Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, February 24, 2017

Skype Lite is Reminiscent of Nokia’s Creativity in Emerging Markets – by Carolina Milanesi During the Future Decoded event held in Mumbai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced Skype Lite. This is a lighter, more data...

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Carolina Milanesi / February 24th, 2017

A Connected House ain’t No Smart Home

Intelligent, smart: lights, doorbells, shades, doors, fans. Our house is connected or soon will be. Yet, when we talk about these AI-enabled abodes, we refer to them as connected or smart homes not houses. Given … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 22nd, 2017

Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, February 17, 2017

Amazon Chime Adds Value for AWS Customers Turning Amazon into a more Appealing One-Stop Shop – by Carolina Milanesi Earlier this week, Amazon released a new video conferencing app called Chime. Chime is a managed...

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Carolina Milanesi / February 17th, 2017
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Black History Month: Another Reminder Tech Needs Diversity

It would come as no surprise that tech is a big part of my life, not just my job. As such, many books around the house, podcasts I listen to, documentaries I watch are tech-related. … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 15th, 2017

Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, February 10, 2017

Apple Renewed Focus on Apple TV Business – by Carolina Milanesi On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported Apple has hired former head of Amazon’s Fire TV business Timothy D. Twerdhal. At Apple, Twerdhal is in charge of...

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Carolina Milanesi / February 10th, 2017
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Apple Watch + AirPods: Show Me the Magic!

Last week, Apple released its Q1 FY2017 earnings and announced its highest quarterly revenue yet as well as all-time revenue records for iPhone, Services, Macs and Apple Watch. During the quarter, Apple sold 78.3 million … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 8th, 2017

Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, February 3, 2017

Fitbit’s Layoffs – by Carolina Milanesi Fitbit announced this week it will be laying off 6% of its workforce, around 100 employees. The layoffs are part of an effort to reduce operating expenses by $200...

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Carolina Milanesi / February 3rd, 2017
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Is not being Google a Competitive Advantage?

For any major tech battle, we have always had a few names that dominated the field. Some have survived over the years and moved from battle to battle as new names joined in. Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / February 1st, 2017

Unpacking the Week’s News: Friday, January 27, 2017

Facebook Hiring Hugo Barra Might Say More about China than VR – by Carolina Milanesi This week, Hugo Barra who was VP of International at Xiaomi, left the Chinese company to join Facebook as Head...

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Carolina Milanesi / January 27th, 2017

Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 Investigation becomes the Cornerstone for Improved QA

Samsung just hosted a press conference in Korea to share the findings of an investigation into what caused several Galaxy Note7 smartphones to catch fire. You can find all the details of the findings here … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / January 22nd, 2017

Unpacking This Week’s News – Friday, January 20th, 2017

Android One to Come to the US This Summer – by Carolina Milanesi According to a report from The Information, Android One is supposedly coming to the US this summer. If you are not familiar...

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Carolina Milanesi / January 20th, 2017
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What “Hidden Figures” Can Teach Us about AI

This weekend, I finally watched Hidden Figures. I took my 9-year-old daughter with me to witness how instrumental women of color were to the success of several NASA missions — something that historically has been … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / January 18th, 2017

Move Over IoT, AI is the New Hot Acronym

I survived CES 2017 to tell this story. From the very first day of press conferences and CES Unveiled, it was obvious connected-anytime-anywhere was what we were going to see at the show. It soon … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / January 11th, 2017

What Apple’s Acquisitions in 2016 Tell Us about 2017 and Beyond

There is a lot of speculation about the “iPhone 8” and what Apple should be focusing on in 2017 in order to stay ahead of the game or, for some, barely keep up with competition. … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / January 4th, 2017

Microsoft’s AI Is Not Just About Being Smart

On December 13th at a very announcement-packed event in San Francisco, Microsoft shared its views of Artificial Intelligence and the progress it has made thus far. Back in September, Microsoft created a new AI and … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / December 14th, 2016

Unpacking This Week’s News – Friday, December 9th, 2016

Apple Wants Early Access to Movies on iTunes – by Carolina Milanesi This week, Bloomberg reported Apple is in talks with Hollywood studios to get early access to movies to be distributed at a premium...

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Carolina Milanesi / December 9th, 2016
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Smartwatches Need to Learn from Tablets’ Mistakes

On Monday, IDC released its http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS41996116″>third quarter market share update for wearables and it was not pretty. While overall shipments grew marginally year on year, reaching 23 million, 85% of sales remained in the more … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / December 7th, 2016

Will Amazon Silence Alexa with a Screen?

According to Bloomberg, Amazon is developing a high-end Echo-like device which will feature a better speaker and a seven-inch touchscreen. The speaker is said to be larger and tilt upwards so the screen can be … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 30th, 2016

Sleeping with the Enemy Would Benefit Both Microsoft & Apple

Because of what I do, I try different devices all the time. While I have used Windows 10 PCs since they became available, I never made one my main working device. For the past nine … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 21st, 2016

Unpacked for Friday November 18, 2016

Samsung’s Acquisitions Point to Increase Desire to Independence by Carolina Milanesi This week was a pretty busy one for Samsung’s M&A team. On Monday, Samsung announced it would acquire Harman International for $8 billion. Later...

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Carolina Milanesi / November 18th, 2016
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The Perfect Ten of Wearables

Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported Apple is evaluating moving into digital glasses. According to “people familiar with the project who did not want to be identified” (when do they ever want to be?), the device … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 16th, 2016

Unpacked for Friday November 11, 2016

Snap Starts Selling Spectacles Through Bots of a Different Kind – by Jan Dawson Snap (formerly Snapchat) on Thursday started selling its Spectacles camera glasses through a vending machine (dubbed a Snapbot) in Venice, California,...

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Carolina Milanesi / November 11th, 2016
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Has Google Set Up Google Home to Disappoint?

When I saw Google Home for the first time back at Google I/O, I was excited at the prospect of having a brainier Alexa in my home. Like others, I waited and almost forgot all … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 9th, 2016

Touchscreen or No Touchscreen, That is the Question!

A lot has already been written about Apple’s Touch Bar for the MacBook Pro and how Apple should have just gone all in and actually added a touchscreen. I hinted on the day of the … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 2nd, 2016

Creativity Is the New Productivity

Every three months, we are reminded of the doom and gloom of the PC market. As PC vendors report their earnings and various bean counters – I used to be one – publish their market … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / October 26th, 2016
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