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Jawbone acquired Playground.fm last year

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Speaker hardware company Jawbone has acquired music playlist app Playground.fm. Jawbone recently raised $250 million in funding with a $3 billion valuation. Around the time of the funding, Jawbone was hitting about a $600 million revenue run rate. Playground.fm is a free music service on the iPhone and iPad that is considered a “human-powered” radio. The app uses data from Facebook and Spotify to create a station. According to TechCrunch, the acquisition took place last year.

Jawbone raises $250 million in funding with a $3.3 billion valuation

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Jawbone is a company that builds consumer electronic devices like an activity tracking wristband called Up. Jawbone has raised $250 million in funding with a valuation of $3.3 billion. This round of funding was oversubscribed and could rise to $300 million. This round of funding was led by Rizvi Traverse Management. Jawbone also sells the Jambox wireless speakers and noise-canceling wireless headsets.
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Jawbone Launches The Wireless Fitness Tracker Up24 For $150

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Jawbone has announced the Up24, which is a fitness bracelet that supports Bluetooth and can wirelessly connect to your phone.  The Up24 costs $150 and you do not need to plug your the bracelet into your phone every time to sync it.  The $130 Jawbone Up requires you to connect the bracelet to the phone.  The Up24 has the same size as the Jawbone Up.  The Up24 has 7 days of battery life and has an identical design.  The Up24 is available in black and orange.  The Up24 does not have a screen to see your steps or miles in order to be unobtrusive.

Report: Jawbone Raises Over $100 Million

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Jawbone is a private audio technology company based in San Francisco, California that develops wearable technology and portable audio devices like the JAMBOX and BIG JAMBOX wireless speakers.
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Jawbone Announces The Mini Jambox

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Jawbone has announced a new line of portable speakers called the Mini Jambox.  The Jambox is slightly wider than the original Jambox, but is over a half inch slimmer.  The Mini Jambox is built using an aluminum chassis.  The Mini Jambox has two neodymium drivers, but only one bass radiator, according to Digital Trends.
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Jawbone Has Acquired BodyMedia For $110 Million

Jawbone is known for developing wireless headsets and music products.  The company has announced today that they have acquired BodyMedia for $110 million, according to The New York Times.  Based in Pittsburgh, BodyMedia sells wearable health-tracking sensors.
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Jawbone Acquires Visere and Massive Health

Jawbone was initially known for developing high-end Bluetooth headsets and they have expanded further into developing active tracking products with a focus on health.  To bolster their presence in the health market, Jawbone has acquired two companies: San Francisco startup Massive Health and Portland based design company Visere.  Massive Health is known for designing the Eatery mobile application.

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Jawbone’s New Product Tracks Your Life, May Help You Get Healthier

Jawbone, the company we wrote about yesterday for their new round of fundraising, has announced a new product called, quite simply, UP. It’s a bracelet that tracks everything you do, from eating to exercise to sleeping, and sends the information to a smartphone app so that you can use the data to be healthier. Gizmodo reports that the Up will connect with users’ phones via headphone jack.

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