The dream of charging insurance based on the mile has been a reality for a while. The thinking behind this is that the more miles you drive, the more chance there is that you will be involved in a collision and have to pay for things like part … [Read more...]
Hardware doesn’t have to matter as much as you think
In an era of smart homes, connected cars and subscription everything, how do you think about hardware? In my very first newsletter, I argued that hardware was just a Trojan Horse that would deliver a company's service to consumers, and it's becoming … [Read more...]
Internet of Things News of the Week, July 14, 2017
Voice startup gets $11 million: Jstar, the company behind Josh.ai, got $11 million to build a higher-end connected home hub that has voice as its primary user interface. The system, which is sold through dealers, isn't exactly flying off the shelves … [Read more...]
What is the right metric for carsharing?
The idea of sharing a car has become a reality thanks to connectivity, cheap sensors, and platforms to foster trust. A highly influential and tested stat notes that private cars sit idle 95% of the time. It makes sense to figure out a way to … [Read more...]