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PC Renaissance

The world of computing has been turned topsy turvy by mobile devices – light, mobile, long-battery life and most important – touch screen operable. Smartphones and tablets  from Apple have lead the way; but now the Wintel Empire Strikes Back with ultrabooks , convertibles and 2-in-one PCs. But what may shape this latest twist in …

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Will Sony SmartWatch 2 Win the Wearable Watch Race

This blog recently took a look at the lead Sony has in the wearable device market which is currently only a minuscule overall market. But according to Forrester,  30% of consumers are interested in wearables. All the big boys – Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung among the computing leviathans are openly or otherwise working on wearables. But …

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Is the Code-Writing on the Wall for Microsoft?

Maybe not the writing, but the following graphics will create no great cheer in Redmond. Look at the Trends for Microsoft languages based on the Tiobe Index First, Apple’s Objective C is surging in popularity. But of greater concern is the peaking of  C# and Visual Basic. Python is now more popular than VB. But …

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Sphere 3D Glassware 2.0

Startup technology firms are still abound despite the emergence of three controlling heavyweights in electronics and computing: Sphere 3D with Glassware 2.0 – SaaS cross platform delivery Here in Sphere 3D’s own words is their value proposition in  any device support: Consumers can gain complete access to fully functional software versions, allowing PC productivity software …

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How + Why Samsung Leads Innovation in Electronic Devices

Samsung leads the Smartphone Market in the US taking over from Apple. But Samsung has leading or near leading positions in the appliances, TV, compact camera, and other electronic device markets. They, not GE nor Phillips nor Sony are currently  the first innovators in bring the Moores Law powered electronic chip revolution to  consumer products. …

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Daily Fact: GOP Presidents have worst record for Stock Market Performance

No less an authority than the Economist shows that under Democratic Presidents the stock market   has outperformed by a wide margin  what was accomplished by Republican Presidents. And this GOP poor economic and stock market performance  goes back  80 years. The fundamental problem is that Republican Presidents have had poor economic policy and tolerated …

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What Iran’s True Energy Development Should Be

Irans says it is developing nuclear power for peacful purposes. Given the $2B in annual spending on enriched uranium which could be converted to nuclear weapons, Iran could devote those funds to leading the world in developing RE-Renewable Energy for Desalination which looms along with associated grain food shortages as the number one problem facing …

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How I Know Apple Dominates Microsoft

One could look at the financial numbers and quickly proclaim Apple is at the top of Computing Computing’s Big 3 Companies Company Annual Revenues Market Value Quarterly Dividend Apple $109B $622B $2.65 Google $38B $220B $0.00 Microsoft $74B $256B $0.20 IBM $107B $226B $0.85 Oracle $37B $156B $31B Source: Google Finance Apple dominates Microsoft in every …

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Why Windows 8 will be a Huge Success

Windows 8 has received some very bad notices from diverse sources – John Dvorak at Marketwatch and a PC Gamer Tim Edwards among others are some of the salient ones. Despite these nay sayers ye Editor is very optimistic about the success of Windows 8. I think the nay-sayers are protesting too much about  the learning curve for …

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3 OS Vendors Are All-in On Consumer Computing Sweepstakes

With the announcement of Microsoft’s Surface, now all the major OS vendors have moved all-in in betting to take the Consumer Computing Crown. Microsoft Surface is more than a tablet – Surface Pro is a laptop PC No more side bets through proxy hardware or software vendors, Apple, Google and Microsoft are now building everything  required for …

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The Culture of Finance

The following letter of resignation by Greg Smith from Goldman Sachs published at the NYTimes appears to provide proof that the Finance Vulture Culture has survived despite the onslaught of Bush and Obama administration legal prosecution cases against the financiers responsible for the Mortgage Meltdown and Financial Crisis. Now to be sure this Survival of the Fittest extends beyond …

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China’s Massive Internet Security Turmoil:Updated

Update:Penn-Olsen, a Chinese Tech watching website is reporting that Chinese Hackers say release of massive amounts of data was just a joke. The data released on the internet last week was already widely available in hacking circles, according to Wan Tao, the founder of a popular hacking online community. Wan told the Dongfang Daily that …

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Operating Systems as Natural Monopolies: Think Apple iOS

A computer operating system is very close to a natural monopoly. Controlling the dysfunctional effects of such monpolies has proven very difficult. A simple monopoly occurs when one supplier provides 60% or more of the product in a marketplace. Monopolies do not have to be dysfunctional. However, in profit maximizing markets there is a strong …

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Adobe’s Apple Conundrum

Adobe management  has a major problem – the operating platform where 50% of its sales come from, Apple, has had top executives sabotaging Adobe’s products and market position. Worse,  this abusive behavior has been going on for decades. True, the idea of development neutrality of Operating System vendors is at best only ethically binding [which …

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Apple at the Crossroads: Leadership in Client Computing at Stake

My brother Mark has done very well by his investment in Apple stock over the past decade. Given the recent,  relatively substantial  downturn in Apple stock PE ratio he received an  investment advisory from ye Editor. Here is the jist of those remarks.  I think Apple is at a crossroads– they could have become the major desktop PC …

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The Deficit Conundrum

Over and over again, the world is seeing an anguishing and paradoxical debate over the Deficit Conundrum . Simply stated, nation after nation has  allowed bubbles of inflated values to occur, accumulate and eventually topple their economies. The classic bubbly  case is the overinflated housing markets in the US and parts of Europe that burst …

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