Mobile Minutes: Oscar Health uses wearables; Alibaba challenges Android; Mobile apps collect kids' info; Apps for winter
Oscar Health using Misfit wearables to reward fit customers
Today the New York health insurer, which has raised more than $150 million in venture capital, said it has partnered with wearable-device company, Misfit, in a program that will link customer biometric information straight to their health insurance.
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Alibaba must deploy cash to challenge Android: Real
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) wants its mobile operating system to run millions of smartphones in China. The fastest solution: spend some of its cash hoard on a handset maker.
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Mobile apps still collect information on kids
Worried that toy stores, fast food chains, and other retailers are tracking your kids online this holiday season? A landmark 2013 law aimed at protecting the privacy of America's youngest mobile consumers hasn't stopped app developers from collecting vast amounts of data, including a person's location and even recordings of their voice, according to privacy researchers and consumer advocates.
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Apps that can help in planning for wintry weather
Given the snowstorms that have surprised parts of the United States, the coming winter may already feel threatening. Planning for wintry weather is important, but so is enjoying the cold and snow. Your smartphone can help with both.
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