Saturday, June 14, 2008

IP Traffic and Pricing Trends

An interesting comment from: Telecom Ramblings

>>Here it is:

Internap's IP/Data Revenues

As you can see, Internap’s IP revenue was dead flat for two years at $25M quarterly, nothing could budge it. Then, in 2006, something happened at last - yes, traffic grew faster than pricing declined - and since then Internap has been doing better and better. At least until last quarter when they screwed up their integration of the Vitalstream CDN business and there was collateral damage.

In my book, this is evidence for Dan’s case, that in mid 2006 there was a resurgence in this sector. One that continues today, Cogent’s and Level 3’s pecadillos not withstanding. But that growth, while real, remains a bit weak yet - about 10% a year at Internap for the last two years. Their real growth product these days is colocation.

Aray - downgraded by UBS

Upgrades & Downgrades History

DateResearch FirmActionFromTo

Friday, June 13, 2008

Equinix to showcase at the Green Data Centres Conference

Equinix to showcase at the Green Data Centres Conference


Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral datacentres and Internet exchange services, today announced it is participating in the inaugural Green Data Centres Conference at the Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, London on 1-2 July 2008.

The Green Data Centres Conference will explore what can, and what is being done to achieve the Green Data Centre. Delegates will hear presentations from industry leaders in the development of IT Technology, the latest research and statistics as well as case studies from leading industry professionals.

Equinix’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing – Europe, Michael Winterson will be participating on the panel discussion ‘What techniques are there for measuring the operating efficiency of a data centre?’

Equinix was recently awarded the Green Award 2008 at the Data Centres Europe Awards ceremony for its credentials in the field managing its environmental impact. Together with customers, Equinix is working to address energy consumption in datacentres by pioneering new strategies that maximise space, minimise operating costs and lessen environmental impact. Providing the most efficient datacentre design and infrastructure is the single most significant impact Equinix can have in enabling customers to lower their energy consumption and cool their equipment located within its centres.

Live webcast to feature high-tech tool that targets tumors at Miller-Dwan Medical Center

>>Surgery without a scalpel. It’s possible thanks to a high tech tool that treats tumors at the CyberKnife Center at Miller-Dwan Medical Center. The public will get an opportunity to learn more during a live webcast on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at 6:30 p.m.


The CyberKnife uses extremely precise beams of radiation, combined with data from three-dimensional scans, to target tumors and lesions all over the body. It can effectively treat malignant and benign tumors that were previously thought untreatable by more conventional surgical and radiation methods. Several members of the CyberKnife team will discuss the benefits of this treatment and answer questions e-mailed from viewers during the live webcast. Along with a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and surgeon, a patient will describe his CyberKnife experience firsthand.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Equinix Hong Kong to borrow up to the HK Dollar equivalent of $20,000,000 until June 2009

On June 6, 2008, Equinix Singapore Pte. Ltd., Equinix Japan KK, Equinix Australia Pty Limited and Equinix Hong Kong Limited (together, the "Equinix Subsidiaries"), each a wholly owned subsidiary of Equinix, Inc. ("Equinix"), entered into a Second Amendment and Accession Agreement amending a multi-currency credit facility agreement with ABN AMRO Bank N.V. ("ABN") and Co�peratieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., Hong Kong Branch ("Rabobank"), as lenders, and ABN as facility agent, arranger and collateral agent (the "Amended Facility"). The Amended Facility adds Equinix Hong Kong Limited ("Equinix Hong Kong") as a borrower, adds Rabobank as a lender, and increases the Amended Facility by $20,000,000 in local currency equivalents.

The Amended Facility allows Equinix Hong Kong to borrow up to the HK Dollar equivalent of $20,000,000 until June 2009 with repayment to occur in 12 equal quarterly installments thereafter. Under the Amended Facility, Equinix Hong Kong can borrow at variable spreads of 1.85% to 2.50% over the local borrowing rates and may use these borrowings to fund capital expenditures on leasehold improvements, equipment, and other installation costs related to its IBX expansion plans. The Amended Facility will continue to be secured by the Equinix Subsidiaries' Asia Pacific assets.

