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May 29, 2013: Apple’s Tim Cook On Why The Nike+ FuelBand Works And Google Glass Doesn’t

Mossberg/Swisher: Is the future wearables?

Cook: I think so. I wear this. It’s a FuelBand. I think Nike did a great job with this. It’s for a specific area. It’s integrated well with iOS…

August 19, 2013: Apple Hires Nike FuelBand Guru Jay Blahnik

Fitness industry consultant Jay Blahnik, who played a key role in the development of Nike’s FuelBand, has taken a job at Apple…

February 13, 2014: If Apple Really Is Doing An ‘iWatch,’ It’s A Huge Conflict Of Interest For Tim Cook

The FuelBand isn’t as important to Nike’s business as the iPhone is to Apple’s business. But there’s no way Cook should be getting information about how to make Apple’s wearable computer better than the FuelBand as a board member…

April 18, 2014: Nike Fires Majority of FuelBand Team, Plans to Stop Making Wearables

As the competition in the fitness wearable category has increased with entries from Jawbone and Fitbit, Nike has opted to shift its focus to software. Company spokesman Brian Strong told CNET in an email that Nike continually aligns its resources with business priorities…

as had been predicted on secret.ly

The douchebag execs at Nike are going to lay off a bunch of the eng team who developed The FuelBand, and other Nike+ stuff. Mostly because the execs committed gross negligence, wasted tons of money, and didn’t know what they were doing.

Could be, could be.

Us, we’re going to run with the hypothesis that the douchebag execs at Nike know exactly what they are doing.

Also going to posit the further hypothesis that if you haven’t been bending your thoughts towards coming up with clever things to do with data recorded 24/7 from some Apple M7-embedded device coming to you via Core Motion, right about now might very well be a particularly good time to get on that.

Just sayin’.

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