The PowerHouse Alliance recently convened its second annual national sales and vendor meeting, in Pittsburgh. More than 50 people attended, between distributor and vendor members. 

AT&T is rolling out its new Digital Life home automation service to seven more markets across the country.

Beginning Friday, customers in Baltimore, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, and Washington, D.C., can receive a live demonstration and purchase Digital Life in stores.

The system, launched in April, brings "security, convenience and peace of mind" to AT&T customers in 15 major cities; it is expected to hit 50 markets by the end of the year. The IP-based Digital Life lets users keep tabs on their home from any PC, tablet, or smartphone

Ilana Diamond, former CEO of Sima Products and CEA board member, is now the director of AlphaLab Gear, described as "a hardware and robotics startup accelerator that provides physical product companies with investment, manufacturing equipment and mentorship in a collaborative work space." The company is based in Pittsburgh.

Looking to gain even more traction in the wearable health and fitness market, Jawbone is snapping up another health product company.

The Bay Area-based private company has acquired BodyMedia, Inc., a 14-year-old Pittsburgh-based company that makes health-monitoring armbands.

The move comes just a couple months after Jawbone, which makes the wearable Up fitness band in addition to popular audio devices, acquired data and digital-design companies Massive Health and Visere.

Jawbone acquired BodyMedia for more than $100 million, according to people familiar with the deal, although both companies declined to give more

hhgregg has announced the impending openings of two new locations, one in Pittsburgh and the other in Parkersburg, W. Va. The latter is the first hhgregg store in that state. 

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