News that Caught My Eye: Week of November 9, 2018

One big eye catcher this week…

Samsung’s Developer Conference

Key news from SDC18 included:

  • New mobile experiences with Infinity Flex Display & One UI: The Infinity Flex Display builds on Samsung’s legacy of category-defining form factor and display innovation, paving the way for a breakthrough foldable smartphone form factor. One UI is Samsung’s new smartphone interface, featuring a clean, minimal design that makes it more convenient for one-handed use.
  • The new Bixby Developer Studio and Bixby Capsules:  Bixby is evolving into a scalable AI platform to support diverse products and services. The company unveiled new ways for developers to easily bring voice to their services.
  • Works with SmartThings certification program: A re-designed suite of tools that make it faster and easier for developers to connect their devices and services to the SmartThings platform.

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Carolina Milanesi

Carolina is a Principal Analyst at Creative Strategies, Inc, a market intelligence and strategy consulting firm based in Silicon Valley and recognized as one of the premier sources of quantitative and qualitative research and insights in tech. At Creative Strategies, Carolina focuses on consumer tech across the board. From hardware to services, she analyzes today to help predict and shape tomorrow. In her prior role as Chief of Research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, she drove thought leadership research by marrying her deep understanding of global market dynamics with the wealth of data coming from ComTech’s longitudinal studies on smartphones and tablets. Prior to her ComTech role, Carolina spent 14 years at Gartner, most recently as their Consumer Devices Research VP and Agenda Manager. In this role, she led the forecast and market share teams on smartphones, tablets, and PCs. She spent most of her time advising clients from VC firms, to technology providers, to traditional enterprise clients. Carolina is often quoted as an industry expert and commentator in publications such as The Financial Times, Bloomberg, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She regularly appears on BBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox, NBC News and other networks. Her Twitter account was recently listed in the “101 accounts to follow to make Twitter more interesting” by Wired Italy.