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Microsoft Band is a new cloud-powered wearable fitness tracker

Microsoft launched its new fitness-focused wearable that plugs into the new cloud-based Microsoft Health tracking service today.<p>Dubbed Microsoft Band, the $199 device tracks users’ heart rate, steps taken, sun exposure, stress levels, calories burned and sleep quality. It relays this data to …

Marketers Still Have No Idea What They Are Doing In Digital, Adobe Finds

As the ad industry’s annual Advertising Week gets underway in New York City, many marketers still feel in the dark when it comes to digital know-how, according to new research from Adobe. More than 80% of professionals are still receiving their digital training informally on the job and only 9% …

How Google Ventures does rapid prototyping ‘design sprints’ with its 170 startups

How do you avoid the Duke Nukem Forever nightmare scenario of never shipping? Or how do you avoid shipping crap?<p>Those are two of the problems that Google Ventures companies face every day. So the $1.2 billion investment fund hired two designers to work with its 170 portfolio companies. And today …

Cody for iPhone makes fitness as fun and easy as Facebook sharing

If people spent as much time working out as they did on Facebook, let’s just say there would be nary a muffin top or belly bulge in sight.<p>But this doesn’t mean that social can’t help fitness. The Cody app launched today, taking the compelling aspects of social networking and applying it to exercise.<p>…

BikeSpike assembles crack team to protect cyclists from bike theft

The FBI found that bike theft amounts to $350 million in property loss a year, but few police departments make an effort to investigate these crimes.<p>BikeSpike is a Chicago-based startup swooping in to save the day. The company has developed a GPS tracking device to install on bicycles that aims to …

Apple’s Find My Friends app update gives friends more ways to keep tabs on you

An update to Apple’s Find My Friends app expands on your friends’ ability to know when you arrive at a specific location without you knowing, according to Ars Technica.<p>The Find My Friends app lets you locate friends who have shared their location with you through the app. You not only can see where …