Cloud Computing: Salesforce unveils big push into wearable technology

Grazed from BizJournals. Author: Patrick Hoge.

Salesforce.com, a pioneer in cloud computing, has usually been an early adopter of new computing and related services trends, launching an app store for integrated applications, embedding social networking in its products and transforming its technical base for smartphones.

Now the trend du jour is wearable computing, and Salesforce has jumped on the bandwagon in a big way, as shown by recent investments in wearable startups and an initiative to get developers to build applications that connect devices worn on the face, wrist and body with Salesforce’s technology...

In addition, Salesforce has planned a keynote speech and a series of events focused on wearable computing for Monday’s opening of the company’s annual Dreamforce convention in San Francisco, and it will be showcasing apps and devices from numerous companies. Next Wednesday, popular music star and entrepreneur Will.i.am will also unveil a mysterious new wearable “smartband” at the conference...

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