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IBM's Watson wants to make you healthier in deal with CVS Health

CVS and IBM will use Watson's computational abilities to do a better job of predicting possible health issues and give patients recommendations on how to stay healthy.

By July 30, 2015


Behind Kickstarter's bold move to focus on 'positive impact' (Q&A)

CEO Yancey Strickler says the crowdfunding site's new status as a public benefit corporation will further its goal to be a "place of empowerment for artists," even if the decision puts a pinch on profits.

By September 28, 2015


A real-life medical tricorder: XPrize wants to make it so

From CNET Magazine: An XPrize competition aims to turn a 50-year-old science fiction concept into a powerful medical device that's accessible to all.

By July 8, 2015


Apple Pay rival CurrentC may delay launch until next year

The payments app backed by Walmart and Target might not be ready for a national launch as expected this year, according to a report.

By August 12, 2015


Apple Pay, Google Wallet now accepted at Rite Aid

The pharmacy chain revives support for mobile-payments services from both Apple and Google after blocking both last October.

By August 11, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Doctors, hair weaves and razors are coming to you

Homebodies, rejoice! Venture capital wants to make sure you never have to get out of your pajamas.

By June 26, 2015


MCX gets new CEO after Apple Pay scores Best Buy

Change of leadership at the mobile-payments effort backed by major merchants comes a day after member Best Buy opted for Apple's competing system.

By April 28, 2015


Best Buy to accept Apple Pay for purchases

Retailer's customers can use the mobile-payments system to complete transactions on its app, with in-store capability coming later this year.

By April 27, 2015


Samsung buys LoopPay, all but confirming new Apple Pay rival

Apple Pay is off to a fast start, but LoopPay may have an edge when it comes to working with existing point-of-sale systems.

By February 18, 2015


Amazon to fold its mobile-wallet app beta on Wednesday

The closure comes amid rocky efforts by tech companies to expand into the financial industry.

By January 20, 2015