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Facebook buys startup behind fitness tracker app Moves as it builds network of different apps

The Canadian Press - 10 hours ago NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook acquired the startup behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves as it expands beyond its namesake service into a company with multiple, differentiated mobile apps.

  • This product image provided by Whistle Labs, Inc. shows a new device, called Whistle, that lets pet owners track how much exercise _ or sleep _ their four-legged friends are getting. (AP Photo/Whistle Labs, Inc.)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Bad news for lazy dogs: A new device, called Whistle, lets pet owners track how much exercise — or sleep — their four-legged friends are getting. Whistle pushed me to take him out on more walks for longer periods. The Whistle app, available for Apple and Android smartphones, is nicely designed. THE DEVICE: …

  • NFB's 'Circa 1948' project show Vancouver through … The Canadian Press - Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
    A scene from the new National Film Board of Canada-produced interactive app "Circa 1948" is shown in this undated handout image. The innovative National Film Board of Canada-produced project "Circa 1948," which includes an artistic 3-D app, a website and an interactive installation, launched in competition at Tribeca Film Festival's Storyscapes program in New York on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - National Film Board

    TORONTO - It's 1948 and a mysterious woman checks into the Hotel Vancouver, telling the front desk she's looking for her husband. Meanwhile, a local radio newscast announces a housing crisis for legions of homeless war vets, and a police constable confesses he's at the hotel to place a bet with a bookie. The scenes are …

  • BERLIN - A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben Schlabs, who works for Security Research Labs, says the trick is identical to the one hackers used to unlock Apple's iPhone …

  • Zoosk, an online dating site and app creator that claims to have 26 million members worldwide, plans a listing on the New York stock exchange that would raise up to $100 million.

  • NEW YORK, N.Y. - Online dating service Zoosk is filing for an initial public offering worth as much as $100 million. Zoosk says its app was the highest-grossing dating app on the iPhone in the U.S. in 2013. The San Francisco company wants to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ZSK."

  • BlackBerry: BBM poses 'small' risk from Heartbleed on … The Canadian Press - Mon, 14 Apr, 2014

    WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry (TSX:BB) says Apple iPhones and Android devices running chat software BlackBerry Messenger face an "extremely small" risk from the Heartbleed software bug. BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM, was created originally for the company's own products, but BlackBerry released software last fall which made …

  • For now, the app can only be used in limited ways, but the telecommunications giant says the Suretap virtual wallet is a step towards offering a wider selection of mobile payment options. Suretap currently only supports a specific prepaid Mastercard and giftcards from a small selection of retailers including Indigo, Harvey's …

  • A new way to put creeps in their place Chatelaine - Fri, 11 Apr, 2014
    A new way to put creeps in their place

    Sexual harassment on the street is an offence with no real consequence - but this app may help to give offenders something to think about.

  • Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help. "If you get light in the wrong time or wrong way, it'll send you the wrong direction," said University of Michigan math professor Daniel …

  • Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help. "If you get light in the wrong time or wrong way, it'll send you the wrong direction," said University of Michigan math professor Daniel …

  • PayPal Canada has taken a little step toward that high-tech future, starting in Toronto. Its mobile app, available for Apple and Google Android devices, now allows users to pay for purchases at more than 50 eateries and cafes. Previously available in other countries, the app asks the user to check-in as they arrive at …

  • Snapchat is a pretty sneaky app. The messaging service allows you to send pictures and videos that disappear forever within seconds of being viewed. Or at least that’s the way it’s supposed to work.

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco

    By Gerry Shih and Bill Rigby SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, finally unveiled Office for Apple Inc's iPad in a polished debut that set him apart from his energetic predecessor while signaling his plans to make mobile apps the top priority at the world's largest software …

  • The dashboard of a BMW Z4 sDrive35is car is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile

    Forget about consulting your smartphone, just look at the car dashboard. Drivers can use the Audible car app to download and listen to audio books in the car and the Kaliki car app reads news items. Pandora, TuneIn Radio, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, Stitcher, Slacker Radio, and iTunes Radio are among the many apps …

  • File photo of the Blackberry campus in Waterloo

    TORONTO - BlackBerry is about to launch an update to its popular BlackBerry Messenger chat service that it hopes will rake in some extra coin. The Waterloo, Ont.-based technology firm is looking to generate revenue with its BBM app through sponsorships with brand names and by launching a new BBM Shop that deals in virtual …

  • Ottawa Hospital researchers have developed a free app to help Canadians store, manage and access immunization information.

  • Screenshots from the Immunize Canada app is shown in a handout photo, released on Thursday March 20, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

    TORONTO - If you are like most people, you have absolutely no clue when you last had a tetanus shot or when your polio booster is due. Even if you have a yellow immunization book, you may not know where to find it. And if you're a parent, you may have a hard time keeping track of when your daughter is due for an HPV vaccination …

  • A woman looks at the screen of her mobile phone while walking past a China Mobile sign in downtown Shanghai

    By Paul Carsten and Yimou Lee BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Mobile Ltd, the world's largest mobile carrier by subscribers, will spend more this year to bolster its 4G mobile network to counter its first annual profit drop in 14 years. The company blamed pressure from messaging services like the WeChat mobile app …

  • flappy-bird-returns

    After pulling his game because of all the angry Internet rage it generated, game developer Dong Nguyen is giving hope to Flappy Bird fans everywhere that his game may come back to the App Store. That’s right: The highly addictive, … Continue reading →

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