Lauren Goode

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Come Se Dice, “I Ran Five Miles Today”?

RunKeeper, the popular running app for iOS and Android that coaches users along their outdoor running routes, has just introduced six international-language versions of the app: French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and German. RunKeeper claims more than 17 million users, with two-thirds of its user base already using the app outside of the U.S.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus