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Product Updates
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July 25, 2017
Jiobit Update: Engineering, Attachments and Charging

Jiobit isn't just a GPS kid tracker: It' the smallest and longest lasting location tracking device designed specifically for kids. From engineering breakthroughs to attachment options, we're getting closer to releasing Jiobit into the wild.

Jiobit News
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July 14, 2017
Please Call My Baby Ugly: Eight Tips To Ensure Intellectual Honesty

For entrepreneurs ideas equal livelihood, so it can be hard to face criticism, no matter how constructive. Harder still is to take-in feedback and objectively assess it for its value. Intellectual honesty and self-editing is never easy and can even be a little soul crushing. Here are a few ways to maintain passion while acknowledging weak spots and hurdles while staying open to smart pivots.

Product Updates
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June 27, 2017
Did the gadget you crowdfunded just get hacked?

Here’s a scary thought: Most startups and crowd-funding hardware companies don’t worry about security. Sure, they think about it (well, maybe some do), but thinking is not worrying, like a parent worries about their kids. Most hardware startups simply state that they transmit data over HTTPS, have some rudimentary authentication, and call it a day. They thought about it, they check the box, but they did not really worry about it.

Jiobit News
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June 27, 2017
Why We’re Not on Kickstarter

“Have you thought of doing a Kickstarter?” Of course, but we've decided to launch without the help of a crowdfunding site for three main reasons: We aren't dependent on the funds to manufacture, we want to build trust, and we want you to visit our site.

Modern Parenting
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June 27, 2017
Technology Means More Tools For Parents… And More To Talk About

When it comes to big decisions about our children’s education, health, and safety, my husband and I do those as a team. And because we, as modern parents, have more tools than our parents did, these decisions have become more challenging.

Modern Parenting
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May 9, 2017
Moms! Update Your Resume With These 5 Super Powers

Being a mom is the hardest job there is. We're developing the next generation of independent people. Given that massive responsibility, we're actually qualified to be saving the world. Check out why in this tribute to all the hard working moms out there.

Product Updates
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May 9, 2017
Jiobit’s New Design: Thank You For The Feedback

Introducing Jiobit's new design: It's slimmer, lighter and has endless secure attachment possibilities. Jiobit is the world's smallest and longest lasting location monitor for kids.

Traveling with Kids
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April 7, 2017
Modern Parent's Summer Survival Kit

Summer is close, and parents of little ones have to get prepared. Here are four things every modern parent should have to survive the season.

Product Updates
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March 30, 2017
Jiobit has Amazon Echo Skills

Amazon Echo is one of the most popular tech devices today, and now Jiobit integrates Alexa. You can ask your Amazon Echo where someone is if they're wearing a Jiobit device or have the Jiobit app. 

Modern Parenting
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March 21, 2017
The Struggle Is Real

Does being a mom mean missing the stage you just finished? My youngest sons are 20 months apart and for 3 years straight the infant/baby stage was all I knew. They say you'll miss it, and I didn't believe them. Now they're toddlers, and turns out, I miss it.

Modern Parenting
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March 17, 2017
How “There’s An App For That” Has Changed Tech-Savvy Parenting

Now, millennials are having kids, and technology is changing parenting.

Product Updates
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March 10, 2017
Jiobit's Newest Engineer Tests the Strength of our Kid Tracker

Jiobit is a kid tracker that isn't worn on the wrist, but clips onto clothing and shoes. We had our newest engineer test the strength of Jiobit's clip. 

Modern Parenting
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February 2, 2017
My Favorite Parenting Blogs: Tech Savvy Mama, Crowley Party and more

Mom blogs and mompreneurs are everywhere these days. Discover a few of my favorites, including Crowley Party, Chronicles of Frivolity and Tech Savvy Mama.

Jiobit News
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January 26, 2017
Jiobit Raises $3 Million to Launch the World's Smallest Location Monitor, Starting with Kids

Jiobit, a company creating the world's smallest and longest lasting location tracking solution, has raised an additional $3 million in capital. The new funding will fuel the production and marketing of their first product, Jiobit, a smart tag for kids - targeted for pre-sale later this year.

