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Unleashing the Power of Wearable Devices

Wearables, attachables or implantables are going to become household names for most of us within the next few years. The next generation of smart devices is certainly evolving in that direction, especially in sectors like healthcare (medicine, fitness & wellness), heavy industries, retail and military. According to forecasts, the wearable electronics business will increase from $20 billion in 2015 to almost $70 billion in 2025 . At the same time, as the price of these devices becomes more affordable, adoption will speed up considerably, especially in more unexpected places like the office. “By 2020, wearables will be commonplace at many businesses and become central to how their employees do their jobs”, reads a statement that summarizes how CIOs should be prepared for this revolution. And this is only the beginning...

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Topics: FinTech, Wearables, Apple, Mobile, applications, iOS, Apple Watch

Author: Felix Garcia, Mobile Tech Lead on Jun 22, 2015

Strands Loop meets Apple Watch: sneak peek into our R&D

We've all heard the news this week: Apple finally launched their much-anticipated Watch. The neat little device can handle phone calls, leverage iPhone via WiFi or Bluetooth, and doesn’t even need a built-in cellular radio. 

More importantly (at least for us), is understanding how this new hardware can improve your (financial) life without having to rummage through your bag or pockets to dig out your phone, slide to unlock, punch your passcode and tap the notification window.

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Topics: Disrupting Banking, Card-Linked Offers (CLO), Apple

Author: Cesar J. Richardson, VP Sales and Operations (Americas) on Mar 13, 2015

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