UK’s Telegraph recently wrote a piece on the demise of wearable technology. With Nike confirming that they are closing the digital division that brought us the FuelBand, the thought amongst media is that such devices may have seen their last breath.
However, I for one, refuse to believe this. The Pebble smartwatch is still widely popular. And Samsung continues to build their smart device capabilities. Not to mention, everyone seems to agree that Apple will soon launch their iWatch.
What do you think?
Last week I was an official guest of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in Taipei. As part of my visit, I had the opportunity to visit 4 different technology companies. One of them was XYZprinting.
XYZprinting is attempting to disrupt the 3D printer marketplace with their new line of 3D printers. I wrote a piece for itbusiness.ca about my visit last week. If you’re a fan of the whole “maker movement” this might be an article that you enjoy. I hope you like it.
I’m in Taipei, Taiwan for a few days. Yeah, I know. Not long enough. I’m checking out the technology scene which is one of the largest in this part of the world.
Yesterday, I did lots of walking around the city and even hired a tour guide to take me around to some of the “touristy” places.
Here’s some of the places that I visited:
- National Palace Museum
- Chih-Fu Temple
- Taipei 101
- Discovery Center of Taipei
- Night Market
Social writing platform and writer’s network Wattpad has been at it for a while now, and they’ve quietly amassed a massive user base that engages regularly with the site, posting their own stories and reading the stories of others, all the while engaging with one another through feedback, criticism and support. Now, the startup has raised a Series C round of funding worth $46 million, led by OMERS Ventures, and including August Capital, Raine Ventures and Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, and all of the company’s existing investors
Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Wattpad has around 25 million monthly active users on its network, according to CEO and founder Allen Lau, which is up from just six or seven million around the last time they raised funding, a $17.3 million Series B back in June 2012. Lau is maybe more excited by the site’s progress in terms of engagement, which they measure by time spent on…
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