Mobile Minutes: LinkedIn, Paypal, MyFitnessPal, New York Wi-Fi
By Staff reports
May 5, 2014
Despite ‘Intro’ flop, LinkedIn planning more mobile apps
Even in light of obvious hiccups like “Intro,” LinkedIn’s mobile focus will continue to include a collection of singular applications (separate from the main one), and new ones are on the way, CEO Jeff Weiner said Thursday. The mobile push appears to emulate the much discussed multi-app approach of consumer social giant Facebook, which now operates Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Paper, and Moves.
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PayPal rebrands, touting mobile payment abilities
PayPal has unveiled a new global branding campaign designed to put greater focus on its ability to let people make payments for goods and services anywhere and anytime.
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MyFitnessPal starts tracking steps to grow the world’s largest nutrition database
Recent hype about healthcare tech has been over wearable fitness trackers, but an arguably more impactful way to be healthy and lose weight is to track eating habits, something you can already do with a smartphone alone. MyFitnessPal, one of the first mobile apps to track food intake, is set to broaden its service to track activity too, marking a direct challenge to the software provided by wearable devices like Fitbit and Jawbone and an attempt to create one of the first, comprehensive windows into a persons health.
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New York Citys plan to turn pay phones into Wi-Fi hot spots
Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for proposals to morph the phone booths into Wi-Fi hot spots and would blanket the five boroughs with free access, ramping up a pilot program begun by his predecessor. If successful, the effort could be a blueprint for other cities.
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