Fidelity’s innovation unit launched on Friday a preview of the Fidelity Market Monitor for Glass—the first investing Glassware available for Google 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,” Sean Belka, the senior vice president and director of the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, said. “We encourage investors to join with us and offer their insights and feedback on emerging technologies, such as the Fidelity Market Monitor for Glass, our first step in exploring the potential of wearable computing.”
Glass is a tiny computer integrated into a frame that rests just above the eyes, and the Glassware that runs on it enables a range of voice-enabled, hands-free online computing activities, allowing customers to see quotes from major U.S. stock indexes at market close.
The company also announced the launch of Fidelitylabs.com, a website and online community that encourages visitors to participate in a discussion about new financial services products and technologies. The site also showcases the work Fidelity Labs does with emerging technologies. Additionally, Fidelity experts featured on the site discuss the impact of technology on the world of investing.
Established in 2005 to work with the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, Fidelity Labs was designed to explore emerging technologies and evaluate the potential benefit of innovative concepts to investors.