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I have nothing against Microsoft’s new Vista operating system. Heck, I haven’t even seen it running on a computer yet. But today’s A Mac User Switches To Vista article from MSNBC.com gave me a laugh. It’s not that I find the premise of the headline somehow unbelievable — I’m sure there are Mac users who […]

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Looks like Nike is planning to release a new product that lets runners record and upload Nike+ data without an iPod: The Nike Speed+ Watch. Many thanks to quick-thinking reader Steve who saw the Speed+ listed on the new Nike Store Europe site just after it went live on Monday night. He was able to […]

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It looks like Apple’s iTunes store wasn’t the only site to buckle under the pressure of increased holiday traffic. Nike’s Nikeplus.com, the site where Nike+iPod Sport Kit users upload their running data and track their progress, has been hit with slowdowns and service outages for the past couple of days. I didn’t write about it […]

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Some interesting legal surprises in Apple’s most recent SEC filings… and they have nothing to do with the backdating of stock options. First, we learn that a company called PhatRat, LLC, which “provides scientific measurement services for sporting purposes,” has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple over the Nike+iPod Sport Kit. The company’s website […]

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I wrote yesterday about Nikeplus.com’s Nike+iPod New Year’s Resolution Challenge, and mentioned that I though too much emphasis was being placed on on people not reaching their goals. I really wanted to see some recognition of people who do reach their goals. Well, my wish has come true. Nike has announced that they will donate, […]

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Nike has added a New Year’s Resolution feature to the Nikeplus.com website. Registered Nike+iPod users can participate by setting a distance goal for themselves for the month of January, along with deciding what the consequences will be if they don’t reach the goal. At the end of the month, Nike will publicly display the consequences […]

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A full transcript of Nike’s 2007 Q2 financial analyst confrerence all is now available at SeekingAlpha.com. Here’s the good stuff… CEO Mark Parker on the Nike brand: The Nike Brand had a lot of big wins in key categories this quarter. Nike Plus is turning out to be huge. In less than six months, Nike […]

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Nike, Inc. announced higher than expected 2nd quarter earnings earlier today, only minutes after their stock had risen nearly 4% to its highest price in over ten years. Nike reported that second-quarter net income rose to $325.6 million ($1.28 per share) compared with $301.1 million ($1.14 per share) a year earlier. Revenue increased 10 percent, […]

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Not sure how I missed this one, especially since the article points readers to my site, but there was another very positive review of the Nike+iPod Sport Kit by Eric Gwinn in last Thursday’s Chicago Tribune. I’ve added it to the Nike+iPod Review Roundup.

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