Summary:

It’s a heavy duty podcast this week as we talk book scanning, printing metal and quantifying yourself with the new UP24.

This week’s podcast is more METAL than a Judas Priest with Anthrax trapped in an Iron Maiden. First off, Jeff Roberts discusses how Google’s book scanning was deemed legal by the courts. Then Signe Brewster talks about the quickly evolving 3D printing landscape, which is moving beyond plastic and into metal and other materials. Finally, Alex Colon gives us his take on the Jawbone UP24 activity tracker.

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SHOW NOTES:
Hosts: Chris Albrecht, Tom Krazit
Guests: Jeff Roberts, Signe Brewster, Alex Colon

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Disclosure: Fitbit is backed by True Ventures, a venture capital firm that is an investor in the parent company of this blog, Giga Omni Media. Om Malik, founder of Giga Omni Media, is also a venture partner at True.

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