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Smart Bed Startup Luna Joins Y Combinator, Has Raised $1.3M In Private Funding

Luna Bed Cover Luna had a successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, raising more than $1 million for a mattress cover that adjusts temperature, tracks your sleep and connects to other devices. Now the company is sharing more news. It’s part of the current class of startups at incubator Y Combinator, and it has also raised $1.3 million in funding from private investors — roughly the… Read More

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Anthony Ha

July 17th

Gadgets

Fitbit’s First Day On Wall Street

Fitbit IPO 05 Signs outside the New York Stock Exchange declared that “Wall Street Is Getting Fit.” Activity tracking company Fitbit began public trading today, initially surging to more than 50 percent above its IPO price and holding steady for most of the day. We were at the floor of stock exchange to capture the start of trading (sadly, we couldn’t stick around for the celebrity workout… Read More

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Anthony Ha

June 18th

Gadgets

FitBit Plans To Raise Up To $358M In Its IPO

fitbit Fitness tracker FitBit has updated the filing for its initial public offering with new pricing details. The company plans to sell just under 22.4 million shares priced between $14 to $16. At the high end, that would bring the total amount raised in its IPO to $358 million. The filing also states that FitBit stockholders plan to sell 7.5 million shares. Read More

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Anthony Ha

June 2nd

Gadgets

Meet Musio, A Robot That Talks Back

Musio AI Robot Natural language and machine learning company AKA says it’s taking the next step toward the creation of a robot that you really, truly talk to with a new project called Musio. Members of the AKA team demonstrated a prototype for me last week. As you can see in the video, Musio should be able to carry on a normal conversation, complete with bad jokes and (thanks to Bluetooth connections… Read More

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Anthony Ha

June 1st

Gadgets

Fitbit Files For $100M IPO

fitbit Fitbit just filed an S-1 declaring its plans to go public. The filing states that the fitness-tracking company aims to raise $100 million in its initial public offering (that number could change). It also says the company will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FIT”. Read More

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Anthony Ha

May 7th

Gadgets

Hitting The Gym With Smart Apparel Startup Athos

athos If you’re looking for exercises and workout routines, there are plenty of apps that can help (in fact, FitBit just acquired one of them). But what about making sure that you’re exercising properly? How do you know you’re not working the wrong part of the body, favoring one side over the other, or doing anything else that might lead to an ineffective workout or even… Read More

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Anthony Ha

March 17th

Gadgets

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Livestream Revamps Its Hardware Lineup With Smaller, Cheaper Broadcaster Mini

Broadcaster Mini Livestream is planning to make it even easier and more affordable to (you guessed it) livestream video with the launch of a new product called the Broadcaster Mini. The Mini is part of a two-pronged refresh of the Broadcaster, which launched about three years ago and allows customers to livestream from any camera. Co-founder and CEO Max Haot told me the Broadcaster is a good entry point,… Read More

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Anthony Ha

March 2nd

Gadgets

Celebrate This Terrible Winter With The Highlights Of Amazon’s Summer Preview

Amazon Preview Summer Sand Sculpture Amazon.com hosted a summer preview event in New York City today, and I’ll be real honest: I thought there was going to be more tech stuff. Nonetheless, we soldiered on with a whirlwind tour of the cruelly summer-themed exhibits, highlighting new and popular products on sale on Amazon. Unfortunately, we couldn’t demo the chainsaw or the “Roomba for your lawn,” but I was… Read More

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Anthony Ha

February 19th

Gadgets

Luna’s Smart Mattress Cover Can Help You Sleep Better

Luna Bed Cover Luna co-founder Matteo Franceschetti presents a pretty appealing vision of what it can be like to go to bed: As you lie down, the lights, temperature (of both the bed and the room), and the music all adjust to a setting of your choice. Then as you fall asleep, they adjust again, perhaps turning off completely. Luna makes this possible through a smart mattress cover that’s now available… Read More

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Anthony Ha

January 27th

Gadgets

Tandem Raises $100M Third Fund To Back More Mobile Startups

Tandem lab Mobile startup accelerator Tandem is announcing that it has closed a third fund totaling $100 million — a big step up from its second, $22 million fund. Tandem has previously backed startups like Bash Gaming (acquired by GSN), lost-item tracker Tile, and PalyHaven (now known as Upsight). It invests $200,000 initially and also brings startups to its Burlingame, Calif. offices for a… Read More

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Anthony Ha

January 15th

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