Path comes to Windows Phone, but it's in beta

Path, the social network for just 150 of your closest friends and family, has finally hit the Windows Phone store, the company announced Friday.

The app first gained popularity on the iPhone in 2010 and later on Android as a dedicated space to share intimate and special moments with close friends and family, instead of publishing them on wider networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The app lets you share photos, status updates, your location, your mood, and even what songs you're listening to on your Path timeline. You can also record when you fall asleep and wake up, … Read more

Attack on Path spreads spam

Private social network Path said that an attack on its service has led to a "small number" of its 23 million users receiving spam messages.

The company, just days after announcing that it closed $25 million in new financing, alerted members to the attack on Twitter. "A small number of users have received spam messages as a part of this attack, but personal data has not been compromised," the company said.

Hello Path users! We have identified an attack on our service, and are working to resolve the issue. (1/3)

— Path (@path) January 15, 2014Read more

Path headed to BlackBerry in 2014? Perhaps not

Path, the private, mobile social network for friends and family members, has its eye on BlackBerry, but apparently no decisions have been made just yet.

Speaking to a news outlet in Indonesia this week, Path CEO Dave Morin seems to have said that his company would be bringing its application to BlackBerry in 2014, according to Crackberry. He didn't specify whether the application would be available on BlackBerry 10, said the report, but considering there are no known plans for an update to BlackBerry's operating system anytime soon, it appeared likely BlackBerry 10 would get the nod from … Read more

IBM on Watson: Our son, the doctor's helper

IBM's Watson has snagged a job in the medical field.

After proving its prowess on "Jeopardy" two years ago, the Watson "cognitive" computing system is embarking on two new projects designed to help doctors make more accurate decisions and tap into data from electronic medical records (EMRs).

Known as "WatsonPaths" and "Watson EMR Assistant," the two projects announced Tuesday are a collaboration between Big Blue and Case Western Reserve University's Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

WatsonPaths will provide a natural language Q&A technology that doctors can use … Read more

Path seeks road to dough with all-you-can eat e-sticker plan

With 20 million registered users, 3-year-old Path, a private social network for you and your 150 closest friends, is, at best, a modest hit with smartphone owners. Perhaps that's all it ever needs to be.

Thursday, the San Francisco-based company is releasing a new version of its social-networking application for iPhone and Android that comes with a viable, ad-free business model in tow. In the new app, version 3.2, Path is selling subscription plans to superfans willing to pay for unlimited access to digital stickers and photo filters.

Path premium, as the for-purchase account option is called, is … Read more

Path invites apps to the private party with expanded API

Private social network Path is now allowing its 12 million members to bring in moments from a collection of other applications to add color and dimension to their digital home.

The 3-year-old service, which lets people share photos, videos, music, and thoughts with up to 150 of their closets friends, expanded its API Monday beyond Nike to support updates from more than a dozen camera, social, and fitness applications.

Early API partners include photo collage-maker PicFrame, video-sharing app Viddy, cycling app Strava, and blogging service WordPress, each of which will be updating to support one-click sharing to Path. People will … Read more

Path's big bold plan to live stream your life

SAN FRANCISCO -- Dave Morin, co-founder and CEO of Path, on Wednesday outlined his social network's unique approach to data collection, called ambient, that lets Path's mobile app continuously collect data about location and activities and then automatically post it to a user's network.

Morin, in a sit-down with Wired senior editor Cliff Kuang during Mixpanel's Data Driven Conference here, outlined how Path is capable of utilizing a smartphone's sensors to continuously collect data about a user's location and activities, which is then transmitted to his or her Path. "It's silly that … Read more

Path finds its way to Kindle Fire

Private social network Path is branching out with its first application release for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet.

The new application, developed in conjunction with Amazon, landed on the Android-forked platform Thursday and is compatible with Kindle Fire HD 7, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 WiFi, and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE models, the company said.

Three-year-old Path specializes in letting members share private moments with their closest friends. The application is said to have more than 12 million registered users.

"Making Path available for Kindle is a goal our Android team has worked tirelessly and excitedly … Read more

Path, Flipboard are coming to the Lumia 1020

At the "Zoom Reinvented" event Thursday, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced that Flipboard, Path, Vine, and Hipstamatic are coming to the Lumia 1020, the first Windows Phone 8 device to get these apps. Yelp and Foursquare are also updating their apps to utilize the Lumia's impressive 41-megapixel camera to help users take and share better photos.

All of the apps are taking advantage of a new software development kit (SDK) from Nokia that gives developers access to the 1020's camera and the new Procamera app for capturing images.

Path, a social network for close friends and … Read more

Path looks to pocket more cash by putting stickers in comments

Private social network Path is turning its stickers into more public commodities, and better money-makers by association, with an update to its iOS and Android applications.

On Tuesday, Path released version 3.1, which includes a new option that lets the app's 12 million registered users exchange stickers in comment threads, as opposed to sharing them privately in messages.

"Now, any sticker, whether you buy a new pack or use an old one, can be used to quickly respond to your friends' moments, to add color and depth to your commentary. Now, stickers can be part of the … Read more