Wearable Tech
AMA and Google join forces to offer $50,000 in interoperability contest
The American Medical Association and Google have launched the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge, looking for new ideas about the ways wearable devices and apps can be more effectively monitored and the data shared. AMA is looking for new projects that show how patient-generated health data can be captured by mobile monitoring devices, transferred to medical practices and rendered into "accessible and actionable" data that physician and patient can use toward better outcomes.
Apr 17 11:05PM Healthcare IT News

Apple reportedly cuts production of HomePod amid poor sales
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Apr 17 2:16PM Business Insider

Nest, French buyers rumored to be eyeing Nokia's digital health division
Less than two years after Nokia ventured into digital health territory with its acquisition of French health tech company Withings, the Finnish company could be on the verge of selling off its digital health division, according to reports from a French publication, Les Echos. Nest, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on smart home devices, is chief among those most interested in making the purchase.
Apr 17 2:00PM MobiHealthNews

Medtech startup Global Kinetics receives $7.75 million from federal government's biomedical fund
A late stage medtech startup looking to improve the management and treatment of Parkinson's disease has received a $7.75 million capital injection from the federal government's $500 million Biomedical Translation Fund (BTM).
Apr 17 12:43AM SmartCompany

The future: technology in retail
Consumer trust is at an all-time low. There have been plenty of infamous data protection debacles, and there's hope that brands will learn from other companies' shortcomings.
Apr 16 12:58PM campaignlive.co.uk

IowaVoice: Are Coastal VCs Sleeping On Midwest Agtech?
Midwest agriculture is worth more than $100 billion, but startup funding stays on the coasts. Agriculture technology (agtech) startups garner billions in venture investment, but the dollars are heavily concentrated in California.
Apr 16 5:30AM Forbes

Marketing Advice and Predictions from 13 Top CMOs
Shares 8Last week, The University of Notre Dame hosted a CMO Summit featuring marketing leaders from top companies. Chief Marketing Officers (or their company's equivalent) shared their favorite stories, wisdom, and predictions with attendees and students.
Apr 16 4:36AM Independence Digital

Can Fitbit get itself back into shape?
When James Park bought a Nintendo Wii back in 2006, little did he know that the purchase would plant the seed for the birth of his own global technology brand. Trying out the games console for the first time at his home in San Francisco, the then 29-year-old was greatly impressed by the motion-sensor technology that allowed users to control their on-screen avatar with body movements.
Apr 16 1:14AM BBC News

Bank of Facebook? Don't hold your breath
With their backs against the wall, high-powered bankers have recently taken to highlighting the formidable threat they face from foreign technology giants. In fact, it's become almost trendy for the top executives and chairs of banks to point out the potential dangers posed by Facebook, Apple, Google or Amazon, should these businesses decide to turn their hand to banking.
Apr 15 10:15PM The Sydney Morning Herald

This Tiny Tooth Sensor Tracks What You Eat, and It Could Help You Be Healthier
The South Beach diet. The Atkins diet.
Apr 15 3:12PM Singularity Hub

Introducing "The Next Geo
Geoawesomeness - The Location-based blog: The journey that started seven years ago as a blog about geospatial technology and everything awesome around it. What started out as a blog of passion for maps by a graduate student from Warsaw - has certainly come a long way.
Apr 14 3:50PM Geoawesomeness

These three designers make wearables that measure the world around you
It sometimes seems like technology is at odds with the art world a tension between brain and heart. But plenty of artists, from Da Vinci to Cory Arcangel, have proved that's not true, and continue to prove it as technology evolves.
Apr 14 1:00PM The Verge

AI Weekly: Facebook fiasco proves we need a better approach to personal data
Recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data have a lot of people rightfully concerned about how their personal information is collected and used online. But while Facebook is trying to position the Cambridge Analytics breach (and collection of user data by other third-party apps) as a function of bad actors on its platform, those actors wouldn't be attracted to Facebook data in the first place if it wasn't for its power.
Apr 14 12:02AM VentureBeat

Technical Experts Need to Get Better at Telling Stories
If only we could tell our stories better, is a refrain I hear often from people I work with in the science and technology community. And I understand why.
Apr 13 3:15PM Harvard Business Review

Thalmic announces new headquarters as it hits 350 employees
Thalmic Labs has opened a new office at 27 Gaukel in Waterloo - a 124-year-old building with 26,000 square feet of space, and the former site of Schreiter's Furniture - as it looks to make room for its growing team working on its next product. In a blog post, Thalmic CEO Stephen Lake said the company has now hit 350 people, mostly in engineering and specialized skill sets for our Advanced R&D team.
Apr 13 7:43AM BetaKit

Don't Know What To Wear? There's a Robot for That
They say that clothes make the man. But now robots make the clothes that make the man.
Apr 13 3:48AM Inc.com

Misfit's $150 slimmed-down hybrid watch is now available
You can now add Misfit Path, the brand's slimmest hybrid watch yet, to the list of options to choose from if you're looking to buy a high-tech arm candy. The wearable is now available for sale on Misfit's website and will set you back at least $150, depending on the variant you choose and the number of interchangeable (16mm) silicon straps you buy.
Apr 12 3:04PM Engadget

Your Heartbeat Could Power a Smartphone
In I Sing the Body Electric, the poet Walt Whitman waxed lyrically about the action and power of beautiful, curious, breathing, laughing flesh. More than 150 years later, the MIT materials scientist and the engineer Canan Dagdeviren and her colleagues are giving new meaning to Whitman's poem with a device that can generate electricity from the way it distorts in response to the beating of the heart.
Apr 12 10:30AM The Atlantic

AlterEgo, The Intelligence Augmentation Device That Reads Your Mind
We recently came across a wearable that is capable of reading people's minds. Experimenting with new form factors and interfaces, the Dr Xavier type of device allows the wearer to control devices and ask queries without speaking.
Apr 12 9:16AM FashNerd

Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple's Biggest Challenge to Innovation in Recent Years Has Been Software
New in OS X: Get MacRumors Push Notifications on your Mac Resubscribe Now Subscribe to the Apple's "biggest challenge in innovation in recent years has been in software, not hardware," according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. "In several cases we have seen Apple lagging in software versus hardware development, which bodes badly for its innovation strategy of software and hardware integration," wrote Kuo, in a research note obtained by MacRumors.
Apr 11 4:21PM macrumors.com