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Future of wearables requires combination of fashion and function: report

August 3, 2015

As the wearable market grows and technology improves, consumers will increasingly look for more stylish and fashion-forward design in wearable products, according to a report by Fashionbi.

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Wearables to account for 20pc of mobile proximity payments by 2020: report

July 29, 2015

Payment transaction volume on wearables will reach $501 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 177 percent and representing 20 percent of total mobile proximity transaction volume, according to a new report from Tractica.

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Why iOS 9’s search, notification updates are good news for brands

July 24, 2015

The impending arrival of iOS 9 is signaling brands to think ahead and develop strategies in line with the most significant new features for marketers, such as notification centers within applications and a new search API.

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IPhone, not Apple Watch, is Apple’s biggest success in latest quarter

July 23, 2015

With iPhone sales showing renewed strength, it is the eight-year-old device, and not the newer Apple Watch, that is driving excitement for the brand, positioning it to create a virtuous circle of mobile experiences across content, utility and commerce.

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Tablet installed base escalates quickly even as sales stall out: Forrester Research

July 15, 2015

While the tablet market has plateaued, usage is expected to continue to grow, with company-owned tablets escalating at a much faster rate than the overall market, according to a new report from Forrester Research.

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Audi partners with Bang & Olufsen for A4′s advanced audio system

July 6, 2015

German automaker Audi is catering to tech-savvy consumers with an impressive new audio system in its latest A4 models.

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Breitling expands wearable functionality via emergency beacon

June 29, 2015

Swiss watchmaker Breitling has developed a timepiece that goes beyond simple timekeeping to keep its wearers safe in the event of an emergency.

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Bang & Olufsen joins smartwatch conversation via Google partnership

June 24, 2015

Danish audio and video brand Bang & Olufsen is capitalizing on the wearables trend with a watch interface available for Android smartwatches.

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Lexus introduces virtual reality experience via mobile app

June 23, 2015

Toyota Corp.’s Lexus is giving consumers the chance to enjoy its fastest vehicles from the comfort of their homes with a virtual reality experience.

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Smartwatch debate has strapped timepieces back on wearers’ wrists

June 18, 2015

NEW YORK – Panelists during the Watch Collectors’ Roundtable discussion agreed that the introduction of the smartwatch, though originally daunting, may be the best thing to happen to the traditional Swiss watch industry since the quartz.

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