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    BlackBerry invests in health IT firm NantHealth Edit Post

    BlackBerry has taken an undisclosed stake in NantHealth, a US firm specialising in cloud and mobile-based health services, as part of its strategy to beef up its enterprise business. In addition, the two companies will jointly develop new services to which BlackBerry will contribute its QNX operating system and BBM Protected, its proposed secure messaging service. The ...

  • Basis

    Intel confirms acquisition of Basis, joins health tracker bandwagon Edit Post

    In a statement, Intel said it has acquired Basis Science, the privately-held maker of a wristwatch health tracker. A media report had previously broken news of the takeover but Intel had been unwilling to confirm the deal when asked by Mobile World Live. The report put a $100 million to $150 million price on the purchase but Intel’s latest statement did not reveal the price. It did, however, supply the reasoning behind the deal, which is accelerating the chip giant’s progress in wearable products, as well as bringing on board new technology and management with expertise in the field. Basis’ health tracker will continue ...
  • BCC

    Europe to overtake US as leading mobile health market by 2018 – survey Edit Post

    The US, which is currently the dominant force in mobile health, is set to be overtaken by Europe over the next five years, according to BCC Research. By 2018, the global market will be worth nearly $21.5 billion to which Europe will be the largest contributor, said the research firm. The worldwide market is forecast to have a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 54.9 per cent. Europe is the fastest moving segment in this market with a CAGR of 61.6 per cent. Generally, innovation over the next decade will be driven by smartphone technology, deeper wireless coverage and a growth in ...