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Blue Goji launches…

Dean TakahashiKai Huang of Blue GojiJumping on the fitness gaming trend, Blue Goji is launching its Goji Play system of wireless hardware and games that are aimed at getting you into better shape. Blue Goji lets you turn your cardio fitness bikes or treadmills into “gamified” experiences, where you can play games while you’re exercising and forget about the hard work. Blue GojiGoji Play game They are part of a trend of using games to motivate people to do things they really don’t like doing, like exercising. But they hope to differentiate themselves with a unique approach to getting the experience just right and attract people who would never otherwise play a hardcore game on a video game console. Blue Goji and its partners have created a dozen games that are available on the Apple iTunes App Store.

Access to simple technologies can reduce poverty

Today is a day dedicated to the eradication of poverty – a simple statement for a very complex problem. But what if the solution is simple? The eradication of poverty could be simple, life-changing technologies. Poverty takes many forms, all of which limit an individual’s potential to live a healthy, productive life

Motorola’s next phone allegedly full-screen = frameless

This past week was particularly rich in news, thanks to the IFA event in Germany, but next week will be equally interesting given that Motorola and Nokia are going to launch their high-end smartphone offering for 2012. Both events happen on Sept 5 and Ubergizmo will be there to provide full coverage, so mark your calendars (9am ET and 2pm ET)! The stakes are high, and from what is leaking out ahead of the launch, Motorola will feature a phone that was described by Bloomberg as being a “full-screen” phone, which means that there is little to no frame at all around the display.

3 Great Things I Learned at Starbucks

I used to hate dropping cash at the coffee giant. Now I love it. Here's what the retail star has taught my company.A few weeks ago, I was stranded in the airport in Atlanta, and found myself in search of one thing: a Starbucks.It was a little surprising: I used to hate Starbucks, or at least what I thought it stood for. I grew up on Dunkin Donuts (I'm still a fan), and the thought the idea of saying 'venti' instead of 'large' was annoying on many levels

5 Things to Know From Apple’s WWDC

The biggest software and hardware updates that business users (and Applephiles) should know about.Apple's annual lovefest is officially on.On Monday, the company kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference, ending weeks of giddy rumors and speculation flying around the Web about just what exactly Apple might unveil.So what did it unveil in San Francisco?In short, a lot.Apple kicked off the conference with a few newsworthy stats: More than 650,000 apps are now available in the iTunes App Store, 225,000 of which are for the iPad. In total, users have downloaded 30 billion apps. After taking its 30% cut of profits from those sales the company has paid out more than $5 billion to developers.But here's what you really care about...

How to Handle Pushy Customers

Don't let your company get backed into a corner by a cascade of demands. Here's how to strike a deal that satisfies everyone.I watched this interchange at a friend's house between a mom and a 4-year-old child:"Sweetie, it's not time for cookies. "Sweetie, leave the cookie jar alone.

5 Ways to Survive the Worst Days

One day you're on top, the next you couldn't feel lower. Entrepreneurs share their tips for getting through dark days.Every entrepreneur goes through highs and lows. You come up with an idea: high. You tell your idea to a close friend or mentor and they knock it down: low

Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week

You may think you're getting more accomplished by working longer hours. You're probably wrong.There's been a flurry of recent coverage praising Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, for leaving the office every day at 5:30 p.m. to be with her kids. Apparently she's been doing this for years, but only recently "came out of the closet," as it were.What's insane is that Sandberg felt the need to hide the fact, since there's a century of research establishing the undeniable fact that working more than 40 hours per week actually decreases productivity.In the early 1900s, Ford Motor ran dozens of tests to discover the optimum work hours for worker productivity.

Tutorial: Back up your data in the cloud

Back up data with LiveKiveApple's iCloud is a brand new service designed to make syncing data between Mac, Apple mobile devices and the PC a breeze, but it's not a comprehensive solution. The major shortcoming comes with the fact you can't pick specific folders or files to sync between devices. Thankfully, there are a number of third-party backup and sync services that use the internet to keep your files and folders in sync across a multitude of devices