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Mobile Minutes: Periscope on Android; Fitbit’s IPO; Wearables tracking employees; Smartwatch apps for travel

June 3, 2015

peri 185Live streaming mobile app Periscope now on Android
Periscope, the much talked live streaming mobile app that Twitter acquired in March this year, will finally be available on Android starting today. The app had only been active on iOS so far.
Read more on Times of India

Fitbit seeks up to $478 million in IPO of health-device maker
Fitbit Inc., the maker of wearable devices that collect data on exercise and sleep patterns, is seeking to raise as much as $478 million in an initial public offering.
Read more on Bloomberg

More bosses expected to track their staff through wearables in the next 5 years
More companies like USAA are expected to embrace wearable devices with open arms in the coming years, precisely because of their ability to monitor the workers wearing them, and to track them more clearly as data points whose actions can be predicted and incentivized.
Read more on Forbes

Testing Android smart watches for travel
If you want a smartwatch to make travel easier, Apple Watch is hard to beat. But what about all those Android competitors?
Read more on New York Times

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