Facial recognition goes mainstream

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

Software Entrepreneurs Must Go Mobile-First Or Die

Mobile has long been the catch cry for startup and enterprise Business Technology experts alike. This article originally from TechCrunch gives a very well prioritised list of how and why with examples.

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Editor’s note: Roger Lee is a general partner with Battery Ventures

Seven years ago when the iPhone was first introduced, smartphones were a novelty. Now they’re the default method of computing for most people. As of late last year, Americans spent 34 hours a month on their mobile devices, compared with just 27 hours accessing the web via a computer, according to Nielsen.

This mobile-first mindset has also deeply permeated the enterprise. Some 95 percent of knowledge workers own smartphones, and they reach for them first to do all kinds of tasks – from email and document sharing/management to meeting planning and videoconferencing.

Smartphones and tablets are also rapidly entering business sectors such as construction, shipping, manufacturing, healthcare, real estate, education, law enforcement, fleet management and others. Most people have noticed field workers using mobile devices equipped with industry-specific apps (everyone from rental-car agents to home contractors) to…

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Internet Trends Analysis

Here at Cooper & Co we have a long standing appreciation of the work of Mary Meeker who is now @KPCB and continues to produce her excellent Internet Trends report on a semi regular basis. Here are our top points extracted from the rather wonderful 164 pages of charts Mary and her team provided. Many of … Continue reading Internet Trends Analysis

New Tech Landscape

The New Technology Landscape Guide by Cooper & Co All stereotypes are wrong we can confidently predict with tongue firmly planted in cheek. When it comes to technology industry classifications this is certainly the case but we decided to publish this New Information & Communications Technology Landscape Guide to help people understand the changes the … Continue reading New Tech Landscape

The RSA

The RSA The RSA is a registered charity devoted to innovation as a path for improving humanity best known for their series of short high impact educational videos on a variety of timeless important topics. More formally, to quote them directly - 'The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation … Continue reading The RSA

Australia – Central To Asian Century

The recent discussion about Australia's Asian Century is simply one of our largest opportunities but also one of our largest understated achievements. Australia has always been part of Asia. The recent statements by the current government are merely playing catchup and grabbing easy headlines. The reality is we have been closely part of Asia for generations. We … Continue reading Australia – Central To Asian Century

Quality reading for all our clients from the queen of internet research.

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KPCB partner Mary Meeker usually publishes her famed Internet Trends report once a year, but gave a small San Francisco crowd a mid-year update tonight. The biggest new facts? Android phone adoption is ramping up six times faster than iPhone, and Android surpassed Windows as the #1 OS for Internet-enabled devices in Q1 2012. Meeker also ended the presentation by calling a statement by Mark Zuckerberg “arrogant but probably true.”

Read on for the rest of the new stats.

Meeker was attending an event at Bloomberg‘s SF headquarters in honor of Kleiner Perkins portfolio company Lending Club, which just reached $1 billion in loans enabled. There Meeker gave a quick presentation to a few industry big wigs.

She started out by saying mobile growth is still strong and showing some slides from her 2012 Internet Trends report she published May 30th, 2012. I cross-referenced all her slides…

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