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Under Armour Buys MapMyFitness for $150 Million

Performance-gear maker Under Armour, which has been increasing its efforts in the digital-fitness space, has said it will acquire MapMyFitness for $150 million. Austin-based MapMyFitness makes a family of iOS and Android apps — MapMyRun, MapMyRide and MapMyWalk — that track workouts and allow people to share those maps through the apps. MapMyFitness claims over 20 million registered users.

A Camera Lens and a Smartphone Hook Up. Hilarity Ensues.

Sony’s QX10 and QX100 are “lens-style” cameras that attach to smartphones, making a kind of hybrid camera for smartphone-happy photo-takers. But they’re better in concept than in real life.
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Vivian Schiller Is a Lock as Twitter’s Head of News

The microblogging company settles on a media industry veteran as its digital news liaison.
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New iOS App Memoir Jogs Your Memory With Old Photos

Memoir doesn’t just show you food photos and baby pictures in a news feed. It reminds you where you were in photos from the past.
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A Handy Guide to Deleting Digital Accounts

Feel like you get the runaround when you try to delete a social networking site or other Web services? This might help.
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Digital First: Facebook Kills Physical Goods Delivery in Gifting Service

From now on, don’t expect any more pretty Facebook packages showing up on your doorstep.
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Nokia Lumia 1020 Nudges Smartphone Cameras to the Next Level

The Lumia 1020 smartphone is great for photo nerds. Now, about the actual phone …
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“Smart” Scale-Maker Withings Raises $30 Million to, Well, Scale

Withings, a France-based maker of digital-health devices, has raised $30 million in venture capital funding from Bpifrance, Idinvest Partners, 360 Capital Partners and repeat investor Ventech. Withings makes a Wi-Fi-connected scale that automatically sends your weight data to your phone; it also makes a smart baby monitor and, most recently, a wearable activity-tracker called the Pulse. The company plans to use the funding to further expand overseas and build up its research and development teams.

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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.

Samsung Targets Photo-Thusiasts With Android-Based Galaxy NX Camera

There’s the Galaxy Camera … the Galaxy S4 Zoom … and now, a Galaxy camera with interchangeable lenses. Got all that?
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