit Is a Master Move Fri, 01 Nov 2019 14:46:14 +0000Earlier in the week, there … its Watch in deals with United Health (NYSE:UNH) and CVS (NYSE:CVS).True, Fitbit has its issues. Growth has been lagging and the competition has remained intense. But again, Google should be an ideal …

FitStar

Fitbit Reports Third Quarter Results for the Three Months Ended September 28, 2019 | Malvern Daily Record | 11/6/2019

Fitbit, Inc. ( NYSE:FIT ) today reported revenue of $347 million, GAAP net loss per share of $(0.20), non-GAAP net loss per share of $(0.10), GAAP net loss of $(52) million, non-GAAP net loss … matters. Amortization of intangible assets relates to our acquisitions of FitStar, Pebble, Vector and Twine Health. We exclude these amortization expenses because we do not believe they have a direct correlation to the operation of …

Novartis

5 companies that Google should eye after buying Fitbit - MarketWatch | 11/6/2019

After its recent deal for Fitbit, the $16 billion question many investors are asking is: What will Google buy next? That’s how much cash is on hand at Google parent Alphabet GOOG, +0.05% GOOGL, +0.14 … that was begun in partnership with Swiss health-care giant Novartis NVS, -1.18% NOVN, -0.93% but recently put on hold . One of the big challenges was obtaining accurate readings, and Fitbit assuredly will help further …

William Blair

DA Davidson Lowers Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) to Neutral - Transcript Daily | 11/7/2019

DA Davidson lowered shares of Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report report published on Monday, Benzinga’s Daily Ratings Newsletter reports. They currently have $7.35 price target … rating in a research note on Friday, November 1st. Finally, William Blair reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Fitbit in a research note on Thursday, August 29th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with …

DA Davidson Downgrades Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) to Neutral | 11/6/2019

DA Davidson Downgrades Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) to Neutral Posted by Danessa Lincoln on Nov 6th, 2019 // Comments off Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) was downgraded by research analysts at DA Davidson from a “buy” rating to a … other equities analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. William Blair reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Fitbit in a report on Thursday, August 29th. Roth Capital downgraded shares of Fitbit from a …

Morgan Stanley

DA Davidson Lowers Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) to Neutral - Transcript Daily | 11/7/2019

DA Davidson lowered shares of Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report report published on Monday, Benzinga’s Daily Ratings Newsletter reports. They currently have $7.35 price target … the company. in a research note on Friday, November 1st. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Fitbit from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating and set a $7.30 price objective for the company in …

Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) Cut to “Neutral” at DA Davidson | 11/7/2019

Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) Cut to “Neutral” at DA Davidson Posted by Joseph McCarthy on Nov 7th, 2019 DA Davidson lowered shares of Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a … company. in a research report on Friday, November 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised shares of Fitbit from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating and set a $7.30 price objective for the company in …

Citigroup

DA Davidson Downgrades Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) to Neutral | 11/6/2019

DA Davidson Downgrades Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) to Neutral Posted by Danessa Lincoln on Nov 6th, 2019 // Comments off Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) was downgraded by research analysts at DA Davidson from a “buy” rating to a … Fitbit in a research note on Tuesday, October 29th. Finally, Citigroup upgraded Fitbit from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $2.00 to $7.30 in a …

Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) Sees Unusually-High Trading Volume | 11/6/2019

Shares of Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) saw unusually-high trading volume on Monday . Approximately 2,365,629 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 83% from the previous session’s volume of 13,767,405 shares.The stock … Fitbit in a research report on Thursday, August 29th. Finally, Citigroup raised shares of Fitbit from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $2.00 to $7.30 …

BlackRock Inc.

DA Davidson Downgrades Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) to Neutral | 11/6/2019

DA Davidson Downgrades Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) to Neutral Posted by Danessa Lincoln on Nov 6th, 2019 // Comments off Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) was downgraded by research analysts at DA Davidson from a “buy” rating to a … 97,658,000 after purchasing an additional 6,196,500 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Fitbit by 35.2% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 22,139,515 shares of the scientific and …

Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) Lifted to “Equal Weight” at Morgan Stanley | 11/5/2019

Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) Lifted to “Equal Weight” at Morgan Stanley Posted by Carolyn Dwyer on Nov 4th, 2019 Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating … 97,658,000 after acquiring an additional 6,196,500 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in Fitbit by 35.2% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 22,139,515 shares of the scientific and technical instruments …

