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Developers Can Now Integrate Jawbone Up Fitness Data

Fitness wristband maker Jawbone has opened up access to its API so developers can build and integrate tools for “data aggregation and visualization, gaming, marketing, rewards provisioning.” This extends a program that the Up band creator had launched for specific developers in April. It also helps bring Jawbone up to the level of competitors like Fitbit, which has long allowed developer data access.

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Social Influence Startup Klout Partners With Yammer

Social influence measurement startup Klout announced a partnership on Tuesday with enterprise communications company Yammer. The integration will allow Klout to factor Yammer users’ data and activity into its social ranking algorithm, and currently lets Yammer users display their Klout scores on their Yammer profiles. Klout and Microsoft — which owns Yammer — already have existing integrations on separate properties, including a partnership with Bing, the software giant’s search engine.

Yahoo’s Bid for Hulu in $600M to $800M Range — Even as It Preps Other Big Deals in Mobile and Communications

Get ready for a very noisy game of musical chairs over the premium video site. Meanwhile, Mayer is still shopping for deals.
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Belly Now Aims Its Loyalty Platform at National Enterprise Businesses

Chicago-based Belly said it was rolling out its customer loyalty and marketing platform to larger national enterprise clients. The startup has been aimed at the consumer market and smaller businesses since its launch in 2011, focused on increasing customer engagement, driving repeat business and helping attract new customers. Belly said it has been working with 40 national chains representing more than 500 current locations, using a system that includes a tech platform, an in-store tablet, analytics and marketing, as well as helping clients do email campaigns, social media integration and other mobile marketing.

MuleSoft, the Cloud’s Super Middleman, Lands $37 Million From NEA

Also investing: Salesforce.com.
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Introducing Livefyre Commenting at AllThingsD

Change is hard, but commenting has never been easier.
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There’s No Avoiding Google+

Google Inc. is gaining ground against Facebook Inc. thanks to a controversial tactic: requiring people to use the Google+ social network.

Along With New Homepage, Yahoo Also Set to Launch a “Gmail-Like” Email Reboot to Slow Gmail Gains

Signed, sealed, about to be delivered.
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Investor Reaction to CEO Tim Cook’s Dramatic Management Upheaval at Apple Will Be Delayed by Sandy

Answering the question, “Did Forstall jump, or was he pushed?” will have to wait out the storm. (But we think pushed.)
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Bing Deepens Social Ties With Foursquare Tips Integration

Two months after launching a more social version of its Bing search engine, Microsoft on Wednesday added Foursquare integration. Now after completing a Bing search for a particular business or place of interest, any tips and recommendations posted on Foursquare will appear in Bing’s social sidebar. The update comes after Google’s recent similar Zagat integration with search and its relaunch of Places, now dubbed Google+ Local.