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The high-end smartwatch market is faltering, but ‘smart analogue’ or hybrid watches remain largely unaffected by this market slow-down, according to a  new study from Juniper Research. These hybrid watches have traditional watch faces but offer some connected functions (like tracking steps or enabling NFC payments), and claim a larger portion

Tech giants continue to dominate the top of the Boston Consulting Group’s list of most innovative companies in 2016. While traditional manufacturers and process-driven companies, such as General Electric, secured their spots by embracing digital innovation. Apple, Google, Tesla, and Microsoft retain the top four spots on the annual list,

, a 2.7 per cent increase which is lower than the analysts’ earlier prediction of 3 per cent. “2017 was poised to be a rebound year in IT spending. Some major trends have converged, including cloud, blockchain, digital business and artificial intelligence. Normally, this would have pushed IT spending much

Worldwide purchases of 3D printers, materials, software, and related services are expected to total $13.2 billion in 2016. According to a recent update to the Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), global spending on 3D printing will experience a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR)

Consumer migration from operator voice and text services to OTT (Over the Top) messaging services and social media will cost network operators nearly $104 billion this year, equivalent to 12 per cent of their service revenues, according to Juniper Research. The new study called Mobile Operator Business Models: Challenges, Opportunities

Global banks could save as much as $20 billion a year when the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, shifts to a blockchain based distributed ledger. The DTCC announced this week that IBM,  Axoni and R3, will provide a distributed ledger

Analyst house Gartner will acquire talent management and consulting firm CEB in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately US$2.6 billion. Gartner services covering IT, supply chain and marketing will be combined with CEB’s services in HR, sales, finance and legal to cover all major functions of the enterprise.

If only we could include emojis in headlines – we would be leading with that little round yellow eye-roller at the news that Australian dotcom super star Atlassian  will spend more than half a billion Australian dollars – the bulk of it in cash – buying  Trello. It’s target is a

Australian consumers are ready to embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI) in health care, opening the way for further innovation and improved care for patients, according to a new survey by Australia’s leading not-for-profit health fund, HCF. The study suggests that already over 80 per cent of Australians are comfortable with AI

One of the world’s most popular gaming platforms – Steam – has landed its owner Valve in hot water with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission pinging the company $3 million for false and misleading conduct. Online gaming is now a huge global industry worth $US91 billion, twice that of the