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Not another AI postNot%20another%20AI%26nbsp%3Bpost75fondo011davidalanriggs

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:09 +0000

(image)  This post is about a better world brought by human ingenuity. It’s about a human opportunity, an invitation to founders and investors in advanced economies to come and help us change the lives of billions of humans. Come join the movement to help mankind move forward for a better, fairer future. It’s time! Read More(image)


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Cash is no longer kingCash%20is%20no%20longer%26nbsp%3Bkingmoney-kingdavidalanriggs

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:00:32 +0000

(image)  The idea of a cashless society is one of the topics that stirs up a heated debate when it comes to the digitalization of banking and society. While the anonymity of cash acts as an enabler for the illegal economy, many fear that the lack of said anonymity will inevitably lead to an Orwellian society where individual freedom is limited. Read More(image)


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Sony surpasses expectations, selling 915,000 PlayStation VR headsets in first four monthsSony%20surpasses%20expectations%2C%20selling%20915%2C000%20PlayStation%20VR%20headsets%20in%20first%20four%26nbsp%3Bmonths5-psvrlucasmatney2015

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:00:26 +0000

(image)  Turns out there might actually be money in VR hardware. Since going on sale just four months ago, Sony details to the NYT that the company has sold 915 thousand of its virtual reality headset, the PS VR. The article also details that Sony had originally set internal goals to sell one million headsets in the first six months of sales, a number that the company seems well-positioned to meet… Read More(image)


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Samsung will be giving smartphones another try on March 29Samsung%20will%20be%20giving%20smartphones%20another%20try%20on%20March%26nbsp%3B29unnamed-1lucasmatney2015

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:25:02 +0000

(image)  After the corporate garbage fire that was the Note 7 reveal, Samsung has been left with a smartphone business with far less certain success in its future. After months of awful press and the worst PR shit storm we’ve seen in years, Samsung is ready to give its smartphone line a new messiah. In the midst of their Mobile World Congress keynote, the company sent out invites to its… Read More(image)


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Samsung just proved it doesn’t need the world’s largest mobile conference anymoreSamsung%20just%20proved%20it%20doesn%26%238217%3Bt%20need%20the%20world%26%238217%3Bs%20largest%20mobile%20conference%26nbsp%3BanymoreMobile_World_Congress_Barcelona_2012_(4) 2mjburnsy

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:16:32 +0000

(image)  Mobile World Congress is underway in Barcelona. By most metrics it’s the largest conference in the world dedicated mostly to mobile technology and gadgets. And Samsung just punted. Mobile World Congress needs Samsung more than Samsung needs Mobile World Congress. Samsung just held its MWC press conference and what’s interesting is what wasn’t announced: The Galaxy S8.… Read More(image)


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Samsung announces updated Gear VR headset with handheld controllerSamsung%20announces%20updated%20Gear%20VR%20headset%20with%20handheld%26nbsp%3Bcontroller10000000_585842898253108_1217973027732455424_nlucasmatney2015

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:09:04 +0000

(image)  Samsung’s mobile virtual reality effort, the Gear VR, has been an important product to the company in terms of drumming up excitement around the company’s innovation on next-gen platforms. Since the earliest version of the headset was first announced in 2014, we’ve seen a few largely incremental updates to the company’s VR platform. Today, we see another. At Mobile… Read More(image)


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Samsung shows off a 5G router for the homeSamsung%20shows%20off%20a%205G%20router%20for%20the%26nbsp%3Bhomeproduct_3-1bheater

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:46:12 +0000

(image)  We knew Samsung would be launching a tablet or two at tonight’s big Mobile World Congress kick off event, but it turns out the company also had a couple of other surprises of its sleeve. The Galaxy maker kicked things off with a handful of 5G and infrastructural announcements, including a new 5G Home Router. Samsung didn’t offer much in the way of news around the  the device,… Read More(image)


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Inside Forward, ex-Googler Adrian Aoun’s idea for the doctor’s office of the futureforwardsarahbuhr

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:05:08 +0000

(image)  Forward, a new type of futuristic doctors office launched its first location in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district at the beginning of this year. Some in the health industry have had their doubts about a doctor’s office with propriety tools like a body scanner, stethoscope and its own in-house lab. So we asked founder and former Googler Adrian Aoun to show us around… Read More(image)


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Motorola does the unthinkable and unveils gadget conceptsMotorola%20does%20the%20unthinkable%20and%20unveils%20gadget%26nbsp%3Bconceptsmoto-2-of-5mjburnsymoto-6-of-5moto-5-of-5moto-4-of-5moto-3-of-5moto-2-of-5

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:01:54 +0000

(image)  The gadget world is stale and boring now. Phones look the same. Action cameras copy GoPro, headphone companies copy Beats. Most electronic companies are overly cautious about going to far. Vaporware can kill momentum. Yet today Motorola threw its arms in the Spanish air and said fuck it. During its Mobile World Congress press event, the company basically said here are some products we might… Read More(image)


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Samsung is doubling down on tablets with the Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy BookSamsung%20is%20doubling%20down%20on%20tablets%20with%20the%20Galaxy%20Tab%20S3%20and%20Galaxy%26nbsp%3BBookSamsungbheaterimg_0032img_0246img_0046

