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Intel Buys wearables firm Basis Science, maker of health and fitness products

Intel Buys wearables firm Basis Science, maker of health and fitness products Intel keeps all employees

Mar 27 2014, 1:09pm CDT

Google Announces Android Wear for Wearables, Launches Developer Preview for Smartwatches

Google Announces Android Wear for Wearables, Launches Developer Preview for Smartwatches Google is all set to expand beyond its borders into terra incognita. It has announced Android Wear is to figure Android in wearables.

Mar 19 2014, 4:03pm CDT

Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points

Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points Carl Icahn tweeted on Thursday, January 23, announcing that he had bought another $500 million of Apple’s stock that day ($1 billon over the past week) bringing his total to $3.6 billion and published a seven page...

Jan 27 2014, 6:40am CST

Are you Buying Fitness Wearables From Electronics Companies?

Are you Buying Fitness Wearables From Electronics Companies? Having spent the week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it would appear that fitness & sport tech has started to reach mainstream prominence.  In a way it has, in others it hasn’t.  It...

Jan 23 2014, 7:10am CST

It Had To Happen! Smartphones Shipments Dip In 1Q 2014

Smartphones Shipments Dip In 1Q 2014 That’s right, it had to happen! It was only a matter of time before smartphone growth started to slow. Yes, we’ve seen this before with a number of other consumer electronic devices from the TV to VCRs and DVD players...

Jan 22 2014, 3:48am CST

Time has Come for Bigger iPhone 6

Time has Come for Bigger iPhone 6 Another week brings more rumors of an iPhone 6 with a bigger screen; this time around the skinny from a Chinese analyst is that the next Apple superphone will arrive in two larger sizes — 4.7 and 5.7 inches, and as soon...

Jan 21 2014, 1:24pm CST

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The Most Impactful CES 2014 Announcement Was Unexpected Over the past 23 years, I have been to more trade shows than I can even remember, including my recent trip to the the International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES. While neither Apple, Google, or Microsoft pay the...

Jan 21 2014, 1:22pm CST

Google Glass's Chief Pundit Reaches For The Doomed Word

Google Glass is Doomed Google Glass is becoming an enigma. Over the past week the fashion world, via hair care product vendor L’Oreal, made a bigger commitment to the, as yet, un-launched device. But at the same time uber-advocate Robert...

Jan 20 2014, 7:44am CST

CES 2015 News
Are You Ready To Hand Google All Your Fitness Data If Apps Use The Latest Android API?

Are You Ready To Hand Google All Your Fitness Data If Apps Use The Latest Android API? One of the hardware innovations to be found in Apple’s latest portable devices is the M7 co-processor. This chip collects data from the motion based sensors in the iOS hardware, including the magnetometer,...

Jan 17 2014, 6:31pm CST

Will Wearable Computing Be Tim Cook's Rubicon or Waterloo?

Will Wearable Computing Be Tim Cook's Rubicon or Waterloo? Many misinterpreted my column of yesterday as predicting that Tim Cook and Apple will fail. Even Paul Carroll, my “New Killer Apps” coauthor, took it that way, and suggested that Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo would...

Jan 17 2014, 12:11pm CST

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer?

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer? History tells us “Yes.” Wearables will be his Rubicon. Apple CEO Tim Cook is already one of the most successful managers in the history of business. Yet one must wonder whether Cook will ultimately suffer the same fate...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

Google Buys Nest, The $3 Billion Distraction

Google Buys Nest, The $3 Billion Distraction One of the most surprising things about Google and its purchase of Nest is the price. Over $3 billion! That’s what you’d pay for a fast growing social network. But seriously, Nest hardly has the kind of defensible...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

Top 10 Investor Interests for Technology 2014

Top 10 Investor Interests for Technology 2014 Want to get a head start on what angel and venture capitalists are looking for in 2014? Here are some sectors we hear whispers about from investors: Healthcare IT Healthcare insurers want to improve communications...

