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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 »

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 »

Lack of women still a huge glitch in Toronto’s tech market

Toronto was recently ranked as North America’s fastest growing tech market, adding more than 22,000 jobs last year. Yet there remains one massive glitch: the lack of women in the industry. Right now only about 25 per cent of the workforce is female. Jodi Kovitz, CEO at AceTech Ontario and also one of the organizers of Elevate Toronto – a ... Read More »

Energy firms, tech startups and oil majors have eyes on the charging stations market meant for electric vehicles

he battle over how and where Europeans charge their electric cars is expanding from the continent’s cities to its motorways. A hybrid electric car plugged in for charging Power utilities, tech start-ups, and oil majors are fighting to establish themselves as the dominant players in the fast-growing business of charging stations, but advances in electric vehicles means where they build them is ... Read More »

Lenovo eyes ‘dynamic’ Indian market for its gaming portfolio

Lenovo has already launched Legion Y520 and Y720 gaming laptops. (Lenovo) Lenovo is looking at the Indian market to push its PC gaming brand Legion. The company says it is banking on the country’s “dynamic” market and a sizeable population, which is interested in high-end gaming devices. “India’s population is so big you do not need many people to get ... Read More »

Credit Suisse believes the market ‘underappreciates’ this tech giant worth more than $200 billion

Mark Hurd, CEO, Oracle Oracle will succeed in transitioning its software businesses to the cloud, according to one Wall Street firm. Credit Suisse on Tuesday initiated coverage of the company with an outperform rating. “We believe the market underappreciates the staying power of Oracle’s technology stack and upside opportunities in the cloud,” analyst Brad Zelnick wrote in a note to clients. ... Read More »

Roku IPO stands a fighting chance in a market hostile to tech offerings

Anyone who’s watched promising enough brand-name startups go public and promptly flounder in public waters this year — Hello, Snap. Hello, Blue Apron — would have reason to think that Roku, the next IPO candidate with a familiar name in the world of consumer tech, will suffer a similar fate. Of course, Roku, whose connected devices provide access to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Starz, and other channels, ... Read More »

Wearable Tech Market To Grow

Image: iStock Wearable tech is still finding its feet in the market. While there are some clear use-cases such as in health and exercise for smartwatches, and in security in the case of cameras, there’s still quite a bit of scepticism when it comes to many of the devices on the market. Despite that lack of clear use-cases, Gartner forecasts ... Read More »

VR, AR, 3D Printing and Data Analytics Overtake Visual Tech Market in Education

While visual technologies in education are expected to steadily grow each year through 2021, the majority of the market will comprise virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 3D printing and visual data analytics products, according to a new industry forecast. The latest industry report from Technavio predicts the visual tech market in education will grow 33 percent through the forecast period 2017-2021. ... Read More »

Stock market indexes sink as tech companies fall

Stocks are taking broad losses Thursday, led by declines in technology companies. Cisco Systems dropped after issuing a disappointing sales forecast, and retailers were also weak as Walmart slumped. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 25 points, or 1 percent, to 2,442 as of 1:50 p.m. Thursday on Wall Street. The Dow ... Read More »