By 2017, report says wearable sales will jump to 64M units

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By 2017, report says wearable sales will jump to 64M units

October 4, 2013 1:27 pm by | 0 Comments

Sales of wearable technology jumped almost 300 percent in 2012 as we bought 8.3 million fitness trackers, smart watches, and smart glasses. But we’re still at the very, very early…


Convergence & unconventionality: One venture firm’s philosophy on early-stage innovation

Convergence & unconventionality: One venture firm’s philosophy on early-stage innovation

April 3, 2014 5:54 am by | 1 Comments

Daphne Zohar, the founder of PureTech Ventures, isn’t afraid to take big technical risks when it comes to funding new innovations. Nor is she necessarily put off by technologies that…


Brazil’s Diagnostic Medicine Market – Its Growth and Profits

Brazil’s Diagnostic Medicine Market – Its Growth and Profits

January 6, 2014 3:38 pm by | 0 Comments

 After nearly three years on the market, Alliar – the diagnostic medicine group – continues with its aggressive expansion strategy with a total of 65 diagnostic imaging units in Brazil…



Startup launches technology-assisted remote care site in response to ACA

Startup launches technology-assisted remote care site in response to ACA

November 1, 2013 11:37 am by | 0 Comments

The goal of the Affordable Care Act is to lower escalating health costs, and incentivize doctors to keep patients healthy — not by ordering a slew of expensive tests. Smart…


Samsung crushes Apple in tablet sales growth in third quarter

Samsung crushes Apple in tablet sales growth in third quarter

October 31, 2013 12:32 pm by | 0 Comments

Global tablet sales grew 37 percent to 47.6 million units in the third quarter. But the big story is that Apple grew only .6 percent, year over year, while Samsung more…


Google’s Nexus 5 smarphone likely revealed Thursday

Google’s Nexus 5 smarphone likely revealed Thursday

October 31, 2013 9:35 am by | 0 Comments

The Nexus 5 could debut in just a few hours. Google’s latest Nexus device will reportedly be announced around 8 a.m. Pacific this morning, reports GottaBeMobile. We last heard that…


Kit Kat is Android’s new low-end smartphone

Kit Kat is Android’s new low-end smartphone

October 31, 2013 8:53 am by | 0 Comments

The latest and greatest Android releases typically focus on getting the most out of the latest hardware, but Android KitKat may change that. KitKat, also known as Android 4.4, will…


Protect your startup with these legal provisions

Protect your startup with these legal provisions

October 30, 2013 4:00 am by | 0 Comments

All you need to found a startup is a great idea and a great team, right? Wrong, says UK-based lawyer Tina Baker, founding partner at new startup-focused law firm JAG…



TechStars debutes 3-D printing startup

TechStars debutes 3-D printing startup

October 29, 2013 10:34 pm by | 0 Comments

Today TechStars debuted its first crop of startups from its Austin accelerator program, and they certainly did not disappoint. And while I’m now a resident of Austin, Texas,  I still…


Samsung sells more mobile phones than Nokia, Apple, LG combined

Samsung sells more mobile phones than Nokia, Apple, LG combined

October 29, 2013 2:33 pm by | 0 Comments

Samsung sold 120 million mobile phones last quarter, more than 29 percent of the total global market and more than competitors Apple, Nokia, and LG combined, as global phone shipments…


Nearly half of U.S. does not have dental insurance: Company offers alternative plan

Nearly half of U.S. does not have dental insurance: Company offers alternative plan

October 29, 2013 1:50 pm by | 0 Comments

Oral is important. Hygiene that is. And Brighter wants to make is as easy and affordable as possible for people to gives their mouths the care they need. The company…


Use Google+ hangouts at work? Check out the improvements just announced

Use Google+ hangouts at work? Check out the improvements just announced

October 29, 2013 1:07 pm by | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO — At a photo-focused press conference today, Google announced some fun updates to Hangouts. The changes, said social SVP Vic Gundotra, have been much requested for the various…


New tablet, smartphone graphic design chip creates richer graphics

New tablet, smartphone graphic design chip creates richer graphics

October 29, 2013 12:00 pm by | 0 Comments

ARM is introducing two new graphics chip designs today that will be used in both low-end and high-end mobile graphics devices, from smartphones to tablets. The high-end chip will have…


500 Startups invests in first ever biotech company

500 Startups invests in first ever biotech company

October 29, 2013 12:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Startup accelerator 500 Startups announced the list of companies that made the cut for its seventh batch today, which includes quite a few first for 500, such as its first…


HealthCare.gov should have been launched like a startup

HealthCare.gov should have been launched like a startup

October 29, 2013 10:00 am by | 0 Comments

In the coverage surrounding the failed rollout of the insurance marketplaces on HealthCare.Gov, the same number keeps popping up: 500 million. It’s the amount of money some are estimating has been spent…


3 ways big companies can function like a successful startup

3 ways big companies can function like a successful startup

October 29, 2013 8:00 am by | 0 Comments

Eric Ries’ relatively recent tome Lean Startup is gaining serious traction among companies ranging from 10 to 100,000 employees. The overriding theme: You don’t have to be a startup to go lean…