When Apple Inc.’s HomePod smart speaker went on sale in January, it entered a market pioneered and dominated by Amazon’s Echo lineup of Alexa-powered devices. Apple has been touting the HomePod’s superior sound quality but so far hasn’t enticed many consumers to part with US$349. By late March, Apple had lowered sales forecasts and cut…Details
Twitter has now followed Apple’s lead in changing its pistol emoji to a harmless, bright green water gun. And in doing so, the company that has struggled to handle the abuse, hate speech and harassment taking place across its platform, has removed one of the means for online abusers to troll their victims. The change…Details
Travel influencers with ‘no experience’ are getting paid by marketers to do the ‘best job in the world’
Travel influencers are getting paid by marketers to do “the best job in the world” with “no experience”, according to Lisa Squillace, director of program partnerships at Seven Network. “I don’t believe in them”, Squillace told the audience at Mumbrella’s Travel Marketing Summit today. “Are they actually relaying the best brand messages for your brand? Let’s go…Details
Apple is the world’s most valuable company at $879 billion, so why hasn’t it spawned more billionaires?
Finding billionaires in Silicon Valley isn’t hard. Dropbox Inc.’s Arash Ferdowsi and Veeva Systems Inc.’s Peter Gassner have both crossed the threshold this year, and tech fortunes make up a fifth — or about US$1 trillion — of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. But tracking down members of the three-comma club at Apple Inc. is a…Details