Fitbit’s leaked smartwatch: What’s new, what’s missing

The Fitbit Blaze didn’t set the world on fire, but its maker hopes that the sequel wins over more shoppers—and more people away from the Apple Watch.

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Lawsuit: Bose headphones cancel your privacy

If the accusations in a new lawsuit are true, premium headphone maker Bose could be using its Bose Connect mobile app to monitor what you listen to and then sell that data to third parties.

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Snap Sells Itself as Camera Company as IPO Nears


As it approaches its first stock offering next month, Snap, maker of the popular mobile messaging app Snapchat, is positioning itself as a camera company. “We feel like we’re really at the beginning of what cameras can do,” said Snap CEO Evan Spiegel. “Before, cameras were the best way to perfectly save or record something that you saw. They sort of helped augment memory — but now, you know, cameras augment the way that we talk.” Casting a company whose chief product is a messaging app as a camera company has raised some eyebrows.

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Fitbit Pulls Pebble From Rock, Hard Place


Fitbit on Wednesday announced an acquisition deal with smartwatch maker Pebble. The company clearly has been struggling, having laid off 25 percent of its staff earlier this year, when CEO Eric Migicovsky acknowledged that money was tight. “Fitbit is acquiring certain assets of Pebble, including key personnel and intellectual property specific to software and firmware development,” a Fitbit spokesperson said. “The majority of Pebble employees in the software engineering function … will join Fitbit.”

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Fitbit May Pick Up Pebble


Fitbit, the leader in the wearables category, is close to an agreement to buy struggling smartwatch maker Pebble for up to $40 million, in a move to gain the firm’s intellectual property and software. The negotiations follow several months of financial turmoil at Pebble, which reportedly slashed its workforce by 25 percent in March and has rebuffed several prior offers to be acquired. It’s rumored that Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky turned down Citizen’s $740 million acquisition offer, as well as a $70 million bid from Intel.

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Softbank Strong-ARMs Its Way Into Internet of Things


Softbank Group has agreed to buy British semiconductor maker ARM Holdings for about $31.4 billion in cash, the companies announced Monday. Softbank agreed to pay a hefty premium for ARM, with a price of about $67.28 per ARM share, which is a 42.9 percent premium over the $47.08 closing price as of Friday, the last business day before the deal was announced. The surprise move will help Softbank gain a solid foothold in the Internet of Things, considered the next major wave of development in the enterprise computing business.

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Crafting an Online Strategy, Part 4: Homegrown Marketing


As a maker in an e-commerce world, you have to get the word out about what you’re creating. Whether you’re crafting candles or jewelry, marketing, in short, leads to sales. It’s one thing to set up a booth at a craft fair and meet your customers face to face, but it’s another thing entirely to market online. Becoming comfortable with digital marketing techniques, therefore, needs to be one of your primary priorities. First, you’ll want to design a marketing plan true to the spirit of your enterprise.

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Meizu's new Pro 6 smartphone mimics Apple's iPhone 6s design & 3D Touch

Article Image Chinese smartphone maker Meizu — well-known for copying Apple’s iPhone designs in its products — on Wednesday announced the Pro 6, a phone which not only imitates design elements from the iPhone 6s but one of its signature features, 3D Touch.

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BlackBerry kills BB10, will work on mid-range Android phones instead

Article Image The latest turnaround strategy for formerly-dominant smartphone maker BlackBerry is reportedly centered on mid-range Android devices, as the company will no longer manufacture new phones based on its own BlackBerry 10 operating system.

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iPhone SE battery bests iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S7 in stress test

Article Image Battery life could be a key difference maker for the iPhone SE, as the smaller handset has been shown to last far longer than more expensive phones — including the iPhone 6s.

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Days after Apple Watch's $50 price cut, competitor Pebble lays off 25% of staff

Article Image Affordable smartwatch maker and wearable device pioneer Pebble announced on Wednesday that it is laying off 25 percent of its staff this week, citing difficulty raising capital in Silicon Valley.

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DJI unveils Phantom 4 drone with obstacle avoidance, new Apple partnership

Article Image Chinese drone maker DJI on Tuesday took the covers off its its latest camera drone, a $1,399 aerial photography platform that comes with a faster top speed, longer flight duration, and a new obstacle avoidance system to make piloting easier.

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WhatsApp to cut off BlackBerry users by the end of 2016

Article Image Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry suffered another blow on Monday as megapopular messaging service WhatsApp announced that it would no longer offer support for any BlackBerry platform after the end of this year.

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John McAfee vows he can break iPhone encryption, promises to eat his shoe on live TV if he can't

Famed anti-virus maker John McAfee, who has a flair for the bizarre, recently injected himself into the ongoing debate surrounding Apple’s refusal to create a software backdoor that would enable the FBI to access an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

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A Glimpse Into the 5G Wireless World


Your world is about to change. 5G is coming. Whether you are a wireless carrier, a handset maker, an app developer, a mobile TV provider, a worker, investor or consumer, your world is about to undergo a major transformation. AT&T recently announced plans to start testing 5G technology this year. Wireless data transmissions will be 10 to 100 times faster over 5G than on current 4G networks, the company predicted. That means new products and services on the wireless side, as well as incredible innovations that will transform countless other industries.

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Belkin's ScreenCare+ Application System for iPhone launches at US Apple Stores

Article Image Accessory maker Belkin has partnered with Apple to bring its ScreenCare+ Application System to the iPhone maker’s retail stores in America, allowing customers to have a screen protector professionally installed.

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