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The circle of life: Samsung bets on new shape to help win the smartwatch war

Samsung designers Eunjoo Kim and Jaehyung Hong reveal the inspiration behind the Galaxy Gear S2 smartwatch and why the team had to go back to the drawing board after the Gear S.

By October 2, 2015


Kakao bets on online board games and gambling to nab elusive profitability

South Korea's biggest messaging app is struggling to keep profits up despite increasing popularity, signalling what could be a problem for the global messaging sector.

By September 20, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Silicon Valley bets $100M that computers can help you look good

Beauty and fashion startups hope to edge out the local mall by creating software that learns and anticipates what people want to wear.

By September 18, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Silicon Valley bets that software can take the pain out of parking

A $20 million investment in SpotHero is just the latest sign of venture capitalists' increasing interest in changing the way the world parks.

By August 21, 2015


Google's Alpha-bet shows weakness of Google brand

Technically Incorrect: There may be good reasons why Google has created its new holding company. One, though, might be to alleviate some of the negatives of the Google image.

By August 11, 2015


How Amazon is betting on big names, fresh talent and 'beautiful storytelling' in Netflix battle

We spoke with Amazon's Helen Cowley about the pilot shows vying for your votes, finding fresh talent and signing the "Top Gear" boys.

By August 7, 2015


PS3 games on PS4? Don't bet the farm on it

Having old games play on new consoles is a big benefit for gamers. Microsoft's new Xbox will do it later this year, but Sony's PS4 likely won't.

By June 19, 2015


AMD bets big on PC gaming at E3 2015

New Radeon graphics cards for 4K and virtual reality, and a new push to capture high-end gamers from rivals Nvidia and Intel.

By June 16, 2015


​Cardboard for kids: Google's bet on the future of VR is children

Inexpensive, easy to use, and kid-friendly? I let my kid use Google Cardboard and he showed me why it'll be a hit.

By June 2, 2015


Staring down giants, Roku launches $129 top-end streaming box

Streaming-device maker Roku bets again that putting on blinders to anything but streaming video will make the difference when it faces off with fresh rival products from Apple, Amazon and Google.

By October 6, 2015