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Apple Watch detects irregular heart beat in large U.S. study

“(Reuters) – The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple Inc Researchers hope the technology can assist in early detection of atrial fibrillation, the most common form of irregular heart beat” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. A third of those whose watches detected an irregular pulse were confirmed to have atrial fibrillation using the ECG technology, researchers said.Some 84 percent of the…

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As asset management growth grinds to a halt, firms have to get creative. Here are the 3 avenues analysts say will best boost revenue.

“New technology: asset managers are taking over some of the work that financial advisers and other groups previously did in distribution, enabled by technology” writes Meghan Morris for businessinsider.com. Asset managers face a dismal outlook, as investors turn to lower-fee products and shareholders demand bottom-line growth and lower costs.”Today, the bulk of foreign asset managers’ emerging market client assets under management is sourced from large public funds investing into Western markets,” the analysts wrote.”Asset managers will increasingly find themselves up against technology players in the solutions space,” the report said.Increasing…

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INOTEX 2019 to gather ‘Innovation Ecosystem under One Roof’

“The festival also paves the way to develop cooperation between companies and startups and solve the challenges in the innovation ecosystem, he said” reports tehrantimes.com. The event is held by the vice presidency for science and technology and is supported by the innovation and prosperity fund.The INOTEX, one of the leading events for professional engaged in technology and innovation, hosted over 1000 participants from 25 countries during the past seven editions. Source: tehrantimes.com

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SEC to Hold Public Forum on Blockchain at the End of March

“The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Friday that it is going to hold a public forum on blockchain technology” writes David Kimberley for financemagnates.com. According to a statement released by the SEC, the forum will deal with both blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.Some time will be spent looking at blockchain technology, what uses it can be toward and how it is changing certain industries.The financial watchdog’s blockchain forum will be the second such event that it has hosted, though the last was way back in 2016 – light years in…

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Blockchain and Crypto Business Reps Protest Nevada Bill

“The Nevada Technology Association (NTA) said that the bill was premature and would put Nevada at a competitive disadvantage as blockchain was still in its nascent stages” writes Aaron Wood for cointelegraph.com. Following an initial explanation of the bill before the committee, representatives from the crypto industry protested the legislation.Representatives from the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries voiced their concerns about a bill in the Nevada State Senate in a Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, March 12.Early this year, the Associated Press found that some counties in Nevada were issuing marriage…

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Facebook launches AI to find and remove ‘revenge porn’

“The technology, which will be used across Facebook and Instagram, was trained using pictures that Facebook has previously confirmed were revenge porn” reports thebusinessjournal.com. At least 42 states have passed laws against revenge porn.(AP) — Facebook is rolling out technology to make it easier to find and remove intimate pictures and videos posted without the subject’s consent, often called “revenge porn.” Currently, Facebook users or victims of revenge porn have to report the inappropriate pictures before content moderators will review them. Source: thebusinessjournal.com

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SEC’s Finhub to Host Public Forum on Blockchain, Digital Assets in May

“United States regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that it is hosting a public forum on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and digital assets this May” writes Olivia Capozzalo for cointelegraph.com. As previously reported, Finhub was created in fall 2018 with the aim of facilitating the agency’s engagement in fintech-related fields, including DLT and digital assets. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Jury finds that Apple has infringed on three Qualcomm patents and awards $31M to the wireless chip maker in a lawsuit that was filed in July 2017 in San Diego

“One disputed Qualcomm patent covers technology that lets a smartphone quickly connect to the internet once the device is turned on” writes Richard Nieva for cnet.com. The dispute, over Qualcomm’s patent royalties with Apple, involves billions of dollars and will be a crescendo in the tech giants’ wide-ranging legal saga.Apple violated three Qualcomm patents and should pay the chipmaker $31 million for infringing on its technology, a jury decided Friday, giving Qualcomm momentum as it heads into another legal skirmish with the iPhone maker next month. Source: cnet.com

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pay the chipmaker $31 million for infringing on its technology

“One disputed Qualcomm patent covers technology that lets a smartphone quickly connect to the internet once the device is turned on” writes Richard Nieva for cnet.com. The dispute, over Qualcomm’s patent royalties with Apple, involves billions of dollars and will be a crescendo in the tech giants’ wide-ranging legal saga.Apple violated three Qualcomm patents and should pay the chipmaker $31 million for infringing on its technology, a jury decided Thursday, giving Qualcomm momentum as it heads into another legal skirmish with the iPhone maker next month. Source: cnet.com

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Facebook wants more data on your gaming habits, updates app to include gaming tab

“The report also says that the company has plans to release a standalone Facebook Gaming app on Android which is said to have more features than the gaming tab on the main Facebook app” reports firstpost.com. With gaming taking centre stage on YouTube, Twitch and even Facebook, the latter has decided to include a separate tab on its mobile app dedicated to gaming content. Source: firstpost.com

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