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Sony Acquires IoT Chipmaker Altair For $212M
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User Rank: Ninja
1/27/2016 | 7:32:39 AM
I really like what Sony's been doing over the past couple of years. Hirai has really taken the bull by the horns and ditched the unprofitable businesses, but most importantly made Sony so much more versatile. It's listened to fans and dominated this generation's console wars, is investing heavily in new technologies like VR and now it's upping its game in the IoT space.
User Rank: Ninja
1/27/2016 | 3:27:03 AM
Wearables and Smartphones
It's no surprise that SONY wants to get in on the ground floor of the IOT. But, I wonder how practical it will be for wearables to interface directly with the cell network? It takes a lot more power to access the cell network than it does to send out a bluetooth signal to a smartphone or tablet a few feet away, and it's certainly power that is the limiting factor for wearables, much more so than it is for smartphones.

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