By Lisa van der Pool, Boston Business Journal

BOSTON (CBS) – Our mild winter has been great for runners who don’t have to dodge snow banks.

And now Boston-based RunKeeper has added nine new apps to help people get or stay in shape.

And they’re not just for runners.

RunKeeper now has almost 50 health and fitness apps.

The new features include an app that turns your iPhone or iPod into a pedometer, a cycle log that can help cyclists track their performances with GPS timers, voice cues, and an app called Weighty that helps users manage their weight and fat percentage.

RunKeeper says they hope to put hundreds more apps through the pipeline and there’s really no limit to what they can do.


And there is a new round of speculation that Talbots could be sold.

Talbots has entered into a confidentiality agreement with Sycamore Partners, which is a potential buyer.

It’s a sign that the struggling retailer is negotiating with the investor group over a possible buyout.

Back in December, Talbots rejected a hostile takeover by Sycamore, saying that the offer back then was inadequate and undervalued the company.

Talbots closed more than 50 locations last year as it began its store re-organization plan.

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Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal can be seen weekdays at 6 a.m. on WBZ-TV.

You can follow Lisa on Twitter at @lvanderpool.


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