A new age begins with an $800 Billion opportunity over the next decade. We wrote recently in the Australian newspapers about a potential Golden Age for tech startups approaching. But perhaps this is better described an an Emerald Age. Our police force is often described as the thin blue line between law/order and chaos. Similarly … Continue reading Emerald Age for Tech Startups In Australia?
Old innovation ecosystem models are broken, it is time to realise the open models based around startups (particularly scalable global product based tech startups) are the key to our future. The above diagram by StartupCommons summarises the change in focus at a macro level, we also need to look at the basics of our cultural … Continue reading The Way Forward for Innovation in Australia
Excellent article from The Information on how Microsoft is leading the augmented reality patent war. Meanwhile this week ... HP (the printer manufacturers who split from their enterprise business 10 months ago) is consolidating their share of the printing market with 6,500 patents being acquired from Samsung for a little over $1b to consolidate market … Continue reading AR/VR Patent Rates Not Exploding Alone
Home and office facial recognition is now a plug and play exercise set to go mainstream (thanks to crowd sourcing) in homes, small businesses and maybe even departmentally in corporates and government from as little as $200. Combine this with integration services that are now also rapidly becoming cheap and simple and cost effective tailored … Continue reading Facial recognition goes mainstream
As blockchain outstrips bitcoin in fintech what are the hot areas? CB Insights has some insightful views, looks a bit like Google Trends...
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Cooper & Co Analysis: This is smart, sustainable and plays havoc with intellectual property rights. But it might just bring manufacturing back to developed nations.
If you’re bored this weekend, go ahead and tear apart your old inkjet printer and grab a few pieces of aluminum. Then head over to Yvo de Haas’ website and get cracking. His new project, called Plan B, is an open source 3D printer that lets you print solid plastic objects by binding a thin layer of plastic powder with an old printer head.
How does it work? Well the Plan B is a 3DP printer which means it uses a little bit of glue to bind thin layers of gypsum powder. The head “draws” the layer in binder and then brushes away the excess. Then another layer of powder is placed and the system repeats itself ad infinitum until the object is built.
The printer has a layer height of 0.15mm to 0.2mm and prints fairly slowly, for now. However, considering it’s completely open source, uses off-the-shelf components, and…
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Commercial reality kicks in for cloud software stacks.
These are interesting times for IT pros. The pressure is on to assess how their company’s tech is running and what deployment model will be best going forward. And they are inundated with claims that a) public cloud is best for everything, b) a mix of public and private resources is best, c) stark, bare metal is faster than cloud, d) co=location is cheapest once you have a grip on your workload … the list goes on. As is usually the case, the truth is somewhere in the middle of that scrum.
Tapjoy, a mobile app marketing firm based in San Francisco, did its due diligence and decided to move a big chunk of its workload from bare-metal servers running at SoftLayer(s IBM) to OpenStack — but to OpenStack managed for it by Metacloud.
Here’s the thing, according to Tapjoy Head of Operations Wes Jossey (pictured above) who manages devops for the San Francisco-based company:…
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