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  • Oct 2, 2014
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A brilliant new messaging app that lets you leave secrets on street corners. Yep. The next “new new” thing.

    Find the right spot at the right time, then burst the bubble    2 October 2014 – There is a new, simply funky new messaging app via the iTunes store (note but only available via the UK store, not yet via the US store). It links content-stuffed messages to a specific, physical location using […]


  • Jul 13, 2014
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For Apple, the next stage of smartphone competition unfolds

      13 July 2014 – The iCloud was Steve Jobs’ last big bet, a way to tie users into an expanding family of devices and services. Apple has yet to deliver fully on the promise but it is getting there. The smartphone, as the brains and the connection hub, sits at the center. But […]


  • Jun 16, 2014
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Smartphone companies continue to control the component supply chain … and acquire competitive knowledge

    Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. / CEO 16 June 2014 – As I noted at last year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), smartphone supply disruptions have increased as demand surgs and smartphone makers strain to accelerate output while integrating increasingly sophisticated components. Apple, Samsung and others had been hard hit with inventory challenges. The Chinese […]


  • May 14, 2014
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The U.S. Navy develops the world’s worst E-reader. Ever.

  Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. 14 May 2014 – It is an unspoken rule of military procurement that any IT or communication technology for a “consumer-like” use developed internally will invariably be years behind what is commercially available or technically hobbled to ensure security. One case in point is the uncomfortably backronymed NeRD, or Navy e-Reader […]


  • Apr 23, 2014
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Future chips may operate at atomic dimensions

  Researchers have shown how to switch a particular transition metal oxide, a lanthanum nickelate (LaNiO3), from a metal to an insulator by making the material less than a nanometer thick    Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. (with the assistance of Eric De Grasse, Chief Technology Officer)   23 April 2014 – Moore’s law is the observation that, over […]


  • Feb 18, 2014
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Nick D’Aloisio is at it again, bless his heart, with another “buzz” company

  18 February 2014 – Last year, Nick D’Aloisio came to public attention when at the age of 17 he sold his start-up, Summly, to Yahoo for an estimated $30m (of which he is thought to have raked in more than a third). With backing from a glittering array of investors, including the Chinese billionaire […]


  • 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 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 […]


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