Goldman Sachs

IPOs this week : Nov 4 - 8, 19 | 11/4/2019

… Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI) financial IPOs Finnish IPOs First Data (FDC) first day of trading first day pops first earnings Fitbit (FIT) Five Below (FIVE) Five Prime Therapeutics (FPRX) Flexion Therapeutics (FLXN) FLLCU Floor & Decor … GNFT GNLN GO GoDaddy GoDaddy (GDDY) Gogo (GOGO) gold miners Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) Goldman Sachs MLP (GMZ) Google GoPro (GPRO) GOSS Graff Diamonds great long trades great trades Greek IPOs Green Plains Partners LP …

Are Big Tech acquisitions feeding antitrust probes? - MarketWatch | 11/4/2019

… Inc. AMZN, +0.74% remain mum on the topic.) Alphabet’s GOOGL, +1.36% GOOG, +1.38% proposed $2.1 billion acquisition of smartwatch maker Fitbit Inc. , announced on Friday, vividly illustrates the concerns of lawmakers and privacy advocates in … likely continue to grow and weigh on the sector’s performance,” Goldman Sachs analyst David Kostin warned in a research note last week …

Merrill Lynch

Transcript: Nightly Business Report – November 1, 2019 | Nightly Business Report | 11/4/2019

… the Nasdaq closed at all-time highs as the job market shows its resilience. Good fit? Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) buys Fitbit for more than $2 billion, extending Googles reach into consumer electronics. Second chances ... of global economic research at Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) Merrill Lynch. Ethan, welcome back. Nice to see you tonight. ETHAN HARRIS, BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH: Thank you. HERERA: Lets start, first of …

Investors brace for a roller-coaster week ahead with Fed decision and Apple, Alphabet earnings | MSN | 4/29/2019

… remain patient and see how things evolve,” said Mark Cabana, head of short U.S. rate strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Fed officials are sure to discuss Friday’s surprisingly strong report of 3.2% economic … Williams Cos, American Financial Group, Metlife, Marathon Oil, Cheesecake Factory, Fitbit, Owens-Illinois 8:15 a.m. ADP employment 9:45 a.m. Manufacturing PMI 10:00 a.m. ISM Manufacturing 10:00 a.m. Construction spending 2:00 p.m. Fed statement 2:30 p.m …

Andreessen Horowitz

Biotech Roundup: Novartis on Hold, AMAG Vote, Neuro News & More | 11/1/2019

… Pennsylvania developing next-generation T cell cancer therapies in Philadelphia, raised a $75 million Series B financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz. — Wisconsin’s Venture Investors, the oldest venture firm in Wisconsin, has raised a sixth … Google parent company Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) has offered to acquire Fitbit (NYSE: FIT ), a maker of fitness trackers and smartwatches, Reuters reported. —Amgen is paying $2.7 billion for a 20.5 percent stake in Beijing-based …

Digital Health Startup Omada Snags Another $73 Million in Funding: Brainstorm Health | Fortune | 6/27/2019

… funding round was led by Wellington Management and joined by a host of big names from Kaiser Permanente Ventures to Andreessen Horowitz. CNBC reports that Omada’s overall VC haul now brings it to about a … the_sy_guy DIGITAL HEALTH Livongo teams up with Apple, Fitbit, Samsung smart watches. Speaking of digital health news… Livongo, which focuses on chronic disease management (with an emphasis on diabetes care), announced Wednesday that …

Rock Health

A Health Future with Lyft and Uber as Patient Data Stewards: Rock Health’s 2019 Consumer Survey | 11/1/2019

… health care provider reviews is mainstream in 2019. Digital health tracking is now adopted by 4 in 10 U.S. consumers. Rock Health’s Digital Health Consumer Adoption Report for 2019 was developed in collaboration with the … rumors this week that Google may be looking to acquire Fitbit , Google Health would continue to grow its data mine massively through that transaction. And, as Cerner announced its collaboration with Uber Health this week …

Sapphire Ventures

Term Sheet: Nov. 01, 2019 | 11/1/2019

… follow Subscribe Send Tip November 1, 2019 It’s no secret that professional athletic organizations want in on startup investing. As Sapphire Ventures co-founder Doug Higgins put it: “Tech entrepreneurs are the new superstar athletes … IT hardware supplier/integrator. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. OTHER DEALS - Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) agreed to be acquired by Alphabet for $2.1 billion. IPOs - ESR Cayman , the logistics and warehouse operator, raised $1.6 billion in a …

