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News Bytealso the wearable Up activity tracker, has hired leading data scientist Monica Rogati as a VP of data for the Bay Area-based startup. Rogati joins Jawbone from LinkedIn, where she was a senior data scientist and had worked to build features such as “People You May Know” and “Groups You May Like.” In recent months, Jawbone has acquired data and digital design firms Massive Health and Visere, as well as BodyMedia, to bolster its position in the wearable health and fitness space. Rogati’s hire was reported earlier by TechCrunch.
News ByteRunKeeper, 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.