iWatch could change the mobile landscape, or it could end up as a redundant peripheral. Can Apple avoid the smartwatch flops of the past?
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Last year, Wimm Labs got the attention of many tech websites with its Wimm One smartwatch and SDK. Then over the summer, it closed shop. A note on its website reads, "During the summer of 2012, WIMM Labs entered into an exclusive, confidential relationship for our technology and ceased sales of the Developer Preview Kit." That agreement could very well be with Apple, given that at least three former Wimm employees are now working at Apple. And one of them, Zach R., has a LinkedIn profile that reads, "OS Wireless Software Engineer (Prototypes) at Apple." iWatch, anyone?
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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