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Marketplace Tech for Monday, March 31, 2014
Mar 31, 2014

Marketplace Tech for Monday, March 31, 2014

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This week Microsoft's Build conference kicks off in San Francisco. Build is an event designed to get developers excited about making things for its windows operating system, for mobile devices and PCs. And that's been a challenge, because as app ecosystems go, Microsoft's hasn't been particularly vibrant in comparison to those of Apple and Android. There may be some light poking through the clouds though. Plus: Studies have been done on the effectiveness of treating addiction with smartphones, and the reviews are mixed. But there's a new program at the University of Wisconsin that aims to support addicts after they leave a residential program. And it seems to be helping people stay sober.

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Doctors and developers are building apps to keep you sober

Mar 31, 2014
Some mixed reviews of apps for recovering alcoholics.

This week Microsoft’s Build conference kicks off in San Francisco. Build is an event designed to get developers excited about making things for its windows operating system, for mobile devices and PCs. And that’s been a challenge, because as app ecosystems go, Microsoft’s hasn’t been particularly vibrant in comparison to those of Apple and Android. There may be some light poking through the clouds though. Plus: Studies have been done on the effectiveness of treating addiction with smartphones, and the reviews are mixed. But there’s a new program at the University of Wisconsin that aims to support addicts after they leave a residential program. And it seems to be helping people stay sober.

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