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FDA, IBM Watson Health to Study Application of Blockchain Technology

January 13, 2017 The two-year agreement aims to build use cases for how distributed databases can aid research and information sharing.

Spending on Cloud Services Overtakes Software, Infrastructure

January 13, 2017 Cloud service markets are now growing three times more quickly than cloud infrastructure hardware and software, study finds.

Northwestern Mutual Sets Aside $50 Million for Insurtech Investment

January 12, 2017 The life insurer's new venture capital unit plans to make investments of up to $3 million in relevant startups.

IoT Spending to Reach Nearly $1.3 Trillion By 2020: IDC

January 12, 2017 Telematics will be the leading use case in the insurance industry while remote health monitoring will see the greatest investment in healthcare, study finds.

Grinnell Mutual Revamps Core With Guidewire

January 12, 2017 The reinsurer will begin integration of Guidewire’s InsuranceSuite software in its home state of Iowa.

Departing Employees Greatest Threat to Data Protection

January 11, 2017 A Osterman Research study finds significant evidence that employee turnover and attrition can lead to egregious data loss.

UK Insurer LV= Partners With Octo Telematics

January 11, 2017 The carrier adopts Octo's data analytics and telematics services.

Commentary: UnitedHealth Doesn't Need Another Megasized Deal to Win

January 10, 2017 Company's recent deal reflects focus on cost reduction, diversification.

Grange Insurance Partners With Amazon on New Echo Skill

January 10, 2017 The carrier becomes the third insurer to partner with Amazon on its cloud-based virtual assistant device.

Alphabet’s Waymo May Sell Autonomous Hardware to Other Companies

January 10, 2017 So far, Waymo has cut a deal with one carmaker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, to outfit vehicles with its full self-driving kit, including hardware and software.

GEICO Adds Virtual Assistant Tool for Mobile App Users

January 9, 2017 The self-service tool, "Kate", answers all questions relating to customers' policies by speaking to it directly.

Hamilton Re Appoints New Head of Information Systems

January 9, 2017 Matthew Isaly will lead the development and integration of core technologies Hamilton Re implements.

Canadian Insurer AMA Revamps Analytics With Guidewire

January 6, 2017 The technology will support AMA’s current analytics strategies and complement its recent deployment of Guidewire InsuranceSuite.

Amazon, Google Assistant Battle Revives Smart Home Race at CES

January 6, 2017 Aided by artificial intelligence, tech giants are locked in a race for supremacy of digital home assistants.

BMW Deploying Self-Driving 7 Series Fleet to Roads This Year

January 6, 2017 The German automaker will put 40 of its 7 Series sedans on the road and train them to drive in urban areas.

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