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Mobile Minutes: US banks and mobile; Facebook for the blind; LeBron James in virtual reality; Medical apps

Can US retail banks survive the mobile revolution?
In the race to take a mobile-first approach to the entire banking experience—which reduces costs and adds convenience for customers—US banks are lagging banks in many other countries, as well as lagging financial technology start-ups at home and abroad.
Read more on Forbes

Facebook works to improve social media for the blind
At Facebook’s Building 20 in Menlo Park, a series of gadgets including a braille display sit in an “Empathy Lab,” allowing the company’s employees to walk in the shoes of people who face barriers when attempting to access the site.
Read more on South Bend Tribune

Watch LeBron James train (in virtual reality)
James partnered up with Oculus VR—which paid for the entire film—to shoot the 360-degree movie, and you can download the film from either the Oculus Store or by using Samsung’s Milk VR application.
Read more on Fox News

Faster medical attention with app
In Jersey City, a nonprofit is investing nearly $2 million to train and equip volunteers to be dispatched to medical emergencies through a smartphone app.
Read more on Wall Street Journal