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Mobile Minutes: Uber vs. Lyft; Jawbone sues Fitbit; Huawei’s smartphone growth; Health-monitoring wearable

May 29, 2015

uberUber and Lyft fight proposed NYC rules – and each other
Uber and Lyft are among the tech companies pushing back at proposed rules by New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission to regulate car service apps.
Read more on Bloomberg

Jawbone sues Fitbit, alleges theft of trade secrets
Wearable health-tracking device maker Jawbone in a lawsuit accuses rival Fitbit of poaching employees who then spilled trade secrets in the emerging and lucrative tech segment.
Read more on USA Today

China’s Huawei sees strong smartphone growth in southeast Asia
China’s Huawei Technologies, the world’s No. 2 telecom equipment maker, expects total shipments of smartphones in southeast Asia to rise 160 percent to 8 million units in 2015, boosted by strong demand in Myanmar, it said on Thursday.
Read more on Reuters

This wearable prototype can see through skin to scan your blood
Echo Labs, a small startup from the Stanford-affiliated Start X incubator, may be among the first to take health monitoring to the next level. Their prototype wristband, two years in the making, can measure oxygen, CO2, PH, hydration and blood pressure levels in the blood, by using optical signals.
Read more on Forbes

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