Serena Williams among latest investors in fitness equipment company Tonal - MarketWatch | 4/4/2019

Sapphire Ventures, which has invested in Fitbit Inc. FIT, -0.50% and Square Inc. SQ, +1.23% and Mayfield, which has invested in Lyft Inc. LYFT, +4.91% among others. Tonal has raised a total of $90 million in capital …

Founders Fund

How the CIA, Mossad and “the Epstein Network” are Exploiting Mass Shootings to Create an Orwellian Nightmare | 11/1/2019

… who was trying to boost Epstein’s image as a tech investor before his arrest may have been Peter Thiel, whose Founders Fund had also invested in Carbyne. Thiel was an early investor in Facebook and … over four years and would use data from “Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo and Google Home” and other consumer electronic devices, as well as information provided by health-care providers to identify who may be …

Millennials don’t want to get drunk. What do they want? Apéritifs. | TechCrunch | 6/25/2019

… funneling cash to innovative beverage projects. This year, Bev , a canned wine business, raised $7 million in seed funding from Founders Fund. Liquid Death , which sells canned water for the punk rock crowd, attracted nearly … consumer-facing companies including the likes of Airbnb, Dropbox, Facebook, Fitbit and Instagram. Woody Hambrecht, for his part, has been a bona fide “booze guy” since a young age, making wine and managing 67 acres …

Kaiser Permanente

Google Alert - target | 11/7/2019

… Seeking Alpha D.A. Davidson analyst Thomas Forte sees Sonos (NASDAQ:SONO) as the next acquisition target after last week’s Google-Fitbit deal. Forte thinks … Flag as irrelevant Report: Teams could target Odell Beckham Jr. for … starting rotation. The Boston Red Sox are … Flag as irrelevant Kaiser Permanente opens new Target Clinic in Menifee Valley News MENIFEE – Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health system, and Target Corp. opened a new …

Retail makes its case, telehealth and voice tech dominate: 6 takeaways from HLTH19 | Healthcare Dive | 11/6/2019

… effort to engage consumers in wellness, fitness and preventive care activities. However, the ROI of trackers, whether from Apple Watch, Fitbit, Samsung or others, is still unproven. “We’ve seen a lot of technologies and they’re … Uber rival Lyft to provide rides for eligible Medicaid beneficiaries. Kaiser Permanente rolled out a food insecurity initiative to connect eligible California residents with CalFresh, the state’s supplemental nutrition assistance or food stamp program. The …

Cleveland Clinic

Google Acquiring Fitbit: The Battle for the Personal Health Record starts with a Skirmish for Consumer Wearables | 11/5/2019

Get started Google Acquiring Fitbit: The Battle for the Personal Health Record starts with a Skirmish for Consumer Wearables Nov 5 ·6 min read Google’s acquisition of FitBit has resulted in many great stories recounting … a decade ago: After a pilot with patients at the Cleveland Clinic, Google released Google Health in 2008. Patients could volunteer their health records from different providers and store them in one centralized PHR with …

TGIF | 11/2/2019

Fitbit today for $2.1 billion in a stock transaction. CNBC expects that the move is aimed at Apple’s fitness tracker business. Finally, Cleveland Clinic projects the top 10 medical innovations for 2020. For example Therapy for Peanut Allergies –It’s a terrifying reality for 2.5 percent of parents – the possibility that at any moment, their child might be unable to breathe due to an allergic reaction. Though emergency epinephrine has reduced …

Geisinger

Google buys Fitbit, taking on Apple in health devices | 11/4/2019

… Ruth Reader 6 minute Read After years of rumors that Google will launch its own smartwatch, the company has purchased Fitbit for $2.1 billion . The acquisition comes at a time when Google is investing in … ambitions to get into health more broadly. When it hired Geisinger Health’s CEO David Feinberg last year, Google focused its mission on bringing its search capabilities to electronic medical records and other places it might …

police | Police | standard-journal.com | 11/4/2019

… a semi-responsive male, believed to be a drug overdose, it was noted. The male was transported by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Criminal mischief • 10:26 p.m. Oct. 30 at 98 Strawberry Alley, Center … he allegedly stole Nike shoes valued at $90, and two Fitbit Smartwatches valued at $199.99 each. Retail theft • 6:14 p.m. Sept. 20 at Kohl’s, 405 Marketplace Blvd., Monroe Township. Kerrie Dugan, 37, of Mount Carmel …

