Apple Centers Health Data Strategy on iPhone

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Apple quietly has been strategizing to expand its growing healthcare business to include the management of digital health records, with the iPhone operating as a central data hub. Apple reportedly has been in talks with numerous health industry groups that are involved in setting standards for the storage and sharing of electronic medical records, in a way that would help consumers gain more control over their private medical information. The plan appears to be a natural extension of Apple’s recent health industry strategy….
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Microsoft’s enterprise phone strategy flops as revenue evaporates

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Microsoft last week quietly acknowledged that a year-old plan to focus phone sales on the enterprise market is dead.

“We had no material Phone revenue this quarter,” said Amy Hood, the company’s CFO, during an earnings call with Wall Street on Thursday.

In fact, phone revenue amounted to just $ 5 million for the three-month stretch, representing a massive decline of 99% from the same period of the prior year. Assuming each Windows smartphone brought $ 500 to Microsoft, that was a sluggish pace of just five phones sold per hour. Worldwide.

It’s not as if the demise of Microsoft’s phone business was a surprise. The division, which was based …
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IDG Contributor Network: Sage acquires Fairsail: Is this Salesforce-based strategy going to work?

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A year or two ago I attended Sage’s global summit in New Orleans when the company announced its new client-side accounting software solution built upon Salesforce’s Force.com platform. Sage’s CEO, Stephen Kelly, was quick to wax poetic about how the Salesforce platform was the ideal tool on which to build a solution — pointing to the fact that Sage didn’t need to reinvent the wheel and could leverage Salesforce’s investment in its battle-hardened p…
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Microsoft hosts Halo Wars 2 launch event as it preps to debut new real-time strategy game

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Microsoft hosts Halo Wars 2 launch event as it preps to debut new real-time strategy game

Microsoft’s newest Halo game is almost here. Halo Wars 2, a new real-time strategy game developed by Microsoft’s 343 Industries for Xbox One and PC, debuts this Tuesday (or tomorrow from Ultimate Edition owners). To help drum up attention for the game …
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News: Report reveals insights into Apple’s HomeKit strategy and vendor requirements


A new report by Reuters comparing Apple and Amazon’s home automation strategies provides some interesting insight into the very different approaches that the two companies are taking to the home automation market. Suggesting that Amazon’s recent successes in the home automation arena may pose new competition for Apple, the report details some…
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