Posted by Dale Buss on September 9, 2013 01:39 PM
Every automaker is trying to win the tech race inside the car and under the hood. Now, Nissan has added another playing field: the driver's wrist.
On the heels of Samsung's debut of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch and the awaited unveiling of Apple's reported iWatch, Nissan introduced the Nismo Concept Watch at the Frankfurt Motor Show today, calling it "the first smartwatch to connect a driver to the car." The clamp-style, sleek-metal accessory is named for the company's racing brand, and its first applications are coming as a way to connect race drivers more closely to their cars.
Like the concept cars that are introduced at auto shows, the new Nismo watch is far from a production model as well. But it already has digital-tech cognoscenti enthusing.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 9, 2012 08:59 AM
Apple wins legal round in U.S. over iPad trade name in China.
Birds Eye commits to "GenVeg" effort to get kids to eat vegetables.
Chase pitches pre-paid debit cards.
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo carry calorie fight into New York subways.
Delta pulls ads from Comedy Central's The Daily Show.
Disney gets earnings boost from cable.
Dole considers breakup.
Domino's gluten-free crust challenged.
Facebook IPO bandwagon moves to Boston, ditches video.
Ford struggles with Thai suppliers after last fall's floods.Continue reading...
Posted by Chana Mayefsky on August 10, 2011 09:00 AM
Apple accused of e-book price fixing, as Amazon Kindles social interactions and rolls out cloud-based reader.
AT&T bid for T-Mobile faces California review.
Baidu shuts down Twitter-like service in China.
Banana Republic Facebook fans get first dibs on Banana Republic's Mad Men collection.
BlackBerry's fall from C-Suite to High Street riots in U.K. could damage brand.
Disney CEO Bob Iger seeks "great characters, great stories."
Kate Moss-inspired web ad banned in the U.K.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on August 11, 2010 09:00 AM
Adidas is launching a series of mobile apps to expand its brand.
Ford's 2011 Explorer is 85% recyclable and 30% more fuel efficient, says company.
Fossil rides worldwide economic improvement to tripling of its quarterly profit.
GM is expected to report “impressive” second-quarter results tomorrow on the strength of growing sales and lower expenses.
Google faces more international pressure on mapping privacy as police raid its offices in South Korea.
HP is surprised that ousted CEO Mark Hurd doesn’t just go quietly into that good night of scandal.Continue reading...