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Blog post submitted by AUVSI Consumers love drones. They were a hot holiday gift item in 2016, and interest continues to grow. In fact, Goldman Sachs estimates the consumer market for drones will generate $17 billion between 2016 and 2020. Driving much of this growth is consumer interest in drones and their social, leisure, and security applications. Social media feeds are starting to feature “dronies” – selfies taken with a drone. A host of new, smaller drones...


CSS Corp recently hosted an influencer day in Dallas, where it showcased its business focus. CSS Corp, like many other support companies, is rethinking its business strategy in the wake of the IoT. A central aspect of the company’s focus is not trying to be everything to everyone. Instead,...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Mar. 24, 2017
Tags: Internet of Things, tech support

Last Thursday, Google provided an unsolicited ad to Google Home users, testing, for the first time, its ability to run ads on its smart speaker. Google Home users reported asking their device about their schedule and along with the weather, news updates, and traffic,...

Voice-enabled technologies have experienced massive growth in the consumer market since the introduction of Siri in 2011. The momentum in voice technologies is similar to the Internet boom in the 1990s. Companies who did not get on board and create a web presence, especially in commerce,...

The traditional watch market faces two forms of competition from the CE space. First, the ubiquity of smartphones decreases the need for a separate timepiece. Second, the smart watch category challenges the traditional watch segment directly. Shipments of Swiss-made watches fell by over 14%...
 
by Jennifer Kent | Mar. 15, 2017
Tags: Apple, apps, mobile, smart watch, smartphone, wearable

Smart kitchens represent the next wave of the smart home evolution. For the past two years, large appliance manufacturers, including GE Appliances, Samsung, LG, and Whirlpool have used the consumer electronics show to showcase elaborate plans for residential kitchens. If these innovations...

Health Affairs , a well-recognized health journal, recently published a study on telehealth (what we call “virtual care”) this week. The article contains plenty of valuable information, and the media that reported on this study used headlines such as: “Are virtual doctor...
 

Laura is a 23 year old woman who graduated college last May. She got a job in a state different from where she graduated college and upon settling into her own one bedroom apartment, she didn’t bother to get either cable or satellite television service. She has had some experience with...
 
by David Mitchel | Mar. 8, 2017
Tags: cord cutting, pay TV


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