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Basis Peak fitness tracker launches with touchscreen controls

09/30, 7:59am

Heart rate tracker of Basis B1 upgraded in Peak fitness tracker

Basis, producers of the B1 fitness tracker, has unveiled its first wearable device since its acquisition by Intel. The Peak is a fitness and sleep tracker which builds upon its predecessor by replacing the collection of buttons and display with a larger touch-enabled screen, as well as upgrading the rear-mounted heart rate tracker to the point where Basis suggests it could replace a chest-strap monitor completely.

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Rumor: Intel acquires Basis Science for $100-$150M

03/04, 7:58am

Health tracker manufacturer reportedly bought by Intel

Intel has picked up health tracker producer Basis Science, beating off competition from Apple and Google, according to a report. The acquisition, yet to be confirmed by either company, is said by multiple sources to be worth $100 million or $150 million, and extends Intel's wearables portfolio from the SD card-sized Edison computer and the combined headset and smartphone combination known as Jarvis.

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Rumor: Apple, Google, others looking to acquire Basis Science

02/17, 5:37am

Wearable fitness tracker could be purchased for under $100M

Fitness tracker producer Basis Science could be acquired by a major technology company in the near future, according to rumors. A report claims the wearable device manufacturer behind the Basis B1 fitness tracker is in talks with Apple and Google, with a further claim of discussions with Microsoft and Samsung over a possible sale, though not necessarily for a high price.

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RIM renames BBX to BlackBerry 10 in Apple-style cue

12/06, 10:55pm

BBX rechristened BlackBerry 10 at DevCon

RIM quickly got around a ban on mentioning BBX during BlackBerry DevCon Asia by renaming its platform. The new smartphone and tablet platform will just be called BlackBerry 10. Its technique copies the one used by Apple for jumping multiple version numbers with QuickTime and Final Cut Pro.

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RIM blocked from using BBX trademark during event

12/06, 10:45pm

RIM barred from using name of next OS

RIM faced a symbolic setback for its platform Tuesday after BASIS successfully landed a temporary block on the use of the BBX name. An Albuquerque court determined that the upcoming BlackBerry platform's use was "identical" to BASIS' mobile app platform and had to stop during BlackBerry DevCon Asia between December 7 and 8. Letting RIM use the trademark could confuse people and make them think that BASIS' app platform would only work on the unreleased platform, the court argued.

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Basis claims RIM abusing its BBX trademark

10/20, 8:15pm

Company sues over BBx name dating back to the '80s

Research In Motion currently faces a legal dispute over the trademark BBX, which represents the BlackBerry maker's upcoming unified OS for smartphones and tablets. Just two days after RIM introduced BBX, software company Basis filed a lawsuit accusing the Canadian company of infringing its BBx trademark that is tied to a computer programming language.

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