Jiobit News
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January 26, 2017
Jiobit in the News

We announced a $3 Million fundraising round which was reported in TechCrunch, The Chicago Tribune, ChicagoInno and more. 

Modern Parenting
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January 24, 2017
My Favorite Parenting Blogs

It’s nearly impossible to surf the internet without coming across the blogosphere . Name a topic, a category, an organization, or a trade, and there’s a blog for that.

Modern Parenting
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January 16, 2017
Why a Lost Kid is So Scary for Parents

We heard from parents how stressful and terrifying it can be to lose track of a child. Most of the time, lost kids are off being kids, but that doesn't calm a parent's anxiety.

Modern Parenting
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December 13, 2016
From Buzzfeed: Funny Tweets that Describe Parenting

Here are some of our favorite funny tweets that describe parenting from BuzzFeed.

Modern Parenting
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December 9, 2016
Crowded Christmas Activities: What's a family to do without a kid tracking device?

Christmas time is here! So are all the crowds! Families want to participate, but it's hard to keep track of the whole family.

Modern Parenting
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December 6, 2016
"Home Alone" for real? Not with Jiobit.

In 1990, Kevin McCallister was left home alone. Could that happen today?

Traveling with Kids
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November 22, 2016
Turning Family Trips into Actual Vacations

Vacations with kids might always feel stressful, but I went to Disney World and stayed relaxed the whole time, thanks to some early Jiobit units. 

Modern Parenting
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October 20, 2016
When Halloween is Really for Parents

As every parent of little ones knows, Halloween costumes are a golden opportunity for tons of laughs and social media likes. Here are a few of the favorites we've found. 

Modern Parenting
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October 6, 2016
Sorry, I'm Not Sorry

According to Facebook comments, I'm a terrible mom because I think a GPS kid tracker is a good thing. But I know that my husband and I can’t be the only parents living through toddler tantrums, unsuccessful potty training, and sleepless nights. 

Modern Parenting
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August 19, 2016
Your Baby Is Starting School. You Will Survive.

How often have you thought, “I can’t wait for the kids to start school!”? Don't feel guilty: You’re allowed to want some time away from your kids. You’re also allowed change your mind the minute your 6-year-old walks out the door wearing a backpack twice his size and takes off in a bus without you.

Modern Parenting
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August 9, 2016
5 Olympic Sports to Watch with Your Kids

The Olympics are in full swing! Here are five sports you shouldn't miss watching with your family. 

Modern Parenting
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August 1, 2016
10 Movies to Show Your Kids Before They Turn 6

It's never too early to start raising a film buff. There are tons of great kids movies these days (Frozen, How to Train Your Dragon, Inside Out), but if you're looking to plant that cinephile seed, start with these 10 movies (animated and not animated). 

Modern Parenting
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July 20, 2016
Be In The Know About Pokémon Go: 5 Tips For Parents

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard of the phenomenon that is Pokémon Go. Here are tips for parents playing Pokémon Go.

Modern Parenting
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July 14, 2016
Where Were All the '80s Parents?

If you grew up in the 80s, you probably remember watching movies like The Goonies, Stand by Me, and Adventures in Babysitting. Those kids embarked on crazy adventures, got into trouble, and learned valuable life lessons - with no parents to be found! 

Modern Parenting
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July 7, 2016
Founder’s Series: Finding your way by channeling childhood inspirations

I’m a technologist, and have been from an early age. My passion for tech has been the springboard for starting my own company.

Jiobit News
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June 26, 2016
Jio’s Advisory Board - It Takes a Village

Jio’s Advisory Board includes industry all-stars like Lior Ron, Dennis Roberson and Andrew Heddle.

Product Updates
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June 23, 2016
Jiobit: The First of Its Kind

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve raised a $1.2M seed round, which will fuel engineering, manufacturing, and marketing of Jiobit - targeted for pre-sale in 2017.

Product Updates
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May 26, 2016
Moving off the Wrist - The Path to Invisible Wearables

Technology should be unnoticeable, blending seamlessly into the background, which is why the next generation of wearables will eventually be invisible.