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Canvas Ventures hires former Social Capital GP Mike Ghaffary

Mike Ghaffary left Social Capital in August, shortly before the firm announced it would no longer raise outside capital.

Google Fit gets a redesign, adds Heart Points and coaching

Google Fit is getting a major update today. The company’s activity tracking app has been around for a few years now but until today, it pretty much worked and looked that same as on the day it l

Strava appears to have disabled a key tracking feature over privacy concerns

This will come as no surprise to those who’ve been following the news of the past couple of weeks, but it appears that Strava’s disabled at least one top feature as it works to get to the bottom o

Strava says it will simplify privacy settings and review app features after exposing military bases

Fitness app Strava has said it will review its privacy settings and features after it was found to have exposed the location of military bases across the world by releasing user activity data. The Str

US military reviewing tech use after Strava privacy snafu

The U.S. military has responded to privacy concerns over a heatmap feature in the Strava app which displays users' fitness activity -- and has been shown exposing the location of military facilities a

Fitness app Strava exposes the location of military bases

Strava, the popular app for tracking running, cycling and swimming, is not the most obvious go-to for exposing national secrets, but a heatmap of activity from users has been found to unearth the loc

Strava launches posts to bring athletes back for everything else beyond their workouts

When you walk upstairs at the Strava offices over on Third Street in San Francisco, you’ll find boards as tall as your typical human. They’re covered with images — screenshots of Instagr

Instagram VP Kevin Weil joins board of social fitness app Strava

If you're trying to build the Instagram for exercise, it helps to have the guy building Instagram for Instagram. That's why Strava has added Instagram head of product Kevin Weil to its board of direct

Zwift, a multiplayer game that’s making indoor athletics more social, just raised $27 million

If you haven’t heard of Zwift, founded two years ago in Long Beach, Ca., you aren’t alone. But investors have been following the company. Its massive, multiplayer video game technology,

Garmin brings Strava’s safety system to its fitness wearables

Over the summer, fitness social network Strava introduced Beacon, a safety feature designed to offer peace of mind to the friends and families of long distance runners know they’re stating out of ha

Strava adds a real-time safety feature to its fitness tracking app

The official promo for Strava’s new beacon feature shows a runner attempting to outpace a giant boulder — something I suspect isn’t too common an occurrence unless you’re Indiana Jones o

How to train your human, part II: Products that make habits last

In the first part of this series, we learned about designing products that use good triggers and motivators to get users like Joe to engage in healthy behaviors. Now, how can we ensure that these n

Perfecto Is A Marketplace For Bikes That Are Not Stolen

Launched last month, Perfecto is a bike marketplace that verifies buyers, sellers, and bicycles, essentially eradicates the potential of stolen bikes being sold as legit ones. As bicycle commutes bec