BMW includes a long roster of apps for its ConnectedDrive system, with Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Music, GoPro, Aupeo, Pandora and Glympse to name a few. At the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Peter Burgner, in charge of BMW's AppCenter, showed me the latest addition, Spotify.
Despite the HTC First “Facebook Phone” flopping so hard last year that it prompted AT&T to halt sales mere months after the gadget’s introduction, rumors ran rampant recently as to Mark Zuckerberg possibly wanting a do-over. This time, in partnership with Samsung, not HTC. And, we presumed, with no ill-advised carrier exclusivity plans. But as it turns out, Zuck wasn’t meeting with Sammy officials to discuss a next-gen Facebook Phone.
Google is planning a major investment in a virtual-reality company called Magic Leap, a potential competitor of Oculus and described as "a secretive but boastful company building hardware and software it says will deliver “cinematic reality,'" Recode reported Monday.
The second and last round of presentations at the inaugural FutureVision Conference, held this week at Sonoma, Calif.’s Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa, included presentations from a trio of experts who outlined the conditions shaping retail and health care and the changing nature of social media and its utility in marketing and relationship-building with the consumer. The conference, which wrapped up Wednesday, was sponsored by Dealerscope and Ryan Retail Consulting.
Samsung, at the IFA event in Berlin Wednesday, debuted a slew of new products. These include the latest Galaxy Note phablet, a mobile VR headset and an updated smart watch.
Beale Street Audio has announced that it will hold both a guitar contest and "open guitar" area at its booth at CEDIA Expo in Denver.
The cover of Dealerscope's CE Leaders That Rock issue, which mails out this week, features an illustration of the ten winners, by our own Howard Whitman, in the style of "Yellow Submarine."
We are extremely busy people. We are newly and happily socially engaged. We are focused on our relevant careers, our families, our friends and what time is left in our day for our cherished hobbies. Our transactional DNA has digitally evolved; our personal and business fabrics of engagements have morphed. We keep a glowing mobile pylon at our sides 24 hours a day. Hyper-changing, short product and app life cycles have caused positive disruption, local and global opportunities, competitive danger and of course, vast confusion through our homes, businesses and mobile lives.