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    Apple and Nike have been partners for years, up to the point where Tim Cook sits on Nike's board. As a result, we've seen tons of collaboration between companies through the Nike+ applications and services, and that was also evident in the exclusivity that the Nike Fuel Band saw with iPhones for years. The next chapter for this partnership was made official earlier this year, but since we haven't seen anything yet, a recent interview provides us with a hint. Nike CEO Mark Parker was recently interviewed by Bloomberg to discuss the company's brand and product strategy. We saw how Nike ...

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    Most of the rumors that surround Apple lately have to do with the company's plans to build a wearable. We're still not sure that it'll be called the "iWatch," but we do know that the company has been hiring people from different sectors in health and fashion in order to build its first smartwatch. The sudden death of the Nike Fuelband has left a ton of very talented people available for such a task, and Apple is already taking action. Two former Nike Fuelband employees have just updated their LinkedIn profiles to confirm that they work for Apple. The two new Cupertino employees are Jon ...

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    The first Nike+ FuelBand came out all the way back in early 2012. With an iOS app, Apple users were free to interact with the fitness tracker while out on the go, but there was no equivalent Android app to be seen. Initially, Nike talked about making an Android version available sometime that summer, but nothing ever surfaced. By February 2013, a year after FuelBand's release, Nike dashed any lingering hope Android users still had, announcing that “at this time, we are not working on an Android version of the mobile app.” And when the second-gen FuelBand SE launched last fall, it too ...

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    With Nike's surprising decision to close down its wearable hardware division, at a time when the market is actually growing has generated a lo of speculation. We've heard some recent rumors of Nike's Fuel system playing a key roll on Apple's iWatch, and given the fact that both companies have been partners for years now, this could be the case. Whatever the case may be, Nike has opened its Fuel system to third party companies, and the company's CEO has shed some light on what to expect. In a recent interview with CNBC, Nike CEO Mark Parker has given us some insight into the company's ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's roll in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, at least monetarily in favor of Samsung. Samsung follows as we get the first leaked photos of the Galaxy K. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the user complaints on the camera software. Apple follows the news as we talk about how the iWatch could replace the iPod, and how Nike+ could be elemental to the iWatch. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus One launch, and our thoughts on the phone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google will pay for some of Samsung’s ...

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    Most of our smartwatch interest at the moment is focused on products coming from companies that already manufacture smartphones: Apple, Samsung, and the like. We expect these models to be a little more polished than the more general-purpose smarwatches coming from various upstarts. Still, models like the Pebble and the new Qualcomm Toq make it clear that these other players are still very much worth paying attention to. Today we hear rumors of a smartwatch in the works from Nike, a company already familiar with wearable tech thanks to its FuelBand fitness trackers. Supposedly, Nike is ...

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    If there's a word that's capable of generating more bad feelings in the mobile industry than “exclusive,” I don't know what it is. There's little worse than following the rumors leading up to the release of some headline-grabbing superphone, only to find out at launch time that it's only going to be available for one carrier – and of course, you already have a family plan with another/don't get good coverage on that network in your area/any number of other reasons why carrier exclusivity makes that insanely desirable handset a complete no-go for you. It's not just phones exclusive to ...

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    Wearable technology may still be in its infancy, but that just means we're at the forefront of being able to watch it all evolve. That's meant things like more and more advanced smartwatches, and Google Glass in the months to come, but also a whole boatload of fitness trackers. And why not? These devices are often much less physically complex than other wearable gadgets, making them durable, affordable, and easier to use than more "techy" hardware. Today, Nike's back with its follow-up to last year's Nike+ FuelBand, but we're wondering if it's really much of an improvement. Nike's pretty ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk bout some BlackBerry results along with the official divorce of Beats and HTC. Then we talk about Nokia smartphones getting hover interaction according to new patents. Google is next as an Open Project demo shows us how we can share our smartphone display with other monitors in an easy fashion. We then continue with the iPad 5 and some thickness changes according to leaks, aside from other leaks pointing to a gold iPad mini with Touch ID, but missing a more important feature. We end today's show talking about iOS 7.0.2, and Apple's recent hire of ...

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    Smartphones can be a great tool for keeping track of exercise, whether that's using their GPS receivers to document runs or connecting with devices like heart rate monitors. Last year, Nike launched its own solution, a wristband-based accelerometer called the FuelBand. While users can upload their data to Nike's personal tracking website via there computers, or with an iOS app, there hasn't been a similar version available for Android. Despite ongoing assurances that such an Android app was forthcoming, Nike has now changed its tune, announcing that it is not working on any Android ...

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