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Most Consumers Don't Tote Wearables to the Gym—Yet - eMarketer

Most Consumers Don't Tote Wearables to the Gym—Yet - eMarketer | Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
The wearables market is set to explode, and consumers have shown a high interest in using wearable health and fitness devices to track their workouts and fitness routines. However, research shows that wearable usage while exercising is still low—for now.
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Xamarin's goal: To be the leading development platform in the world

Xamarin's goal: To be the leading development platform in the world | Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
An new round of $54 million will fund new tooling and an international expansion.
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6 Ways Apple Can Stay Relevant

6 Ways Apple Can Stay Relevant | Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
Continuum's Gianfranco Zaccai offers advice to businesses just starting out and those in danger of falling into complacency.
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Most Brands Aren't Budgeting For Innovation

Most Brands Aren't Budgeting For Innovation | Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
only 11% of marketers budget for marketing innovation efforts, yet a majority says innovation efforts yield positive roi.
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"firms must understand the four marketing innovation cultures in order to determine both their current and aspirational state..."

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Google Abandons Open Standards for Instant Messaging

Google Abandons Open Standards for Instant Messaging | Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
In the midst of the major press blitz surrounding its annual I/O Conference, Google dropped some unfortunate news about its instant messaging plans.
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Why Silicon Valley Is the Next Detroit

Why Silicon Valley Is the Next Detroit | Tech Landscape | Scoop.it

We can already see what will cause the decline of Silicon Valley...Digital devices, the networks that connect them, and the software tools that prod human beings to hanker for more of all these things will soon be everywhere. The long-term effect of rising digital disruption will be to redistribute the benefits of the future across the planet even as it continues to improve the already futuristic valley that started it all..."

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Why Can’t This Breathtaking Game Get Funded on Kickstarter?

Why Can’t This Breathtaking Game Get Funded on Kickstarter? | Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
Throw Trucks With Your Mind promises to turn gamers into Jedi ... if it can raise enough dough, and fast.
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"But with less than two weeks left in its campaign, Throw Trucks With Your Mind is just barely over the halfway mark to its goal. If it’s so great, then why is it not blowing up on Kickstarter? A few reasons..."

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24 Hours of Windows Phone: The App Gap is Killing Me

24 Hours of Windows Phone: The App Gap is Killing Me | Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
After 24 hours with the HTC One (m8) for Windows Phone, it's already apparent that the phone needs apps to succeed.
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Adidas miCoach Platform Opening To Third Party Developers (video)

Adidas miCoach Platform Opening To Third Party Developers (video) | Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
Developers interested in creating fitness applications that link with the Adidas miCoach wrist worn wearable fitness trackers, will be pleased to learn that Adidas is now
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Why I'm Thrilled About Bezos's Latest Endeavor

Why I'm Thrilled About Bezos's Latest Endeavor | Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
I've noticed a few things about Jeff over the years. He thinks things through carefully. He's not impulsive. He's not driven by ego. He develops a strong theory of the case for every new endeavor.
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"He had studied Bezos and Amazon carefully. "Jeff is not in the internet business," Don told me. "He's in the customer service business. Even if the internet bubble bursts, Amazon will be fine."

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Yahoo can’t decide if it’s a media company or a tech company

Yahoo can’t decide if it’s a media company or a tech company | Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
For more than a decade, Yahoo has thought of itself as a media company rather than a software firm. Is that why its software products have been so mediocre?
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Kenya's Startup Boom | MIT Technology Review

Kenya's Startup Boom | MIT Technology Review | Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
Local programmers and homegrown business models are helping to realize the vast promise of using phones to improve health care and save lives.
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“Bridge” Design Residencies Will Offer Plum Jobs At Path, Pinterest, And Airbnb

“Bridge” Design Residencies Will Offer Plum Jobs At Path, Pinterest, And Airbnb | Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
Path, Dropbox, Pinterest, Airbnb. They’re some of the most high-profile startups in the world.
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One of the biggest problems in the Valley is a simple education gap. It’s not just that schools can pump out junior-level designers who could probably use some real-world experience to improve. It’s that, for the mid- to senior-level designer--or anyone who graduated before 2005--technological magic like multitouch screens weren’t part of the curriculum. Apps and their associated APIs didn’t really exist. It’s difficult to be a designer who has experience and up-to-date knowledge.

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