February 4th, 2013

Portland’s Visere acquired by Jawbone, putting the Rose City at the center of Quantified Self hardware


Portland’s Visere acquired by Jawbone, putting the Rose City at the center of Quantified Self hardware
Another Portland company just got snapped up. And now Jawbone has a Portland office---bringing the agency that collaborated with Jawbone on UP into the mothership. But the most interesting part of this news in my opinion? It's the fact that Portland is quickly becoming the de facto hub of wearable computing devices---Nike+, Nike Fuel, the Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars, and now Jawbone UP. Hardware. It's coming back in a big way around here. According to GigaOM:
You can tell the influence of uber designer (and chief creative officer) Yves Behar on the San Francisco-based wearable computing products company Jawbone. The company is buying two startups – Visere and MassiveHealth (behind the Eatery app) for an undisclosed amount of money in order to create a better experience around the UP, its personal health focused wearable computing device.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. For more information, read the post on GigaOM or visit Visere.

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2 Responses to “Portland’s Visere acquired by Jawbone, putting the Rose City at the center of Quantified Self hardware”

  1. [...] Portland’s Visere acquired by Jawbone, putting the Rose City at the center of Quantified Self hard… [...]

  2. [...] Interesting to point out that Portland, home to Nike+, Nike Fuel and the Nike+ Accelerator, is kind of becoming a hub for wearable computing devices, as Silicon Forest notes. [...]


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