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Asthmapolis raises $5M to fight asthma with sensors and smartphones

Mobile health takes on a new meaning. #Innovations

Gigaom

For people with asthma, the basic inhaler has long been the best weapon against attacks, but some companies are beginning to arm patients with even higher tech tools.

On Thursday, one those companies, Madison, Wisc.-based Asthmapolis, said it had raised $5 million from The Social+Capital Partnership for its system that combines sensor technology, smartphones and personalized support. The Series A funding follows an undisclosed amount raised in a seed round and a $1.9 convertible note.

Co-founder and CEO David Van Sickle, a medical anthropologist who has spent his career studying asthma, said he started experimenting with the use of electronics and inhalers in 2006.

The basic concept behind the Asthmapolis technology is that patients are given a re-attachable Bluetooth-enabled sensor to affix to the top of their inhaler.  Each time a patient uses the inhaler, the sensor records when and where it was used and then wirelessly transmits that…

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Bloomberg adds Twitter feeds to financial platfrom on heels of new SEC rules

Ah ha! Twitter wins the hearts of Wall Street , a LOT has happened in the last 24 hours!

Gigaom

Bloomberg LLC’s terminals, used by financial analysts and traders around the world, will now integrate Twitter feeds to help investors watch for market-moving information.

The new feature, which Bloomberg announced on Tuesday, comes after the Securities and Exchange Commission updated its disclosure rules to say that public companies can now reveal important news on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook (s fb).

For practical purposes, Bloomberg’s decision means traders will not have to monitor a separate screen to watch for companies or executives that announce news on Twitter. While most market-moving news still arrives by way of traditional news wire agencies or official websites, social media sites are becoming an increasingly important tool for distributing such information.

The SEC’s rule to allow social media disclosures comes after an investigation into Netflix (s nflx) CEO Reed Hastings’ decision to share relevant corporate information through a Facebook post.

Under the new…

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Here are the likely specs of AT&T’s $99 HTC First with Facebook Home pre-installed

#tech #mobile #HTC #FacebookHome

Gigaom

At a press event on Thursday, Facebook(s fb) introduced a custom launcher for Android(s goog) called Facebook Home. The software will be pre-installed on certain handsets with the initial one being the HTC First, a device for AT&T’s (s t) LTE network that arrives in stores on April 12. As expected, it’s a mid-range handset with a price to match: $99.99 on contract.

What does that $100 and two-year commitment get you? AT&T isn’t providing many details on the handset, but says it has a 4.3-inch display, runs Android 4.1 and uses a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400(s qcom) processor, which is the third most powerful of the four newest Qualcomm chips. I did a little sleuthing on HTC’s site and also found the following hardware information, which sounds about right for $99.

  • 16 GB of internal storage
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS, Digital compass
  • 802.11…

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