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Richemont’s first smartwatch: why it matters

Richemont’s first smartwatch: why it matters

Last week, Montblanc became the first brand in the Richemont family of luxury companies to put out a smartwatch. The Montblanc Summit, based on Google’s Android Wear 2 platform, aims to

Google’s ad crisis deepens

Google’s ad crisis deepens

Google’s advertising crisis went global after some of the biggest marketers including AT&T and Johnson & Johnson halted spending on YouTube and the Internet company’s display network, citing concern their ads

Why less tech may soon be more

Why less tech may soon be more

Research on the so-called productivity paradox – declining productivity despite the ongoing technological revolution – abounds in explanations ranging from statistical error to theories

Apple woos developers with concessions

Apple woos developers with concessions

Apple’s App Store has turned countless software developers into millionaires since its launch almost a decade ago. But working with the famously controlling company has often been

Apple’s next big thing: augmented reality

Apple’s next big thing: augmented reality

Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple’s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. But no technology has fired up Cook quite like

More brands join Google ad boycott

More brands join Google ad boycott

Google, the primary revenue driver for Alphabet, announced changes to its advertising policies after major brands pulled ads from the platform because they appeared alongside offensive content

Swiss watchmakers warm to smartwatches

Swiss watchmakers warm to smartwatches

Swiss watchmakers are diving further into the unproven smartwatch market, with Montblanc, TAG Heuer and Tissot seeking to attract younger shoppers with a technology the industry largely snubbed until consumers began turning

Swatch to launch own OS for smartwatches

Swatch to launch own OS for smartwatches

Swatch Group said it’s developing an alternative to the iOS and Android operating systems for smartwatches as Switzerland’s largest maker of timepieces vies with Silicon Valley for control of

Google to ramp up Africa investment

Google to ramp up Africa investment

Google is scaling up investment in Africa by laying fibre-optic cable, easing access to cheaper Android phones and training a workforce in digital skills as the US technology giant seeks to expand on the continent. “We laid about 1 000km of fibre in Uganda and we are busy

Google to expand Africa skills programme

Google to expand Africa skills programme

Google said on Wednesday that it has trained a million African people as part of its digital skills programme, beating a target of doing so within 12 months of its April 2016 launch. It has now committed to

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