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Smart technology companies turn to social media as digital payment trend grows, tech giants announce latest mobile tech platforms: NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCBB: NXTD), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)
NXT-ID, Inc., (NXTD: OTCQB) a biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market, announces its consumer social media competition for its next generation smart wallet, Wocket™, "Show us your Wallet", begins Friday July 18th.
Between July 18th and August 17th NXT-ID is launching a national Facebook competition to win free Wocket smart wallets, created as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices following the smart phone and smart watch. The competition asks, "Do you have a fat, overstuffed wallet? Do you know someone who does?" Take a photo and share it for your chance to win your very own Signature Edition Wocket smart wallet and $150 MasterCard prepaid gift card. The bulkier, uglier and more uncomfortable looking your wallet photo, the better your chances of winning.
See the Wocket Facebook page for more details http://www.facebook.com/wocketwallet
Entries are automatically limited to one submission per Facebook user per day
1) Via the Wocket Facebook page (experience described above)
2) Via Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) or Instagram or personal Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) page by posting an image under the hashtag #needawocket
To read the full NXTD press release along with full contest rules, please click here: http://www.fnmprofiles.com/profiles-nxtd.html
Wocket™ is a next generation smart wallet designed to protect your identity and replace all the cards in your wallet, with no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. Credit, debit, ATM, loyalty, gift, ID, membership, insurance, ticket, emergency, medical, business, contacts, coupon, and virtually any card can be protected on Wocket™. More than 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. and 100 voice commands can also be stored on Wocket™.
Also in the realm of digital payments, it has been reported Facebook Inc. (FB) is testing a purchasing featured that would allow users to buy items from various businesses directly via Facebook. This lines up with the trend of companies searching for ways to transition to the digital currency world as it becomes more prevalent in society.
In other smart technology news, Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) recently announced it took a step closer to developing next generation smart contact lenses. Google has partnered with Swiss Pharmaceutical firm Novartis to develop it. The lenses were first unveiled this January and use sensors sandwiched between two soft layers to measure the glucose levels in the wearer's tears, transmitting this information wirelessly to connected smartphones. To read the full report, please click here: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/google-licenses-smart-contact-lens-technology-to-help-diabetics-and-glasses-wearers-9607368.html
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is reportedly working on a new wearable device - a headband that could help blind people navigate their surroundings using sound alone. The so-called 'Alice band' works by bouncing information from sensors mounted on street furniture to a receiver in the wearer's headband, according to a report in the Sunday Times. This information is then relayed to the wearer in the form of audio signals, via an earpiece. To read this full article, please click here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microsoft/10968238/Microsoft-developing-smart-headband-for-the-blind.html
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), another well known name in the smart technology sector, recently made headlines with its announced partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM). The two are going to be working together to create business apps that both hope will make them more attractive to corporate clients. Apple will get the chance to sell more iPhones and iPads to those clients. And Big Blue gets the opportunity to gain more revenue off its business software and services. To read the full report, please click here: http://www.dailyfinance.com/on/ibm-apple-business-apps-google-smart-contact-lenses/
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