Medtronic invests in diabetes-management tech startup Glooko

Paolo Vescia

Glooko CEO Rick Altinger

Medical-device maker Medtronic has actually joined in a $16.5 thousand round of financing for Glooko, a startup that makes a mobile app and hardware for diabetes management.

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Glooko produced a cable that can easily extract data from sugar meters and transfer it to an app, which after that sorts, analyzes and graphs information.

Glooko said it will certainly usage the recent round of financing to make its unit compatible along with insulin pumps and consistent sugar monitors. Medtronic makes the two those products; its diabetes company generated $1.7 billion in revenue throughout the company’s 2014 fiscal year.

Other investors in Glooko’s recent round of financing consist of Canaan Partners, The Social+Capital Partnership and Samsung’s endeavor capital arm.

Medtronic’s Tempe Campus, along with 900 full-time employees, was ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix company Journal’s first-ever Medical Device Business list. The list was ranked by local, full-time employee.

Medtronic is based in Dublin, Ireland.

Katharine Grayson covers med tech, clean tech, technology, healthiness treatment and endeavor capital.

Bill would make it easier to wine and dine at Scottsdale, Sedona art shows

Expense would certainly earn it simpler to white wine and dine at Scottsdale, Sedona art shows

16:10 GMT

It could possibly be simpler to consume white wine at Scottsdale and Sedona crafts screens and various other outdoor occasions under a Expense relocating ahead at the Arizona Legislature.
Senate Expense 2178 would certainly enable white wine consuming in people leisure areas. It has actually passed the Arizona Estate of Reps and was approved Monday by the Senate Commerce and Workforce Progression Committee.
The bill’s sponsor, …
(continue reading)

Living underwater: Phoenix, Arizona among worst in homeowners with negative equity

Home prices are expected to remain relatively flat this year, and according to many Realtors that could possibly be a great thing.

Phoenix and Arizona go on to battle along with adverse equity for homeowners, per ranking in the best 3 of the worst in the nation, according to a study out today by CoreLogic.

Arizona ranked 3rd as a say throughout the fourth quarter of 2014 along with adverse equity — defined as homeowners that have actually a mortgage that costs a lot more compared to their Residence — along with 18.7 percent of homeowners owing a lot more compared to they can easily sell. Just Florida at 23.2 percent and Nevada at 24.2 percent were higher.

The Phoenix metro ranked 2nd on the list of the worst adverse equity markets, along with 18.8 percent of homes in the region being underwater. Just the Tampa-St. Petersburg location in Florida was even worse at 24.8 percent.

While Residence values have actually increased throughout the past couple of years, it hasn’t been sufficient to offset the numbers of homes underwater, and Arizona appears to be holding a stubborn ground on the quantity of underwater homes. A RealtyTrac report from October listed the variety of homes underwater at 18 percent. CoreLogic’s report from the 3rd quarter of 2014 listed Arizona at 19 percent.

Phoenix-location Residence prices were up in 2014 by 5.4 percent, according to the Arizona say University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. Yet sluggish improves in prices might be sustaining numerous from being able to sell their homes.

Patrick O’Grady is controlling editor of the Phoenix Firm Journal.

Family of slain Scottsdale woman to hold memorial

Family members of slain Scottsdale female to hold memorial

10:19 GMT

Family members of slain Scottsdale female to hold memorial
Monday, March 16, 2015 6:16 AM EDT
Monday, March 16, 2015 6:16 AM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) – The Family members of a female discovered slain in a Scottsdale estate is preparing a remembrance solution as folks go on to await answers concerning the attack.
The dad of 31-year-aged Allison Feldman points out there will certainly be a remembrance when it come to her Weekend at …
(continue reading)

Economical Honda Fit redesigned with more space, power

Provided by Honda Motor Co.

2015 Honda Fit.

The globe of little hatchbacks is obtaining crowded, and Honda Match remains a crowd pleaser along with its 2015 makeover.

Those that have actually been in the auto biz for a couple of decades used to call them econoboxes, putt-putts and the like. Makes me believe spine to shaking the screws loose on my Dodge Colt rumbling up the unpaved Alaska Highway in the 1970s.

Today, a lot of small hatches continue to be simple on rate and gas, yet likewise are solid, spunky little city dwellers along with handsome surrounds and the most recent in infotainment.

Starting at $16,470 along with a 6-rate manual transmission, Honda Match runs at the Higher end of the pack. yet it likewise is among the much better choices.

What’s surprising concerning the Match and a few of its rivals is the quantity of interior area designers eke from such a small footprint. Think about that Honda added 4.9 cubic feet to passenger area and 4.8 inches in rear legroom while chopping 2 inches in general length.

My editor located the rear quarters surprisingly roomy, yet I would certainly enjoy to extend out my legs a little much more up front.

One of Fit’s attributes is the flexibility of those rear seats. Flip the bottom cushions up to develop a deep well for tall upright items. Or flip them forward for a nice flat expanded cargo hold.

One much more thing, need to you grab sleepy, front seats lean spine on that flat surface for a comfy snooze.

The 2015 makeover likewise brings a brand-new 1.5-liter engine rated at 130-horsepower, up from 117. That makes the little Honda feel very zippy about town.

The base manual-transmission Match LX is rated at 32 miles per gallon in mixed driving. That goes up to 36 along with the $800 constantly variable automatic. Loaded EX models along with the CVT lose the number by 1.