•   
  •   

Tech & Science Fitbit just acquired a cloud-based health care company that you probably haven’t heard of

09:37  14 february  2018
09:37  14 february  2018 Source:   theverge.com

Intel's all-in-one Xeon chip will speed up car connectivity

  Intel's all-in-one Xeon chip will speed up car connectivity Intel's Xeon chips normally reside in distant server rooms or brawny workstations. The company hasn't divulged pricing, although it's safe to presume you won't be buying one for home use. And in case you're wondering: yes, there will be software updates to make sure they aren't vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre security flaws.

Fitbit announced today that it has acquired a small, Boston- based software startup called Twine Health for an undisclosed amount. Twine Health probably isn’ t a name that will resonate with a lot of people who don’ t follow digital health closely

Twine Health probably isn’ t a name that will resonate with a lot of people who don’ t follow digital health closely. Fitbit just acquired a cloud - based health care company that you - delicious.leyrer.priv.at. Nearly all Twine Health employees will join Fitbit .

a close up of a clock © Provided by The Verge

Fitbit announced today that it has acquired a small, Boston-based software startup called Twine Health for an undisclosed amount.

Twine Health probably isn’t a name that will resonate with a lot of people who don’t follow digital health closely, but it’s a collaborative software platform aimed at workplace wellness providers. It tracks chronic diseases and connects patients with health coaches and doctors for guidance. It was founded in 2014, and according to Crunchbase, had raised nearly $10 million in funding prior to being bought.

A spokesperson for Fitbit said that “nearly all” of Twine Health’s employees will join Fitbit, specifically Fitbit’s Health Solutions Group, and that Twine co-founder and chief executive John Moore will become Fitbit’s medical director. Fitbit also says there won’t be “disruption in service,” and that Twine customers will still have access to the platform.

Walmart goes to the cloud to close gap with Amazon

  Walmart goes to the cloud to close gap with Amazon Walmart’s cloud effort is significant at a time when U.S. retail is undergoing immense disruption, and data-based decision making has become more important than ever to understand how shoppers make purchases. Walmart's online revenue climbed 50 percent year-over-year during the third quarter, helping it post its strongest-ever quarterly growth since 2009."The battle between Walmart and Amazon has been playing out on all fronts and the cloud is the latest frontier," said Kerry Liu, chief executive of Rubikloud Technologies, which offers artificial intelligence technology services to retailers.

Fitbit just acquired a cloud - based health care company that you - delicious.leyrer.priv.at. Nearly all Twine Health employees will join Fitbit .

Nearly all Twine Health employees will join Fitbit .

The Twine Health acquisition is the first one of the year for Fitbit, which previously bought its way into the smartwatch market through strategic acquisitions of Coin, Pebble, and FitStar. Fitbit seems determined now to dive deeper into more serious health-tracking through partnerships with companies like Dexcom; the company has also said it’s working on a solution for tracking sleep apnea.

But for Fitbit, and some other wearable makers that have ducked out of the market entirely, there are still plenty of challenges around providing value both for current smartwatch wearers and potential customers. In other words: wearable makers not named Apple are still struggling to get people to wear their wearables. Fitbit has also seen its business contract in the past few quarters, though it hasn’t yet reported its fourth quarter (holiday season) results from 2017.

North Korean Hacking Group Grows Into Global Threat .
North Korean cyber-spy group “Reaper” is emerging as a global threat, conducting espionage well beyond the Korean peninsula in support of Pyongyang’s military and economic interests, FireEye Inc. said. The group, known also as APT37, in 2017 began attacking targets in Japan, Vietnam and the Middle East after having focused on its southern neighbor for years, FireEye said in a report. The hacking group -- traced to an IP address in North Korea -- now infiltrates a range of industries from electronics and aerospace to automotive and health care, the cybersecurity firm said.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!