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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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Citi exec: Wearables’ success depends on simpler, faster experiences

June 15, 2015

NEW YORK – A Citi executive at the Global Mobile Internet Conference New York 2015 revealed the best practices retailers should follow when entering the wearable space, including the importance of quick and painless features.

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B&O Play explores brand synergies at Dover Street Market

June 12, 2015

Danish audio and video brand Bang & Olufsen has been selected as the first technology company to be featured at the Dover Street Market in New York.

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Luxury goods, Apple, Van Cleef & Arpels and Nordstrom – News briefs

June 11, 2015

Today in luxury marketing – Luxury goods face a global reckoning; Why I’m breaking up with the Apple watch; Van Cleef & Arpels offers jewelry classes in New York; Nordstrom signs on for Caruso Affiliated Carlsbad project.

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