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Nike teams with TechStars for a sports-themed startup accelerator

Nike-backed accelerator to support a new wave of digital fitness startups

gigaom.com
Sports giant Nike is launching the Nike+ Accelerator program — a three-month program to foster startups — in conjunction with Boulder, Colo.-based TechStars. According to Monday’s announcement, the program targets companies that use Nike+ technology, including the FuelBand and Nike+ Running app, to create products and services for athletes to get help in...
Nike-backed accelerator to support a new wave of digital fitness startups

Nike+ Selects Ten Finalists For The Accelerator Program Powered By TechStars

techcrunch.com
Back in December, Nike unveiled the Nike+ Accelerator program, powered by TechStars. After going through hundreds of applications, TechStars and Nike selected ten finalists. They will now begin a three-month program and take advantage of the Nike+ API and SDK to develop and release new companion products for the Nike...
Nike+ Selects Ten Finalists For The Accelerator Program Powered By TechStars
Nike Announces Nike+ Accelerator, Powered By TechStars, To "Fuel" Nike+ Innovation

E3 2012: Nike+ Kinect Training brings in-depth fitness measuring to Xbox 360

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Nike’s trainers and coaches have helped Microsoft Game Studios develop a Kinect fitness game that will tap into the athletic-equipment company’s huge stable of workout products. Regular fitness nuts may already be familiar with Nike+. A smartphone app that tracks running and other exercises. Nike+ Kinect Training will bring...
E3 2012: Nike+ Kinect Training brings in-depth fitness measuring to Xbox 360
You Can’t Improve What You Can’t Measure

How Jimmy Fallon Uses the Nike FuelBand

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The fitness and gaming industries are getting more and more serious about gathering data about their customers. But that doesn’t mean comedian Jimmy Fallon isn’t going to poke fun at them. Moderating a SXSW panel today called “Digital Sport: Know More, Do More,” Fallon asked a group of execs, as...
How Jimmy Fallon Uses the Nike FuelBand
Meet the 10 companies of the Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars

Announcing Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia to speak at RoadMap

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Our list of awesome speakers for our RoadMap conference keeps growing! We’re excited to announce that Airbnb co-founder and Chief Product Officer Joe Gebbia will join our line up for a conversation with GigaOM Senior Writer Mathew Ingram on how Airbnb has been using design as a competitive advantage, and...
Announcing Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia to speak at RoadMap
Our RoadMap connected design conference is two weeks away!

Future-shapers: Wired 2012 lineup revealed, and you can get your tickets now [discounts]

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WIRED 2012 is coming to the The Brewery in London in October. You might think this is a bit of an early call but the magazine’s first event last year sold out with more than 440 delegates in the mix, so best to get in early. This year’s event looks set...
Future-shapers: Wired 2012 lineup revealed, and you can get your tickets now [discounts]

Kinect takes center stage at E3 with Madden, FIFA franchises

arstechnica.com
Ars at E3 EA press conference, live from E3 Microsoft E3 press conference liveblog Sony E3 press conference liveblog: Monday, June 4 Ubisoft E3 press conference liveblog: Monday, June 4 Pre-emptive trailers show off some of E3's biggest titles Microsoft's E3 press conference today was littered with new Kinect...
Kinect takes center stage at E3 with Madden, FIFA franchises

Nike's Olander: "Democratizing sports data a tremendous opportunity"

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Data collection is still primarily limited to pro sports, Nike vp, digital sport Stefan Olander said Monday at GigaOM RoadMap. But everyday athletes — people who run for fun — want “simpler ways of harnessing all that activity information” and still want to be motivated and inspired. So the company...
Nike's Olander: "Democratizing sports data a tremendous opportunity"

Meet the 10 digital fitness startups in the new Nike, TechStars accelerator

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Sports giant Nike has picked its winners. Three months after announcing the launch of a new TechStars-powered accelerator for digital fitness startups, the company on Monday said it had chosen the 10 companies that will participate in its first class. Nike said the 10 startups, which were culled from “thousands,”...
Meet the 10 digital fitness startups in the new Nike, TechStars accelerator

Study: wearable computing will be a $1.5B business by 2014

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There’s big money ahead for Fitbit and Google’s Project Glass: Wearable computing will grow to a $1.5 billion business within the next two years, according to a new Juniper study that is identifying 2014 as the watershed year for the wearable device sector. Juniper believes that the wearable computing industry...
Study: wearable computing will be a $1.5B business by 2014
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