In connection with the Amended Facility, Equinix amended its guarantee thereof to increase it to guarantee the obligations of Equinix Hong Kong.

It is anticipated that drawings of various amounts under the Amended Facility will continue to occur periodically, and that up to the full amount of the Amended Facility will be borrowed over the next 12 months.

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has told GameDaily BIZ that he believes he can actually serve 600 trillion games through his uWink business

>>uWink offers a variety of those same social experiences that Bushnell sees as essential to a game experience. And there's other news, such as new locations in Mountain View, California, and in Los Angeles at Hollywood and Highland.

"Probably the most important [aspect] is that we have decided to sell our software to anybody," announces Bushnell. "When you look at numbers..." He asks for a pen. "Right now, we serve about six million games per restaurant." McDonalds famously measured their numbers of burgers sold, but Bushnell measures the games.

"We're going to be selling our software, and right now we've got some inquiries on the part of some really interesting people." Those people find the menu ordering system to be an efficient, labor saving device.

"We've got this thing where I get to serve the games," he says, and they don't care about the games, "and I get a little piece of the revenue."

"I believe that, by 2020, that I in 100,000 restaurants," estimates Bushnell. So at six million per year, he continues, figuring on the napkin, "Zero, zero, zero." He pauses, adding. "Zero, zero."

"Six hundred..." Bushnell says, pausing once more to count just how large this number is. His publicist helpfully guesses how the sentence ends, "Million games?"

But the man responsible for the business of interactive entertainment looks up from his napkin. "Six hundred trillion," he says calmly. And as the number sinks in, "That's a lot," he says. "Now what's wrong with that? A 100,000 restaurants?" - Nokia & touchscreens

>>"Currently, the market for touchscreen products is a niche market. We always aim for a situation where we can cover all the segments with all the options," said Senior Vice President of Nokia Markets Anssi Vanjoki. He added "We will introduce products from the very low segment to the highest one featuring this type of functionality."

Despite a drastic price reduction compared to the original, the new iPhone is still out of reach for many consumers. If Nokia is able to capture the interest of consumers who would like to own an iPhone 3G but just can't afford it there should be a lot of market potential. Of course if they're plan isn't wildly successful it could be a fairly expensive misstep.

GigaOM - Samsung Instinct: Novelty, Not Novel

>>The touch experience on the Instinct is a novelty design. It’s what Samsung calls a haptic touch screen, which means it vibrates when a user touches in a command. Pogue calls it gimmicky and he’s right, but I liked it anyhow. However, it’s hard to think of ways to integrate that vibration into features that push the Instinct to go beyond the constraints of a modern cell phone. In contrast, the iPhone’s novel use of accelerometers and software give it the ability to orient itself (something the Instinct can’t do). That’s a feature that provides a similar Wow factor as haptic touch, but also can be used to change that way games are designed, turning the movement of the device into a type of joystick. That’s novel.

LA Eater: uWink at H&H

Eater Tracking: uWink at Hollywood & Highland
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sony Ericsson PlayStation haptic phone patent app

Via IV MB:

>> March 6, 2008



A system and method is disclosed for reconfiguring the graphical user interface (GUI) of a mechanically vibrated touchscreen display associated with a portable mobile communications device that is operable in a variety of modes. The reconfiguration of the GUI is based on the orientation of the portable mobile communications device. An orientation sensing mechanism senses whether the portable mobile communications device is currently in a portrait or landscape orientation. An orientation sensing application accesses an orientation profile that associates each mode of operation with either a portrait or landscape orientation and determines which mode of operation is the default mode for the sensed orientation of the portable mobile communications device. The GUI of the mechanically vibrated touchscreen display is then reconfigured for the default mode of operation.


Tactile feedback touchscreen display means driven by software controlled operating modes can quickly reconfigure a portable mobile communications device display to represent multiple different modes or applications such as those presented above.

Integrating motion/orientation sensing technology with tactile feedback touchscreen displays allows the portable mobile communications device to automatically reconfigure itself for a different mode of operation without the user having to delve into the intricacies of the user interface to manipulate the functions.

The mechanically vibrated touchscreen display is configurable and can provide a tactile sensation that gives the user the sensation of actually pressing a button.

