Apple Watch Continues to Grow, Intel Smart Glasses and More

One: Apple's Middle Age

"Apple, at least in human terms, is officially over the hill: the company’s 40th birthday was last April. In truth, though, the first Apple died and was reborn in 1997 with the return of Steve Jobs, at a time when the company was weeks away from bankruptcy."

Ben Thompson, Stratechery


Two: Intel Made Smart Glasses that Look Normal

"The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.

There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no weird arm floating in front of the lens, no speaker, and no microphone (for now)."

Deiter Bohn, The Verge


Three: FedEx, UPS Fall as Amazon Threat Grows Bigger

"Amazon is at it again. After rattling stocks in the health care, grocery and online crafts industries in recent months, is throwing its weight around in shipping. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the e-commerce giant is preparing to launch a delivery service for businesses, positioning it to directly compete with shipping giants and United..."

Amrith Ramkumar, The Wall Street Journal


Four: Apple Watch Continues to Grow

"It’s good to see the Apple Watch continue to grow into a major player in both the watch and tech spaces. For comparison, the hot gadget of the year, the Nintendo Switch, which was hard to come by all year long and is the faster selling gaming console of all time, sold 15 million units in 2017. Now it was only on sale for the last 10 months of the year, but even if you add another 2 months’ worth of sales, it’s at best about even with the Apple Watch. That ain’t bad."

Matt Birchler, Birchtree


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