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Chinese Tech Company Alibaba Makes IPO in History

Chinese Tech Company Alibaba Makes IPO in History

Shares of Chinese tech company Alibaba rocketed during the company’s high-profile IPO. Investors and tech industry analysts are already drawing comparisons with Facebook, Tom.com and other recent examples in which speculators flocked to buy a stock without really understanding how the company was going to generate a positive ROI. In Facebook’s case, it’s safe to say that the majority of investors had an incomplete understanding of the company’s business model and its strategy for monetizing its ubiquity. Tom.com generated a huge buzz during its IPO in 2000, despite a near-complete lack of assets. So with Alibaba’s IPO, now is the time for…

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Apple Pay Marks Major Play in the Digital Payment Industry

Apple Pay Marks Major Play in the Digital Payment Industry

In addition to unveiling the Apple Watch and the new iPhone 6 models, Apple also revealed plans to sync up both devices with the Apple Pay digital payment system. The move will allow users to complete online and point-of-sale payments with their smartwatches and smartphones. Apple Pay uses near-field communications (NFC) technologies to allow connected devices within close range of a receiver to make online bank and credit card payments. The inclusion of NFC chips in the new Apple products brings instant payments closer to becoming a common feature of the retail landscape. In the words of Apple CEO Tim…

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Apple Watch to Offers Health and Fitness Tracking Features

Apple Watch to Offers Health and Fitness Tracking Features

Apple has finally made its move into the wearables market official with the unveiling of the Apple Watch at an industry event in Cupertino, California on September 9, 2014. As expected, the Apple Watch is built around comprehensive health and fitness tracking features, something the company’s CEO, Tim Cook, has said is “personal” to him. Some industry observers expressed surprise at just how comprehensive these health and fitness tracking features are. Many had expected that Apple’s first foray into the wearables market would be tempered with a conservative approach, with the Apple Watch limiting itself to features seen in its…

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Apple Launches New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple Launches New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

On September 9 at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, Apple marked a company first by unveiling multiple new iPhone devices at a single event. The company offered a sneak peek at two iPhone 6 devices, one with a 4.7-inch screen and another with a larger 5.5-inch screen. The smaller version will be known simply as the iPhone 6, with its larger counterpart to be marketed as the iPhone 6 Plus. Both models offer a key improvement over the iPhone 5 in the form of a higher-resolution screen. The iPhone 6 has a 1334 x 750 display offering 326 pixels per inch,…

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Apple Line of Smartwatches Unveiled, Apple Watch Coming in 2015

Apple Line of Smartwatches Unveiled, Apple Watch Coming in 2015

Invitees greeted Apple’s long-awaited unveiling of its smartwatch line with a standing ovation at an industry event in Cupertino, California on September 9. At a press conference, CEO Tim Cook went on to say, “Apple Watch is the most personal device we ever created. It works seamlessly with iPhone and is also a comprehensive health and fitness device.” Elements of the flatscreen Apple Watch include a throwback-style manual twist control which allows users to rapidly cycle through the device’s features, as well as a “digital touch” communication button to let users send data to other smartwatches. The customizable display also…

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Apple to Launch iPhone 6 and iWatch Devices

Apple to Launch iPhone 6 and iWatch Devices

On September 3, Apple offered invitations to its much-hyped September 9 launch event. At the launch, the company is widely expected to officially unveil its hotly anticipated iPhone 6, and rumors are swirling that Apple will also offer sneak peeks at other in-development products, including a line of wearables. The rise of Android-powered platforms has been eating away at Apple’s once-dominant market share, leaving Apple in need of answers. According to Eddy Cue, the director of the company’s iCloud and iTunes platforms, the upcoming Apple products will be the best in a generation. Here’s a rundown and what onlookers expect…

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Apple iWatch NFC Integration Could Disrupt Smartwatch Market

Apple iWatch NFC Integration Could Disrupt Smartwatch Market

The tech industry is abuzz with news that Apple’s upcoming iWatch will include a near-field communications (NFC) chip. Industry analysts are speculating that the NFC capability could explain the iWatch’s lofty retail price, which has been reported in the range of $400. If true, the reports reveal a vital part of Apple’s iWatch strategy. Like any company with diversified offerings, Apple wants its customers to own multiple products. Thus, one of the key ways they’ll entice consumers is to build in capabilities that its other products don’t have, or can’t easily achieve. An NFC-enabled iWatch would open up a whole…

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Bluetooth-Enabled Shoes Will Disrupt Your Workout

Bluetooth-Enabled Shoes Will Disrupt Your Workout

A new insole manufactured by India’s Ducere Technologies PVT may be poised to make a big splash in the growing market for smart athletic apparel. The company’s Lechal “smart shoe” features a Bluetooth-connected inset which can interface with Google Maps to track your location, providing route suggestions and directions if you take a wrong turn. “Lechal” is a Hindi word which roughly translates as “take me with you.” The actual shoe is designed for high-intensity running, and the insole is also capable of counting the number of calories you’ve burned as well as the number of paces you’ve taken since…

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Snapchat’s Valuation: $10 Billion and Climbing

Snapchat’s Valuation: $10 Billion and Climbing

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that old axiom is true, then the number of Snapchat clones and lookalikes popping up on the Internet suggest that website developers hold the original disappearing photo-sharing service in very high regard. Under the direction of founder Evan Spiegel and Jonathan May, Snapchat took the World Wide Web by storm shortly after its initial release in September of 2011. Facebook attempted to acquire Snapchat for $3 billion late last year, but the company’s founders rebuffed Zuckerberg’s offer, instead opting to continue its internal development. According to the latest Snapchat…

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Back-to-School Wearable Devices for Teens

Back-to-School Wearable Devices for Teens

For teens, the arrival of August means that the school year is fast approaching, and tech manufacturers are offering an interesting collection of affordable wearable devices. Here’s a run-down of some of the hottest items on the market: Smartwatches. Manufacturers like Martian and Pebble Steel have introduced smartwatches that allow users to get phone notifications and run apps. These sleek timepieces are available in a wide range of designs, colors and layouts, with very affordable price tags. The Moto 360 is also a noteworthy entrant in the smartwatch market, offering more advanced features and Android connectivity. Fitness and sleep trackers….

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