The mechanically vibrated touchscreen display is configurable and re-configurable to suit the mode or application desired by the user. In this example, when the user presses an area of the mechanically vibrated touchscreen display that corresponds to one of the buttons that is associated with the PSP.TM. interface, a tactile sensation is returned to the user that indicates a button was pressed.

Internap - Pearl Jam bootleg

Via Yahoo Mb:

>>Powered by Internap (INAP), Pearl Jam's digital bootlegs
are high-resolution digital files released without DRM (Digital Rights Management) so that fans can burn them to disc, transfer to them to MP3 players, or play them from their hard drives.

Full concert digital downloads are available exclusively at

uWink Hollywood

According to an Investors Hub post, the opening will be on June 27th:

>>Grand opening party for uWink Hollywood = June 27. Invitation only.

>> A Press Night is arranged for the 16th, Soft Opening is Tuesday the 17th, therefore they will be Open from the 17th up through the Grand Opening.

Equinix Financial eXchange to showcase at JWG-IT’s Frankfurt-based THE FORUM, Monday 16th June, Le Méridien Parkhotel, Frankfurt

Equinix Financial eXchange to showcase at JWG-IT’s Frankfurt-based THE FORUM, Monday 16th June, Le Méridien Parkhotel, Frankfurt


Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral datacentres and Internet exchange services, will showcase its network of Equinix Financial eXchange community offering at JWG-IT’s ‘THE FORUM’ event at the Le Méridien Parkhotel in Frankfurt on 16 June 2008.

‘THE FORUM’ will focus on clarifying the agenda for EU principles-based regulation in the post-MiFID environment, and its conference agenda aims to discuss what buy-side and sell-side organisations need to do to ensure they are still in a winning position five years after the passage of MiFID. This is the second in a series of pan-European industry conferences, with further events to follow in Paris, Madrid and Milan.

Equinix will platform its network of global Equinix Financial eXchange communities at the event - which now include Frankfurt, London and Paris in Europe as well as Chicago and New York in the United States.

Equinix Financial eXchange is a community of common interest, consisting of capital market participants such as execution venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers, technology utilities and network service providers, that locate operations within Equinix data centers in order to implement a high-performance, low latency connectivity infrastructure within a neutral environment. Equinix customers can directly exchange data within the same physical location with strategic partners, customers and vendors, providing solutions for their multi-network connectivity and high-performance data center needs.

Launched in 2003, Equinix Financial eXchange now extends to hundreds of members and is available in Equinix IBX centers located in the Chicago, New York, Frankfurt, Paris and London areas.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Amazon peering

It looks like Amazon has increased the number of peering points:

Company Information
Company Name
Also Known As
Company Website
Primary ASN 16509
Network Type Content
Approx Prefixes 20
Traffic Levels 20-50 Gbps
Traffic Ratios Heavy Outbound
Geographic Scope North America

Public Peering Exchange Points
Exchange Point Name ASN IP Address Mbit/sec
No records

Private Peering Facilities
Facility Name ASN City Country SONET Ethr ATM
Equinix Ashburn 16509 Ashburn US
Equinix Newark 16509 Newark US
Fisher Plaza Seattle 16509 Seattle US
PAIX Palo Alto 16509 Palo Alto US
PAIX Vienna 16509 Vienna US
Switch and Data St Louis 16509 St. Louis US
Westin Building Seattle 16509 Seattle US

Atrium Network joins Equinix Financial eXchange

Atrium Network joins Equinix Financial eXchange


Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, and Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral data centres and Internet exchange services, announced today that Atrium Network has joined the Equinix Financial eXchange by co-locating in Equinix datacentres in both London and Frankfurt.

Members of the Atrium Network extranet community will be able to further reduce their latency benefiting from Atrium Network’s exchange proximity. Atrium Network can offer clients a single point of connection to Deutsche Boerse, NYSE Euronext LIFFE, Borsa Italiana, OMX exchanges, BME, Chi-X Europe and Turquoise. Equinix Financial eXchange customers can now access even more liquidity pools and benefit from resilient ‘back haul’ through their single point of connectivity with the Atrium Network extranet.

