Garmin’s new Vivoactive 3 Music is the best competitor to the Apple Watch

Valentina Palladino Garmin’s Vivoactive 3 held one of the top stops in my list of last year’s best wearables. With its sleek design, comprehensive fitness capabilities, GPS navigation, and NFC payments, the 3 more than held its own against the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Fitbit Ionic. Today, Garmin announced a new version of […]

MoviePass Competitor Sinemia Unveils New Two-Ticket Subscription Plans for Couples & Friends

While MoviePass is apparently struggling to make it through the summer, their competitor Sinemia is unveiling a new batch of subscription plans so moviegoers can bring someone with them to the movies. In case you haven’t heard, Sinemia is another movie ticket subscription service, but their plans are both a little more conservative and offer […]

Stocks tumble after US imposes severe tariffs on metal from competitor nations

The Dow Jones closed at 24,608.98 on March 1, plunging 420 points after US President Donald Trump announced that he would impose a flat 25 percent tariff on all steel imports, as well as a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports. Trump’s announcement disrupted stock trading on Wall Street, as fears of a trade war […]

Teams, Microsoft’s Slack competitor, is about to become a whole lot more competitive

Enlarge / Teams looks good, but it’s unfortunate that its chat is quite bulky in a vertical direction. (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft’s IRC-like, Slack-like collaboration tool Teams looks likely to pick up a couple of key features that’ll make it a great deal more competitive. The first of these is guest access. Currently on Teams, every […]

Spotify and Apple Music just killed another competitor

Thomson Reuters The cutthroat market for premium on-demand music streaming keeps claiming casualties. Microsoft announced on Monday that it will be shutting down Groove Music, the former Xbox Music streaming music that it rebranded two years ago. Microsoft will be discontinuing its Groove Music Pass subscription service by the end of the year, and Groove Music app users […]

Google is working on an Echo Show competitor (GOOGL, AMZN)

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Google is working a screen-equipped smart speaker to compete with Amazon’s Echo Show, reports TechCrunch. The device, codenamed “Manhattan,” will be unveiled at an event later this week, along with other updates to the Google Home […]

The FDA just approved the first direct competitor to a billion-dollar cancer drug (ROG.VX, AMGN)

REUTERS/Karoly Arvai The FDA just approved a version of Avastin, a blockbuster chemotherapy made by Genentech that brought in $ 6.7 billion in sales in 2016.  The newly approved drug, made by Amgen, will go by the marketed name Mvasi. It’s a type of medication called a “biosimilar.”  Biosimilars are a bit more complicated than your average […]