Spotify, Jawbone, Spritz & Other Morning News

Here’s what’s been catching our eye recently in tech, culture, and the space in between.

• Brrrr-aving it. It’s been a rather frigid week in Washington, DC. But at SmartThings HQ, the show must go on. (Instagram)

• Spotify just bought the company that powers most online radio. And has just purchased The Echo Nest. Interesting, to say the least. (Engadget)

• After four decades as “the next big thing,” the smart home finally arrives. Four reasons why the smart home is here to stay. (Forbes)

• Jawbone’s new “Up Coffee” app tells you when you’ll go down. It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Jawbone and are working on some exciting integrations moving forward (ahem, see below video that came out yesterday). Kudos to their team for unveiling this cool new iPhone app today.

 

• Don’t mock speed-reading apps, like Spritz. Fine, Slate, but we’re not sure how we feel about this quite yet. (Slate)

• Meet Moov. Started by ex-Apple engineers, this “AI personal coach” may be worth keeping your eyes on.

• Internet of Things can battle climate change. How a connected home can reduce waste, save energy, and turn the tide on climate change. (USA Today)

 

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