As we reported in January, the Nike Accelerator program was launched to encourage tech companies to develop apps for the Nike+ platform and Nike FuelBand. Techdigest's Gerald Lynch reports that of the hundreds who were looking to get in, just 10 companies made it to the finish line. Each of the companies will get $20,000 plus a three-month stay in Portland, Oregon, near Nike's headquarters, to work alongside Nike tech staff.
The University of Michigan Medical School created the Vaccine Investigation and Online Information Network (VIOLIN) because the vaccine research field lacked a web-based central repository where researchers could easily retrieve the vast amount of data underlying hundreds of years of research. Not only has VIOLIN provided the online database, the database is easily accessible via the VIOLIN API.