Apple bets on users opting in to be tracked, rather than opting out

Apr 20, 2021
Apple's new App Tracking Transparency feature comes as a blow to advertisers who've depended on default tracking.
This change means apps won’t be able to collect as much data about mobile users or sell it to advertisers.
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Another paper suggests wearable devices can predict COVID-19 before symptoms

Dec 14, 2020
Smartwatches, smart rings and fitness trackers have been found to detect fever and other warning signs early on, a study says.
Some smartwatches and other wearable devices have been found to provide early COVID-19 warning signs.
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The rise in "interactive insurance" could make you healthier — and more scrutinized

Sep 20, 2018
John Hancock is the latest insurer to offer policies with discounted premiums if policyholders agree to be monitored.
Participants who wear monitoring devices like the ones above can get cheaper premiums or rewards from John Hancock.
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Help! I’ve fallen and I need a smart watch!

Sep 13, 2018
Updates to the Apple Watch could mark the tech company’s entry into the growing business for personal emergency devices.
Apple COO Jeff Williams discusses Apple Watch Series 4 during an event on Sept. 12, 2018, in Cupertino, California
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Apple watches sold 70 percent less than last year

Oct 26, 2016
The good news: a new report shows that Apple sold over a million smartwatches this summer. The bad news: sales are 71 percent down from the same period last year. Smartwatches were quick out of the gate, but sales have slowed, including Garmin’s and Samsung’s versions. What’s behind this drastic drop in sales?   
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. 
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Apple’s earnings were a mixed bag

Jul 27, 2016
Low expectations meant stocks soared despite middling numbers.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the Apple Watch during an Apple event back in March at the company's headquarters.
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How's the Apple Watch doing? Wall St awaits clues

Jul 21, 2015
Apples reports third-quarter earnings Tuesday.

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Apple and Microsoft: A sad week in tech

Jul 8, 2015
Kai talks with Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson about watches and phones.

Apple Watch makes its fashionable debut

Apr 24, 2015
Apple steps into the world of high fashion.

Apple Watch: Day 1

Apr 13, 2015
What it's like to be one of the first to try out the Apple Watch.