Mayo Clinic

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

… aspect of parent company Alphabet’s healthcare strategy. Within Google, Google Cloud is working to ink cloud contracts with healthcare systems. Mayo Clinic in September signed Google as its cloud and AI partner. There’s also Verily … On Friday, Google reached a $2.1 billion deal to acquire Fitbit. The brand, best known for its fitness watches, also has a big business selling a health platform that combines coaching and fitness tracking to …

Health strategies of Google, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

… aspect of parent company Alphabet’s healthcare strategy. Within Google, Google Cloud is working to ink cloud contracts with healthcare systems. Mayo Clinic in September signed Google as its cloud and AI partner. There’s also Verily … On Friday, Google reached a $2.1 billion deal to acquire Fitbit. The brand, best known for its fitness watches, also has a big business selling a health platform that combines coaching and fitness tracking to …

Harvard Medical School

Technology’s role in fighting drug addiction | 11/1/2019

… can offer an additional tool in assisting addicts. According to Brandon Bergman, associate director of the Recovery Research Institute at Harvard Medical School, 11 percent of adults who have resolved their substance abuse issues have … brought with it options to combine wearable technology such as Fitbit and Apple Watch with apps to allow users to accurately monitor their ongoing physical health — allowing addicts to be accountable for their ongoing recovery …

Measles virus reduces immunity against other diseases for up to three years, says study | Science & Tech News | Sky News | 10/31/2019

… antibodies that protect against viral and bacterial strains a person was previously immune to. Researchers led by a team at Harvard Medical School found that between 11 and 73% of antibodies were destroyed, compromising protection … drowned backpacker’s body shared on social media Google to buy Fitbit for around $2.1bn GCHQ turns 100: Can you solve these brain-teasing puzzles? Senior author Professor Stephen Elledge said: “The threat measles poses to …

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Who’s responsible for patient data? | 10/30/2019

Fitbit with heart algorithm that’s known to be faulty and I send data to my doctor every 5 minutes she would go insane. At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) we agreed to put in a satellite record separate from our EHR to capture this kind of data and experiment on it to find relevant signals. But we’re just beginning to experiment. And, let’s be honest, there’s no legal precedent …

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: An in-depth examination of the players and tech trends reshaping the future of healthcare (AAPL, IBM, ANTM, GOOGL, MSFT, AMZN, PFE, GE, MCK, TMUS, WMT, WBA, MRK, CVS) | Yahoo News | 7/15/2019

… Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Bay Labs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Blue Mesa Health, Bright Health, Cardinal Health, Cedars-Sinai, Cleveland Clinic, Clover Health, CVS, DePuy Synthes, Devoted Health, Dexcom, Doctor on Demand, Express Scripts, Fitbit, Fresenius Medical Care, GE Healthcare, Geisinger, Glooko, GSK, healthfinch, IBM, IDx, Johnson & Johnson, Mass General, McKesson, Medtronic, Merck & Co., Merck KGaA, Microsoft, NewYork-Presbyterian, Northwell Health, Novartis, Olive, Omada Health, Optum Rx …

Atrium Health

Fitbit and SpO2: Two years on, we’re still waiting for the health sensor to be turned on | 10/28/2019

Fitbit and SpO2: Two years on, we’re still waiting for the health sensor to be turned on The health sensor that still lies dormant in Fitbit wearables Wareable is reader-powered. If you click through … wait? When Dr. Douglas Kirsch, a sleep medicine specialist at Atrium Health in North Carolina, started his career sleep could only be medically assessed in a laboratory. But technology has changed that. Read this: Understanding …

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4 | 5/2/2019

Fitbit, and query WebMD about a symptom. Just last month, Amazon announced HIPAA-compliant privacy bundled into Alexa skills with Atrium Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, CIGNA, ExpressScripts, Livongo, and Swedish Health Connect. Broadband connectivity, cloud computing, data analytics and well-conceived artificial intelligence (AI) enable the use of data generated from digital health tools to benefit our health. Increasingly, as connectivity gets to each of us wherever we live, work …

HCA

Fitbit expands healthcare ambitions with new devices, subscription service | FierceHealthcare | 8/28/2019

