Mobile and Portable

Apple recently released its holiday quarter’s earnings . Although the blockbuster sales of iPhones dominated the headlines, analysts and pundits were also drawn into the debate about the health of Apple’s smart watch business. Since Apple does not disclose its sales figures and only provided vague qualitative comments about this line of business, estimates and guestimates are all over the place. We have our take as well, outlined below, based on a slew of data from primary...
 
by Harry Wang | Feb. 1, 2017
Tags: Apple, smart watch, wearable
This is an interesting time to be in music streaming. Competition is rife, and the margins are thin. The largest players are either unicorns in search of profitability (i.e., Spotify, Pandora) or tech giants looking to lock consumers into their ecosystem (Apple, Google, Amazon). Smaller players are increasingly looking at ways to differentiate and stay afloat. For example, Sprint recently announced that it is acquiring one-third of TIDAL, a rebranding of the Norwegian WiMP service...

2017 has arrived. Among all the counting-downs and summing-ups is the exciting acceleration of the connected car industry: Parks Associates forecasts that by 2021, over 60% of all vehicles on the road will have an Internet connectivity solution . This industry is growing to have hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue; but where does the money go? Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in particular are positioned well to benefit from this growing market and are putting more marketing...
 
by Tu Skuse | Jan. 23, 2017
Tags: connected cars, M2M
We recently released a  complimentary whitepaper  examining the top trends in the connected home, health, and mobile industries.  Top 10 Consumer IoT Trends in 2017 , which features insight from Parks Associates’ analyst team, examines key topics driving growth and monetization of the IoT. Wearables and smart watches are expanding as healthcare tools and will be integrated with other IoT applications. The market for smart watches, and for wearables...

Nissan recently tweeted that its upcoming CES announcement will involve Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant. Below I offer some background about Nissan's partnership with Microsoft and its possible implications for the future of Nissan cars to provide a context for the upcoming announcement.  At CES 2016, Nissan announced a partnership with Microsoft to use Microsoft Azure, the collective name for Microsoft’s cloud services. Through the partnership, Microsoft Azure...
 
by Chris Tweedt | Jan. 3, 2017
Tags: CES, connected cars, Microsoft
Many auto industry players are preparing for consumers to shift their attitudes toward car ownership. The thought is that in the future, a greater percentage of consumers will lose interest in owning a car and will instead opt to use ride sharing services like Uber as a substitute for ever owning a car. The change in attitude toward car ownership is, many maintain, the future of mobility. At auto industry conferences, the future of mobility is a hot topic of discussion, as is how to deal...
 
by Chris Tweedt | Dec. 29, 2016
Tags: apps, connected cars, millennials, mobile

After a week-long rumor mill about Fitbit acquiring the struggling smart watch maker Pebble, the suspense ended today when Fitbit announced that it is acquiring Pebble’s software assets and IPs , not the latter’s hardware business. Though it is a smart move to skip Pebble’s hardware business, the rationale for Fitbit to acquire Pebble’s software business remains unconvincing to me. We don’t know the price tag of the deal so have no idea how much value Fitbit attaches to...
 
by Harry Wang | Dec. 7, 2016
Tags: Apple, apps, fitness apps, smart watch, wearable
Everything Google announced today (10/4) at the Pixel hardware event is the first tech giants’ movement of October. Google CEO Sundar Pichai implied that the company desires to build an ecosystem around users. As proof, here are some of the “Google goodies” that will enhance personalization and customized experience for you: Pixel and Pixel XL : smartphones that come in Quite Black, Really Blue or Very Silver, with exceptional camera that is complimented with free Google...
 
by Tu Skuse | Oct. 4, 2016
Tags: Google, smartphones, virtual reality


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