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For the Connected World

Mighty Weekly 11/08

Ahoy! This is a weekly newsletter of what we’ve seen in mobile, wearable tech and the Internet of Things, and thought was interesting. We’re a global strategy and innovation consultancy designed for the connected world. Don’t forget to subscribe by joining our publication on Medium to make sure it hits your email inbox every week!

INNOVATION
Want to be more innovative? Try to “go meta”

“Going meta” offers a simple yet powerful heuristic for organizations intent on defining the measurable essence of change. Making the ends a part of the means can prove enormously influential.  Link

Startup Playbook

From the initial idea to execution, hiring and fundraising, the Startup Playbook is a phenomenal guide for aspiring founders, providing solid advice on critical steps of beginning your own startup. Thank you Sam Altman and Y Combinator. This is gold.  Link


MOBILE
Pew: technology device ownership in 2015

68% of Americans have smartphones; 45% have tablet computers. Ownership of other digital devices has not grown in recent years. Link

Product Insights from WeChat

WeChat has grown from a chat and messaging app into China’s most impactful and engaged platform for communication, services, and payments with over 600 million monthly active users. The way WeChat is integrated into its users’ lives is simply amazing.  Link


WEARABLE TECH
The Xiaomi Mi Band 1S is now official

Xiaomi is about to release a sequel to its highly successful Mi Band. The new version will now track your heart rate and the quality of your sleep. At only $15, the device should give a run for money to all the fitness bands out there. Link

Wearable tech’s holy grail 

The fitness tech game will be won on how well vendors handle your data.  Link

Epidermal electronic 

L’Oréal is said to be developing flexible, wearable electronics that are capable of determining a person’s beauty needs.  Link

Monitoring seniors with wearables

How future wearable technology will help the elderly.  Link

Microsoft wearable clip for women 

Every two minutes, a woman is attacked in America. Can wearables change that?  Link

Intel is chipping away at fashion

Blending computers and fashion in a way people would actually want to wear.  Link


 INTERNET OF THINGS
The Future Of Work

The Internet is altering how things are getting done in the workplace.  Link

Dropping In

How drones can improve healthcare delivery in developing countries. Link

3D VR Videos on YouTube

YouTube now supports 3D virtual reality video. Link

Drones vs. Robots

The battle for our delivery future is on. Link

The Google Of IoT

“The Google of the IoT “may already exist. It may be “Tesla”. Link

Connected Barrels

In an industry as diverse as Oil & Gas, it is no surprise that there is no one-size-fits-all IoT solution. Link


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