February 3rd, 2017
During CES 2017, hosted in January 2017, in addition to its latest laser television products, Hisense showcased its newest connected fridge freezers, built with built-in voice control capability, which can receive user voice commands. They can also interact with users to recommend dishes based on scanned available food ingredients found in them and family members’ health […]
November 27th, 2016
Euromonitor International research shows that 30 million units of connected appliances will be sold globally in 2016. In order to open up global growth, internet retailers will have to start catering to consumers who wish to purchase connected appliances. Appliances manufacturers should expand internet retailing options provided on their appliances for competitive differentiation to […]
November 8th, 2016
Wednesday, November 30 at 9 a.m. CST / 3 p.m. GMT While developments in connected appliances are still nascent, the growth momentum is expected to pick up strongly around the world in the next years. Connected appliances will not only offer tangible benefits to consumers but also create significant opportunities for other industries such as […]
October 6th, 2016
Samsung announced this week about its decision to acquire Viv Labs founded by Siri creators, to accelerate its development in artificial intelligence. With Viv’s advantages over Apple’s Siri and other voice control assistants, Samsung will increase its global competitiveness in connected home and drive greater synergies between its electronics and appliances business. Download as an […]
September 20th, 2016
Realising the great opportunities offered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0, Midea Group Co Ltd has established a “dual-smart” corporate strategy to develop connected appliances in the direction of smart appliances and connected manufacturing in 2015. Although LG Corp and Samsung Corp are still leading global connected appliances development, Chinese rivals, including […]
August 19th, 2016
Although it failed to obtain US antitrust approval within the agreed deadline to acquire the GE appliances business in late 2015, Electrolux AB has been actively hunting for acquisitions as well as developing connected appliances in order to improve its global competitiveness.
June 18th, 2016
Following the announcement in February 2016 of the acquisition of Sharp Corp, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, trading as (Foxconn Technology Group), has been pursuing regulatory approval of the deal in key markets.
June 1st, 2016
It is advisable for the price premium of a connected appliance to be matched with the benefits accumulated over its replacement cycle to consumers. Benefits in tangible values, such as energy savings, can be quantified, whereas convenience can be measured by price sensitivity surveys as a guide for pricing. Manufacturers should strengthen collaboration with […]
May 10th, 2016
The lack of common standards among manufacturers is making it difficult for consumers to operate smart appliances at home. For example, some smart appliances voice control functions cannot accurately recognize accents. The development of too many features is also driving up the price of connected appliances. In the future, manufacturers should follow a modular […]
April 23rd, 2016
The global infrastructure is ready for connected appliances. More than half of the world population is connected to the internet and global retail volume of smartphones exceeded one billion units in 2015.