The wearable market continues to dominate tech news and consumer interest. This week, we dive deeper into the bewildering smartwatch market, and learn more about Google Glass. Plus: whose responsibility is mobile?
News and Insights
There’s Something About Smartwatches – New York Times
Everyone’s entering the market, but will consumers actually buy the device?
Smartwatches will reinforce existing mobile ecosystems, Glass will disrupt them.
What Will Google Glass Do to Our Brains? – Mashable
Health implications, shorter attention spans, and more.
Is Mobile the Responsibility of the CIO or CMO? – The Guardian
Mobile has changed internal structures and responsibilities within organizations.
Google Emulates Apple in Restricting Apps for Glass – New York Times
Google recently released extensive guidelines for developers interested in Glass.
Why Today’s Tech Companies Are Still Going iOS First – TechCrunch
52% of mobile users are Android, so why do apps still prefer iOS at launch?
The company’s latest Mail and Weather apps have beautiful UI.
LinkedIn’s Senior Director of Mobile Engineering weighs in.
“Customers demand mobile utility, will dump companies that don’t give it to them.”
We’re not likely to see the rumored iTV and iWatch before 2014.
Wearable Computing Market Estimates Are All Over The Place – Business Insider
The future for wearables is a confusing mix of skepticism and hype.
A close investigation of statistics comparing the two platforms.
“The tide is definitely turning toward Android-based tablets.”
The devices are moving beyond a mere smartphone accessory.
The Increasing Needs of the Mobile Shopper – MediaPost
47% of shoppers say they would delete or stop using an app if it is hard to use.
Consumers today want more out of the shopping experience, across all platforms.
Hybrid apps will be used in more than 50 percent of mobile apps by 2016.