Wearables company Fitbit is deepening its reach into healthcare with a new premium subscription service for users that offers coaching and personalized insights mined from the health data it collects from 27.3 million users. At an event in Manhattan Tuesday, Fitbit executives also announced the company plans to roll out a one-on-one coaching service in 2020 to help consumers manage chronic conditions like diabetes, which puts it in …

OSF HealthCare

Ochsner Health System is addressing innovation inside and outside the hospital | MedCity News | 6/16/2019

… of innovation, more and more hospitals are launching efforts aimed at transforming healthcare. Visits to Mercy Health, Henry Ford and OSF HealthCare showed how Midwestern health systems are taking on innovation. But what about a … semi-retail environment where patients can purchase health devices like Fitbits. People use the O Bar most for getting app recommendations and support, followed by signing up and getting support for MyOchsner. A third aspect …

Redox raises $33M in Series C Funding Led by Battery Ventures to Revolutionize How Healthcare Data Is Exchanged | 4/22/2019

Fitbit, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Microsoft, Ochsner, OSF HealthCare , PointClickCare , R1, ResMed, Stryker, UCSF, University of Pennsylvania, and WellStar. In addition to its numerous customer wins and strategic partnerships, Redox was selected by Gartner as a 2018 Cool Vendor for the company’s innovative, high-impact, and pioneering work. This recognition highlights the company’s unique approach to interoperability through a networked model utilizing a strictly enforced, consistent data model. “Redox is a …

Ochsner Health System

Ochsner Health System is addressing innovation inside and outside the hospital | MedCity News | 6/16/2019

Hospitals Ochsner Health System is addressing innovation inside and outside the hospital A visit to the Louisiana health system sheds some light on how it is innovatively addressing chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes, the … semi-retail environment where patients can purchase health devices like Fitbits. People use the O Bar most for getting app recommendations and support, followed by signing up and getting support for MyOchsner. A third aspect …

How healthcare wearables could bring value in clinical setting | 11/2/2017

Fitbit – don’t provide clinically valuable data, a health IT expert says. However, advances are being made. Protecting Patient Data in the Mobile Era –SearchHealthIT.com From the Apple Watch to Fitbit, wearables are seemingly everywhere tracking peoples’ steps and heart rates and sleeping patterns and so on. However, this data really doesn’t have much value in a clinical setting, Richard Milani, chief clinical transformation officer at Ochsner Health System in New …

Aetna

First Edition: November 7, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 11/7/2019

… to the discovery and development of CRISPR techniques. (Stein, 11/6) The Associated Press: CVS Gets A 3Q Booster Shot From Aetna As Revenue Soars CVS Health revenue surged in the third quarter as the drugstore … earlier. (Thomas, 11/6) The Wall Street Journal: Google Counts On Fitbit To Make Imprint In Health Market Behind Google’s $2.1 billion deal for wearables maker Fitbit Inc. FIT -0.42% is the search giant’s dream to …

Wall Street Breakfast: Signs Of Trade Progress Resurface | Seeking Alpha | 11/7/2019

… ban political ads, a decision that Mark Zuckerberg has publicly defended. Go deeper: Bram de Haas discusses Google’s new acquisition: Fitbit. Big Tech investigations Twitter ( TWTR ) shares fell 2.5% premarket after the DOJ charged two … EBITDA margin growth . CVS Health (NYSE: CVS ) +5.4% boosted by Aetna sales . Energy Transfer (NYSE: ET ) -3.2% AH missing estimates . Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE ) -13.3% AH falling short of forecasts . Fitbit (NYSE: FIT ) -0.7% AH following …

Cigna

Retail makes its case, telehealth and voice tech dominate: 6 takeaways from HLTH19 | Healthcare Dive | 11/6/2019

… effort to engage consumers in wellness, fitness and preventive care activities. However, the ROI of trackers, whether from Apple Watch, Fitbit, Samsung or others, is still unproven. “We’ve seen a lot of technologies and they’re … to invest in that could provide value down the road. Cigna Ventures, which recently invested in precision medicine company GNS Healthcare, looks for new tools across the areas of insight and analytics, digital health and …

TGIF | 11/2/2019

Cigna and Teladoc . In other business news, CNBC reports that Google’s parent Alphabet acquitted Fitbit today for $2.1 billion in a stock transaction. CNBC expects that the move is aimed at Apple’s fitness tracker business. Finally, Cleveland Clinic projects the top 10 medical innovations for 2020. For example Therapy for Peanut Allergies –It’s a terrifying reality for 2.5 percent of parents – the possibility that at any moment, their child might …

