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December 10, 2013

Personalized medicine is on the horizon, and patients are not only awaiting it optimistically, but they also are willing to share a bit of personal information when it comes, according to a new study released Monday commissioned by Intel.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Personalized medicine is on the horizon, and patients are not only awaiting it optimistically, but they also are willing to share a bit of personal information when it comes, according to a new study released Monday commissioned by Intel. 

December 6, 2013

Amazon's fresh food delivery service may be expanding to San Francisco, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Amazon's fresh food delivery service may be expanding to San Francisco, according to published reports.

All Things Digital, a Dow Jones-owned website that reports on technology news, reported on several sightings in San Francisco of AmazonFresh trucks, as well as a recent job posting.

According to the site, Amazon plans to announce the service's launch on Tuesday. Amazon began offering the service in Seattle and recently expanded it to Los Angeles. AmazonFresh allows users to shop online for produce, dairy products, dry goods and others.

December 6, 2013

Target has introduced a section of its website that features products popular on Pinterest.

NEW YORK — Target has introduced a section of its website that features products popular on Pinterest.

The Target Awesome Shop includes products from several lines, including beauty, each of which is among those most-pinned on Pinterest in the last few days, but only if they have at least a four-star guest review.

The website is currently in beta testing and was put together "in a matter of a few weeks" by Target's Rapid Accelerated Development team, a small group of digital experts working for the company.

 

December 3, 2013

Cyber Monday online sales were 17.5% over the same period last year as of 6 p.m. EST on Monday, according to IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.

NEW YORK – Cyber Monday online sales were 17.5% over the same period last year as of 6 p.m. EST on Monday, according to IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.

Mobile traffic accounted for 29.4% of all online traffic, up almost 62% compared to the same period last year.

In other findings from IBM:

December 2, 2013

Rememband announced on Monday the launch of the Rememband silicon bracelet on Kickstarter, a crowd-funding website.

MINNEAPOLIS — Rememband announced on Monday the launch of the Rememband silicon bracelet on Kickstarter, a crowd-funding website.  

December 2, 2013

From its beginning during the dot-com boom of the 1990s, Amazon hasn't shied away from trying new things, but its latest initiative goes above and beyond — with an emphasis on "above."

NEW YORK — From its beginning during the dot-com boom of the 1990s, Amazon hasn't shied away from trying new things, but its latest initiative goes above and beyond — with an emphasis on "above."

December 2, 2013

I can hardly believe that I will once again have the distinct honor of facilitating a discussion with an impressive panel of industry leaders from both the retail and supplier side in this, my tenth appearance as moderator of Drug Store News’ Annual Diabetes Forum.

I can hardly believe that I will once again have the distinct honor of facilitating a discussion with an impressive panel of industry leaders from both the retail and supplier side in this, my tenth appearance as moderator of Drug Store News’ Annual Diabetes Forum.

December 2, 2013

Amazon.com has set up a pop-up store within a San Francisco mall where it is selling Kindle tablets and e-readers, as well as branded covers and power adapters from vending machines, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal published Friday.

NEW YORK — Amazon.com has set up a pop-up store within a San Francisco mall where it is selling Kindle tablets and e-readers, as well as branded covers and power adapters from vending machines, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal published Friday. 

November 27, 2013

QS/1, a healthcare automation solutions provider, has announced the integration of Dell's Latitude 10 tablet with its Pharmacy Management Systems.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – QS/1, a healthcare automation solutions provider, has announced the integration of Dell's Latitude 10 tablet with its Pharmacy Management Systems. The Latitude 10 can be utilized as a wireless signature capture device for pharmacies with a drive-thru and also provides functionality in other areas.

“The Latitude 10 is more than a tablet,” Charles Garner, QS/1 Market Analyst said. “It is truly a full-functioning computer that you can carry around the pharmacy.”

November 22, 2013

Walmart is providing a number of special holiday deals to online and mobile shoppers as part of an early Cyber Monday promotion that begins Saturday, Nov. 30. In addition, Walmart's mobile app customers, Facebook fans and email subscribers will be among the first to receive invitations to an early shopping event on Sunday, Dec. 1, featuring up to 20 of the best Cyber Monday items, before they are widely available.

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Walmart is providing a number of special holiday deals to online and mobile shoppers as part of an early Cyber Monday promotion that begins Saturday, Nov. 30. In addition, Walmart's mobile app customers, Facebook fans and email subscribers will be among the first to receive invitations to an early shopping event on Sunday, Dec. 1, featuring up to 20 of the best Cyber Monday items while supplies last, before they are widely available.

November 20, 2013

The electronic currency known as bitcoin allows small- and medium-sized companies to reach more customers by opening new markets that were previously unreachable, the co-founder of a company that allows businesses to use bitcoins said in testimony Tuesday before two Senate subcommittees. And it appears that federal authorities are open to its development.

WASHINGTON — The electronic currency known as bitcoin allows small- and medium-sized companies to reach more customers by opening new markets that were previously unreachable, the co-founder of a company that allows businesses to use bitcoins said in testimony Tuesday before two Senate subcommittees. And it appears that federal authorities are open to its development.

November 15, 2013

Pinterest is offering new functunality to third parties that will allow them to curate content and drive traffic to their sites, and major retailers such as Walmart, Target and Zappos are all over it.

Red hot Pinterest is offering new functunality to third parties that will allow them to curate content and drive traffic to their sites, and major retailers such as Walmart, Target and Zappos are all over it.

November 11, 2013

Customers of Amazon living in New York and Los Angeles can get their packages delivered on Sundays, courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.

