Apple tipped for post-smartphone struggles

first_img Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 DEC 2017 Huawei founder urges shift to software Previous ArticleRakuten aims to become 4th mobile player in JapanNext ArticleEconomic recovery spurs Africa smartphone market Devices Tags HomeDevicesNews Apple tipped for post-smartphone struggles Google taps retail with NYC storecenter_img Apple will lag in the “post smartphone era” as the market moves to more immersive, touchless experiences, ABI Research predicted, tagging Amazon and Google as leaders for the next wave of innovation.In a report, the research company argued Apple is suffering from “innovation complacency”. The company looked at patent portfolios, R&D spend, acquisitions, and contributions to standards bodies and open source communities in its evaluations. Ten companies were profiled – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Huawei, Lenovo, LG, Microsoft, Nokia and Samsung.“This next wave of innovation in the smart device ecosystem will be led by Google and Amazon, as their apparent strength in major growth sectors, notably computer science, allows for a more flexible approach to next-generation user experiences that are essential for creating immersive experiences and brand-new ways of human-to-machine interactions,” David McQueen, research director at ABI Research, commented.Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and Huawei were tagged “followers/advocates”, and are “not currently as well set-up to drive future innovation in the market”. These companies also have legacy positions in the smartphone space, which give them “little flexibility to innovate outside the box”.But while they are down, they are not out due to the major influence they hold in the market, mainly through brand and market share.With an evolutionary approach to investment, “followers/advocates” fear disruption to their current market leadership and, as such, find it harder to embrace more disruptive approaches to technology, McQueen said. ABI ResearchAmazonAppleGoogleHuaweiMicrosoftSamsung Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Steve Costello Relatedlast_img read more

The Netherlands: Aalborg University Profesor to Speak at ESREL Conference

first_imgProfessor John Dalsgaard Sørensen, Aalborg University, delivered on of the plenary lectures at the annual ESREL conference.The ESREL conference is organized by ESRA, European Safety and Reliability Association, and took this year place in Amsterdam.The title of Professor Sørensen’s talk was “Reliability Assessment of Wind Turbines”. Below is the abstract from his ESREL paper. Reduction of cost of energy for wind turbines are very important in order to make wind energy competitive compared to other energy sources. Therefore the turbine components should be designed to have sufficient reliability but also not be too costly (and safe). This paper presents models for uncertainty modeling and reliability assessment of especially the structural components such as tower, blades, substructure and foundation. But since the function of a wind turbine is highly dependent on many electrical and mechanical components as well as a control system also reliability aspects of these components are discussed and it is described how there reliability influences the reliability of the structural components. Two illustrative examples are presented considering uncertainty modeling, reliability assessment and calibration of partial safety factors for structural wind turbine components exposed to extreme loads and fatigue, respectively.[mappress]Press release, October 14, 2013; Image: esrel2013last_img read more

Rowley among CARICOM delegation in meeting with UN Secretary General

first_imgPrime Minister Keith Rowley T&T Prime Minister  Dr Keith Rowley is included in a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) delegation currently in New York for meetings scheduled for today, January 28 Monday with United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres.The meeting follows last week’s emergency meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government during which it was agreed that Chairman of the Conference, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr Timothy Harris, would seek an urgent meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General to request the United Nations’ assistance with the ongoing situation in Venezuela.Last Wednesday, Venezuela’s Opposition Leader, Juan Guaidó, declared himself the interim leader of the South American country and was promptly recognized by several countries including the United States, Canada and some Latin American countries.In the statement that followed Thursday’s CARICOM conference, the regional leaders said that they are “closely” following the “current unsatisfactory situation” in Venezuela and “expressed grave concern about the plight of the people….and the increasing volatility of the situation brought about by recent developments which could lead to further violence, confrontation, breakdown of law and order and greater suffering for the people of the country.”The 15-member CARICOM grouping “reaffirmed their guiding principles of non-interference and non-intervention in the affairs of states, respect for sovereignty, adherence to the rule of law, and respect for human rights and democracyEarlier this month, Jamaica, Haiti, the Bahamas, Guyana and St. Lucia supported a resolution at the Organisation of American States (OAS) in not recognising the second five-year term of Maduro, while Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname voted against the measure.St. Kitts-Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, and Belize abstained during the vote while Grenada was not present.last_img read more

Mother of three hit by falling tree in Central Park plans $200M lawsuit

first_imgSpencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A New York City mother of three, who was injured while trying to shield her children from a falling tree in New York City’s Central Park last month, plans to sue the city and the park, her attorney said Tuesday.The woman, 39-year-old Monoky Goldman, plans to file a $200 million notice of claim against the city and the Central Park Conservancy, which said the tree was uprooted due to decay beneath the surrounding pavement, her attorney, Jordan Merson, told ABC’s New York station WABC-TV on Tuesday.Goldman was pushing her 4-year-old and 2-year-old in a stroller and carrying her infant in her arms on Aug. 15 when a 75-foot tree snapped and crashed on her. She was pinned on the ground for about 10 minutes before firefighters freed her, authorities said.Goldman was hospitalized for weeks with a fractured vertebra, along with other injuries, and her 2-year-old son is suffering from a brain hemorrhage and concussion, according to WABC-TV.“Ms. Monoky risked her life and body to save her children, and she has paralysis-threatening injuries,” Merson said in a written statement.Goldman was released from the hospital last week, but she is unable to get out of bed, according to her attorney, who said her neck and back are immobilized.A bystander told WABC-TV last month that he was walking by the park as police approached the scene.“She didn’t see it coming, and it just fell right on top of her,” the man said of the woman. He described hearing the crack of the tree as a “big log snapping” that “fell real fast.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more