Can we see that maintaining a software-obsessed tech industry is self-sabotage? As a venture capitalist, I know there’s incredible excitement around quantum computing. Yet, as a material scientist, I also see the technology is at least five years away from commercialization. Once again, we see a bias that plagues the tech community: software overshadowing hardware. […]
An Internet of Things (IoT) solution offers a multitude of business benefits from decreased operational costs to new revenue streams. But it also comes with a host of security considerations, including an ever-changing array of regulatory compliance requirements, demanding expert navigation and acute attention to detail. Below I’ve listed some of the critical questions to […]
When you consider the trajectory of connected home innovation, it’s easy to see that the big wins have been more infrastructural elements like connected lighting, utilities, and alarms rather than homewares. Particularly when investors seem compelled to invest in products as ridiculous as Juicero. In short, Juicero sold a $700 juicer with $5 pouches of fruit with […]
In the next interview in our series on the IoT ecosystem, we tackle what enterprise market participants need to consider when using IoT to help build out their business value beyond a single application — and for that, you need to think hard about your horizontal platform. We spoke with Nokia’s Jason Collins, vice president […]
Wink, the smart home hub sold for $15 million a year ago to Flextronics (now known as Flex), is moving onto its third owner, i.am+, the hardware startup fronted by musician Will.i.am. Flex disclosed the sale in its quarterly earnings report, published on Thursday, declaring that the buyer had paid $38.7 million and committed $20 […]
As a passive spectator of the AR solutions offered to industrial (B2B) applications for the last 10 years, I have interacted with many different peers, the ideas of whom I could always put in two buckets. The early adopters: It was easy to learn about their current projects, listen to them passionately talk about developments in the field, and scratch the […]
New research sees Internet of Things (IoT) spending growing by nearly 16% by 2020 driven by hardware investments, primarily by manufacturers. The Journal reported on the release of the “Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide” by International Data Corp.(IDC). The IDC report found that IoT spending will reach $1.29 trillion worldwide by 2020, representing […]
It’s not often you hear of a start-up product that emerged from a student working in a car factory. But ProGlove’s co-founder Paul Günther’s foray into the startup world was preceded by employment at BMW. During his studies, he was in touch daily with workers on the factory floor. One thing was clear — everyone […]
Building smarter devices requires smarter thinking.
The kid’s toy grows up.
Think beyond the obvious components.
Connected devices don’t have to be a one-time sale.
Customer feedback makes hardware products smarter. (Sponsored post.)
Join me at e2e, Oct. 13-14.
Taking on Apple and Microsoft in devices as well as software.
The subtractive approach adds up.
Lesson: Hardware innovation doesn’t always scale well.
The Alexa Voice Service goes into developer preview.
Spoiler alert: to bring great experiences to creators of technology.