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Let's get something straight. Pebble has had problems with venture capital from the very beginning. The reason the went to crowd funding in the first place was because venture capitalists weren't interested. So here we are with their new project, and again, they are not interested. Nothing new. We can look back to the beginning. Here's just one article from that time. http://www.forbes.com/sites/rakeshsharma/2013/07/04/deconstructing-pebbles-mainstream-push/
Except that that is a problem for most people. Reviewers have been really bothered about getting constant alerts without being able to turn off ones that weren't important. Without being able to know which alert is what, something that can't be modified on these smartwatchs, you need to look at all of them. The purpose to a smartwatch is to make things easier, not more annoying.
I'm not sure exactly what kind of ecosystem can built up around a smartwatch, other than for apps, of which Pebble has thousands. The quality of the apps is something else, of course, but the large majority of current Apple Watch apps are said to be terrible. Hopefully that will change with time as more developers actually get a watch.
I don't know how true the numbers are, because I'm pretty positive that they're lumping fitness bands in with them, but supposedly, 7 million smartwatches were sold last year. If true, and I don't believe the numbers, then Pebble's sales were just 10%.
We can just go by reviews that state the over simplification of the Pebble software, and how alerts are handled. If one reviewer complains, it's either that no one else cares to point out problems, which is something I see, as tech writers hate to dis a new product unless it's truly hopeless, or that it's just that one reviewer who is bothered by it. Since I've read a number of reviews that jab at the overwhelming number of alerts they get, which can't be fine tuned, I...
You know how this works. People will buy something until something better comes along. Yes, the first models were pretty cheap. But they had to lower the price even further as the Apple Watch came out. That likely lead to their financial concerns.This new watch, in keeping with its more advanced design, costs more. At some point, however, the price comes close enough to the Apple Watch so that potential customers may just say the heck with it and pay the extra to get the...
They're new watch is and color screen are incompatible with the original b/w screen model. That won't help. The new models will be more expensive as well, in order to accommodate the new functionality. But no matter what, it's still a cheap design, without a touch screen. The colors of the ink screens are terrible, as well, making anything other than mild graphic visuals unpleasant. The screen is pretty small too, as can be seen by the pics. The original model has a lot...
It's funny how information such as this poops up, isn't it? Can it really be that the Justice Department wasn't aware of any of this before they began investigating apple? And now that they do have this I for, because it's hardly be.ievable that they wouldn't see it now th at its being published, how will this change things? Will they add all of these companies to the investigation, or will they ignore them, and continue on with their investigation of apple? More to...
Forced is exactly what has happened. Look it up.
Perhaps you guys should take a minute, and type national champion mergers into Google. After the junk about the National Football League, you will find a lot of information about this. Here's just two examples. I'll let you find the rest.http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/be8f09bc-6c60-11dc-a0cf-0000779fd2ac.html#axzz3aDEfNEDVhttp://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_championsAs far as the new rulings on taxes go, we'll just need to see how well that works. As usual there, it's...
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