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No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that

No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that Depending on which study you believe, the wearable and digital health market could be worth anywhere from $30 billion to nearly $90 billion in the next six years. If the numbers around the […]

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Can a combined Google/Fitbit take on the Apple Watch?

Can a combined Google/Fitbit take on the Apple Watch? In January 2014, Google announced plans to acquire Nest for $3.2 billion; the acquisition was completed the following day, but since then, Nest’s integration has been a controlled burn. Initially, the company existed as a subsidiary of the newly-formed Alphabet Inc., but in […]

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Google’s Fitbit purchase could reshape its healthcare ambitions

Google’s Fitbit purchase could reshape its healthcare ambitions Google has reached into parent company Alphabet’s $121 billion cash reserves to spend $2.1 billion on Fitbit, a move into the key consumer health market that places them in more direct competition with rival Apple. For more than a year, Ftibit and Google have […]

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Daily Crunch: Google is buying Fitbit

Daily Crunch: Google is buying Fitbit The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Google is acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion Google will pay $7.35 per […]

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Google is acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion

Google is acquiring Fitbit for .1 billion The rumors are true. A week after word surfaced that Google planned to buy Fitbit, the companies have confirmed the purchase in a blog post authored by Google device SVP, Rick Osterloh. The match could ultimately prove beneficial for both parties. Google has struggled to […]

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Google reportedly in talks to acquire Fitbit

Google reportedly in talks to acquire Fitbit According to Reuters, Google parent Alphabet is looking to acquire publicly traded wearables company Fitbit. Reuters says the deal is still being negotiated and could still fall apart, but if it came together, it would surely strengthen Google’s position in the wearables space, an area […]

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The Station: A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round

The Station: A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round If you haven’t heard, TechCrunch has officially launched a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, […]

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Why venture capital firms need culture experts

Why venture capital firms need culture experts When Susan Fowler’s 2017 blog post shined a light on Uber’s raucous culture, outlining rampant harassment and sexism, a debate erupted. What role do the deep-pocketed investors behind the company, those who allowed it to scale to monstrous proportions, have in developing and nurturing its […]

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Amazon might reveal fitness-tracking Alexa wireless earbuds, Echo with better sound this week

Amazon might reveal fitness-tracking Alexa wireless earbuds, Echo with better sound this week Amazon is building wireless earbuds that offer Alexa voice assistant access, and fitness tracking for use during activities, according to a new report from CNBC. These earbuds, combined with a new, larger Echo designed to provide more premium sound, […]

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Fitbit, Andela, AfricaTech, startups and Brexit, plus content moderation

Fitbit, Andela, AfricaTech, startups and Brexit, plus content moderation Programming note: Happy Labor Day! To our U.S.-based readers, happy Labor Day weekend. Extra Crunch will be off on Monday and will resume publishing next Tuesday. Reminder: EC ticket discounts for Enterprise Sessions and Disrupt SF Next week, we will be hosting our […]

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