Equinix Financial eXchange is a community of common interest, consisting of capital market participants such as execution venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers, technology utilities and network service providers, that locate operations within Equinix data centers in order to implement a high-performance, low latency connectivity infrastructure within a neutral environment.

Commenting on joining Equinix Financial eXchange, Emmanuel Carjat, CEO at Atrium Network said, “Since the introduction of MiFID, we have been focusing on minimizing latencies between clients and both the traditional and emerging pools of liquidity. In addition, we see back haul and crossover between the liquidity pools as a key challenge. Customers have identified varied challenges in pulling data back from execution venues and see this as a potential area of risk. We are pleased that by proximity hosting and becoming a member of Equinix Financial eXchange we have been able to deliver resiliency for our customers and confidence that as new MTFs come to market, data haul will be fully resilient.

Petrina Steele , VP Business Development, Equinix added, “We are delighted to welcome Atrium Network and its extensive global customer base to Equinix Financial eXchange. We have been impressed with Atrium Network’s focus on addressing their clients’ needs to address the data haul challenge and we welcome such innovators to the Equinix Financial eXchange membership.”

Amazon outage

An interesting opinion about the recent Amazon outage:

>>Dr. Supranamaya Ranjan, a senior member of the technical staff at Narus, says Amazon is typically adept at "load balancing" -- responding to customer visits by spreading its computing resources efficiently between the computer servers that are in the best position to respond to that customer at that time. But during the outages, he said, that was not the case; his visits to were often handled by faraway or already overloaded servers.

"That does lead me to conjecture that they are in the process of re-architecting the whole way their content distribution system works and the causes for this could have been this new Unbox service," Dr. Ranjan said.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Equinix Datacentres enable Camelot to deliver cutting-edge UK National Lottery for the next 10 years

Equinix Datacentres enable Camelot to deliver cutting-edge UK National Lottery for the next 10 years


Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral datacentres and Internet exchange services, and Camelot, the licensed operator of the UK National Lottery, today announced that Camelot will deploy operations for its new communications network in one of Equinix’s European datacentres.

After winning its third licence to operate The National Lottery for 10 years from February 2009, Camelot is implementing its carefully-prepared transition plans to ensure that the lottery is in the best possible shape for the start of the new licence period. The plans include the introduction of a new communications network to replace the existing ISDN network in National Lottery retail outlets.

Camelot will operate the new infrastructure within a dedicated datacentre suite at the Equinix facility, which will form the central hub of Camelot’s information systems, processing all of the data coming in from its new satellite network. The move will provide Camelot with direct access to a high-performance datacentre platform designed to host high-density computing infrastructures offering a rich source of robust network connectivity.

These important elements will provide Camelot with a cutting-edge infrastructure that offers a high-performance and reliable platform for new lottery products and player services for the next 10 years.

Jonathan Root, Chief Systems Architect at Camelot, said: “Equinix is playing a critical role in enabling us to meet our plans for the third licence. Our service delivery infrastructure demands a more sophisticated datacentre and we were attracted by the premium solution provided by Equinix. We can build our systems in an extremely secure environment, which benefits from acknowledged operational excellence and the added resilience of direct access to multiple network providers.”

Michael Winterson, VP Sales and Marketing at Equinix in Europe, commented: “Camelot has made considerable achievements over the last 13 years, running the most cost-efficient lottery in Europe and returning a higher proportion of lottery revenue to society than any other major lottery operator in the world. Its commitment to a high-performance communications infrastructure has played a critical role in these successes. The partnership with Equinix will provide them with a perfect platform to continue this outstanding success story.”

Equinix - Holland

Company Name Virtu Secure Webservices
Also Known As VIRTU
Company Website

Public Peering Exchange Points
Exchange Point Name ASN IP Address Mbit/sec
AMS-IX 16243 1000
AMS-IX 16243 1000
NDIX 16243 1000

Private Peering Facilities
Facility Name ASN City Country SONET Ethr ATM
Equinix Amsterdam AM1 16243 Amsterdam NL
Equinix Enschede EN1 16243 Enschede NL
Equinix Zwolle ZW1 16243 Zwolle NL
NIKHEF Amsterdam 16243 Amsterdam NL
TelecityRedbus Amsterdam 2 (South East) 16243 Amsterdam NL

Sunday, June 8, 2008

ZapMyTV - Internap

Internap issued a P/R about ZapMyTv. The Company will start offering "its triple revenue service over the next two quarters". As there is no link to a web site, and Google brings no more than Internap's P/R itself, right now, it's a guessing game... :-)
This page is parked free, courtesy of

ZapMyTV investor contact:
Al Colucci, 610-623-5420

DBC web site is under construction.

