It will take a holistic understanding of hardware, software and the user. Time will tell if the Apple model of making their chips in-house is the best strategy. But one thing is known - it helps them to get the best out of chips which would not be possible from an external vendor. This goes beyond talk to having a vision on business integration.
I think that location-based pinning and sharing is a really interesting trend we need to watch for.
While I do worry about privacy issues (do I really want to be known where I am?), I like foursquqre CEO's comment about making "people passively aware of what's going on around them." That may be useful.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.