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Waterfront Media merges with Revolution Health.

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Revolution Health

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Revolution Health Gets A Mercy Sale, Turns $200+ Million Into $100 Million  (October 3, 2008 TechCrunch)

Revolution Health finally found someone to merge with – Waterfront Media – in a transaction that values the combined companies in the $300 million range.

According to the post, general health and wellness site “Everyday Health” seemed the main axis of the Waterfront Media brand .

If Revolution Health amalgamates by this with Everyday Health, WebMD in the first place in industry will surrender the top.

The value of purchase and the amalgamation of the site seems to be almost the same as the value of purchase and the amalgamation of the enterprise.


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October 3, 2008 at 11:47 pm

Element Bars: Built-To-Order Nutrition Bars

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Homemade organic granola bars

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Element Bars: Built-To-Order Nutrition Bars That Don’t Taste Like Chalk(September 17, 2008 TechCrunch)

Health food stores are filled with a myriad of apparently magical supplement bars, guaranteeing everything from a stronger immune system to enhanced eyesight. But for all their variety, most of them taste horrible. Element Bars, an Illinois-based startup launching today, is handing the reins over to the public, giving users the chance to build their own (hopefully better tasting) supplement bars.

Judging from this article, “Supplement bars” seems to be popular.

Though supplement bars comes to be known gradually, supplement bar is not popular in Japan yet.

I hear that the start-up introduced to this article is offering the supplement bars which built-to-order can do.

To build a bar, users are first asked to pick a base texture, with options including “Oaty”, “Crispy”, and “Datey”. From there, they gradually add fruits, nuts, sweets, and finally a choice of “Boosts” – the powdered supplements that contain large portions of protein, fiber, or antioxidants. While users are free to create whatever combinations they’d like, the site will warn them if one of their choices will probably turn their bar into a chalky mess (for example, it recommends against adding excessive protein to an Oaty bar).

I think that the drink type or the grain type is a main current if it is said supplements in Japan.

Therefore, I do not understand goodness of the supplement bars.

However, it is interesting to be able to choose feeling of quality, the taste, and the Boosts of the supplement bar according to my favor.

The site says that all ingredients are all-natural and minimally processed, without any artificial sweeteners or processed starches. CEO Jonathan Miller explains that as a result a well-designed bar will generally taste much better than those purchased in a store, though he acknowledges that users might not be able to pack in as many grams of protein as they can get from mass-produced “artificial” bars.

Because the raw material is a natural material, and the artificial sweeteners etc. are not used on this site, it seems to be able to use it at ease according to the article.

Bars run $36 for a pack of 12, though users can get a $6 discount if they purchase bars that are listed under the popular section of the site (ElementBars gives a discount because they can order these in bulk). Miller says that an average order should arrive within 7-10 days.

If Element Bars can prove that its bars are either better tasting or healthier than the competition, it could find itself in a very profitable niche. Health fanatics are notoriously picky when it comes to the food they eat, and will probably flock to the service. Another startup in this space is YouBars, which also crafts built-to-order supplement bars.

The site where the supplement of built-to-order can be made will increase in Japan in the future.

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September 21, 2008 at 11:06 am

Will WebMD Lose Its Stranglehold Over Health Information?

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Will WebMD Lose Its Stranglehold Over Health Information? (September 10, 2008 TechCrunch)

If Revolution Health and Everyday Health merge, best estimates suggest the combined firm would surpass WebMD’s monthly visitors mark and supplant the well-known company as the leader in health information.
At the very least, the fact that its two main competitors are even talking should put WebMD on notice. In the past year alone, the online health information sector grew by 21 percent — more than four times as fast as the rest of the Web. Realizing that, there are more money-making opportunities than ever before for these companies and WebMD needs to ensure that it’s in a prime position to capitalize on that growth.
But how can it do that? Assuming Revolution Health and Everyday Health merge, WebMD doesn’t have too many options available if it wants to acquire another service and increase its presence online. The only other relevant sites in the space are AOL Health, About.com Health, and Yahoo Health, and there’s little doubt that WebMD wouldn’t be able to acquire any of those. It looks like it will need to “go it alone” if it wants to stay number one.

How should WebMD does to maintain the top excluding the method of purchasing the other companies?

It should not persist in the maintenance of the top.

It is necessary to make the healthy information site seen from a new viewpoint.

It is necessary to establish a new project team for that.

In addition, if the project team grows, the site will grow.

Because the health information seen from a new angle is obtained even if failing, the site is sure to be enhanced.

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September 16, 2008 at 11:02 am

As for healthy information search by the Internet, celebrity’s news is controlled.

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Wireless/Mindless Internet Point

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The result of the survey that news concerning celebrity’s health influenced healthy information search using the Internet seems to have been announced in the United States.

Moreover, there was another one intriguing result in this result of the survey.

It seems to have the cycle of every year and every the week in the concern for health.

For instance, the ranking of the search keyword “Diet” and “Exercise” rises at beginning of a year.

Moreover, the search to the keyword related to health decreases on the weekend.

Perhaps, the Japanese also is doing a similar action.

Is not everybody taking a similar action either?

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August 19, 2008 at 9:35 am

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When the appetite falls, Soumen(the vermicelli) is recommended.

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kurogomasoumen and summer vegetables

kurogomasoumen and summer vegetables

Does not your appetite fall because it is too hot?
The cold one comes to want it when it becomes hot so much, and only the cold one is drunk, and it is said that the stomach doesn’t work actively, and the appetite falls.
Soumen(the vermicelli) is recommended only at such time.
When it eats Soumen with the summer vegetable without drinking a cold drink alone, the body is naturally cooled.
Let’s get over this hot summer eating the summer vegetable and Soumen.
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August 17, 2008 at 11:52 am

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WebVet, The “WebMD for Pets”, Launches

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WebVet, The “WebMD for Pets”, Launches (August 4, 2008 TechCrunch)

WebVet is a content site launching today that aims to provide a comprehensive collection of articles regarding pet health so you don’t have to scratch around the net for this information.

Because the pet cannot speak like man, man should take it to the hospital seeing the symptom.

It is necessary to always study on this pet medical information site for such time.
I want you to grow up to a good site.
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August 5, 2008 at 8:50 am

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How Close Were Glam And Revolution Health To Merging?

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glam media

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How Close Were Glam And Revolution Health To Merging? (August 3, 2008 TechCrunch)

I hear that there is a rumor that Women’s focused advertising network Glam Media purchases Revolution Health, a health portal.

I think that health has a close connection with the woman.

I think that the advertisement of the blog for women network and the combination of health portal are to tell the truth good combinations.

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August 4, 2008 at 8:17 am

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