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Olympic View Becomes Much Easier With Smartphones

Olympic mobile video viewing, social interaction expected

With smartphones in more hands than ever before and mobile video viewing growing, the Olympics will see an increase of consumers viewing the games on their phones, rather than on their TVs.

In July, technology product shopping guide TechBargains surveyed US internet users on its site and those recruited via leading social networking sites and found that more than one in four planned to watch at least some of the Olympics on a smartphone this summer. The respondent base might have skewed more tech- and social-media-savvy than average; this figure is higher than earlier survey findings from Deloitte that showed 15% of US internet users would watch the games on a mobile phone.

Smartphones will also be important to social media interaction around the Olympics. Nearly half (44%) of respondents said they would interact with social media often or very often during the Olympics, and while a laptop was the No. 1 device chosen to do so, smartphones were just 2 percentage points behind, at 55%.

Olympic View Becomes Much Easier With Smartphones


Apple Hardware Engineer President To Retire

­Apple announced that Bob Mansfield, the company’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, will retire and the role will be handed to Dan Riccio, Apple’s vice president of iPad Hardware Engineering, over several months. The entire hardware engineering team will continue to report to Mansfield until his departure

“Bob has been an instrumental part of our executive team, leading the hardware engineering organization and overseeing the team that has delivered dozens of breakthrough products over the years,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are very sad to have him leave and hope he enjoys every day of his retirement.”

“Dan has been one of Bob’s key lieutenants for a very long time and is very well respected within Apple and by the industry,” added Cook. “Our hardware engineering team is the best engineering team on earth and will not miss a beat during the transition.”

As senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, Mansfield has led Mac hardware engineering since 2005, iPhone and iPod hardware engineering since 2010, and iPad hardware engineering since its inception. Mansfield joined Apple in 1999 when Apple acquired Raycer Graphics, where he was vice president of Engineering. Mansfield earned a BSEE degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982.

Riccio currently serves as vice president of iPad Hardware Engineering and has been instrumental in all of Apple’s iPad products since the first generation iPad. Riccio joined Apple in 1998 as vice president of Product Design and has been a key contributor to most of Apple’s hardware over his career. Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1986.\

Apple Hardware Engineer President To Retire