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      May 26, 2015

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      May 25, 2015

      Would you want your boss to know how well you slept last night?

      Some experts think wearable technology – from sleep monitors to fitness bands – could be the next frontier in how companies...

    3. May 24, 2015

      Big Data’s infinite harvest

      Welcome, customers, to this column. I write articles and you subscribe to the FT and tell me how wrong I am (to be fair,...

    4. May 22, 2015

      Nationwide chief executive Graham Beale to step down after 9 years

      Nationwide chief executive Graham Beale is to step down after nine years at the helm of Britain’s biggest customer-owned...

    5. May 21, 2015

      Apple Watch: first month of use has shown me its subtle strengths

      Apple’s next big thing has arrived, not with a bang but with a gentle tap. Availability of the Apple Watch has been very...

    6. May 19, 2015

      Google to have a fresh look at Glass device

      Tony Fadell, the executive that Google put in charge of its Glass wearable device, says there will be “no sacred cows” when...

    7. May 11, 2015

      Fitbit in rude financial health ahead of IPO

      Fitbit has for years been seen as the leader of the fitness-tracker pack but for the first time it has disclosed just what...

    8. May 10, 2015

      Wearable technology finds its place on campus

      As Silicon Valley busies itself inventing new forms of wearable technologies, a handful of business school professors and...

    9. May 10, 2015

      British engineers seek market share in printable electronics

      Harry Potter-style electronic newspapers that flash up with breaking news stories may no longer be constrained to the pages...

    10. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2015

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      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron looks set to return to Downing Street while the SNP has swept up in...

    11. May 7, 2015

      Fitness tracker Fitbit files for IPO

      Fitbit hopes to cash in on runaway growth of fitness trackers and wearable devices by raising at least $100m from an initial...

    12. May 7, 2015

      Microsoft Hololens: an ambitious punt on wearable technology

      Apple has its Watch. Facebook has the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset. Google has — or had — Glass. Now Microsoft’s big...

    13. May 5, 2015

      Tech companies see market opportunity in healthcare innovation

      Few people would admit to, much less boast about, keeping a copy of the 906-page US Patient Protection and Affordable Care...

    14. FT Alphaville

      May 4, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Carl Icahn can’t stop buying into Apple. The activist investor described Apple as...

    15. May 3, 2015

      Stadiums kick off digital game plan

      The sports stadium of the future faces a dilemma: its technological wizardry will be so distracting it will have to work...

    16. April 28, 2015

      Sports technology looks to minimise the risk of injuries

      Barry Spours has been playing ice hockey since the late 1970s. In that time, he has been concussed at least five or six...

    17. April 28, 2015

      Customers’ experience must match expectation

      Imagine you have a problem with your contact lenses. You visit an unfamiliar branch of your optician, only to find they have...

    18. April 28, 2015

      Five trends that could drive future campaign strategies

      Mobile advertising is about to reach a tipping point. Marketers are likely to increase their spending on mobile adverts from...

    19. April 19, 2015

      Instagram develops app for Apple Watch

      Instagram, which built a billion-dollar business on smartphones, is making its first foray into wearable technology with a...

    20. April 17, 2015

      Apple’s watch is a must-have. But is it a must-keep?

      I have owned very few watches. As a child, my aspirational wristwear was a Swatch, launched in 1983. I had the “Little...

    21. April 16, 2015

      Jawbone to take a bite of tap-to-pay market

      Jawbone is moving to catch up with the Apple Watch by enabling its latest wristband to make payments in stores, through a...

    22. April 13, 2015

      Tech tools to measure performance can fall short

      Benjamin Franklin could be considered a pioneer of the modern “quantified self” approach to personal improvement. In the...

    23. April 10, 2015

      Apple sparks gold rush as pre-orders of luxury Watches sell out

      Apple’s luxury aspirations Apple’s aspirations to become a luxury brand were given an early boost with its top-of-the-range...

    24. April 9, 2015

      Links to iPhone create conundrum for Apple’s wristy business

      What if someone came up with a new technology product that was hailed as a breakthrough with the potential to rival the...

    25. April 9, 2015

      Atom Bank keeps faith with wearable technology

      The chief executive of Atom Bank is looking to wearable technology for the future of banking in spite of concerns about...

    26. March 22, 2015

      Cern social experiment yields thoughtful designs from students

      When most people think about wearable technology, they are likely to think of the Apple Watch, Google Glass, or some...

    27. March 22, 2015

      Chen banks on BlackBerry pivot into software to stop decline

      Every year the great and good of global telecoms descend on Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, the industry’s trade fair....

    28. March 22, 2015

      Samsung steps up digital health drive

      Samsung’s efforts in digital health are being led by its Strategy and Innovation Center, based in Palo Alto, California. The...

    29. March 19, 2015

      TAG Heuer partners Google to develop smartwatch

      TAG Heuer has announced a partnership with Google and Intel to develop a smartwatch, signalling it wants to take the fight...

    30. March 19, 2015

      Annie Van Harlingen: Switched on to wearable technology

      Annie Van Harlingen believes in the traditional touch when it comes to choosing stones for her clients’ jewellery pieces....

    31. March 19, 2015

      Chinese sportswear brand Li Ning suffers third annual loss

      Li Ning, the troubled Chinese sportswear company that is one of the mainland’s best known brands, announced its third...

    32. March 16, 2015

      Apple Watch shows the strategic ripple effects of a big splash

      Whenever chief executives babble about “ecosystems” — as they often do — I picture one of those school biology diagrams of a...

    33. March 16, 2015

      Li Ning pegs revival hopes on wearable tech

      Lossmaking Chinese sportswear brand Li Ning is making a maiden foray into wearable technology, linking up with a...

    34. March 13, 2015

      Jony Ive: The man behind the Apple Watch

      The Cupertino headquarters of Apple can only be described as an anticlimax. Perhaps it was a bit much to expect an American...

    35. March 12, 2015

      Apple Watch: the question of wrist etiquette

      How many times do you check your phone? And how often do you glance at your watch? Apple is counting on you doing both about...

    36. March 11, 2015

      Knock-off Apple Watches go on sale in China

      Fake Apple Watches — or at least watches that appear similar to the new devices and are suspiciously affordable — have gone...

    37. March 11, 2015

      Iniesta teams up with Telefónica to back wearable tech start-up

      Barcelona football player Andrés Iniesta and NBA basketball player Serge Ibaka are teaming up with telecoms group Telefónica...

    38. March 10, 2015

      Luxury is a sideline for the Apple Watch

      Tim says “aluminum”, Jony says “aluminium”. Apple’s launch of its Watch on Monday showed a subtle but detectable difference...

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