GoPro's transition from hardware to software

When Having An Incredible Product Isn’t Enough: GoPro’s Transition From Hardware To A Software Company

James MacTavish Blog

When GoPro launched in 2002, the company quickly captured the interest and money of adventurers and extreme sports junkies looking to capture their great moments on a durable, rugged action camera. While the company’s initial launch product was a camera strap allowing users to strap a camera on themselves, it wasn’t until 2006 that the company finally launch the GoPro …

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Are prisons an IoT breeding ground?

James MacTavish Blog

Terry Hughes Managing Director of AppCarousel analyzes the current state of the Internet of Things in penitentiary systems. Does having IoT in prisons aid in the well-being of inmates or does it lead to potential vulnerabilities in their security? Terry explores the many facets to this growing issue. To read the full article please go to:

Telematics News: Exclusive Interview with Lissa Franklin, Head of Marketing for AppCarousel, talks about her work with Jaguar Land Rover

James MacTavish Blog, News, Press

Working with Jaguar Land Rover to expand content partnerships in Asia Lissa Franklin is head of marketing development at AppCarousel, a leader in end-to-end app management, monetization and cloud service platforms for the connected car, fleet, and Internet of Things (IoT) industries. Based in San Francisco, Lissa manages AppCarousel’s marketing strategies while overseeing partner relationships and business development in its core markets. Lissa has …

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The killer app for IoT?

Colin Chong Blog

Despite the massive numbers in scale and economic potential that industry analysts forecast for the Internet of Things (IoT), there seems to be a distinct cynicism the industry just can’t seem to break. Recently, Tata called IoT a solution looking for a problem. With a term so broadly used, it’s easy to see how Tata would come to that conclusion …

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Why automakers will never let Apple and Google own the in-car experience: A report on TU-Automotive Detroit 2016

James MacTavish Blog

This week TU-Automotive, an organization focused on evolving automotive technology, had its massive Detroit awards show and exhibition. Bringing some of the biggest names in the auto industry from Ford, Oracle, GM, and more, the event was a whirlwind of excitement and innovation. Attending the show as a finalist for Newcomer of the Year and exhibiting a joint demonstration with …

AppCarousel Expands Connected Car Platform with Monetization Suite

James MacTavish News, Press Releases

Suite offers all the capabilities needed by auto makers and their Tier 1 vendors to deploy, manage, and monetize apps, software, features and upgrades San Francisco, CA, June 1, 2016 — AppCarousel, the leading provider of software platforms for connected vehicles and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the launch of the AppCarousel Monetization Suite for the automotive market. The Monetization Suite builds on AppCarousel’s …

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Top 5 trends from IoT World 2016

Colin Chong Blog

A few short weeks ago, thousands of IoT industry professionals descended upon the Santa Clara Convention Centre to discuss the state of the Internet of Things. With focused streams on the Connected Car, Wearables, Industrial Internet, Connected Home, and more, IoT World was certainly *the* place to be for anyone trying to build a business on the growing universe of …

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Google I/O: Talking IoT without calling it IoT

Colin Chong Blog

With this year’s edition of I/O now passed, it’s time to take a brief look back. Over the past decade, I/O has represented a platform for Google to launch it’s top initiatives. Google I/O 2016 was markedly different in it’s approach. There were announcements for future releases instead of actual launches. There was no new hardware to show off. Instead, …


AppCarousel to showcase enhanced features of the first cloud commerce platform for connected vehicles at the GENIVI 14th All Member Meeting in Paris

James MacTavish Blog

AppCarousel, the leading cloud commerce platform for connecting automotive infotainment, data and services with the Internet of Things (IoT), will be demonstrating their connected car marketplace at GENIVI’s 14th All Member Meeting held in Paris, France on April 26th-29th. The showcase will demonstrate the AppCarousel commerce suite in addition to its over-the-air (OTA) upgrade technology. Automakers today are challenged with …