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After visiting the IFA trade show in Berlin last week, I had the feeling that the whole smart watch industry (LG, Asus, Samsung, Sony and others) was demonstrating the typical problem of a great technology in search of a real use case. Frankly these are very nice pieces of technology, small enough...
Torsten Krenz, a Director at Nokia HERE based in Berlin has joined Apple beginning of August his LinkedIn profile revealed. Krenz spent his whole career in operation roles at NAVTEQ. He initially joined the company in 1993. He was initially responsible for driving the extension of the map coverage...
At the recent Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, Apple introduced its indoor location technology without a big splash. Apple will use RF parametric data as well as motion sensors data from its M7 chipset to enable indoor location. Mobile developers will use the existing corelocation...
IDC published this week their quarterly mobile phone tracker that gives estimates about the current sales and forecasts into 2018. Worldwide smartphone shipments will reach a total of 1.2 billion units in 2014, marking a 23.1% increase from the 1.0 billion units shipped in 2013. From there, total...
On the heels of its competitor Pioneer (read here), Alpine Electronics announced today that they will release aftermarket car multimedia systems that support Apple’s CarPlay in Fall 2014 in the U.S. and Europe. CarPlay extends the Apple iOS smartphone experience to the car dashboard. Using in-dash...
This week at the Geneva Motor Show Apple unveiled CarPlay, its technology to emulate iPhone apps on a car screen. This announcement has been seen by many as an answer to Google that announced at the CES show in January its Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), “committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014.“
But understanding these announcements as a frontal competition between Apple and Google in the automotive industry is a misunderstanding of the long term goals of the two American companies. Here is why.
Mercedes is showing up its new C-Class with Apple’s CarPlay at the Geneva Motor Show, however the German premium car maker is willing to offer an equal treatment to all smartphones. “As soon as Google brings its own in-car infotainment system to market, Mercedes-Benz customers will also be able to...
After some rumors last week, Apple finally officially announced CarPlay, a software that enables some native iOS applications in the car. Vehicles from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo will premiere CarPlay at the Geneva Motor Show starting this week. CarPlay allows iPhone users to make calls, use...
Mobile shopping app provider Shopkick last week said that its own flavour of iBeacon - Apple's Bluetooth Low Energy presence system - shopBeacon is currently live in a closed beta trial at two Macy’s locations, inNew York and San Francisco. “ShopBeacon can welcome a shopper when she enters a store...
According to ComScore Apple Maps has reached 25.6 percent smartphone app audience (38 million users) in the United States in September 2013 while Google Maps is down to 43 percent - 63.6 million users (across iOS and Android platforms) in the third quarter 2013. Comparatively, in the three months...
Last week when Apple unveiled their latest devices it also announced M7, a co-processor that handles motion sensors, which means better performance for indoor geo-location. M7 indeed continuously measures the data coming from the accelerometer, the gyroscope, and the compass. Developers then have...
As reported by the North American tech blogosphere at the end of last week, Apple has acquired two new companies: Locationary and HopStop to help in their mapping efforts. Locationary is a Canadian start-up that helps companies manage heterogeneous business location data sources. Its cloud service...
Almost half of all smartphones sold in Europe are a Samsung according to sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the three months ended May 2013. As a result Android market share in EU 5 (Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain) is up from 61.3% a year ago to 70.4%, against 17.8% for...
Today Apple introduced the new version (iOS 7) of their mobile operating system that will offer a replication interface customized for an in-car touchscreen. Phone, Music, Navigation, and messages (iMessage) are the first apps that will be available through the interface. Apple has not indicated if...
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