Humana

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

… GV and Capital G as well as through Alphabet itself. On Friday, Google reached a $2.1 billion deal to acquire Fitbit. The brand, best known for its fitness watches, also has a big business selling … profile partnerships with the likes of companies like Walgreens , Novartis , Humana, and West Coast-based health system Providence St. Joseph Health . In addition to providing cloud services, Microsoft also commits to working with its partners …

Notable Earnings (This Week) | 11/3/2019

… Emerson Electri.. 11/05 2% BDX Becton Dickinso.. 11/05 2% INFN Infinera Corp 11/06 15% ROKU Roku, Inc. 11/06 15% FIT Fitbit, Inc. 11/06 14% AAOI Applied Optoele.. 11/06 13% FOSL Fossil Group, I.. 11/06 12 … Co.. 11/06 3% CVS CVS Health Corp.. 11/06 3% HUM Humana Inc. 11/06 3% TTD The Trade Desk .. 11/07 15% YELP Yelp Inc. 11/07 13% STMP Stamps.com Inc. 11/07 13% GPRO GoPro, Inc. 11/07 11 …

UnitedHealthcare

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

… GV and Capital G as well as through Alphabet itself. On Friday, Google reached a $2.1 billion deal to acquire Fitbit. The brand, best known for its fitness watches, also has a big business selling … studies . Apple’s also been working with insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare . In the case of Aetna, the program is wagering that an app and an Apple Watch can keep its members healthier. Medicare Advantage upstart …

Google’s $2.1 billion bet on Fitbit: What will it do with the corporate wellness business? | ZDNet | 11/1/2019

There’s value in the data collected from Apple and Fitbit watches ZDNet’s Larry Dignan talks with TechRepublic’s Karen Roby about how the health care sector will be impacted by the large amounts of data that … premium service . And expanded distribution of Fitbit wearables in its UnitedHealthcare deal . Fitbit has a bevy of enterprise wellness deals on the books and the effort was key to its transformation. I opined that Google …

Oscar Health

Dental startup raises $36M from founders of One Medical, Warby Parker and Flatiron Health | Crain’s New York Business | 10/8/2019

Oscar Health said its Medicare plan would cover a Fitbit but not an Apple Watch. MEDICARE CHANGES: An executive order last week issued by President Donald Trump could make it easier for Medicare beneficiaries to find a doctor but might expose seniors to higher costs and result in more doctors charging patients the difference between their charges and what Medicare allows, Kaiser Health News reports . PRIOR AUTHORIZATION: Providers are clamoring …

#iossecurity | #applesecurity | Devoted Medicare Advantage plan covering Apple Watch as a benefit | 10/8/2019

… Oscar Health, another venture-backed insurer, says it will offer a fitness benefit in 2020 that includes a Fitbit but not an Apple Watch. Anthem and Humana did not return a request for comment. Follow @CNBC t ech on Twitter for the latest tech industry news. Source link infosec itsecurity hacking hacker computerhacker blackhat ceh ransomeware maleware ncs nationalcybersecurityuniversity defcon ceh cissp computers cybercrime cybercrimes technology jobs itjobs gregorydevans ncs …

Bright Health

#iossecurity | #applesecurity | Devoted Medicare Advantage plan covering Apple Watch as a benefit | 10/8/2019

… considering an Apple Watch fitness benefit. “MA plans will want to utilize this information,” said Bob Sheehy, the CEO of Bright Health, which offers Medicare Advantage and other plans. “Bright isn’t offering Apple Watch right … will offer a fitness benefit in 2020 that includes a Fitbit but not an Apple Watch. Anthem and Humana did not return a request for comment. Follow @CNBC t ech on Twitter for the latest …

Apple Watch 5 is even cheaper with a Medicare plan’s fitness subsidy | 10/8/2019

Bright Health and Clover Health. Oscar Health, meanwhile, will offer a fitness benefit next year that covers that Fitbit, but not the Apple Watch. Sign up for BGR’s Newsletter . For the latest news, follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram …

Clover Health

#iossecurity | #applesecurity | Devoted Medicare Advantage plan covering Apple Watch as a benefit | 10/8/2019

