Michael Vakulenko

IoT developers: The baby boomers of the smartphone wars?

IoT developers: The baby boomers of the smartphone wars?

Internet of Things comes to life thanks to wide availability of inexpensive and powerful hardware components. Chris Anderson, the former editor of Wired, calls this “the peace dividend of the smartphone war”...

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Stijn Schuermans

The trillion dollar choice for car makers: control or cooperate?

The trillion dollar choice for car makers: control or cooperate?

Will the car become little more than a smartphone accessory on wheels? This question is highly relevant after the recent CarPlay and Android Auto announcements. Car makers face a choice that could well determine their success for many years to come: keep tight control over the in-car experience, or cooperate with Apple and Google and benefit from the immense value that they have created. But do car makers have a choice at all?

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Stijn Schuermans

From 4 to 4000 apps: disruption deja-vu in the car industry?

From 4 to 4000 apps: disruption deja-vu in the car industry?

What if cars were like mobile phones? There are some eerie similarities between the approaches of car makers in 2014, and operators and handset makers in 2008. Will car makers be disrupted in the same way that the mobile industry was? Senior analyst Stijn Schuermans shares his feeling of deja-vu.

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