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Posts from Date:   2018-8

Samsung Galaxy Home Can Afford To Be Late To Market – Apple HomePod Can’t!

by Werner Goertz  |  August 10, 2018

Yesterday, Samsung surprised with the pre-announcement of their Bixby-enabled Smart Speaker, the Galaxy Home. No details on shipment dates or pricing, so Samsung are doing what Apple HomePod did last year: a pre-announcement of coming attractions. In hindsight, the HomePod strategy pretty much bombed, not only because of the high price tag and lack of […]

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Google’s New Partner Program Wants to Democratize AI Through a Partner Oligopoly

by Werner Goertz  |  August 9, 2018

Google’s new partner program has its heart in the right place, but its legs are running in the wrong direction. At Google Next 2018, Google announced a new partner marketing program, “Google Cloud Partner Advantage”. Nina Harding, Global Director of Partner Programs & Strategy, announced some lofty goals: – 100% of sales deals are to […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Depends On Bixby For Success

by Werner Goertz  |  August 9, 2018

At today’s Unpacked 2018 announcement, Samsung delivered on a strength that we already knew they had: they really know how to build great hardware. To turn all that glass and electronics into user value, however, Samsung will have to prove that they can complement hardware devices with great software support and even greater cloud-based AI […]

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Qualcomm’s Connectivity and Processing Solutions Accelerate Design of AI-Enabled IoT Devices

by Werner Goertz  |  August 3, 2018

As AI moves to the edge and into devices, product OEMs have more and more component and architecture options: Last week, we learned about Google’s strategy to own end to end AI architectures(1). This week, I experienced Qualcomm’s view of Edge AI computing: Qualcomm brings two competitive strengths and value propositions to IoT endpoints: a) connectivity […]

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