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3/29/2017

Wearable devices that help female consumers manage their health and offer a bit of style are becoming a popular segment for tech companies. Bellabeat, a maker of wearable health-tracking pendants, and Omsignal, a wearable brand that puts women first, are just two of the companies looking to take wearable tech beyond the "boys' club" and just counting steps to a more holistic approach to monitoring women's health.

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3/29/2017

Adidas has released a beta version of its All Day fitness app on Android and iOS. The app works with Google Fit and Apple's Health Kit and offers tutorials and fitness tracking.

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3/29/2017

Onkyo and Yamaha have released new AVR models, including Onkyo's two new midrange AVR models and Yamaha's four V Series AVR models.

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3/29/2017

Casio will release a line of GPS-based watches designed to adjust based on time zone while consuming minimal energy. The first offering to be released will be the GPW-2000 in May.

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3/28/2017

The ultimate computer interface involving the direct downloading of thoughts from the brain is the goal of entrepreneur Elon Musk's reported newest company, Neuralink, sources say. The company is looking to hire leading experts in the field, which envisions tiny implanted brain electrodes.

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3/28/2017

Samsung has announced plans to sell refurbished Galaxy Note7 phones. The company also intends to sell many components in the Note7 devices, including camera modules and chips, and recover such metals as copper, silver and nickel.

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3/28/2017

Schnuck Markets has chosen Penske Logistics to operate a 915,000-square-foot fresh food warehouse in Missouri and reached an agreement with union workers at another warehouse in the state. The moves are part of the retailer's transition to a new structure in the supply chain.

3/28/2017

Ambition, patience, a hunger for experience and a good pair of shoes are keys to building a successful career in food retail, veteran Kroger executive Jayne Homco said last week. "You'll learn this over and over: A can-do attitude is what's going to help you in your career," she said.

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3/28/2017

Music streaming service Spotify says it has acquired MightyTV, a startup that developed an app that makes suggestions to viewers about what TV shows and movies to watch. Spotify said the company's technology will help it target specific groups for advertising.

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3/28/2017

US consumers' attitudes toward fitness have evolved to focus on overall health and nutrition, and Instagram and other social sites are raising awareness of the latest workout plans and meal services. "Until a few years ago, people learned about the latest workout or plan in the magazines, but now they more likely than not found it on Instagram," said Stephen Boidock of branding agency Drumroll.

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Digiday
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