- 02.28.2014 - 2014 – The Year of Wearables2014 – The Year of Wearables
02.28.2014 - If 2013 was the year of tablets, then 2014 seems to be the year of wearables, as was made clear at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show and this month’s Mobile World Congress. There are increasing numbers of wristbands for fitness and wellness from tier 1 and 2 mobile phone makers, for example Huawei’s Talkband (a bluetooth ear bud and fitness …
- 02.27.2014 - Wearables: What Happens Next?Wearables: What Happens Next?
02.27.2014 - The flurry of wearable electronics launches at Mobile World Congress shows how rapidly the category is accelerating. We are currently tracking 79 devices that have been announced. Doubtless many more are about to appear judging from activity on sites like Kickstarter; we can then expect a further round from fast followers in China. This is familiar territory: from 2002-06 many …
- 02.18.2014 - Displays and the Connected ConsumerDisplays and the Connected Consumer
02.18.2014 - Until recently, in order for marketers and advertisers to “interact” with consumers in public environments such as retail stores, supermarkets, and museums, digital signage networks relied on kiosks, touch-enabled commercial displays, and projectors featuring gesture-based controls, among others. These solutions still exist today, but with the proliferation of the smartphone and the “app”, the connected-consumer is now bringing their own …