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Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media and its game publisher, Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion

Microsoft Blogs – 9.22.20 (9.21.20)

As the gaming industry transforms from a device-centric to player-centric form of entertainment, Microsoft announced plans today to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, one of the largest privately held game developers and publishers in the world.

Source: Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media and its game publisher, Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion

Amazon Sidewalk: a new way to stay connected

Amazon Blog – 9.21.20

Last fall, we first announced our vision for Amazon Sidewalk, a neighborhood network designed to make your devices work better—both inside your home and beyond the front door. Operated by Amazon at no charge to customers, Amazon Sidewalk uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the 900 MHz spectrum, and other frequencies to simplify new device setup, extend the low-bandwidth working range of devices, and help devices stay online and up-to-date even if they are outside the range of home Wi-Fi.

Source: Amazon Sidewalk: a new way to stay connected

AfterShokz Launches Virtual Interview Series

AfterShokz Blog – 8.28.20

The phrase “be open” goes far beyond just our company tagline. In fact, it’s one of our guiding principles in everything we do, the products we create, and how we show up in the world around us. In an effort to continue both pushing our own limits and encouraging others to do the same, we recently launched a new AfterShokz Interview Series, “Be Open.”

Source: AfterShokz Launches Virtual Interview Series

Inside reMarkable 2 — Chapter 2: the user experience

reMarkable Blog – 8.12.20

How do you take something really simple, and make it better not by adding more, but by stripping it down?

It’s a question reMarkable’s VP of user experience, Brynjar Barkarson, and VP of visual design, Didrik Rasmussen, often need to consider. For them, improving the user experience (UX) is about finding the right balance between modern functionality, and simplicity.

Source: Inside reMarkable 2 — Chapter 2: the user experience

No House, No Problem: Smart Apartment Living

Jasco Products Blog – 7.30.20

Apartment living doesn’t mean sacrificing the convenience of home automation. In fact, multi-dwelling units, such as apartments and condos, can be outfitted with smart devices like any home. Custom home automation increases your sense of security, comfort and energy efficiency.

Source: No House, No Problem: Smart Apartment Living

Meeting Consumer Needs Through Product Evolution

Avast Blog – 7.30.20 (7.28.20)

Over the years, product creators have faced and overcome many challenges as technology evolves across mediums and networks. We have seen the growing number of platforms as new smartphones, computers, and IoT gadgets enter the US market. To complicate matters, network providers have experienced a shift from broadband to 5G, adding further complexity to accommodating technological change. To stay on top of the game, companies must be able to adapt and conform to new industry trends to continue the cycle of innovation. Understanding the needs of the customer is key to this transformation for creators and providers alike in order to remain at the forefront of technological advancement.

Source: Meeting Consumer Needs Through Product Evolution 

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