Amazon’s stealth play for Alexa – the car

Amazon’s stealth play for Alexa – the car

We at Tematica have shared our view that Amazon (AMZN)is the innovator to watch as it continues to disrupt exisitng business models. Amazon is not always successful as evidenced by its flopping in the smartphone market, but like any true innovator they keep working at it and sometimes that means outflanking a competitor where they […]

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Osram Scales It’s Disruptive Security Technology for Samsung Smartphones

Osram Scales It’s Disruptive Security Technology for Samsung Smartphones

As we shift more of our digital lives into the smartphone, security becomes increasingly important and that is giving rise to new technologies. Apple brought its TouchID into them mainstream with the iPhone, but Osram is scaling up its infrared iris-scanning technology for Samsung. We’re thinking these disruptive technologies are likely to move past smartphones […]

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Android’s Customizability Makes Quadrooter and Other Safety Patches a Challenge

Android’s Customizability Makes Quadrooter and Other Safety Patches a Challenge

The more capabilities incorporated into smartphones and other devices means increasingly complex software under the hood to enable them. Much like Microsoft’s Windows that by necessity needed to be open to so many devices (mice, keyboards, monitors, game controllers, printers, scanners and the like), Android’s fragmented ecosystem with nearly every smartphone manufacturer customizing the OS […]

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.@Xiaomi to buy 1,500 patents from @Microsoft as $MSFT embraces Asset-Lite business model like $GOOGL and @Android, $QCOM and $IDCC

.@Xiaomi to buy 1,500 patents from @Microsoft as $MSFT embraces Asset-Lite business model like $GOOGL and @Android, $QCOM and $IDCC

The arrangement that has Xiaomi is buying 1,500 patents from Microsoft so it can bulk up its intellectual property vault to fend off attacks as it moves into other countries means more smartphone competition is on the way.  The same transaction means after failing repeatedly to break into the smartphone market itself, Microsoft is embracing […]

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