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Investing in Fitness: The Shape of Things to Come

Browse any mobile app store and you'll find a number of apps relating to monitoring activity and tracking fitness while you work out and train. Shelf space is increasingly dedicated to fitness-related gadgets including activity monitors and other workout gear. Now there are massively multiplayer-sty...

VCs and Fitness Products: The Shape of Things to Come

Browse any mobile app store and you'll find a number of apps relating to monitoring activity and tracking fitness while you work out and train. Shelf space is increasingly dedicated to fitness-related gadgets including activity monitors and other workout gear. Now there are massively multiplayer-sty...

The Fitness Tech Explosion

With the holidays in the rear view mirror, many who did too much indulging have begun to notice a bulge that they may want to lose in the new year. It is easy to make and subsequently break new year's resolutions -- but the convergence of technology and fitness could help make it easier to keep them...

OPINION

Samsung vs. Apple: Why Samsung Wins a Pyrrhic Victory

Last week was defined largely by two interesting stories. One had Apple bringing some manufacturing back to the U.S., and the other revolved around the outcome of the latest trial between Apple and Samsung. It shows you how hard it is to read a judge, though. I thought Judge Lucy Koh would likely ra...

Larklife Wristband – a 24/7 Personal Trainer That Never Quits

Lark on Monday introduced its new Larklife wristband, which is designed to track not only the number of steps taken or calories burned, but also food consumed and even hours of sleep. The principle behind the device is that getting in shape and staying fit isn't just about the time spent working out...

PRODUCT PROFILE

The List Builds Big Media Database Onto SugarCRM Foundation

The List, a provider of lead generation software for media buyers and marketers, is adding CRM functionality to its line of services. This new feature set joins other new functions the company is building into its core product, such as integration with Moat.com, and a global media content database.

TECH TREK

Report: US, Israel Started Flame War

The United States and Israel are reportedly responsible for the Flame computer malware. The virus, which was seemingly targeted at Iran, was part of a cybersabotage program designed to cripple that country's ability to develop nuclear weapons. The report cites "Western officials" who had knowledge o...

TECH TREK

Google Says ‘State-Sponsored,’ Users Hear ‘China’

Google has announced it will warn users of suspected state-sponsored attacks on their accounts. Google is taking its safeguards against security breaches a step further and introducing a system that will send messages to individual users whose accounts show signs of being compromised. Google did not...

FB, Day 1: Massive Volume, Meek Gain

For all the anticipation leading up to Facebook's initial public offering, opinions about how it performed are decidedly mixed. Clearly, though, the market didn't think the stock, which started at $38 per unit, was a grand bargain: Facebook ended trading on Friday just a few cents over its opening p...

Bluetooth Is Not Just for Headsets

With cable-and-wire spaghetti proliferating in and around our homes and offices, threatening to consume our devices and us in the end, it may be time to take a look at Bluetooth wireless technology, which is great if you can get it to work. Wire management in the financial trading floor school of th...

Nike+ FuelBand Offers New Way to Measure the Burn

Nike has rolled out another product aimed at digital device-loving athletes. Called Nike+ FuelBand, it is a digitized wristband with a built-in three-axis accelerometer that tracks a user's movements. That's any movement -- from running or dancing to swimming or fiddling at your desk. Users can also...

Looking to the Future, Facebook Digs Into Your Past

New developments announced by Facebook at its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco on Thursday might give the social networking king new advantages over Google as the two battle for dominance. They may also create a world of hurt for Apple. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Timeline, which ...

EXPERT ADVICE

Brand Building Ain’t What It Used to Be

Branding is often undervalued. The mantra at many companies is "leads and sales, leads and sales," with most marketing investments going toward lead generation activities. In addition, marketers often believe that branding results are difficult to measure. The Internet has relegated these notions to...

Publishers Put Pricey Premiums on iPad Content

The Wall Street Journal might be available on a paid subscription basis on the iPad when that device hits retail shelves April 3, according to a story published Wednesday in the Journal. A subscription to that publication on the iPad will cost nearly $18 per month -- certainly more expensive than th...

Compliant Media Help Apple Skirt Child Labor Scandal

You don't have to search very hard on Apple.com to find the 2010 Supplier Responsibility Report, the company's internal audit of how workers are treated on the assembly lines at the overseas third-party companies making its Macs, iPhones and iPods. "Read about Apple's continuing commitment to social...

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