switzerland

  • Meet H. Moser & Cie., The Swiss Watch Company Apple Is Probably About To Sue

    Meet H. Moser & Cie., The Swiss Watch Company Apple Is Probably About To Sue

    Oh, Switzerland, you seem to have it all: fine chocolates, fondue, goats with bells around their necks. But what you don’t have is a sense of how to beat smartwatch makers without looking silly. To wit: meet the H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Alps watch (they probably meant the “alps” to be a play on “apple,” if you catch my drift.) This watch is supposed to be a… Read More

  • Android Wear Presents Timely Competition For Apple Watch Crunch Network

    Android Wear Presents Timely Competition For Apple Watch

    With 38 different watches available, Apple has called its Watch the most personalized device it has ever created. But there’s still a chance for a competitor, like Google Android Wear, to take a bite out of the Apple Watch market share — and enterprise usability just might be a key point of difference. Read More

  • This Ridiculous Frankenwatch Embodies Everything The Swiss Are Doing Wrong

    This Ridiculous Frankenwatch Embodies Everything The Swiss Are Doing Wrong

    Much has already been said about the new mullet watch by Nico Gerard. The watch, called the Pinnacle, costs $9,200 and is essentially a metal band with two watches attached to it. On one side you have an automatic three-handed “chronograph” with Swiss movement and, on the other side, an Apple Watch. The entire thing is so ludicrous that I suspect someone in Switzerland is trolling… Read More

  • Swatch Reaffirms It’s Building A Smartwatch With Payment Features

    Swatch Reaffirms It’s Building A Smartwatch With Payment Features

    Swatch still wants in on the smartwatch game. According to Chief Executive Nick Hayek the watch will be internet-enabled and feature remote-payment functions, although the specifics are still in question. Hayek, speaking recently at a shareholder meeting, said that its upcoming smartwatch will launch in Switzerland and “one big country”. Read More

  • Matternet To Test The First Real Drone Delivery System In Switzerland

    Matternet To Test The First Real Drone Delivery System In Switzerland

    The Swiss postal service, Swiss Post, is going to attempt drone deliveries for the first time ever using Matternet, a company working on perfecting drone-based delivery systems. The first tests will happen in Switzerland this summer as proof of concept to “to clarify the legal framework, consider local conditions and explore the technical and business capabilities of the… Read More

  • Swiss Watch Makers Announce An Activity Tracking System Designed To Hide Inside Fancy Watches

    Swiss Watch Makers Announce An Activity Tracking System Designed To Hide Inside Fancy Watches

    If you’ve been wondering how Switzerland was going to react to the coming of the Apple Watch, ponder no more: two smaller luxury watch companies, Alpina and Frederique Constant, have added electronic components to otherwise staid analog watches, essentially turning a fancy timepiece into a sort of mechanical Fitbit. The platform, called Manufacture Modules Technologies or MMT, is… Read More

  • RapidShare Shuts Down

    RapidShare Shuts Down

    RapidShare, one of the first file hosting services on the Internet, is shutting down next month. After March 31st, all of its user accounts and data will be deleted. Read More

  • Correction: Switzerland Now Has An Incredible Competitor

    Correction: Switzerland Now Has An Incredible Competitor

    So here we are, in the hours after the official launch of the Apple Watch, and we need to address just what the watch means for Switzerland. When I first saw the watch I literally thought that Jony Ive was right in regards to how – ahem – ruined the Swiss watch industry was. However, as I thought about what the Apple Watch was (and wasn’t) I’ve come to a more… Read More

  • Congress Names 4 Countries To Anti-Piracy Watchlist

    Congress Names 4 Countries To Anti-Piracy Watchlist

    A Congressional caucus identified four nations that are failing to address high rates of digital piracy. As first reported by The Hill, the anti-piracy watchlist released by the International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus — formerly the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus — Tuesday zeroes in on China, Russia, India and Switzerland. Read More

  • Kooaba's Reality Augmented With $3 Million Funding

    A Swiss startup offering mobile visual search and augmented reality technology, kooaba, landed 3 million in Swiss franks (or about $3 million) venture funding from undisclosed Swiss investors the company’s co-founder and chief executive Herbert Bay reported this morning. Kooaba was spun out of the Computer Vision Lab at a top science and technology university in Switzerland, ETH… Read More

  • Switzerland approaches complete ban on violent video games

    That’s funny, not one hour ago I mentioned that Australia had embraced the idea that adults have the capacity to make decisions vis-à-vis buying violent video games. Good ol’ Switzerland, though, the darling of Europe, has passed a law essentially outlawing violent video games. I’d feign, well, not anger, but something, but it’s Switzerland: how can you get mad at… Read More