Tech Market

Seattle’s housing market is growing twice as fast as San Francisco’s — signaling a tech exodus

(GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Seattle’s housing market is seeing the fastest appreciation in home values in the country, according to the latest data from Zillow Group. The real estate data powerhouse released its September Market Report report Thursday and it shows Seattle’s home price growth is even outpacing Silicon Valley’s. Seattle’s median home value is $455,800, up 12.4 percent from a ... Read More »

Global Tech Market Will Grow By 4% In 2018, Reaching $3 Trillion

By Andrew Bartels, Vice President and Principal Analyst Forrester published its mid-year global tech market outlook for 2017 and 2018. In constant currencies, we project that global purchases of technology software, hardware, and services by businesses and governments will grow by 3.4% in 2017, and by 4% in 2018. Software and tech consulting services spending will see the strongest growth, with ... Read More »

Apple Acquires PowerbyProxi, a New Zealand-Based Wireless Charging Firm

HIGHLIGHTS Apple has acquired a New Zealand-based firm PowerbyProxi The deal amount has not been disclosed PowerbyProxi specialises in wireless charging technologies based on Qi Apple that recently introduced wireless charging to its smartphone lineup has acquired a New Zealand-based firm PowerbyProxi for an undisclosed sum. According to a report in stuff.co.nz on Wednesday, Apple bought PowerbyProxi which specialises in wireless ... Read More »

Kult Gladiator Review

HIGHLIGHTS The Kult Gladiator sports a 5.5-inch HD display It is powered by a MediaTek 6737 SoC and has 3GB of RAM Camera performance suffers in low light Some smartphone companies try to make a mark with high-end flagships, but the entry-level segment is still where most of the action is, and plenty of companies focus only on the low-end. ... Read More »

How Apple and Android took over the smartphone market

Microsoft recently confirmed that its Windows Phone operating system is over and done. That means when it’s time to buy a new smartphone, there are basically only two operating systems a consumer can choose from: iOS or Android. The two have a sort of duopoly on the smartphone market. Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, and a little over ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 vs OnePlus 5: Price, Specifications, Features Compared

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 has a bezel-less 5.9-inch Full-HD+ display OnePlus 5 comes with dual rear camera setup Both the phones come under the Rs. 30,000-Rs. 40,000 segment After much anticipation, Xiaomi finally launched its Mi MIX 2 bezel-less smartphone in India at a price of Rs. 35,999. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 takes design cues from its predecessor Mi MIX and comes ... Read More »

Google Pixel Buds Translation Feature Will Be Exclusive to Pixel Phones

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel Buds were launched by Google on Wednesday They will work with other phones, but the translation feature won’t Google explained its rationale for limiting access to the feature Google Pixel Buds’ real-time translation feature, unveiled alongside the wireless headphones at Google’s hardware event on Wednesday, will be exclusive to Pixel smartphones. This bit of news was revealed by Google to Gadgets 360 ... Read More »

Toshiba Signs Deal to Sell Chip Unit to Bain-Led Group for $18 Billion

HIGHLIGHTS Toshiba has signed chip unit deal worth $18 billion with Bain Capital LP It was earlier in talks with Apple that later demanded new terms Bain’s consortium also includes Dell, Seagate Japan’s Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key – albeit not ... Read More »

Why “fake news” is an antitrust problem

Five of the world’s largest companies by market capitalization are tech companies. In the past 10 years, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all joined Microsoft at the top of the list. Each of these companies dominates its primary market, and is gradually expanding its reach into secondary markets. Have they become too big? Are they full-fledged monopolies at this point? And ... Read More »

Benjamin Hubert aims to disrupt the tech market with new brand Nolii

  British designer Benjamin Hubert has teamed up with entrepreneur Asad Hamir to launch a new electronic accessories brand, which they hope will rid us of “chaotic cords and broken cables”. Hubert and Hamir debuted the Nolii brand this morning at the Design Frontiers exhibition, which is taking place at Somerset House as part of London Design Festival. The duo – Hubert a designer and ... Read More »