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Maker Space North Coming Soon to Ottawa

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I’m currently involved in a project to help grow Ottawa’s maker community. While the details are somewhat sparse just now, we’re going to have some more significant announcements around what exactly we’re building, where it will be located and how we’re going to make Ottawa Canada’s official maker city.

Sign up at MakerSpaceNorth.com and I’ll be sure to keep you updated. I promise no excessive emails and you’ll only receive an email when there’s important news.

Thalmic Labs’ Myo Armband And The Long Road To Gaming Accessory

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When I first saw Thalmic Labs’ Myo armband, I thought “that’s a cool device, but why?”. It’s a problem that a lot of wearables and IoT products are experiencing. Sure, it’s cool to track your heartbeat, brain patterns, or watch your dog while you’re away, but is that a solution to a real consumer problem?

Read the full article over at Connectedly.

What’s Going On With ScoreLoop at BlackBerry?

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Here’s a simple feature suggestion for ScoreLoop: why don’t you just read whether someone is viewing a link from their mobile or desktop, and display the appropriate app store? When you get a ScoreLoop email and you click the link from your desktop, the ScoreLoop page says:
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Inside Apps Notifier: The Easiest Way To Monitor the App Store

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Apps Notifier is an iOS tool that helps you track apps, vendors and keywords in the App Store. For consumers, this means that you can track your favorite apps for price drops, look for sales, and get notified when your favorite devs launch a new app. For developers and marketers this means you can keep track of the competition. Lawyers can even watch the App Store for trademark infringement.

Check out this article to see what Apps Notifier can do.

TacoQuest is DinDin Kitchen Inc’s Foray Into A Micro-Search Platform

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Three BlackBerry employees: Alex Kinsella, Derek Alldritt and Chad Tetreault have launched an app called TacoQuest and a startup called DinDin Kitchen. According to LinkedIn, DinDin Kitchen “specializes in brining innovative apps to mobile platforms.” The first app, TacoQuest, is an interesting concept that, powered by foursquare, aims to be a “micro-search platform”.
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Details of the Nike+ Accelerator Powered by TechStars NYC

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I recently attended the recruiting tour for the Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars NYC and I thought it might be beneficial to write up some info and thoughts for those interested in the program. For those who don’t know, Nike has launched a startup accelerator in partnership with TechStars NYC to find startups that can leverage access to the Nike+ Fuel data to build a startup or complement a startups data. The goal is to get some initial seed money, go through the TechStars program and build a business that may be acquired by Nike or simply exist as its own business. Read on for more details.
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