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Kaiser Permanente’s mhealth concept video

At some point the overwhelming benefits from modernizing our healthcare system will catch up to the hold outs and coupled with the new government incentives for meaningful use and the impending explosion of new people covered by health insurance it looks like a huge opportunity to increase performance in an industry category the is 40 years behind.

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Moving from connected devices to connected systems

GigaOmPro looks beyond the smartphone in the growing world of connected devices. From the decidedly geeky topic of the Internet of Things to the more pedestrian e-book readers, everything is going to be connected at some point. As the connections get more sophisticated the ramifications for both economies and individual lifestyles increase dramatically.

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Ford migrates SYNC Applink to more cars

Ford announced that it will bring the SYNC Applink feature set to more vehicles this year and is expanding its developer network as it grow the number of apps available for in-car use. The current SYNC features main center around mobile integration and hands free calling but also offer some drive assist and entertainment offerings. As the developer community grows it will be interesting to see what other types of apps are allowed and become popular.

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Neul launches White Space radio system

Billing itself as the first White Space radio, Nuel announces the launch of the NuelNET white space radio system. Its been a while since the FCC ok’ed the spectrum for unlicensed use and appointed the nine White Space database administrators so its nice to see a product finally hit the market.

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Engadget’s NFC primer

I have basically stopped explaining what NFC is in my posts. Its probably a little early to do that so today here is a comprehensive primer on NFC from Engadget. NFC is a wireless communication technology that has roots in RFID and has been in use for many years especially in Asia.

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Reading Forrester: What the Post PC era really means

Forrester has a new report out today that maps out the post-PC era of computing. (Paid report here) Its written from a product development point of view and has some good information but leaves out one of the biggest and most interesting post-PC platforms: telematics.

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Google’s I/O 2011 and NFC

Google’s I/O 2011 conference is right around the corner and it looks like its going to be a big showcase for NFC enabled applications. In the trend of going beyond payment transactions many companies including Foursquare are expected to make announcements.

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Pandora and the Connected Car

RWW is doing a series looking at how media consumption on non-computer devices is effecting user experience design and today they look at Pandora use in cars. Its been a long road (haha) but we are finally starting to see a general awareness of internet enable vehicles as being a good thing.

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CHARGE Anywhere: mobile payment on the Nexus S

RWW has a post about the mobile payment company CHARGE Anywhere’s new integrated payment system for users of the Nexus S via NFC.

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

Starbucks mobile payment app: 3 million users

Mashables reports today that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told shareholders that there have been 3 million users of the Starbucks mobile payment app, which only began in January of this year.

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