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Earlier today I read a great piece in ArsTechnica about Microsoft’s annual actor meeting, where many in appearance bidding their belief to CEO Satya Nadella that Microsoft had finer ceded ascendancy of the smartphone market to Apple and Google, and had ceased to be a austere competitor.

Microsoft was in the news for all the right affidavit throughout 2016. It beat expectations and made a ton of money in FY16, racked up more than 400 actor Windows 10 installs by the end of September, launched a rival to Slack and even a affairs to create bargain VR headsets.

Rounding up Apple’s triumphs from 2016 is harder than you think. That’s because Apple didn’t really do all that much in 2016. I’d have an easier time autograph a book about Paul Reuben’s career post-1991. It’d apparently be more interesting, too.

In 2015 50 actor IoT devices were sold during the anniversary season. It’s safe to assume that this number will grow badly this year as the number of IoT accessories and their market share – more than 5.5 actor IoT devices are sold and affiliated daily – have affiliated to grow exponentially. As a result, it is highly likely that you, your friends, family, maybe your dog and cat, and even your kids can all expect a affiliated device to be cat-and-mouse for them under their tree or in their stocking.