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EmTech Asia Explores Tech’s Impact on Life and the World Around Us
Organized by the MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, the sixth annual EmTech Asia conference opened its doors at the Marina Bay Sands last month and drew a crowd of over 700 participants from over 30 countries. Taglined “Discover the Emerging Technologies that will Change the World”, EmTech Asia 2019 attendees heard from 50 of the world’s most influential
Google Buys Smartwatch Tech and Know-How From Fossil
Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG)(NASDAQ: GOOGL)'s Google unit said Thursday it's buying about $40 million worth of smartwatch technology from watch maker Fossil Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL), which is throwing in the R&D employees who developed it as part of the deal. What We Know While neither Google nor Fossil said what, exactly, the new technology is, the head of Google’s Wear
Alphabet's Healthcare Unit Just Completed a $1B Fundraising Round
Verily, the life sciences and healthcare company launched by Alphabet in 2015, announced that it's just completed a $1 billion funding round led by Silver Lake. The funding will be used on "investments in strategic partnerships, global business development opportunities, and potential acquisitions," the company said in a press release. Verily has thus far focused primarily on research, as Business
12 Tech Trends to Watch Over the Next 12 Months
The evolution of technology spawns new generations of products and creates new markets for innovators. Here's a compilation of top tech predictions for 2019 based on separate reports from CB Insights and Loup Ventures. 1. Data Protection Becomes Geopolitical Issue With increasing incidences of data breach and misuse, the accent is now on data protection. Most countries, including India and
E-Cigarette Industry Has its First Billionaires
Altria Group announced a $12.8 billion investment in Juul Labs Inc., acquiring a minority stake in the popular e-cigarette company and valuing it at $38 billion. The investment by Altria makes Juul's founders Adam Bowen and James Monsees the first e-cigarette billionaires, according to Bloomberg. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index notes that - assuming Altria's transaction dilutes the holdings of current
Amazon Prime Health is Coming, According to an Early Investor
John Doerr, an early investor in both Google and Amazon, believes Jeff Bezos’s company will offer a “Prime Health” for medical and health products, Christina Farr reports at CNBC.com. Doerr remains close with the Amazon founder, and didn’t mind speculating on where Bezos might take his company next. “Imagine what it’s going to be like when he rolls out Prime
Analyst Upgrades Fitbit Ahead of Push into MedTech Space
Fitness tracker Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT)'s announcement it will enter the health care and medical technology space is a bullish catalyst for the stock. The Analyst Wedbush analysts led by Michael Pachter upgraded Fitbit from Neutral to Outperform with an unchanged $6.50 price target. The Thesis Fitbit on Sept. 19 launched a new connected health platform called Fitbit Care, which