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.
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.