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For the Connected World

Week In Review 08/31

In case you were too busy last week and didn’t get a chance to catch all the mighty things happening in the connected world, we have curated and compiled a list of the best stories / news of the week:

Innovation
  • President Obama announces $171M manufacturing innovation hub in Silicon Valley.  Link
  • The gap between the most and least innovative companies is growing. Link
  • YCombinator: 940 companies, 8 unicorns. Link

Mobile
  • Facebook launches M, a virtual assistant combining natural language and human help. Link
  • Uber closed a $1bn round for its Chinese business, which apparently, is growing faster than anywhere else.  Link

 Wearable Tech
  • Most wearables lack contextual awareness. Link
  • Apple Watch accounts for 2/3 of wearables shipped in Q2. Link
  • This wearable drone could be your next smart device. Link
  • The Tencent QQ Watch wearable for kids looks actually pretty cool. Link
  • According to a new survey, Apple Watch owners really love checking the weather.  Link

 Internet of Things
  • Chinese drone startups are getting serious about funding this week. Link
  • Farmers use drones and data to boost crop yields.  Link
  • Micro robots will sense toxins and deliver medicine. Link
  • Google’s self-driving cars are more courteous to cyclists than human drivers. Link
  • In the future, your pet may be able to join you on a VR adventure.  Link
  • Report: VR will be part of the shopping experience in 3 years. Link
  • When hardware is “complementary”, results are at best elementary. Link
  • Best Buy thrives on Internet of Things complexity.  Link

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