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Mighty Weekly 11/16

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
Distribution vs. Innovation

The battle between every startup and incumbent comes down to whether the startup gets distribution before the incumbent gets innovation. Link

Disruptive Innovation

Where disruptive innovation came from.  Link


MOBILE
Not Enough Love for Location Services

Survey: nearly 40% of mobile users are hesitant to use location services. Link

Biophone

MIT smartphone knows your heartbeat from across the room. Link

Sello

How Shopify’s obsession with building for the entrepreneur in everyone led to their first consumer product. Link

WeChat Strong

WeChat’s growth continues, hits 650 million users. Link

The Mobile Downturn

It’s going to be really hard for entrepreneurs building a mobile consumer start-up. Link


WEARABLE TECH
Fossil + Misfit

Fossil Group acquires leading health wearable company Misfit for $260 million USD. Link

Disney EM-Sense

Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon built a prototype smartwatch that recognizes objects and provides context around it.  Link

TAG Heuer SmartWatch

“Swiss Made” TAG Heuer officially entered the wearable tech space with the launch of its Android Wear enabled and Intel-powered Connected Watch (rumored to have been manufactured in China). It won’t become a threat to Apple Watch though.  Link

Wearables for Good

A digital necklace and a wearable soap win ‘Wearables for Good’ Design Challenge with UNICEF. Link

7 Million Sales for Apple Watch

Apple Watch reaches 7 million sales. After 6 months. Link


 INTERNET OF THINGS
Smart Dumb Box on Wheels

A startup called Next has a big idea for self-driving cars: make them multipurpose, linked- boxes. Link

MATRIX

With 15 sensors, this device allows for more than 32,000 sensor combinations to create a world of limitless Internet of Things apps. Link

Bionic Arm Meets Gaming

Konami is developing a metal gear solid-inspired prosthetic arm for an amputee gamer. Link

Designing for VR

How to design for Virtual Reality. Link


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