GSMA announces first keynote speakers for 2019 “MWC Los Angeles, in partnership with CTIA”

The GSMA announced the first confirmed speakers for the third gathering of MWC19 Los Angeles taking place October 22-24, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. The GSMA also released additional event details including new programs, exhibitors and participating companies.

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Shipments of connected wearables will reach 239mn in 2023

M2M and IoT market research provider, Berg Insight, has released new findings about the connected wearables market. Shipments of connected wearables reached 116.8 million worldwide in 2018.

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Wearable Artificial Intelligence market to exceed 30% growth by 2025, hitting US$180bn

According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the Wearable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market will reach US$180 billion (€160 billion) by 2025.

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Alibaba and Xiaomi join new Bluetooth SIG Smart Home Subgroup to boost mesh networking

In response to growing adoption of Bluetooth mesh networking in smart home solutions, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has formed a new Smart Home Subgroup.

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Qualcomm pays $2bn as it kills plans to buy NXP but board authorises $30bn stock repurchase, insists strategy unchanged

Qualcomm Inc. has terminated its planned acquisition of NXP Semiconductors N.V. by Qualcomm River Holdings B.V., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary. 

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Nuance shows AI-powered developments for the car and smart home of the future at CES 2018

New conversational artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solutions asre being shown at CES 2018 by Nuance Communications, Inc..Through advancements in conversational AI, Nuance is empowering solutions that hear, understand, learn, and use language to interact with consumers, providing personalised experiences and aiming for new levels of convenience, engagement, security and satisfaction.

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Waning enthusiasm for full-touch smartwatches to be offset by smart analogue watches

CCS Insight’s latest global forecast for smart wearable devices confirms the continued momentum of wrist-worn technology.

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Worldwide wearables market increases 67.2% amid seasonal retrenchment, says IDC

A combination of device releases, price reductions, and company rationalisations marked the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16) in the worldwide wearables market.

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Zuckerberg, 5G, handsets and brands overtake wearables in Twitter rankings at Mobile World Congress 2016

The international public relations company, Hotwire has issued statistics on the most tweeted about brands and topics (using #MWC2016) at last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The total number of #MWC2016 comments on Twitter came to 405,132.

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Chief IoT Officers, enterprise wearables, an LPWA casualty, and virtual reality to get real in 2016

IoT Now salutes the industry pundits who are avoiding safe predictions for 2016. Machina Research is one that states, “there is little point in doing these kinds of predictions if you’re not going to be outspoken and take a few risks.”

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Shipments of connected wearables will reach 228 million in 2020

According to a new report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, shipments of connected wearables reached 72.5 million in 2015, up from 25.3 million devices in the previous year.

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