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Are Wearables Over? | Fast Company

Are Wearables Over? | Fast Company | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it

A recent, widely circulated study found that one-third of Americans who bought a wearable tech product ditched it within six months.

 

On one recent morning, I counted 960 items listed in a search for Jawbone UP on eBay. There were 242 for UP24s. And for Fitbit Flex, it was even worse: a whopping 1,356 items, many deeply discounted. (Yes, it should be noted that most of these were accessories, with only 584 full-fledged trackers.)

 

These numbers underscore a larger potentially dispiriting trend for makers of wearable technology: according to fresh findings from Endeavor Partners, one-third of Americans who bought a wearable product ditched it within six months. Moreover, while one in 10 American adults own a Fitbit or Jawbone or some other fitness and activity tracker, half of those products now do little more than collect dust.

 

So what's going on here? Is wearable tech really a (no longer walking) dead market before its had much time to live?...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 22, 2014 11:55 AM

Here's a great overview of the wearable technologies market and future trends.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 22, 2014 12:01 PM

Great question and valuable overview of wearable technology realities and trends.

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Filling the Funding Gap for Women Entrepreneurs - The Network

Filling the Funding Gap for Women Entrepreneurs - The Network | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Filling the Funding Gap for Women Entrepreneurs The Network Angel networks such as Golden Seeds, 37 Angels, Launch Angels and NapTime have sprung up in the past several months to invest in female entrepreneurs, while established investors, such as...
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Where Is The Real Innovation In Wind Energy? - CleanTechnica

Where Is The Real Innovation In Wind Energy? - CleanTechnica | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Where Is The Real Innovation In Wind Energy?
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Wind energy is a tremendous success story world wide, with staggering amounts of innovation.
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Ann Makosinski: Unleashing the Thermoelectric Power Inside of You

Ann Makosinski: Unleashing the Thermoelectric Power Inside of You | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Power. It’s arguably the most precious commodity of the modern age, and the obsession of brilliant minds around the world. Scientists scramble to harness and hone earth’s natura...
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Prezi, le logiciel qui ringardise PowerPoint, débarque en France

Prezi, le logiciel qui ringardise PowerPoint, débarque en France | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Cet outil de bureautique créé par une start-up hongroise a déjà séduit 35 millions de professionnels dans le monde. Retour sur une success story.

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Budapest, San Francisco... -----> France ! Welcome Prezi : )

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Facebook veut se lancer dans le transfert d’argent

Facebook veut se lancer dans le transfert d’argent | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Le réseau social est en passe d’obtenir une autorisation de la banque centrale irlandaise pour développer un service de monnaie électronique....

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Salesforce Tower in S.F. will be tallest in the West, for a while

Salesforce Tower in S.F. will be tallest in the West, for a while | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Salesforce.com announced Friday that it will be the main tenant in a 61-story building under construction in San Francisco.

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From Stanford to Startup

(May 11, 2011) Stanford alumni Kevin Systrom and Michael Krieger, Co-founders of the iPhone app Instagram, use their experience as startup founders to de-bun...
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Here's a look inside a typical VC's pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs)

Here's a look inside a typical VC's pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs) | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
While it may seem that one percent represents depressing odds for a founder to secure VC funding, in reality, the process tends to help entrepreneurs refine their strategy.

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Entrepreneurs Need to Get Serious About Security -- Now

In this video, tech expert Veronica Belmont discusses the one thing business owners need to do better when it comes to technology. Read more at: http://www.e...
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Today in Small Business: What Start-Up Founders Pay Themselves

Today in Small Business: What Start-Up Founders Pay Themselves | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Are you a bad boss? Loyalty punch cards are becoming obsolete. Twenty-four cool small businesses in Washington.
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Hollywood Begs for a Tax Break in Some States, Including California

Hollywood Begs for a Tax Break in Some States, Including California | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
A battle for filmmaking tax credits has begun in several states — including in California, the home of Hollywood — and has led to cutbacks in others like Maryland.
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Microsoft dévoile l'histoire derrière le paysage de Windows XP

Microsoft dévoile l'histoire derrière le paysage de Windows XP | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
VIDÉO - Baptisé «Bliss», ce cliché qui devrait finir par disparaître avec Windows XP, est un paysage californien immortalisé par hasard en 1995.

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New L.A. newspaper embraces print in digital world

New L.A. newspaper embraces print in digital world | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Aaron Kushner believes he can launch and grow a print newspaper in a world gone digital. The former greeting card executive is trying to turn the Orange County Register into a media giant in Southern California, largely driven by paper and ink. The unconventional effort gets a jolt Wednesday when Freedom Communications, the company Kushner bought with other investors two years ago, launches the Los Angeles Register.

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FrenchConsulateInSF's curator insight, April 15, 2014 8:01 PM

"The paper will deliver "community-building information about local activities, people and issues that impact our lives every day." dixit Aaron Kushner...

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Impression 3D: dix maisons construites en 24h

Impression 3D: dix maisons construites en 24h | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Une société chinoise a « imprimé » dix maisons en 24h grâce à une gigantesque imprimante 3D. Nouvelle tentative d’une révolution...

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FrenchConsulateInSF's curator insight, April 16, 2014 8:48 PM

Vers une révolution de l'immobilier ?

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Entrepreneurs Startup Advice And Lessons - Business Insider

Entrepreneurs Startup Advice And Lessons - Business Insider | Entrepreneurs & Innovation in Silicon Valley | Scoop.it
Founding a company isn't for the faint of heart. Every entrepreneur — no matter the size of their company — faces tough decisions and seemingly insurmountable struggles at some point in the process of getting their idea off ...
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