>>Digital Broadcast Corporation was founded on April 5, 1995.

We have one operational system, in Roanoke, Virginia, which provides service
under the name AirCable America. We are launching additional
systems this year, starting with Mobile, Alabama and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
Pennsylvania. At present, we own MMDS licensing and have ITFS alliances in 8
markets nationwide, with the expectation of developing 25 to 30 more markets
over the next 3 years. Our developmental partner for AirCable America is
Decathlon Communications, Inc., of Denver, Colorado. As our corporate name
implies, we provide digital, as opposed to analog, services. We
are relatively unknown to ITFS licensees because we have spent years quietly
developing, with Decathlon, the only commercially viable 10:1 digital
compression technology known to mankind, for which we have exclusive rights. In
other words, 4 channels to us are actually 40.

Welcome to Air Cable America.

Thank you for visiting our website. We are preparing a completely new website in order to serve the rapidly growing demand we've experienced over the last few years!

some testimonials:

>>When I first decided to go with AirCable
I wondered if it would have the same
quality of service as other cable companies. I was pleasantly
surprised. Not only was the quality good but the service was better.

>>Hi Gary. Ralph and I are so excited about the future of DBC after hearing your
conference call this week! We never lost fait, and based on the early information
about DBC, we would have been satisfied with the early predictions of success!...
But now!!! I can't wait to see the impact the internet technology will have on the
world.If I were just coming in to DBC today, the predictability for massive
success is so much greater than when I came aboard in 2000. I saw the potential
way back then, and invested the whole retirement fund! My CFP
just gulped and reminded me that it wasn't so smart to liquidate everything to a
company that I was just learning about... but, Gary,
you don't meet many leaders like you in ANY industry.. and I wanted to be on your
team!! Smart me, eh?? Look at us now!! When I told my
advisors that DBC was my retirement, they should have asked for investment
information for themselves... but they weren't smart enough
then!! We're proud and excited to be on your team, Gary... I wish the old
coach was still around to see where
we have come. He encouraged me to follow my gut feeling and go with you back
then, and he would be smiling as broadly as i am today if he could
see where all your hard work and persistence has carried you... and us, as
investors. God Bless you my friend, I'm Thrilled to be a part of
this DBC family!!
Lyle Gillman

Digital Broadcast Corporation, a low cost/high quality provider of digital
wireless television programming under the trade name AirCable America, announced
today that it has been granted leave of court to amend its complaint to allege $200
million in damages against Miami-based securities firm,
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. and others. The amended complaint, which seeks $150 million
in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages, alleges fraud, breach
of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract in connection with a failed private
placement of stock. Multiple motions to dismiss the complaint have been denied.
The case is pending in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New
York, before Justice Richard B. Lowe III.

Thursday, May 10 2007

Systems and Methods for Casino Gaming Haptics

A patent application related to haptic and casino gaming (via IV):

Systems and Methods for Casino Gaming Haptics


Systems, methods, and products for self-contained casino gaming haptics are disclosed. For example, one disclosed system for casino gaming haptics includes a touch-sensitive input device configured to sense a contact from a user; an actuator coupled to the touch-sensitive input device, the actuator configured to output a haptic effect to the touch-sensitive input device; and a processor in communication with the touch-sensitive input device and the actuator, the processor configured to: generate a display signal configured to cause an image associated with a casino game to be displayed; receive an input signal from the touch-sensitive input device associated with the contact; determine an interaction between the contact and the image; and generate an actuator signal associated with the interaction, the actuator signal configured to cause the actuator to generate a haptic effect.

March 13, 2008

Assignee Name and Adress: Immersion Corporation