Eric Migicovsky created Pebble, a watch that syncs with Android or iPhone apps, and crowdfunded more money from ordinary individuals than any other Kickstarter project so far.
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Tags: Android, Eric Migicovsky, IPhone, Pebble, Watch
Tags: Business, Google, Google Plus, Information graphics
Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus, sometimes abbreviated as G+) is a social networking and identity service, operated by Google Inc.
The service was launched on June 28, 2011, in an invitation-only “field testing” phase.
Early invites were soon suspended due to an “insane demand” for new accounts. On September 20, 2011, Google+ was opened to everyone 18 years of age or older without the need for an invitation. It was opened for a younger age group (13+ years old in US and most countries, 14+ in South Korea and Spain, 16+ in Netherlands) on January 26, 2012
So, take a look at what Google+ can do for you. This infographic has a bunch of marketing points scattered throughout it. You’ll see why Google+ might help you take your business goals to the next level.
Tags: Apple, Apps, IPhone, iTunes, Twitter
By Jay Yarow
We have 70 different applications on our iPhone, not including the stock apps that Apple includes with the phone.Of the apps we’ve downloaded, you could take away 60 and we wouldn’t bat an eye. But if you were to take away 10 of the apps, you’d pretty much be turning our smartphone into one dumb, and sort-of pointless, phone.
Which apps do we hold near and dear? We’ve assembled them here and we’ve taken a look at how they do as a business.
Tags: Bluetooth, Consumer electronics, Mobile phone, Personal computer, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct
Posted by: Olga Kharif / BusinessWeek
You may soon be able to transfer content between Wi-Fi-enabled devices in your home or office without having to set up a Wi-Fi router. On Oct. 25, industry association Wi-Fi Alliance began certifying consumer electronic gadgets that can connect directly to other Wi-Fi devices (http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/oct2009/tc20091013_683659.htm). The technology is, in effect, an alternative to Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
Devices marked with the new Wi-Fi Direct label can connect to older Wi-Fi devices. Mobile phones, cameras, printers, PCs and gaming devices can now connect to each other directly to transfer content and share applications. Devices can make a one-to-one connection, or a group of several devices can connect simultaneously. How this might work: Your Wi-Fi Direct device will signal to other devices in the area that it can make a connection. You can view available devices and ask them to connect, or you might receive an invitation to connect to another Wi-Fi Direct device.Chipmakers including Intel, Broadcom and Atheros have already announced Wi-Fi Direct products. If Wi-Fi Direct takes off, Bluetooth’s future may be murky.