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Is artificial intelligence smartphone marketing’s salvation or its undoing?

May 10, 2016

While artificial intelligence has the potential to enhance the smartphone’s role as a marketing platform through highly relevant one-to-one services, it could also eliminate the need for a phone to enable engagements as the technology evolves.

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Automakers show dedication to tech-minded consumers with smartwatch compatibility

May 5, 2016

Britain’s Bentley Motors is the latest automaker to enable Apple Watch connectivity, but how important are smartwatches to the industry?

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Apple’s second-quarter earnings plagued by iPhone sales’ 16pc decline

April 28, 2016

Apple’s disappointing second-quarter saw unit sales of iPhones decrease by 16 percent and total revenue fall by 13 percent, suggesting that the company should streamline its focus on its more lucrative services sector, which includes a still-expanding Apple Pay.

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Bang & Olufsen announces CEO change after ending buyout talks

April 26, 2016

Danish audio and visual brand Bang & Olufsen’s CEO Tue Mantoni is stepping down from his position.

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Mcommerce sales on iPhone catch up to iPad for first time: report

April 18, 2016

For the first time, online sales on the iPhone – which have been growing steadily – caught up with purchases completed on the iPad during the first quarter of 2016, according to new data from Bizrate Insights.

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Luxury at dynamic starting point due to technologies’ advancements

April 7, 2016

VERSAILLES, France – What distinguishes luxury from mass-market brands is experience, and technology will keep brands connected to the edge, said panelists at The International New York Times Luxury Conference on April 6.

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Luxury to thrive on what stays the same, not what changes, says Tiffany CEO

April 1, 2016

NEW YORK – Heritage and innovation seemingly battle against one another in the 21st century, but there is a symbolic relationship shared by the two forces worth exploring for luxury brands.

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Tag Heuer puts horologists in driver’s seat via NYT VR app content

March 28, 2016

Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer is crafting a legend with the help of the New York Times’ virtual reality mobile application.

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Smartwatches muscle analog for attention, recognition at Baselworld 2016

March 24, 2016

From the beginning of the wearable conversation, horology experts surmised that the most logical approach would be a combination of analog function alongside technological touchpoints.

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73pc of smart home owners use voice control, increasing app utility: report

March 24, 2016

Consumers who own smart home devices have quickly embraced voice recognition technology to enhance mobile applications designed to control these devices, driving further interest in the segment, according to new research from The NPD Group Connected Intelligence.

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