Tech News

Weekly Techwatch #6 – Dec 15th, 2014

Every week, PRIME and French Tech Hub publish the Weekly TechWatch, a short blog post collecting the key news we came across during the past week.

Biotech/Medtech

Independent No More: Cubist Sold to Merck for $9.5B

BD prices $6.2B bond issue for CareFusion buy

Year in review: 2014 was the year of the medtech IPO

Renal denervation: Analysis highlights ‘confounding’ factors in Medtronic’s Symplicity-3 trial

 

Digital Marketing

Google Translate adds 10 More languages, allowing 200 million more people to use the service.

Youtube is testing an autoplay feature that streams suggested videos automatically

Gallop Labs raises $2M to help mobile publishers find and monetize valuable users

 

EdTech

This week has been the Computer Science Ed Week (cf the projects launched for this week)

Monthly code projects for kids ! Each month a surprise comes in the mail, filled with dozens of programs to type in.They invite kids into learning with irresistable projects !

 

IoT

Connected Home Game-changer: Insteon IoT Hub

Kinsa Raises $9.6M Series A For A Smart Thermometer That Tracks The Spread Of Illness

The Problem With The Internet Of Things

Misfit Raises $40M From Xiaomi And Others As It Eyes More Growth In China

Mobile tech

Apple, IBM deliver first fruits of mobile business app collaboration

Ho ho no! While you shop this season, beacons will spam you

Xiaomi banned from selling, importing phones in India: Report

Alibaba: Alipay Processing More Transactions Through Mobile Devices

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