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Jawbone Hires Leading Data Scientist to Help Take Wearable Tech to Next Level

Jawbone, maker of Bluetooth audio speakers and also the wearable Up activity tracker, has hired leading data scientist Monica Rogati as a VP of data for the Bay Area-based startup. Rogati joins Jawbone from LinkedIn, where she was a senior data scientist and had worked to build features such as “People You May Know” and “Groups You May Like.” In recent months, Jawbone has acquired data and digital design firms Massive Health and Visere, as well as BodyMedia, to bolster its position in the wearable health and fitness space. Rogati’s hire was reported earlier by TechCrunch.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald