Venture Bytes #2 – Wearables

Month: January 2015

Venture Bytes #2 – Wearables

on January 28, 2015

This week’s lead article looks at the wearable category, ahead of Apple’s highly anticipated entry in this category. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, announced yesterday on the earnings conference call that he plans to launch iWatch in mid-April of this year. Will it be a game changer, as is widely expected, or yet another accessory? Will it finally catch the imagination of the masses and usher in the era of Wearables 2.0 or stay limited to a niche market as most devices to date have done? These are pivotal questions ahead of the launch.

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Venture Bytes #1 – Ad Supported: The Future or a Fantasy?

on January 15, 2015

This week’s article, Ad Supported: The Future or a Fantasy?, is a commentary on the number of emerging technology companies betting on ads and specifically mobile ads as a main stream of revenue. In today’s economy we see why a company’s service may need to be free, but are less sure of the long-term value of the customers the company is serving.

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