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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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Yes, I was happy that Nike (finally) released desktop widgets for tracking Nike+iPod workouts and challenge stats, but honestly, no one but me ever sees my desktop. I can’t for the life of me figure out why there isn’t an official Nike+ plugin or widget for popular blogging platforms. The Nike+iPod Sport Kit seems to […]

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The crafty blogger over at Yarn-A-Go-Go has posted instructions on knitting your own shoe pouch for the Nike+iPod Sport Kit sensor. It should be a pretty easy project for someone with basic knitting skills, and the finished product looks much better than most of the other popular “shoe hacks.”

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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 new television commercial for the Nike+iPod Sport Kit has started airing in the U.S. The 30-second spot features the song “Here It Goes Again” by the band OK Go. It’s great to see some more mainstream advertising for the Sport Kit, especially at a time of year when so many people will be getting […]

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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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I’ve added another Nike+iPod sensor accessory to my Shoe Hacks Round-up: The LaceLid. It’s a simple hard rubber “cap” which fits over the Nike+iPod sensor, and is attached to your shoe by running your laces through holes at the top and bottom. At $5, the LaceLid is one of the cheapest and simplest Nike+iPod shoe […]

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PowerSong Videos

I’ve added a new feature to my sidebar: PowerSong Videos. For those of you not hip to the Nike+iPod lingo, PowerSong is a feature of the Nike+iPod Sport Kit that lets you instantly skip to a pre-determined track (the PowerSong) during your work-out by pressing the iPod’s center button. The idea is that an uptempo, […]

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Macworld announced the winners of their 22nd annual Editors’ Choice Awards yesterday, and the Nike+iPod Sport Kit was among the 29 winners. While that in itself isn’t very surprising, what is surprising is that the Sport Kit was the only iPod-related product to make the list. No shuffle, no nano, not even the toilet paper […]

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If you’re participating in a Nike+iPod running challenge, especially a very active or competitive one, you know how much fun it is to check on your competitors’ progress throughout the day. Unfortunately, logging into and navigating the Nike+ website isn’t especially quick or convenient. But good news is finally here: Nike’s just made it easier […]

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