Each year, virtual reality has become a bigger story. The last few years have brought more questions than answers to the VR category, but I believe the story around virtual realities value is starting to become clear. At CES this years, I saw positive momentum for VR in both technology and use cases. HTC Vive showed off their Vive Pro headset that includes a wired an wireless solution as well as a dramatic increase in resolution for VR experiences.
A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry. I want to make an observation, which I feel is an important one. However, I don’t want it to be taken the wrong way. For the record, Apple is not doomed. But what should be noted is how fast the Amazon ecosystem is growing. The critical point here is how consumer electronics vendors need platform partners.
Apple’s Siri Microphone Strategy Reading Time: 4 minutesIn Today’s Daily Tech.pinions column, I outlined why Apple’s presence, although indirect, was glaringly missing from CES the past few years. As I point out, HomeKit is garnering much better support in years past, but there is a higher level point that became clear this year. This article requires a Think.Tank subscription, click here to learn more or sign up below.
@basche42@jamesallworth I think it would be interesting to study how behavior on FB has shifted. I’d bet it’s moved from general feed and more time spent in groups. Which could open the door to more niche communities to develop outside of FB and impact time using it even more.
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