Jan 14 2014, 1:56pm CST

These 12 Companies All Want Your Body In 2014

These 12 Companies All Want Your Body In 2014 Wearable computing is the ultimate convergence arena. Stimulated of course by Google and Google Glass, excited by Apple’s still to be seen iWatch, in the past twelve months a wide range of Davids and Goliaths have made...

Jan 14 2014, 9:46am CST

Machine-To-Machine Market Poised For Take Off

Machine-To-Machine Market Poised For Take Off The machine-to-machine market (M2M) has been like that twinkling star that floats somewhere off in the distance. You know it’s there, but can’t really get your head around what it is or will mean to you. But, much like...

Jan 14 2014, 9:06am CST

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Wearables And Marketing IPOs: Why A Top Forrester Analyst Jumped Ship For StrongView When Oracle shelled out $1.5 billion for cross-channel marketer Responsys last month, it seemed a clear response to Salesforce.com’s own $2.5 billion ExactTarget acquisition in June, but I called up a couple analysts to...

Jan 13 2014, 6:31pm CST

Technology In The Crib: The Smart Baby Onesie

Technology In The Crib: The Smart Baby Onesie As wearable technology becomes more mainstream–evident from the plethora of vendors showcasing at CES 2014 last week–one thing becomes clearer than ever: wearables may be starting in the crib, but are no longer are in...

Jan 12 2014, 1:26am CST

OLPC Still Focused On Bringing Tech "Dreams" To Needy Kids

OLPC Still Focused On Bringing Tech "Dreams" To Needy Kids Wearables and 4K TVs weren’t the only shiny and new objects introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. One Laptop Per Child, launched in 2005 by Nicholas Negroponte out of MIT’s Media Lab, continues its...

Jan 10 2014, 5:51pm CST

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014 The launch this week of our Big Bang Disruption book added significant urgency to our annual search for the biggest disruptors at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. After all, the book’s principal...

Jan 10 2014, 1:45pm CST

Google And Intel, Welcome To The New American Conglomerate

Google And Intel, Welcome To The New American Conglomerate Announcements from Google and Intel in the first week of 2014 confirm a trend that was already pretty solid but overlooked in 2013. The American Conglomerate is back (transparency note – I own a few shares in Intel). It...

Jan 10 2014, 9:41am CST

The Myths of CES: Why Marketers Get Value Out Of This Show

The Myths of CES: Why Marketers Get Value Out Of This Show I just survived my first CES, and being on site in Vegas resolved some myths for me. I won’t get into the myths about Las Vegas (though it is true that the food is way better than it used to be), but here are my...

Jan 9 2014, 4:56pm CST

Samsung Galaxy S5 with eye scanner launching in April, says report

Samsung Galaxy S5 with eye scanner launching in April, says report Eye scanning technology could be the main feature of the Samsung Galaxy S5. The challenge would be the implementation. Remember the face unlock feature that mistook a photograph for a real person?

Jan 9 2014, 7:51am CST

10 Takeaways From CES: iPhone Stun Guns, Iris Scanners, A Camera-Shy Movie Director And Crazy Party-Crashing CEO

10 Takeaways From CES: iPhone Stun Guns, Iris Scanners, A Camera-Shy Movie Director And Crazy Party-Crashing CEO With more than 20,000 new products expected and 300 presentations delivered at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, putting together a definitive list of noteworthy products, trends and happenings is no...

Jan 9 2014, 5:56am CST

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Few 'wearables' balance fashion and function Gadget show is awash in 'wearable' devices, but questions of acceptance and usefulness remain LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches...

Jan 8 2014, 3:51pm CST

Moving Fitness Trackers Forward

Moving Fitness Trackers Forward Fitness trackers have enjoyed too long in the sun, considering how little most of them actually do. The push now is to get them to offer more to consumers who’ve until now been satisfied to record how many miles they’ve...

Jan 8 2014, 3:31pm CST

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: One-To-One Marketing Is Almost Here, Finally Twitter’s ad business will help usher in a long-awaited era of one-to-one marketing, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said during a brief appearance at CES today. His comments came at a “Brand Matters” panel at the event...

