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Archive for December, 2013

  • Dec 29, 2013
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A brilliant 2013 for science and technology. Ok, maybe not smartphones.

  If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again. ~ Groucho Marx 29 December 2013 — During 2013 it seemed scientific discoveries were being made every day that changed the world we live in. From physics to medicine to biology, the technological and medical advancements that most […]


  • Dec 23, 2013
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What happens in an internet minute? [GRAPHICS]

    23 December 2013 – The folks at Intel produced the graphic above, just another demonstration of the staggering growth of the internet. The world today is moving at a faster pace than ever. In every single minute, millions of activities are occurring at a rollicking pace over the internet. The fast-growing digital and internet […]


  • Dec 20, 2013
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WEEKEND TECH: our end-of-the-year edition – “Where in HELL is technology taking us?”

  20 December 2013 – Edward Snowden’s revelations this year brought to everyone’s mind Aldous Huxley’s best known text, Brave New World, published in 1932. The title comes from Miranda’s speech in Shakespeare’s The Tempest : “Oh, wonder! / How many goodly creatures are there here! / How beauteous mankind is! Oh brave new world, / That has such people […]


  • Dec 20, 2013
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Tech talk: notable … and quotable … words of 2013

20 December 2013 – Just as cool or interesting as the latest gadgets, companies and tech trends are the people behind them, and what they have said. Here’s a look back at some of the most notable quotes by big names in technology this past year as put together by Silicon Republic: “Being called a traitor […]


  • Dec 17, 2013
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IBM’s 2013 “5 in 5”: This year’s theme: everything will learn — driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and engage with us in a more natural and personalized way

      17 December 2013 – Every year … since 2006 … IBM has issued its “5 in 5”, five annual predictions of what IBM says will appear in our technology ecosystem within the next five years.  Last year’s theme was cognitive computing , and Virginia Rometty (IBM’s chief executive and chairman and keynote speaker […]


  • Dec 12, 2013
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Le Web 2013: SOCIAL MEDIA:”it’s not width, it’s depth” DISRUPTION: “it happens because of what we do” THE MICROCHIPPED SELF: a wonder … with e-discovery issues

  12 December 2013 – It has been one hell of a week.  I managed to cram in HP Discover in Barcelona and Le Web here in Paris. My head is crammed with so many thoughts from the past week.  In honor of the 10th anniversary of LeWeb Paris, the organizers sort of “fast forwarded” to the […]


  • Dec 10, 2013
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Apple vs. Samsung! The free cash flow “Clash of the Titans”!

  10 December 2013 – Over the weekend I started prepping for the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the “Mother of All Mobile Events”, held in Barcelona, Spain, where EAM Capital now has an office. Paris and Barcelona are becoming Europe’s tech hubs (I will have a detailed post on why in early 2014) so it […]


  • Dec 4, 2013
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IDC report shows competition amongst smartphone global players pushes launch of greater number of low-priced smartphones … except in North America

  4 December 2013 – A recent IDC report shows competition amongst smartphone global players has pushed the launch of greater numbers of low-priced smartphones … except in North America. Smartphone shipments are estimated to surpass 1 billion units in 2013, that is on a global scale, resulting in 39.3% growth over the last year. According […]


  • Dec 4, 2013
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Russia’s YotaPhone challenges the smartphone status quo … and Mobile World Congress prep begins!!

  4 December 2013 – It is December. And that means for the mobile/telecom industry the start of the rush of product announcements, software announcements, developer announcements, deal announcements … yadda yadda yadda. For the “Mother of All Mobile Events” will soon be upon us: the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.   It is […]


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