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the biggest wearable players who control 65% market share

The wearable market has seen a big spike las year as the market starts to mature. IDC recently announced the Big Thr...

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June 20, 2016

10 wearable start ups with highest vc funding sitting on the biggest cash pile

The first quarter of 2016 saw $1.4 billion in venture capital funding and the most merger and acquisitions transactions in a single quarter to date. The biggest VC investment in 2016 , has been so far   on  Healthcare wearables and technology vertical .According to  Mercom capital   the first 6 months  in 2016  has seen  VC's  landing up with war chests  of $260million  to lap up   the most promising investments across wearables technology

The growth of wearables  started gaining traction since 2009  as funding to wearables startups surpassed $2.2B across the past five years, accrued over 195 deals.

" top 10 biggest wearable brands with highest VC funding"

Jawbone, at $614M raised, is the most well-funded private wearables company. amongAmong i (Jawbone took on $300M in debt financing in April 2015).Andreessen Horowitz, Atomico Black Rock, Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments ,Firsthand Technology Value Fund   are among  those who have invested in jawbone



The most active VC   money that has been chasing the wearables sector   happens to  be  Andreessen Horowitz and Khosla Ventures.Among the biggest VC funding  across wearable technology  was  last years  $542M Series B raised by Magic Leap, Florida-based developer of head-mounted augmented reality displays. Magic Leap raised capital in that round from a wide range of investors including smart money VCs Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

VC interest in this sector  has been across 4 areas 
1)  Health and fitness bands:
2)Smart Watches and jewelry:
3)Smart apparel: OMsignal (smart workout apparel).
4)medical devices( mistfit wearables)



June 19, 2016

June 16, 2016

facebook and twitter face lawsuit by father of daughter was killed in french attacks



Are social media firms doing something to stop the ISIS cyber terror and broadcasting messages across Facebook and Twitter

The daughter of Reynaldo Gonzalez who was killed in the paris attacks which killed 130 people filed a case against social media companies, Facebook, Twitter and Google. Reynaldo's daughter  21,was killed  in the Paris massacre  claims that  is suing Google, Facebook and Twitter, are not doing enough and even encouraging ISIS   and  provididing  “material support” to extremists in violation of the law and did nothing to stop online communication among ISIS terrorists Reynaldo Gonzalez, daughter Nohemi was among 130 people killed has filed the suit  in the US district court in the Northern District of California.
'social media firms gets sued by father of france attacks"

The suit claims the companies “knowingly permitted” the Islamic State (IS), referred to in the complaint as “ISIS,” to recruit members, raise money and spread “extremist propaganda” via their social-media services. The Gonzalez suit is very similar to a case brought against Twitter in January by the widow of a contractor killed in an attack in Jordan.
In statements, Facebook and Twitter said Wednesday the Gonzalez lawsuit is without merit, and all three companies cited their policies against extremist material. Twitter, for instance, said that it has “teams around the world actively investigating reports of rule violations, 


saas based performance monitoring platform logicmonitor raises $130million

Software company LogicMonitor has raised $130 million, marking its largest funding round for setting up the California company for an Asia expansion. LogicMonitor, a software-as-a-service, or SaaS, company that helps businesses monitor their data centers and flag possible problems, raised $130 million from Providence Strategic Growth, an investment arm of Providence Equity Partners, the company said in an interview. Prior to this funding, LogicMonitor, founded in 2007, had raised $21 million, a relatively small sum compared to some other high-growth software companies.
" logicmonitor gets $130 milion funding"


With 160 employees and more than 1,000 paying customers, including JetBlue, Citrix, National Geographic and Trulia, The company revenues has doubledeach year for the past five years. declined to provide specific numbers.