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A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: hal
Date: June 03, 2014 08:50PM
[www.wired.com]

“It is very flattering that they like our name, but I’m a little let down because how hard would it have been to spend five seconds to put HealthKit.com into their browser and find us?” Alison Hardacre, co-founder and managing director of HealthKit told WIRED. “Everybody worries that Google or Apple will come into their space and their business will die, but no one thinks that company will come into that space and use the same name!”

HealthKit bought its corresponding domain name, which Hardacre says is “too important to let go,” in early 2012. Apple hasn’t been in touch with the the company yet.

Prior to its Monday debut, HealthKit was referred to as HealthBook. Prolific breaker of Apple news Mark Gurman believes Apple switched the name from HealthBook to HealthKit at the last minute, in response to his early leaks. This sort of evidence does suggest he could be right. The fact that the domain, Twitter handle, and IP for the name don’t belong to Apple is unusual for the company, which often trademarks a slew of possible names to cover its bases (for the California names of OS X, Apple trademarked everything from Big Sur and Redwood to Yosemite. Apple has also trademarked “iWatch” in a number of countries).


I guess the apple arrogance wasn't just Jobs. Remember that Apple launched the iPhone before they had retained the right to use the name from Cisco. [www.cultofmac.com]
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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 03, 2014 09:13PM
Apple trademarked "Big Sur" and "Redwood"?

WTF?!?
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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: June 03, 2014 09:13PM
At first I thought this was about HeathKit.



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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: June 03, 2014 09:17PM
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Grateful11
At first I thought this was about HeathKit.

Dude, you are REALLY old. old fogey smiley



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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 03, 2014 09:21PM
nah, that was still around in the early '80s, even I remember it.
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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: decay
Date: June 03, 2014 09:23PM
or HeathBar



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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: silvarios
Date: June 03, 2014 09:23PM
There's already a Swift project as well. Long standing Apple operating procedure. I suppose they figure they will throw some money at the problem?
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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 03, 2014 09:36PM
Apple just needs to call them up, say bonjour and arrange a rendezvous to do a little discovering and come to a reasonable outcome.



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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: davemchine
Date: June 03, 2014 11:12PM
Yes, I'm sure it's nothing a very large check can't fix! If Beats is worth 3 billion then I'm sure this company is worth a bucket of gold also.



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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: June 03, 2014 11:13PM
Fortune Cookie Say: Big suitcase full of cash from fruit company in your future to shut your yap.





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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 04, 2014 01:37AM
Community Chest: giant corporation sends lawyers to make you shut up. Pay $2 M. Do not pass Go.
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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 04, 2014 02:04AM
Every single time I see HealthKit, I think HeathKit.

At least half the time I see HealthKit, I see HeathKit.






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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 04, 2014 05:39AM
"Dude, you are REALLY old. old fogey smiley"



HEY!



I resemble that.........




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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: June 04, 2014 05:44AM
Screw Healthkit, just what's up with Heathkit?
From their web page:



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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: BernDog
Date: June 04, 2014 08:10AM
I hear HealthBook is available. A big wad of cash from Apple would go a long way toward paying for new stationery.
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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: bruceko
Date: June 04, 2014 11:26AM
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WHiiP
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Grateful11
At first I thought this was about HeathKit.

Dude, you are REALLY old. old fogey smiley
Me too.
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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: GGD
Date: June 04, 2014 12:23PM
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bruceko
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WHiiP
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Grateful11
At first I thought this was about HeathKit.

Dude, you are REALLY old. old fogey smiley
Me too.

And even yesterday, Google's search would suggest that you really meant HeathKit if you searched on HealthKit. But by today I guess that there have been enough searches that their algorithm no longer thinks HealthKit is a typo.
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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: Catzilla
Date: June 04, 2014 01:22PM
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bruceko
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WHiiP
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Grateful11
At first I thought this was about HeathKit.

Dude, you are REALLY old. old fogey smiley
Me too.

Me three, I think I still have a unbuilt kit around here somewhere.
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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: GeneL
Date: June 05, 2014 05:08AM
My first "hi-fi" amplifier was one that I put together from a Heathkit kit. Monaural, of course.

Before that, I played my albums on a VM record player. old fogey smiley

Oh yes, my next amplifier (also monaural) was a Dynaco.



gl @ Dana Point, CA



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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: June 05, 2014 05:48AM
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GeneL
My first "hi-fi" amplifier was one that I put together from a Heathkit kit. Monaural, of course.

Before that, I played my albums on a VM record player. old fogey smiley

Oh yes, my next amplifier (also monaural) was a Dynaco.

I'm making the presumption that your "next amplifier" was Hafler's Mark II/III design.
But was it a Dynakit or a Dynaco Mark II/III?

Eustace



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/05/2014 05:51AM by eustacetilley.
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Re: A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name
Posted by: GeneL
Date: June 05, 2014 08:25AM
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eustacetilley
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GeneL
My first "hi-fi" amplifier was one that I put together from a Heathkit kit. Monaural, of course.

Before that, I played my albums on a VM record player. old fogey smiley

Oh yes, my next amplifier (also monaural) was a Dynaco.

I'm making the presumption that your "next amplifier" was Hafler's Mark II/III design.
But was it a Dynakit or a Dynaco Mark II/III?

Eustace

I truly can't remember?



gl @ Dana Point, CA
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