Did Intel’s SSDs Undermine Its Processor Sales?

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Intel has been facing trouble lately due to slower unit shipments in its key markets.  The PC and server markets are undergoing radical changes, and although most analysts blame other factors, the advent of the SSD (solid-state disk) may really be to blame. Although it’s commonly believed that PC unit shipments […]

Richard Platt‘s insight:

A very likely scenario on why microprocessor sales are flat at Intel, and who would’ve thought that it was Solid State Drives as the cause.  ” If this is, in fact, the case, then Intel’s PC processor business should regain its former growth relatively soon (but not server microprocessor growth). Such an outcome would be an ironic twist for Intel, but over the long term it should amount to little more than a bump in the road.”

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Engineer as Life Saver – the GM Recall and Why

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A $30 replacement part helped set in motion General Motors’ recall of 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts and other cars, and one of the gravest safety crises in company history.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

The number of deaths related to this faulty switch issue, 13.

G.M. added 971,000 later model Cobalts and other cars to the recall.  

Mr. Hood’s research could also play a part in class-action suits filed against G.M. covering all owners of Cobalts and other vehicles in the recall.

He said his investigation was nothing extraordinary in scope, just a meticulous breakdown of a commodity auto part found in millions of vehicles.  – they ought to give the guy a medal.

You gotta love the independent “outsider” engineer who tells you your stuff is crap and why, the cost might not just be a lawsuit but you might just kill someone.  

Hire an independent professional every time, 

See on www.nytimes.com

Top 10 Legal Mistakes By Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

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From Salt Lake City attorney at law Andrew Buffmire, the 10 top mistakes early stage technology companies make.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

Mostly good advice for start ups.  The IP issue is always tricky, bottom line if you aren’t required to share it to cut a deal, don’t. Patents aren’t cheap, except provisional one’s but those only last a year.  As it turns out regular patents are really only useful when you’re at scale (mass deployment) and can and do need to defend in court against infringers or patent trolls.  Bottom line about IP, particularly cash strapped, get a lot of advice (legal, business and technologically) on whether you need to get the protection when you actually need it.  Get it too early and you spend precious cash reserves, get it too late and your IP is worthless and someone in China is building your stuff.

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Big Data’s Big Impact Across Industries

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I’m not sure what prompted the deluge of big data stories this week and last, but it looked as if someone from every major industry was looking at the impact of being able to glean data from multiple data sources, structured and unstructured, from health care to agriculture and more. […]

Richard Platt‘s insight:

Interesting

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Microsoft Decides It’s Actually A Bad Idea To Snoop Through Users’ Emails

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When Microsoft got outed for abusing its access to a journalist’s Hotmail account to finger an info-leaking employee, it initially defended its right to do so, but now the company has changed its tune.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

The whole issue of personal data privacy and security is up again. Now MSFT has to deal with the issue of user information privacy, and do so legally. the backlash was significant enough to be accused of superseding the rights of private citizens, even if they potentially steal IP.  Google and Yahoo will have to face this too.

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HootSuite CEO: How millennials can think beyond the selfie – Fortune Tech

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Here are 5 Social Media skills they (desperately) lack.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

According to Ward, who has 13,500 Twitter followers and teaches a series of popular undergraduate and graduate courses on social media at the university, millennials are lacking in a number of critical areas. While they’re very good at connecting with people they already know, they often fail to understand the professional opportunities and pitfalls posed by networks like Twitter (TWTR), Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD), and Instagram.”

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XOEye Shares Their Vision On Wearable Technology

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XOEye’s James Beecham and Anthony Blanco meet with Skyhook at CES 2014 to shed insight on the future of wearable technology.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

Finally someone with the Use Case that we understood  – “

Imagine sending a repair technician to fix a cortical machine and he or she gets stuck. We can send visuals, video and stills to other experts, reducing travel costs, getting equipment fixed faster, improving processes and bringing the world closer. 

This way, we can reduce workman’s complications. We can catalog the work during the day and optimize processes while making safety practices better. We can measure the movement of workers with our accelerometer and find more ways to optimize a person’s work style.” 

See on blog.skyhookwireless.com