SEATTLE — Customers of Amazon living in New York and Los Angeles can get their packages delivered on Sundays, courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.

The online retailer announced the new service Monday, directed at members of the premium Amazon Prime service living in the New York and Los Angeles areas. Next year, the retailer will also roll it out to members in Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Phoenix and other cities.

November 11, 2013

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from Oct. 14 to 21. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 520 respondents who were at least 18 years of age, and either themselves or a household member have prediabetes, Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from Oct. 14 to 21. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 520 respondents who were at least 18 years of age, and either themselves or a household member have prediabetes, Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

All data is self-reported and not validated.

Below is the demographic breakdown of the respondents and their behavior:

Gender

November 11, 2013

Johnson & Johnson had temporarily stopped distribution of its products to Amazon.com over concerns that Amazon hasn't done enough to prevent third-party sellers from selling damaged or expired J&J products on Amazon's site, according to a report published Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.

NEW YORK — Johnson & Johnson had temporarily stopped distribution of its products to Amazon.com over concerns that Amazon hasn't done enough to prevent third-party resellers from selling damaged or expired J&J products on Amazon's site, according to a report published Sunday by The Wall Street Journal

November 8, 2013

Fitbit in May released the Fitbit Flex, an activity-tracking wristband that syncs wirelessly on-the-go via Bluetooth 4.0 to select iOS and Android devices. Users can seamlessly make fitness and wellness a part of their everyday lifestyle and check their stats from anywhere.

SAN FRANCISCO — Fitbit in May released the Fitbit Flex, an activity-tracking wristband that syncs wirelessly on-the-go via Bluetooth 4.0 to select iOS and Android devices. Users can seamlessly make fitness and wellness a part of their everyday lifestyle and check their stats from anywhere.

November 7, 2013

A former executive from Cisco has been appointed as CEO of the International Diabetes Federation.

BRUSSELS — A former executive from Cisco has been appointed as CEO of the International Diabetes Federation.

The IDF announced Thursday the appointment of Petra Wilson, who formerly served as Cisco's senior director of the European health and care business solutions team, working with the World Health Organization, the European Commission, governments and others.

November 6, 2013

Online beauty platform BeautyStat.com has relaunched its site to include Pinterest-like visual features and an e-commerce angle to provide beauty mavens with an easy search and discovery platform.

NEW YORK — Online beauty platform BeautyStat.com has relaunched its site to include Pinterest-like visual features and an e-commerce angle to provide beauty mavens with an easy search and discovery platform.

November 6, 2013

Once dismissed as belonging to the realm of techno-utopians and anti-government libertarians, bitcoin has lately grown in popularity among investors and retailers. Could it find acceptance among drug stores as well?

NEW YORK — Once dismissed as belonging to the realm of techno-utopians and anti-government libertarians, bitcoin has lately grown in popularity among investors and retailers. Could it find acceptance among drug stores as well?

October 30, 2013

The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy is switching from a MacOS-based platform to an IBM system running Linux to manage growth of big data.

ARMONK, N.Y. — The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy is switching from a MacOS-based platform to an IBM system running Linux to manage growth of big data.

IBM said Wednesday that the Tucson, Ariz., college was using an IBM zEnterprise mainframe running the IBM DB2 database software on Linux to analyze and process 3 million medical claims per week. A business partner of IBM, Sirius Computer Solutions, helped the college move to the new system, which reduces the time it takes to process medical claims by 60%.

October 28, 2013

Logitech has introduced a line of accessories for Apple's new iPad Air, the electronics maker said.

NEWARK, Calif. — Logitech has introduced a line of accessories for Apple's new iPad Air, the electronics maker said.

The line includes the FabricSkin Keyboard Folio, the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio and the Folio Protective Case, all designed to protect against bumps, scratches and spills while remaining thin and light.

October 25, 2013

CVS/pharmacy’s SVP and chief marketing officer Rob Price was recently featured on Yahoo! Finance’s Big Data Download to talk about the launch of its new myWeekly Ad, which is a digital circular powered by its ExtraCare loyalty program.

This is important as it demonstrates that CVS/pharmacy continues to get major attention for the new program, and it further illustrates the push — major push — that the retailer is making on personalization.

CVS/pharmacy’s SVP and chief marketing officer Rob Price was recently featured on Yahoo! Finance’s Big Data Download to talk about the launch of its new myWeekly Ad, which is a digital circular powered by its ExtraCare loyalty program.

This is important as it demonstrates that CVS/pharmacy continues to get major attention for the new program, and it further illustrates the push — major push — that the retailer is making on personalization.

October 24, 2013

The growing use of electronic prescribing is driving the growth of cloud computing in health care, according to a new report.

NEW YORK — The growing use of electronic prescribing is driving the growth of cloud computing in health care, according to a new report.

October 24, 2013

With the excitement of the launch of CVS/pharmacy's new myWeekly Ad still in the air, SVP and chief marketing officer Rob Price was recently featured on Yahoo! Finance's Big Data Download to discuss the importance of the digital circular.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — With the excitement of the launch of CVS/pharmacy's new myWeekly Ad still in the air, SVP and chief marketing officer Rob Price was recently featured on Yahoo! Finance's Big Data Download to discuss the importance of the digital circular.

October 10, 2013

A consortium of companies that has developed standards to improve the quality and effectiveness of technology service operations has named McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation as making the grade, McKesson said.

LIVONIA, Mich. — A consortium of companies that has developed standards to improve the quality and effectiveness of technology service operations has named McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation as making the grade, McKesson said.

The healthcare services company said it achieved the Service Capability and Performance standards, set by Service Strategies and several other technology companies.