Tuesday, March 15, 2016

wearable tech market numbers

Apple shipped 11.6 million Apple Watches last year, says IDC | The Verge
"In its first nine months selling wearables, Apple has shipped an estimated 11.6 million Apple Watches, according to a report this week from research firm IDC. That puts Apple at third place in the industry with 14.9 percent of the market, just behind Xiaomi. Fitbit is still far and away the leader, however, with 21 million shipments in 2015."

IoT, Azure cloud: Microsoft Pegasus II

Microsoft Is Testing Azure IoT Platform From The Stratosphere - Forbes
"The team at Microsoft Research is deploying a balloon in the stratosphere loaded with sensors and cameras, which is connected to the Azure IoT platform. The balloon will send real-time telemetry along with live flight video.
Pegasus 1 experiment relied on a distributed computing framework called Project Orleans, and Piraeus gateway – a high-velocity, self-organizing subsystem"