… Clover Health, a tech-backed insurer, said the company, which serves more than 40,000 members, “remains open to it (Apple Watch) and are keeping a close eye on it and will reevaluate as more data comes in.” Oscar Health, another venture-backed insurer, says it will offer a fitness benefit in 2020 that includes a Fitbit but not an Apple Watch. Anthem and Humana did not return a request for …

Apple Watch 5 is even cheaper with a Medicare plan’s fitness subsidy | 10/8/2019

… Clover Health. Oscar Health, meanwhile, will offer a fitness benefit next year that covers that Fitbit, but not the Apple Watch. Sign up for BGR’s Newsletter . For the latest news, follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram …

Tim Cook

Analysts are making a strong case for why Apple should buy Sonos, and it highlights a major area where Apple is falling behind (AAPL, SONO) | Business Insider | 11/7/2019

… ideal acquisition target for Apple because the two companies share three important similarities: they both make high-quality products, both companies value design, and are both perceived as being premium brands. “Just as Fitbit fills a void for Google when it comes to healthcare-related data, acquiring Sonos could materially advance Apple's connected home efforts (an area we believe it needs improvement and where its own product, the …

US Department of Veterans Affairs offers Apple Health Records to veterans | ZDNet | 11/6/2019

… number of patients. Health is a key area of focus for Apple . At the start of this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said on CNBC, “If you zoom out into the future, and you look … days ago, Google announced it’s spending $2.1 billion to purchase Fitbit . Prior and related coverage …

Donald Trump

First Edition: November 7, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 11/7/2019

… clear message on health care Tuesday night: Medicaid expansion and preexisting conditions are winning issues for Democrats, even as President Donald Trump and his allies try to undercut Obamacare. And strident GOP attacks on abortion … earlier. (Thomas, 11/6) The Wall Street Journal: Google Counts On Fitbit To Make Imprint In Health Market Behind Google’s $2.1 billion deal for wearables maker Fitbit Inc. FIT -0.42% is the search giant’s dream to …

TPS Consulting Daily | 11/7/2019

Donald Trump at key moments during the hack and dissemination of Democratic emails in 2016. The pro… With Fitbit, Google should make a new Pebble Shared by Android Community slashgear.com - Google acquired Fitbit on November 1, 2019, making it the second major smartwatch-related buy made by the company just this year. In December of 2016, Fitbit acquired (most of) Pebble. We’ve taken a… TPS Consulting Daily Shared by TPS …

Elon Musk

TPS Consulting Daily | 11/7/2019

… then-candidate Donald Trump at key moments during the hack and dissemination of Democratic emails in 2016. The pro… With Fitbit, Google should make a new Pebble Shared by Android Community slashgear.com - Google acquired Fitbit … 10.5 million round of Series A funding, the company i… Elon Musk will reveal Tesla’s ‘Cybertruck’ all-electric pickup on Nov. 21 – TechCrunch Shared by TechCrunch techcrunch.com - Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the …

Mark Zuckerberg

Wall Street Breakfast: Signs Of Trade Progress Resurface | Seeking Alpha | 11/7/2019

Mark Zuckerberg has publicly defended. Go deeper: Bram de Haas discusses Google’s new acquisition: Fitbit. Big Tech investigations Twitter ( TWTR ) shares fell 2.5% premarket after the DOJ charged two former employees with spying for Saudi Arabia in part by digging into user accounts on the service. California also revealed for the first time an 18-month probe into Facebook’s ( FB ) privacy practices and accused the social media giant of stonewalling …

TPS Consulting Daily | 11/7/2019

… then-candidate Donald Trump at key moments during the hack and dissemination of Democratic emails in 2016. The pro… With Fitbit, Google should make a new Pebble Shared by Android Community slashgear.com - Google acquired Fitbit … cache of leaked Facebook documents shows how the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bar… Veterans can now use …

Mark Cuban

Retail makes its case, telehealth and voice tech dominate: 6 takeaways from HLTH19 | Healthcare Dive | 11/6/2019

… effort to engage consumers in wellness, fitness and preventive care activities. However, the ROI of trackers, whether from Apple Watch, Fitbit, Samsung or others, is still unproven. “We’ve seen a lot of technologies and they’re … companies ran 50 or 60 years ago, according to entrepreneur Mark Cuban. “For that reason, they’re ripe for disruption,” Cuban said at HLTH. Investors and startups alike are taking note. Venture capitalists, eager to fund …

