Fidelity Labs, a part of the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, Fidelity’s unit focused on innovation, previewed the Fidelity Market Monitor for Glass. This is the first investing Glassware widely available for Google Glass.
Glass is a tiny computer packed into a lightweight frame that rests just above the user’s eyes. Glass and the Glassware that runs on it makes it easier and faster to access information on the go. Glass also enables a range of voice-enabled, hands-free online computing activities such as viewing quotes from major U.S. stock indexes at market close. Fidelity is taking part in Google’s developer program, which provides select companies with early access to Glass.
“Our leading hubs of innovation, Fidelity Labs and the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, have long served as a resource of technological expertise for our company as we seek to deliver innovative services that may make our customers’ financial lives easier,” said Sean Belka, senior vice president and director of the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology in a statement.
Fidelity Labs also announced the launch of Fidelitylabs.com, a website and online community that highlights the work Fidelity Labs does with emerging technologies. Visitors are encouraged to engage in conversation about new financial services products and technologies. The site also features Fidelity experts discussing how technology continues to re-shape the investing concept.
Glass users can go to Fidelitylabs.com to provide feedback on the concept. The information will be used to help Fidelity refine future applications of wearable computing technology.
“FidelityLabs.com and Google Glass are two of the most recent examples of our longstanding commitment to technological innovation,” said Hadley Stern, vice president, Fidelity Labs in a statement. “Some of the ideas we explore are aspirational and may still be years away from every day use. Others may be just around the corner. What we do know is that the time to explore is now. Today’s emerging technologies, as they evolve, will ultimately shape the future of investing.”