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Nothing lost or gained but a few precious pounds--a weight tool review

That New Year's weight losing resolution losing traction? Check out this comprehensive review of all the latest in wearable devices and trackers to help shed the pounds, including Pittsburgh-based BodyMediaFit.

Read it in the New York Times.

Songwhale's Ty Morse's first flight to Asia and back on no sleep

Frequent flier and Pittsburgh entrepreneur Ty Morse of SongWhale relates the story of his first overnight trip to Asia on business and the best and worst of airport travel. 

Read it in The New York Times.

CMU robotics spinoff Astrobotic is racing to the moon

Who says the race to the moon is over?

Fueled by the Lunar X $20 million prize, several companies are in the race, with CMU spinout Astrobotic a promising frontrunner. What sets Astrobotic apart from the competition is the support NASA has shown the company in terms of multiple contracts for an excavator as well as information on its low-cost moon strategy.

Read it on FoxNews.com.

For Pittsburgh, being a Wallflower to the economic party has its perks

President Obama arrives in Pittsburgh this week, for the fifth time in recent memory, and movies like "Perks of Being a Wallflower" film and go. Why is Pittsburgh always in the middle of filming a movie while everyone else in the country is worrying about jobs?

Read it in Neon Tommy, Annenberg Digital News.

Evil Genius voted best Tech 50 video by popular vote. Watch it!

The 2011 Tech 50 rolled out a new award this year's at the Consol Energy Center, Best Company Video. Finalists were invited to create a unique piece describing what their company is all about. The videos were presented on the big screen and Evil Genius Designs took home the prize by popular vote. 

Watch it on YouTube.

It's cheap, lives a long life and is toxin-free. Will the new battery by Acquion power the world?

With $30 million in venture capital and plans to move into full production, Pittsburgh-based Acquion hopes to change the way we use batteries with a product that is a water-based electrolyte mixed with materials such as sodium and manganese. Landfills are already breathing a sigh of relief.

Read it in MIT Technology Review.

Luke Skurman's Business Bout down to six finalists and the Baller BBQ XIV

The Business Bout is down to the wire, the final boxing match between six finalists at the BBQ Baller XIV this Saturday, Oct. 1st from  3 to 10 p.m. Live performances by Paul Luc, Guaracha Latin Band, and D.J. Zan.

Who will it be? Tickets are nearly sold out! Check out the final six. on  YouTube.

White House names ModCloth's Susan Koger a Champion of Change

Ordinary Americans accomplishing extraordinary things is what "Champions of Change" is all about. ModCloth founder Susan Koger shook President Obama's hand this month at the White House, accepting an honor that recognizes Americans each week who are out innovating in their fields.

Read it on Above Average Jane and the White House Blog.

Sean Ammirati on how Pittsburgh will be the next Silicon Valley

Pittsburgh entrepreneur (and former founder of mSpoke) Sean Ammirati makes a strong case for Pittsburgh as a potential rival to Silicon Valley, especially if the local business community supports local entreprenuers. Ammirati is working with a team of entreprenuers, business leaders and Innovation Works to bring it about through "Innovation Happens."

Read about it on ReadWriteWeb.

ShowClix mobile platform draws national attention during Billboard blowout

ShowClix's mobile ticketing platform drew national attention during the Billboard Summer Blowout Party in which every ticketed distributed was sent via mobile phones through the new platform developed by the Pittsburgh tech savvy ticket company.

Read it at ABC News.

Apollo Group (aka University of Phoenix) buys Carnegie Learning for $75 million

The Apollo Group, which runs the University of Phoenix, has announced the $75 million purchase of downtown-based Carnegie Learning, makers of the highly successful online math instruction curriculum that combines classroom work with computer instruction. The program is used by 600,000 students in grades 6-12 in 3,000 schools nationwide.

Read it in the New York Times.

DeepLocal wins Ad Age 2012 Small Ad Agency of the Year Award

It's not size that matters, but talent and intelligence, says Ad Age in describing the winners of the 2012 Ad Age Small Agency Awards. DeepLocal does it again, taking claim to the best small ad agency in the Northeast. 

"...this band of hackers, artists and musicians turn out projects for marketers and other agencies that are nothing short of mind-blowing," says Ad Age. We agree!

Read it in AdAge.

Google acquires Carnegie Mellon spinout PittPat

Yet another homegrown company has been snapped up by Google. Following on the heels of ReCaptcha, Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition, or PittPat, which is already used for Image Search, YouTube and Picasa, was purchased by Google for an undisclosed amount. This is something you may need to know.

Read it in The Wall Street Journal.

What's the potential of online face recognition? Could it change everything on the web. Check out "How Google's New Face Recognition Could Change the Future of the Web" on Fast Company.

PNC creates a cool mobile app for check deposits

PNC in Pittsburgh is among the first to offer a mobile app that allows you to deposit money in your bank account on-the-go.

Read it in The Washington Post.

AlphaLab places in Top 15 U.S. Startup Accelerators

Tech Cocktail ranked its top 15 U.S. Startup Accelerators and Incubators this week, and Pittsburgh company AlphaLab ranked at number 15. The site looked at programs around the nation that provide entrepreneurs with mentoring, guidance and a small amount of funding in return for a stake in the company. Others who made the list include The Brandery in Cincinnati, Kicklabs in San Francisco and (coming in at number one) TechStars Boulder in Colorado.

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