Jan 8 2014, 2:51pm CST

Apple: 2013 In Review And 2014 Outlook

Apple: 2013 In Review And 2014 Outlook For the first eight months of 2013 it was all talk about the stock (since it was in the penalty box), Apple losing market share in smartphones and tablets and speculation about a low priced iPhone. It finally turned to...

Jan 8 2014, 9:31am CST

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How Consumer Technology Is Inspiring - And Limiting - Brand Advertising The Internet may have torn up most of traditional media, but one area it has left relatively untouched so far is brand advertising, the image ads that television and magazines still dominate. Most of the nearly $120...

Jan 7 2014, 1:56pm CST

PC Gaming Company Razer Wants A Slice Of Wearables Industry With Nabu SmartBand

PC Gaming Company Razer Wants A Slice Of Wearables Industry With Nabu SmartBand Bringing you details on a new wearable fitness device or smartwatch from the CES 2014 floor is already standard fare. But when that device comes from a company known for PC gaming peripherals and laptops like the Razer...

Jan 7 2014, 1:26pm CST

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CES LIVE: Sony CEO Delivers Keynote Sony CEO Kazuo “Kaz” Hirai is set to deliver today’s keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time. Refresh this page to see updates. 8:35: Gary Shapiro, head of the Consumer...

Jan 7 2014, 11:36am CST

Movea Launches Wristband Reference Design at CES 2014

Movea Launches Wristband Reference Design at CES 2014 The world of fitness trackers is about to undergo a seismic shift. That is because many wristbands have been launched. Built by Movea, Xm-Squared and TI the G-series is simply unbeatable when it comes to health monitoring.

Jan 7 2014, 11:16am CST

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014 This is the third year in a row that I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to make predictions for the coming year. In the past, when I’ve done these predictions, I’ve turned to mostly traders who follow public...

Jan 6 2014, 10:16pm CST

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CES Live: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Delivers Opening Keynote Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is set to deliver the pre-show keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time. Refresh this page to see live updates. “6:27 p.m. Several thousand CES...

Jan 6 2014, 8:56pm CST

Pebble Goes For The Rolex Look With 'Steel' Smartwatch

Pebble Goes For The Rolex Look With 'Steel' Smartwatch Pebble wants to move beyond plastic. The Palo-Alto based smartwatch maker has upgraded its look to sleek metal with the launch of Steel at CES 2014, a new version of the smartwatch that includes stainless steel and...

Jan 6 2014, 1:56pm CST

From Wearables And Drones To Curved Smartphones And Purple-Hued Gadgets, CES 2014 Showcases What's Next In Tech

From Wearables And Drones To Curved Smartphones And Purple-Hued Gadgets, CES 2014 Showcases What's Next In Tech Wearables. Drones. 4K TVs. Home automation systems. Kids’ tablets. Connected cars. Connected ovens. Curved screens. Wireless everything. Smart bikes. And lots and lots of purple, or rather a version of purple called...

Jan 6 2014, 1:36pm CST

The Fashionable Pebble Steel Smartwatch Is What The Wearables Movement Needs

The Fashionable Pebble Steel Smartwatch Is What The Wearables Movement Needs Pebble has been in an interesting situation. The start-up that has won over many users with their smartwatch (the self-titled Pebble), like all good rock stars, has to deal with the difficult second album. How do you...

Jan 6 2014, 1:36pm CST

A Smart Watch...REALLY?!

A Smart Watch...REALLY?! Most of you have, by now, unpacked your Xmas gifts. Many of you are probably wondering if there are some you should return.  Should you hang on to the items that seem cool at Christmas but that, deep down, you know will...

Jan 6 2014, 12:36am CST

Hot Brands To Watch At CES This Week Include Apple And Samsung

Hot Brands To Watch At CES This Week Include Apple And Samsung What innovations will debut this week at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas? Which moves by leading brands will matter most to their industries and to marketers? To get a forecast of what will be important this year...

Jan 5 2014, 9:51pm CST