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How Technology Is Expanding The Insurtech Landscape

relentless pursue of customer success. GettyGetty The insurance sector has a longstanding reputation for being resistant to change. Who can blame those who work in this industry? Avoiding risk is in their DNA. Surprisingly, in my experience as a Silicon Valley insurtech serial entrepreneur, this characterization may no longer be valid. Since 2010, we have partnered with insurers to add ... Read More »

Bose Frames Is a Pair of Sunglasses With ‘Audio Augmented Reality Platform’

Audio giant Bose on Tuesday announced the launch of a new product called Frames. Frames is claimed to be the world’s first audio augmented reality platform embedded into a pair of premium sunglasses. Using features like micro-acoustics and voice controls, Bose says Frames is the tiniest, thinnest, and most lightweight audio system it has ever unveiled. This pair of sunglasses ... Read More »

vivo X21s is official, it’s actually the vivo V11

Three things are certain in life – death, taxes, and the vivo V smartphone being sold as vivo X in China. Such is the case with the vivo V11 (better known as V11 Pro in India) that just got introduced on its domestic market as vivo X21s. The phone has the same specs, same footprint and the same UD fingerprint ... Read More »

Apple is selling refurbished iPhone 8 and 8 Plus starting at $499

Apple has started selling refurbished versions of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus from last year. You can find both in its online store. The refurb iPhone 8 with 64GB of storage can be yours for $499, which is $100 less than its regular price. The 64GB iPhone 8 Plus in refurbished form is $599, also $100 less than ... Read More »

BlackBerry KEY2 LE is now available through the company’s online store for the EU

BlackBerry’s latest smartphone, the KEY2 LE, was announced at IFA at the end of August as a toned down version of the KEY2, with lesser specs but also a more affordable price. This smartphone is now up for grabs from the company’s own online store serving the EU. At the moment only the Slate color version is in stock, and ... Read More »

Android Confidential: Just how big is that notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL anyway?

The notch. By now it’s become a fairly commonplace feature on premium phones. Even some budget handsets are starting to get in on the act. But the Google Pixel 3 XL reignites the notch frenzy. Why? Because it’s so damn big. Google didn’t just add a normal screen cutout to the top of its latest flagship phone, it added the ... Read More »

Apple’s Legal Assault on Qualcomm Is Part of Phone Margin Grab

Apple is piling onto lawsuits that attack the way Qualcomm licenses technology for mobile phones in a widespread effort to rake back profits in a slowing market. The latest suit by Apple, filed Friday, alleges that Qualcomm has unfairly used the power of its patents, which cover the fundamentals of phone systems, and its chip business to prop up its dominant position in ... Read More »

Xiaomi Is More Like Facebook Than Apple

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi’s razor-thin hardware margins are offset by its ad sales Advertising accounted for nearly 57 percent of its revenue last year Xiaomi can also make money by pushing third-party apps That’s the mantra that you’ll surely hear most as Xiaomi tries to convince investors that a hardware company with razor-thin margins is worth $100 billion. “We pioneered an amazing, innovative business model ... Read More »

Xiaomi Is More Like Facebook Than Apple

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi’s razor-thin hardware margins are offset by its ad sales Advertising accounted for nearly 57 percent of its revenue last year Xiaomi can also make money by pushing third-party apps That’s the mantra that you’ll surely hear most as Xiaomi tries to convince investors that a hardware company with razor-thin margins is worth $100 billion. “We pioneered an amazing, innovative business model ... Read More »

Facebook Is Said to Research Ad-Free Subscription-Based Version

HIGHLIGHTS Now there’s more internal momentum to pursue such an option During testimony, Zuckerberg left the door open for subscription option Company generated virtually all its revenue last year by selling ads Facebook has been conducting market research in recent weeks to determine whether an ad-free version paid by subscriptions would spur more people to join the social network, according to ... Read More »