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RunKeeper Adds More Food Tracking With MyFitnessPal Pair-Up

RunKeeper, the popular GPS-based mobile app for runners, is adding more food-tracking features to the app through a partnership with MyFitnessPal, a free calorie counter and nutrition tracker. Exercise data entered in RunKeeper will now impact daily calorie allotment in MyFitnessPal, and the calories logged via MyFitnessPal will appear in the RunKeeper app. RunKeeper, which is free and runs on iPhone and Android devices, has 20 million mobile users, while MyFitnessPal claims 40 million users. RunKeeper also syncs data from Up by Jawbone, Fitbit, Withings and Lose It!, to name a few apps.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work