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

Unpacked for Friday October 21st, 2016

Apple’s Eddy Cue says TV needs to be reinvented – by Carolina Milanesi At a Vanity Fair conference in San Francisco this week, Apple’s content guy, Eddy Cue, repeated something his CEO Tim Cook has...

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Carolina Milanesi / October 21st, 2016
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Digital Assistants: Me Smart or World Smart?

Digital assistants are hot, that much is clear. What is less clear is what role they will play in our life. More importantly, how much we will let them be part of our life. I … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / October 21st, 2016

Unpacked for Friday, October 14th, 2016

Amazon Demonstrates Its Pragmatism with Physical Retail for Groceries – by Jan Dawson The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Amazon is planning to build convenience stores and curbside pickup locations for groceries, in...

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Carolina Milanesi / October 14th, 2016
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CarPlay: The Best Incarnation of Apple’s Ecosystem

Apple is making a car. The code name is “Project Titan.” Apple brings back Bob Mansfield from retirement to lead the project. Apple lays off dozens of employees who were presumably working on the car … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / October 12th, 2016

Unpacked for Friday October 7th, 2016

Samsung Buys Viv: Let the Battle Begin! – by Carolina Milanesi  On Wednesday, news broke Samsung had agreed to buy Viv, the AI and assistant system founded by the creators of Siri. Viv will continue...

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Carolina Milanesi / October 7th, 2016

Google’s Pursuit of Happiness: #MadeByGoogle

After weeks of speculations and leaks, Google finally announced its first #MadeByGoogle smartphones called Pixel and Pixel XL. Yet, the phones per se were the least interesting part of the event in my opinion. What … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / October 5th, 2016

Unpacked for Friday, Sept 30th, 2016

Goodbye Moto! – by Carolina Milanesi Earlier this week, several publications reported Lenovo had conducted a new round of layoffs at Motorola. According to Droid-life, over 50% of Motorola’s existing US staff have now lost...

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Carolina Milanesi / September 30th, 2016
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HERE: A Clear Case of Together We Are Stronger

Ahead of this week’s Paris Motor Show, HERE announced how its Open Location Platform (OLP) aims to gather real-time data from sensors on board of connected vehicles to create a live assessment of road environment … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 28th, 2016
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Apple Watch Speaks The Only Language Wearable Consumers Understand: Fitness

The iPhone is such a big part of Apple’s revenue that we have seen a lot of coverage and attention paid post-launch event to iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. While Apple Watch is nowhere near … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 21st, 2016

Unpacked for Friday September 16, 2016

Samsung officially recalls the Galaxy Note7 in North America – by Jan Dawson Samsung has finally issued an official recall of the Galaxy Note7 phone in North America, working with the US Consumer Product Safety...

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Carolina Milanesi / September 16th, 2016
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Apple’s AirPods: The Brave will be Rewarded

There has been a lot written about Apple’s move away from the audio jack, before and after it actually happened. Many people are outraged a technology that has been around for so long and still … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 14th, 2016
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