These young wine drinkers may not be purchasing $200 Cabernet in droves (yet), but they’re buying higher-priced wines than their parents did at the same age. “I like to call them frugal hedonists,” says Rob McMillan, founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s wine division. “They know what’s good.” … [Read more...] about More than wine, Scribe bottles the Northern California lifestyle
With scale comes not just cost advantages but supply-chain leverage, an important element when you’re hunting down parts that may be in short stock. Batteries, for example, have been a bottleneck for Tesla deliveries in the past. But when your client list includes Apple, Dell Inc., HP Inc. and a dozen other companies that need batteries by the container, suppliers are likely to put you higher on the priority list. Given that they’re the largest cost of an electric vehicle, solving both the supply problem and then using scale to force costs down could give Foxconn and Fiat Chrysler an edge. … [Read more...] about News Analysis: Foxconn may prove Tesla’s Musk wrong about how hard it is to build electric cars
Around the same time, Lenovo created the Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset. Like all the Windows MR headsets, it was good value at $450, while still being technically as capable as a full-blooded Oculus or Vive headset. However, it lacked polish and suffered from poor software support, poor tracking, and poor interface systems. … [Read more...] about Lenovo is developing a new VR headset
So many devices, so little excitement From the jump, Apple seemed an odd addition to a lineup of players, all of whom were already in the content-creation business. Apple has never been interested in producing its own fare so much as using others’ content to promote its closed hardware ecosystem. But that hardware component was Apple’s claim to enter the derby. The company boasts two billion devices in pockets around the world. If just 10 percent of those users signed up after getting a free year of Apple TV+ with the purchase of a device, it would give the company 200 million subscribers worldwide, dwarfing Netflix’s 158 million. … [Read more...] about Apple TV+: Can it be saved before everyone’s free trials run out?