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The world’s two largest enterprise blockchain groups join forces

Hyperledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance are teaming up to promote blockchain technology to companies and to collaborate on development efforts.

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That Apple Watch ECG? You ain’t seen nothing yet

Apple's newly developed ECG reading tool on Apple Watch is just one of many health tools the company is developing as wearable tech unlocks the future of healthcare.

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Q&A: Walmart's Frank Yiannas on the use of blockchain for food safety

Once a skeptic about blockchain, Frank Yiannas, Walmart’s vice president in charge of food safety, now contends it's the perfect way to create a transparent, secure and immutable record for tracking food from farm to store shelf.

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8 industries Apple Watch Series 4 disrupts

Apple Watch is one of Apple’s smallest products, but it is also going to have a big impact on several industries, here are just a few it is disrupting.

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Walmart, Sam’s Club tell suppliers to get on blockchain network

After piloting a blockchain-based supply chain tracking system, the retailers are telling suppliers to get their product data into the system so they can begin tracking produce from farm to store. The deadline: September 2019.

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Banks remain wary of blockchain-based electronic payment networks

While blockchain-based payment networks could help eliminate central authorities and their accompanying fees for cross-border transfers, banks and other enterprises see risks.

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Why everyone is talking about everything talking

Suddenly, we’re looking at voice-first everything — including the voice-first workplace.

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W. Va. to use blockchain-based mobile app for mid-term voting

The state will be the first ever to use a blockchain-enabled mobile voting app – developed by Voatz – to allow absentee voters to cast ballots in the mid-term elections this fall.

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Four industries Apple is set to disrupt

Though Apple tends to focus on the consumer aspects of its devices and software, the new iPhones and Apple Watch unveiled this week could shake up everything from healthcare to retail and even media.

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Apple just made the Apple Watch something you might not live without (u)

Apple’s FDA-approved heart health features mean its smartwatch is becoming a device you really don't want to leave at home.

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What we think we know about Apple Watch Series 4

We’ve looked at what improvements to expect in 2018’s iPhones and iPad Pros; today we explore the current speculation surround Apple Watch Series 4.

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There’s some way to go before Siri controls the world

Tom Hebner, Worldwide Leader of the Cognitive Innovation Group at Nuance Communications, discusses voice search and the emerging future of AI.

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New blockchain ledger will let you sell personal healthcare data

IBM and a start-up have launched a blockchain-based app that lets patients eventually sell anonymized data to pharmaceutical companies, researchers and others while retaining greater control over privacy.

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Microsoft brings AI transcription to OneDrive and SharePoint

The Office 365 content collaboration tools will get the update later this year. An AI-driven file recommendation feature is coming to OneDrive as well.

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The funny thing about Google's latest smartwatch reboot

Google's got a brand new plan for its Android-based smartwatch software — so why does it feel like we've been down this road before?

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Here's what two executive surveys revealed about blockchain adoption

While some expressed trepidation around regulatory uncertainty and a lack of standards, a large portion of enterprise executives said their companies are well on their way to deploying blockchain to enable new efficiencies.

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EU regulation will drive U.S. banks to embrace FinTech or lose market share

Europe's financial services industry has been forced to embrace open banking and customer data sharing. Now, with PSD2, U.S. banks will soon have to follow suit or face increased online competition.

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University-customized Alexa devices will answer students’ questions

Saint Louis University CIO says that Alexa could be used to boost faculty productivity too.

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China once again cracks down on cryptocurrencies, news outlets

The Chinese government has banned more than a half dozen online media outlets after they published information on cryptocurrencies, and a regional government authority clamped down on all venues hosting crypto events.

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10 ways Google Home can be helpful at work

Whether you're using Google Home or one of the newer Android-based Smart Displays, having a virtual assistant in your office can be a real asset.

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