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:01:21 +0000

(image)  Mobile World Congress could have been Samsung’s big moment to put 2016 behind it once and for all with a brand new flagship handset. Instead, the company is using the world’s biggest smartphone show to debut two distinctly different – yet decidedly Samsungy — takes on the largely staid tablet space. The company was certainly up front about the fact that the Galaxy S8… Read More(image)


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Live from Samsung’s 2017 MWC press conferenceLive%20from%20Samsung%26%238217%3Bs%202017%20MWC%20press%26nbsp%3Bconferencemwc-2017-pc_mainbheater

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:05:56 +0000

(image)  A very happy Mobile World Congress to you and yours. The world’s largest smartphone show is still a couple of days from its official kick off, but there’s plenty of news to be had this weekend. Samsung will be taking the stage tonight in Barcelona to show off – well, not the Galaxy S8. That much we seemingly know for sure. The company announced a few weeks back that… Read More(image)


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Watch Samsung’s MWC conference live right hereshutterstock samsungromaindilletzuck-0-0

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:02:15 +0000

(image)  Samsung’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is happening today. The conference starts at 7 PM CET (6 PM GMT, 1 PM EST, 10 AM PST). You can also check out our liveblog to get our commentary on Samsung’s news. Last year, the company unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. While Samsung said that the Galaxy S8 isn’t just ready yet, you can still expect a bunch of new… Read More(image)


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Nokia and HMD reboot the Nokia brand across mobile and smart homeNokia%20and%20HMD%20reboot%20the%20Nokia%20brand%20across%20mobile%20and%20smart%26nbsp%3Bhomescreen-shot-2017-02-26-at-18-48-48mike-butcher

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:02:08 +0000

(image)  Today at Mobile World Congress HMD held a press conference in Barcelona to showcase its newest Nokia-branded phones. Nokia also provided an update on its Ozo VR camera and its smart home business. Nokia unveiled its Ozo, their 360-degree camera for virtual reality. Nokia also talked about Withings, which it owns, and its plans for healthcare. Withings products are dropping their branding… Read More(image)


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Nokia and BlackBerry are betting on smartphone nostalgiaNokia%20and%20BlackBerry%20are%20betting%20on%20smartphone%26nbsp%3Bnostalgiaimg_0692bheaternokia-3310-3-of-2

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:00:02 +0000

(image)  Ten years ago, Nokia and BlackBerry were flying high. Both were among the most trusted and purchased names in mobile, only to have those numbers drop off a cliff, when a single handset came along and changed the game forever. The brands share similar trajectories over the past decade, filled with foot dragging and belated attempts at reinvention, and this week at the world’s largest… Read More(image)


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Motorola picks Amazon’s Alexa as its voice assistantMotorola%20picks%20Amazon%26%238217%3Bs%20Alexa%20as%20its%20voice%26nbsp%3Bassistantmoto-2-of-1-2nelomas

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:37:21 +0000

(image)  From ‘Hey Alexa’ to ‘Hello Moto’… Motorola has announced a partnership with ecommerce giant Amazon that will see the latter’s voice assistant tech embedded natively into most of Motorola’s devices in future. Read More(image)


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Nokia 3310 returns as HMD reimagines a classic (and Snake)Nokia%203310%20returns%20as%20HMD%20reimagines%20a%20classic%20%28and%26nbsp%3BSnake%29nokia-3310-2-of-2ingridlundennokia-3310-3-of-2

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:30:39 +0000

(image)  HMD hopes that its licensing of the Nokia brand brings in the punters for what might otherwise be viewed as three very vanilla Android phones, but at the same time it’s also announcing another new handset that plays into another side of its brand strategy. Today, it unveiled the 3310, a small “candy bar” feature phone that is a reimagining of one of the classic Nokia… Read More(image)


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HMD unveils 3 Android smartphones in Nokia clothingHMD%20unveils%203%20Android%20smartphones%20in%20Nokia%26nbsp%3Bclothingnokia-smartphone-3-of-5ingridlundennokia-smartphone-5-of-5nokia-smartphone-4-of-5nokia-smartphone-2-of-5nokia-smartphone-6-of-5

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:29:29 +0000

(image)  Nokia, the mobile phone brand that arguably created as well as led the mobile phone market for many years, once died a tragic death, first the victim of its own arrogance at being the early leader; then the victim of Apple and Google and their domination in smartphones; and then dealt the final blow by Microsoft, who acquired it but failed badly at trying to resuscitate the brand in its… Read More(image)


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Why 2017 will be the year of the industry cloudWhy%202017%20will%20be%20the%20year%20of%20the%20industry%26nbsp%3Bcloudcloud computingdavidalanriggs

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:00:30 +0000

(image)  2016 was another year of impressive growth in the Enterprise cloud software space: Last year there were 31 cloud software companies that were publicly held and commanded a market capitalization north of $1 billion. 2016 also was notable because cloud companies with businesses aimed at vertical industries became juicy buyout targets for large horizontal software companies. Read More(image)


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Goodbye Withings, hello NokiaGoodbye%20Withings%2C%20hello%26nbsp%3BNokiawithings hr steelfredericlardinois

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:55:56 +0000

(image)  Say goodbye to Withings. It’s been less than a year since Nokia completed its acquisition of the French smart devices maker and now it the Withings brand is about to be sunset. Withings’ devices and software will be rebranded under the Nokia banner later this summer. Withings’ existing line of smart watches, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and cameras will all come… Read More(image)


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