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Jawbone Welcomes BodyMedia

Healthcare, News  |  April 30, 2013  |  By

Jawbone welcomes BodyMedia

One Plus One Clearly Equals Three. This morning, Jawbone announced that it has acquired BodyMedia. Two industry leaders in the mobile health and body monitoring space have joined forces, and I can’t help but hum aloud the R&B hit from McFadden & Whitehead, “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now.” Jawbone, best known for its Jambox speakers and Icon headsets, recently set its sights on the lifestyle tracking arena with its Up wristband. Consumers’ thirst…

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CES 2013 Predictions: Seperating True Personal Health Device Innovators From the Crowd

Consumer, Healthcare  |  January 11, 2013  |  By

CES-wake-up-call

As a new year begins, most Americans are focused on the fiscal cliff, but there’s also an impending “health cliff” that’s arguably far more frightening. The staggering statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on heart disease, diabetes and obesity in America are a wake-up call to the general populous — as well as technologists and entrepreneurs —…

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Can’t Sleep? Neither Can We. Let’s Talk.

Consumer, Healthcare, News  |  August 20, 2012  |  By

Body Media

Earlier this summer, Comcast Ventures invested in BodyMedia as part of our broader interest in consumer-facing healthcare technologies. We believe in the critical importance of the “Wellness Triangle” – exercise, nutrition and sleep – to a healthy lifestyle. One thing that has astounded us is how little billing sleep gets relative to its peers. Did you know that if you…

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Why Investing in Healthcare Innovation Matters to Us

Enterprise, Healthcare, Technology  |  January 6, 2012  |  By

Michael Yang-Comcast Ventures

Ahh – New Year’s Resolutions.  It’s that time of year when we get besieged with ads and Facebook posts from friends about new gym memberships and finally getting fit this year. Whether you should go to the gym or not (as Men’s Journal provocatively suggests), or whether you should jump on the latest diet craze (and be a “Caveman”), there…

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Why ‘Sofa Sunday’ Is the Logical Follow-up to ‘Black Thursday’ In the Holiday Shopping Lexicon

Consumer  |  November 29, 2011  |  By

Michael Yang-Comcast Ventures

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and this is the time of year when Black Friday and Cyber Monday enter into America’s lexicon. The early buzz was how numerous retailers had moved up the timetable for store openings to just a few hours after we had finished off our pumpkin pie, effectively introducing “Black Thursday.” Early results from the National Retail Federation…

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