Mobile Minutes: Samsung, mobile media consumption, Apple, augmented reality
By Staff reports
October 7, 2013
Kevin Packingham at a media event for the Samsung Galaxy Note II last year.
Samsung’s mobile chief departs
Kevin Packingham, the chief product officer for the mobile division of Samsung Electronics, who was involved in introducing several of Samsung’s popular Galaxy devices, has left the company, according to The New York Times.
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This is what the massive growth of mobile media consumption means for the mobile industry
Business Insider reports that mobile-centric social networks, mobile video companies, and location based services are well positioned to see the biggest benefits from the massive shift in consumer media consumption and usage patterns. But how can companies truly capitalize on this consumer revolution and adapt to their mobile-centric customers?
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Apple said to buy smart calendar app
Though Apple hasn’t yet gone beyond its classic “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time” non–commital reply to CNet, the rumor is that Apple has indeed bought the company behind Cue, a super–smart personal assistant/intelligent calendar app. Cue has shut its existing service down, and TechCrunch has heard the transaction was about $40 million. So, the scuttlebutt does seem to be true, per Salon.
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Augmented reality—no longer the stuff of movies
Picture the scene. You're in a bustling restaurant in Tokyo, staring blankly at an indecipherable menu of Japanese script with no hope of knowing what you're about to order. Now, imagine a pair of glasses that in the blink of an eye would translate the whole menu, allowing you to tell your sashimi from your chicken katsu.
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