Latest News, News Headlines, Amazon Coupons, Amazon Offers | 11/2/2019

… P 500, Nasdaq set records on jobs data, trade headway . Saudi prince seen formally launching Aramco IPO on Sunday: source. Fitbit snapped up by Google in $2.1bn deal. China launches world’s largest 5G mobile network … Cap Fund If You Had Invested Right After Facebook’s IPO Mark Cuban Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes How LinkedIn Premium Can Help Find Your Next Job What is the 50/20/30 budget rule? 10 …

Hillary Clinton

‘Lock him up’ chants break out at Sanders rally | 11/4/2019

… Sanders holds rally with Omar in Minneapolis Democrats split on concern about Sanders’s health, poll shows Hillicon Valley: Google buying Fitbit for .1B US launches national security review of TikTok Twitter shakes up fight over … in reference to his Democratic opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Seth Meyers on Trump: ‘Lying for him is as natural as breathing’ | Culture | The Guardian | 8/16/2019

Fitbit for lies – a “Fib-bit”. During a speech this week about energy, Trump managed to veer off into a wild number of other topics, including his 2016 victory, Hillary Clinton and his many lawsuits. “That sounded like a month’s worth of Jeopardy categories,” Meyers said after listing them all. Trump also managed to take credit for a large new Shell plant despite the fact it was arranged during Obama’s …

Jeff Bezos

This Week in Barrons: 11.03.2019 | 11/3/2019

… 2 paths. Either: (1) you change the way they GET what they want, or (2) you change WHAT they want. Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are two men who changed how people GO T what … almost 5%. - It’s official… Google is the new owner of Fitbit for $7.35 / share = $2.1B. This is a big win for Fitbit . In August, Fitbit’s shares were trading at $2.81, down from their high in …

Coincided with the end of his rugby career and sent his life | 11/3/2019

… favourites Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All healthcare plan comes with a $52 trillion price tag. Among those paying are billionaires Jeff Bezos will be levied 6% of his $111 billion net worth. Cori “Coco” Gauff … shopping europe billion in… Alphabet Inc-owned Google will buy Fitbit Inc for $2.1 billion, as the biggest Web search company looks to take on Apple and Samsung in the crowded market for fitness trackers …

Steve Jobs

This Week in Barrons: 11.03.2019 | 11/3/2019

… Bezos and Bill Gates are two men who changed how people GO T what they already wanted. Nelson Mandela and Steve Jobs changed what people WANTED in the first place. Players within any vertical, need … almost 5%. - It’s official… Google is the new owner of Fitbit for $7.35 / share = $2.1B. This is a big win for Fitbit . In August, Fitbit’s shares were trading at $2.81, down from their high in …

Google Buys FitBit For $2.1B. Now Apple Has Real Competition In Wearable Tech | Forbes | 11/1/2019

… 12 months with over $17 billion in revenue. Now Apple will have real competition. © 2015 Bloomberg Finance LP Google bought FitBit for $2.1 billion today, and if Google gets this right, the company’s Wear OS … hardware and software together (where have we heard that before, Steve Jobs?), Google has decided the same is true in wearables and smartwatches. Originally called Android Wear, Wear OS has had its issues since being …

Bill Gates

This Week in Barrons: 11.03.2019 | 11/3/2019

… 1) you change the way they GET what they want, or (2) you change WHAT they want. Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are two men who changed how people GO T what they already wanted … almost 5%. - It’s official… Google is the new owner of Fitbit for $7.35 / share = $2.1B. This is a big win for Fitbit . In August, Fitbit’s shares were trading at $2.81, down from their high in …

SPEED READS | 11/2/2019

… team this season. Kathryn Krawczyk THE GOOGLE NEW DEAL Google reportedly beat Facebook and offered twice as much to acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion 5:11 p.m. Leon Neal/Getty Images Google doesn’t just want a … billion. Joining Bezos at the top of the pile is Bill Gates, who would put in around $6.4 billion, and Warren Buffett, who’d contribute closer to $5 billion. Bezos’ company would also end up paying …

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SPEED READS | 11/2/2019

… team this season. Kathryn Krawczyk THE GOOGLE NEW DEAL Google reportedly beat Facebook and offered twice as much to acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion 5:11 p.m. Leon Neal/Getty Images Google doesn’t just want a … Bill Gates, who would put in around $6.4 billion, and Warren Buffett, who’d contribute closer to $5 billion. Bezos’ company would also end up paying heftier taxes, though it won’t have to worry about providing …

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