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Several months ago, we found out that a company co-founded by Apple’s former CEO John Sculley and a couple of hardware veterans who make those iPhone-connected glucose meters popular with diabetics were working on some stealth wearable computing concepts. Their company Misfit Wearables raised $7.6 million in a round led by Founders Fund and Khosla Ventures back in April.

Now we’re finally getting a peek at a close-to-finished product.

Called Shine, Misfit Wearables’ first device is a sleek activity tracker that records how much you’re moving like the FitBit or Nike’s Fuelband do.

The form factor is simple and elegant. The Shine is a small, circular disc that’s about the size of a quarter. It has an all-metal, aluminum casing that took the company months to perfect.

The company’s CEO Sonny Vu tells us they actually had to figure out how to micro-drill about 3,000 holes into the Shine to…

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Facebook has just confirmed with me that it is launching a retweet-style “Share” button for the mobile news feed. The much-requested feature is now rolled out for the mobile site, and will soon come to the iOS and Android apps. Like the web version, it lets people take links and photos posted by someone else or even a Sponsored Story ad and quickly repost it with optional commentary.

Facebook has always been about personal updates, not blindly passing on links, but it could start looking a lot like Twitter soon. Inside Facebook reported the mobile site button was a test, but when I asked Facebook, the company confirmed this is not a test and all mobile site and app users will have it soon. [Update 11/15/2012 1:15pm – Facebook has put up a newsroom post about the launch for m.facebook, iOS, and Android, but with no additional information than we…

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Nokia today is taking some big steps to upgrade its Maps division, starting with a big rebrand as Here. To beef up the service, today Nokia also announced that it has acquired earthmine, a specialist in 3D street-level imaging, based out of Berkeley. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Nokia says that the earthmine team will join Nokia’s Location and Commerce business division. It will remain in Berkeley, which will become a “key site” for the company’s 3D mapping business.

The news was unveiled earlier today at a Nokia event where the company was announcing the rebranding of its mapping service as Here.

earthmine offers technology that competes against the likes of Google and its Google Earth and Street View offerings, but while Google offers its service both at the API and direct-to-user levels, up to now earthmine has focused only on the B2B side…

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