Building the Ultimate Flying Machine

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Jet engines come in all shapes and

Richard Platt‘s insight:

Cool technology that uses 3-D printing technology to make it.  This solution looks to lower the consumption of jet fighter fuel, we wonder if there is commercial aircraft benefit as well?  despite there being different use profiles between the different aircraft designs.  

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Google Glass-wearing woman posts video of alleged S.F. bar attack

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A San Francisco woman who says she was attacked at a bar on Haight Street after refusing to stop wearing Google Glass has released video footage of the incident that she filmed with the new technology that spurred the confrontation in the first place.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

The debate on video camera recording in public domains isn’t over yet, but those that oppose it seemingly have something to hide

See on www.latimes.com

Android Overtakes Apple In 2013 Tablet Sales With 68 Percent Growth

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Android’s march into the tablet space continues with strong growth at the lower price points, while Apple shows strong growth in unit sales, according to today’s report from Gartner.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

While the market share of the iPad is down (52.8% in 2012 to 36% in 2013), the unit sales of Apple’s tablets have risen from 61.5 million units to 70.4 million units. while many will cite the loss of market share and the number one position as bad news for Apple, I think those thoughts would be misplaced. Apple is selling at the high end, with a significant profit margin on the iPad and iPad Mini devices, and continues to dominate the profits made in the tablet market.

In any case they are still the leading vendor  on 36% market share. Samsung is in second place but their fleet of tablets only muster 19.1% of the market.

See on www.forbes.com

Google, Samsung Strategy against Microsoft-Nokia deal over fear of escalating IP license fees

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Google and leading Android device maker Samsung have asked Chinese regulators to ensure that Microsoft’s bid to acquire Nokia”s phone business did not lea – Tech2

Richard Platt‘s insight:

Allies combining to attack mutual competitors, a very interesting move by these two

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Apple Preparing for Full on Attack on Android

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Richard Platt‘s insight:

Apple has added several hundred new engineers and operations staff in China over the past two years, with a blitz of hiring that began in mid-2013. The total number of engineers and operations staff in China now exceeds 600, they said. 

Social Media HR Strategy: Last August, Apple used the professional networking website LinkedIn to reach out individually to engineers at HTC and its Taiwanese suppliers Inventec Corp. and Quanta Computer Inc., among others.  “Apple is building an engineering team in Taipei to drive new iPhone product development,” Apple also has been hiring for its main Asian base in Shanghai, where the company is juggling more projects than ever against the industry’s shortening product cycle.


Low-cost rival Android devices are eroding Apple’s smartphone market share, and the company is trying to fight back with more devices. Apple’s global smartphone market share fell to 17.9% in the fourth quarter from 20.9% a year earlier, according to market-research firm IDC.

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