Tech group takes steps towards revealing sales of its polarising wearable device. Source: Apple looks to face down Watch critics
IBM partners with Visa on IoT payments solutions. The deal will provide customers of IBM’s Watson IoT (Internet of Things) platform with access to Visa’s payments services, “potentially turning billions of cars, fridges, sneakers and other connected devices into points of sale.” Edited with BlogPad Pro
Deutsche Lufthansa AG is undergoing rapid digital transformation, in part to better leverage an influx of passenger data from smartphones and other devices via the Internet of Things, according to the airline’s chief information officer, Roland Schütz. Source: Q&A: Lufthansa CIO Roland Schütz on Digital Transformation in the Skies – CIO Journal. – WSJ
Banks have stumbled in their forays with wearable technology. Now the leading maker of personal fitness trackers plans to add contactless payment capabilities to the devices. Source: Fitbit Is Warming Up to Enter the Mobile Money Race | American Banker
“It is therefore both surprising and obvious to read that a clothing company has acquired the fitness data of over 100 million people. In a press release, Chairman and CEO Kevin Plank has stressed the importance of “understanding the evolving needs of our athletes – how they interact, how they consume, and ultimately how they…
iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch | WIRED.
Apple Bars Developers From Sharing Health Data – The CIO Report – WSJ. Kudos to Apple.
F.D.A. Approves Heart Device That Transmits Data to Doctors – NYTimes.com.
Interesting article in the Wall Street Journal giving examples of wearable devices and the value companies obtain from them: better employee communication, health and safety, improving customer experiences, etc.