When I Say Jump … Marissa Mayer Gives Yahoo Employees Up Fitness Bands

Let’s get physical!

Jawbone Hires Microsoft’s Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

A new leader for the high-profile gadget maker.

Oculus Rift Shakes Up Gaming With Virtual-Reality Headset

Can gadgets like Oculus Rift breathe new life into gaming hardware?

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer in Talks to Join Jawbone Board

Will famous techie Up the ante for wireless device maker?

Complaints Pop Up for Jawbone’s UP

After the splashy launch of a new health-tracking wristband, the maker of slick consumer devices gets some complaints about glitches in the device.

Jawbone Debuts UP, Which Tracks, Well, You (Video)

It’s UP to you to get in better shape.

Plantronics’ Latest Headset Talks You Through the Set-Up

The Marque Bluetooth headset offers step-by-step instructions on pairing, spoken through the device. It is also designed to take calls just by saying “answer.” Now if only it didn’t look so dorky …

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Jawbone’s Newest Product: Health-Tracking Wristband Called UP

Jawbone, the San Francisco consumer electronics start-up that just grabbed another $70 million in funding, has announced its latest gadget called Up. The new product is described as “an intelligent, wearable wristband with an application that combines tracking, analysis, social and motivational elements.” Jawbone, which makes a popular Bluetooth headset and also the Jambox wireless speaker, said Up will track a user’s movement, sleep patterns and nutrition.

Jawbone Nabs $70 Million in a Jammed Box of Funding

Jawbone, the maker of elegant mobile and wireless devices, has added $70 million in funding to its coffers, with a new investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The San Francisco-based company has now raised a total of $170 million from a panoply of high-profile investors, all of whom are making a big bet on consumer electronics, an always dicey arena, and on Jawbone’s innovative products, such as its initial Bluetooth headsets and its more recent nifty Jambox wireless speakers.

Plantronics Aims to Make Conference Calls Less Painful

So, dialing in to a conference call can be pretty painful, right? Trying to enter all those numbers, switching back and forth to the calendar app from the dialer. Well, Plantronics has an app for that.

Palm, Qualcomm Chiefs Weigh Wireless Future

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