IBM wearable technology provides mobile health monitoring using hand strength

The latest in mhealth uses a fingernail sensor to quickly and easily measure your overall wellness. A new IBM wearable technology was unveiled this week, adding a “first of its kind” to the mobile health industry. At the moment, this mhealth wearable device remains in the prototype phase. There have been other types of mhealth device in the form of wearables. From the traditional fitness tracker to gadgets that smell your breath, sample your stool or gauge how you type, mobile health technology is rapidly expanding. That said, a new…

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Airline apps under development in United Airlines partnership with IBM and Apple

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The goal is to come up with a complete fresh generation of mobile applications for United employees. United Airlines is working with IBM and Apple to come up with a brand new generation of mobile airline apps to be used by its employees. The intention to create the mobile applications reflects a new strategy underway at United Airlines. United has already issued over 50,000 Apple iPhones and iPads to its gate attendants, flight attendants and other front-line workers. This new effort with IBM and Apple will help those employees to…

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IBM says medical nanotechnology could give you superpowers in 5 years

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The tech giant predicts that microscopic health devices and superhero vision are a half decade away. IBM has released its annual “Five in Five” list which includes medical nanotechnology innovations this year. The company issues the report to forecast some of the top innovations and scientific directions that could considerably change our lives in five years. The technology IBM spotlights in the report has the chance to alter the way we live and interact every day. The broad theme of the 2017 report is “making the invisible visible.” In that…

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Smartwatch technology from IBM could link patients to doctors

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This future trend is based on the current popularity of wearable technology particularly for tracking health and fitness. The current situation appears to be that many people are wearing a fitness tracker or a smartwatch in order to monitor their activity level, sleep, heart rate, blood pressure, and other factors, and there are many doctors who could gain a better understanding of their patients’ needs through with that data, but there are few connections between them. IBM has announced that it will be working with several companies in order to…

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SecuTABLET unveiled in partnership among BlackBerry, IBM, and Samsung

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This tablet has been designed for a very high level of mobile security for corporate clients. BlackBerry has been working very hard under CEO John Chen to reestablish itself as a relevant player in the mobile technology market, and in this effort it has entered into some powerful relationships that have now helped to bring about the SecuTABLET. This reentry of BlackBerry into the tablet commerce marketplace is aimed at corporate clients in the enterprise market. Secusmart is a company owned by BlackBerry, and it has now unveiled the SecuTABLET,…

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IBM launches new servers to support mobile commerce in India

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z13 mainframe servers aim to make mobile payments more secure and convenient IBM has announced the launch of its new z13 mainframe servers in India. The new servers will introduce more security to the Indian mobile commerce space, using real-time encryption on all mobile transactions made by e-commerce and mobile commerce firms. According to IBM, the z13 mainframe is able to process some 2.5 billion transactions every day. The servers could be a powerful boon for the Indian mobile payments space, which has been growing significantly in recent years. Servers…

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Samsung has had its eye on BlackBerry mobile technology, report

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Although takeover rumors have been denied, outright, it does look as though there is some interest in the tech. According to an email from a Samsung exec that was quoted by Bloomberg and that discussed a report that had initially been interpreted as a possible buyout of BlackBerry, had actually been a talk of a potential partnership that would allow the South Korean company to use mobile technology from the struggling Canadian handset maker. This Bloomberg report suggests that Samsung may be seeking to use BlackBerry tech within its devices.…

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Mobile shopping on Christmas Day rose by 20.4 percent

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Sales as a whole on that specific day of the year increased by 8.3 percent over the same day in 2013. The Digital Analytics Benchmark Hub at IBM has now released statistics that indicate that Christmas Day was a big time for mobile shopping, this year, despite the success that was seen in terms of growth in overall purchases throughout the holiday season. On that day, online sales as a whole saw a healthy increase of 8.3 percent over the figure seen in 2013. That said, the online commerce traffic…

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IBM and Apple partner up on business focused mobile app

IBM Mobile commerce app

The companies have now announced that they will be working together on this application and other products. Despite the fact that IBM and Apple have hardly seemed like companies that would ever be partnering to create products together, this is exactly what has recently been announced, as they will now be developing both mobile app and device products that are geared toward business customers. The first mobile application being developed in the partnership is targeting telecom companies as customers. One of the new mobile apps that the two companies have…

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IBM releases mobile shopping forecast for the holiday season

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Just as the most important time of the year for retail sales gets started major predictions are made about its successes. Retailers, marketers and consumers, themselves, are now knee-deep in offline, online, and mobile shopping as the holiday rush has started, and IBM has released its predictions with the way that this year’s sales are headed. The five day period that started on Thanksgiving is a make or break weekend for most retailers. At the beginning of it all, IBM predicted that there would be a growth in online sales…

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