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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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Ford’s Microsoft problem

The entirely rational leaders at Ford saw the need to improve their products and distinguish them in a crowded market. Its been obvious for a long time now that the car would get internet access and additional “smart” capabilities. Ford looked around and chose Microsoft as its technology partner.

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FCC allocates spectrum to MBAN

The FCC has allocated 40 megahertz in the 2.3 GHz frequency band for medical devices in hospitals and at home. The move allows cutting wires out of the equation but also simplifies the vast array of medical devices currently using unlicensed or multi-use spectrum.

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iPhone & Android OS update infographic

The Understatement blog compiles a nice infographic of the update history for iPhone and Android OS, highlighting the fragmented ecosystem of Android phones in the wild.

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Broadcom 40NM NFC CMOS chip: for payments and beyond

Broadcom is gearing up for the P&T/Expo Comm in China this week with the announcement of its new 40NM NFC chip. Broadcom will be demoing the new chip set at the conference and has high hopes that it will provide a solid product to capture the rapidly growing demand for mobile communications options.

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Google Wallet and the future of money

Its been a big couple of weeks for the future of money game. Both Paypal and Mastercard announced their new initiatives and now Google rolls out the Wallet. Clearly 2011 is not the year of the mobile wallet!

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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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lightRadio: the future of mobile base stations

LightReading reports that the all in one micro base station from Alcatel-Lucent called lightRadio could be available as soon as the first quarter of 2012. The new device will dramatically reduce the onsite need for infrastructure and power.

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Ford, Bug Labs & OpenXC

At Techcrunch today, aside from the metadrama, Ford announced a partnership with Bug Labs to create an open source platform called OpenXC for in-car applications innovation. The two companies will work together to provide engineers, geeks and forward thinking companies a tool kit to use for hardware and software applications for the automobile.

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Ninja Fruit encorporates NFC

Following the launch of Angry Birds with Nokia of a NFC-based version with special unlockable content, Ninja Fruit announcements its version of an NFC enabled game. This continue the trend of looking beyond pure mobile transactions as the primary use of NFC technology.

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