So far, Apple has been the slowest of the big boys to getting an augmented or virtual reality product to market. The company’s iPhone is the single most popular smart phone on the planet and its computer products enjoy relative popularity (in early 2014, they were almost 9% of the market, a quadrupling from turn-of-the-century numbers). On a trip to Tokyo this week, CEO Tim Cook told BuzzFeed that he believes there is “no substitute for human contact. And so you want the technology to encourage that.”
Cook also said he thinks augmented reality can be “huge.” And if the numbers from the recent phenomenon of Pokémon Go are any indication, he’s absolutely right. Apple’s [...]
Star Wars is the second largest movie franchise of all time, behind Harry Potter. But that does not mean Google – whose revenue does not come near to the top for global companies – can’t help. After all, Google’s reach and scope is unheard of for a company that does not project on the largest companies in the world.
Google is #1 place on the Inter for search queries. #2 is also Google, but in the form of YouTube. Google has its hands in virtually every technology niche there is. And that’s why it recently announced Alphabet. Whether its mobile technology or going to space or revolutionizing energy, you can bet Google is investing.
The first [...]