The internet powerhouses are using their billions to challenge in sectors far removed from their original business models
By Jemima Kiss
The web’s biggest consumer companies make the bulk of their incomes, and have built up vast assets, from targeted advertising. It accounts for around 90% of Facebook’s revenue and much the same for Google. By supporting a vast range of services that variously offer search, chat, email, file storage, video and photo-sharing, they can track every nuance of online activity, preference and behaviour, targeting and adapting advertising and services.
The highly anticipated device is 'breaking out of the nerdy basements' at TAVES
Back in the early '90s, virtual reality, or VR, promised to revolutionize gaming and many other experiences. But the clunky goggles, gloves and jerky lag time between the user's movements and the visuals were underwhelming if not vomit-inducing.
In the growing digital age, some of us find that our children are spending an increased amount of time in front of a screen between TV, gaming consoles, tablets, and more. Electronics company Evollve is looking to make at least some of that screen time more educational with the introduction of Ozobot – a small robot that “moves kids from augmented reality back to physical play.”