For Dragon Innovation, helping hardware makers become legit hardware companies is a bit like teaching them how to walk: It requires a whole lot of hand-holding.
Apple and Samsung are poised to blow up the smartwatch market in the next five years, driving shipments from just one million today to 36 million annually by 2018, a new Juniper Research report says.
Guest Post The ease of hardware prototyping combined with the power of crowdfunding is where the magic lies.
The Pebble smartwatch is in high-demand as Kickstarter backers wait to get their units, but it seems the public may be able to buy the device at Best Buy as soon as this weekend.
Sony’s making another go at the smartwatch market, but so far, the effort looks like it’s merely an incremental upgrade over its attempt last year.
Editor’s Pick Crowdfunding is making the startup scene more accessible for entrepreneurs and investors alike, but it is not the right approach for every company and comes with its own set of challenges.
Intel CTO confirms the company is working on “novel display devices” in a conversation about smartwatches.
Guest Post Venture capitalists hate investing in hardware startups for a myriad of reasons. Design and iteration are more difficult. Margins are low.
What do Star Trek and startups have in common? Enterprise and Data play a role in both and nerds everywhere get excited about any news surrounding these topics. Here is today’s round up of funding news. Nerds.
A pretty hefty sum for a company initially shot down by VCs.
Pebble, the smartwatch that has gotten a lot of hype from its Kickstarter campaign, will release a software developer kit so developers everywhere can create “watch faces” for the device.
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The much-hyped Pebble smartwatch started shipping yesterday, but the smartphone apps that help the watch really tick hadn’t been approved yet. Thankfully, the apps for iPhone and Android are now available.
As promised during CES, Pebble has begun shipping its long-awaited smartwatch to Kickstarter backers today.
Editor’s Pick While this year’s CES was light on big announcements from major tech companies, that didn’t stop plenty of consumer tech startups from trying to make a splash at the show.
We take a close look at the Pebble creator’s favorite smartwatch features.
It’s been a long road for the Pebble team, despite some initial success.
The much-delayed Pebble E-Ink smartwatch is almost here.
The speculation is that Apple is designing a new iWatch that connects to iPhones, relays messages, and displays status alerts. But would the company that reinvented the computer, the phone, and the way we consume media be aiming so low?
A leading academic worries that the ecosystem for entrepreneurs needs a lot of improvement.
Waiting for your Pebble to drop? Pebble’s lead designer has cancelled a speaking appearance in October to stay in Asia and finalize the product.
Pebble, the smartwatch for your smartphone, released an early preview of its user interface on Vimeo today … including a look behind the scenes at how the massively successful crowdfunding project is building the software.
VCs always have a war story about the one that got away. Time to add the Pebble smartwatch to the list. The creators of the Pebble had some initial success raising $375,000 in angel funding. But when it come to raise a series A, Pebble was roundly rejected by venture capital firms that didn’t want to risk betting on a hardware firm. So the Pebble team put their project on Kickstarter, where they have now raised $4.2 million and counting without giving away any equity in their company.