As HTC allegedly prepares to launch its own smartwatch that eschews Anrdroid Wear, the company faces greater risks and new challenges, but also greater control over its destiny.
Like the iPod and iPhone, the HoloLens represents an inspiring connection of hardware and software that will take its company in a new direction. But unlike Apple’s immense successes, Microsoft is betting on a new and untested behavioral experience.
Kickstarter has told the world it is not a store, but can a store be Kickstarter? After tries by a few startups to improve the preorder experience, the king of online retail may be stepping in to claim its crowdfunding reward.
This holiday, Windows notebooks and tablets took on cheap notebooks and tablets featuring Google operating systems, but Microsoft still hasn’t shown the path to becoming more competitive in smaller touch form factors.
Samsung still enjoys a healthy lead atop the Android smartphone heap, but competitors such as LG and Motorola have shown they are starting to find ways to penetrate its market dominance.
Organizations ranging from Zipcar to bike-sharing programs rely on remote unlocking and return of assets. Sharing economy companies that rely on individual assets need to do the same to compete on experience and drive member loyalty.
Amazon Echo brings the intelligent agent home to a voice-activated speaker. It’s an early step in a category that could grow th provide more value through home monitoring.
From the light switch to the shower, crowdfunding projects have sought to retrofit everyday items with intelligent connectivity., but have often failed to bring their product to market.
Aided by the launch of the iPhone 4S, the number of U.S. smartphones embedded with mobile broadband connectivity jumped in 2011, increasing from 6 percent of at the end of 2010 to 35 percent by the close of the year, according to the NPD Group.
The iPhone may have passed over Android in total U.S. smartphone sales, but Google’s platform still has one key advantage: it’s attracting more mobile data newbies. According to the NPD Group, 57 percent of first-time smartphone buyers last quarter chose Android handsets.