Saturday, June 13, 2009

Knee operation using Mako's new robotic arm (with IMMR feedback) a huge success

HT to cellodude on the IV MB:

>>Holy Cross Hospital Acquires Enhanced Robotic Arm Technology -- RIO™ Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System

Expands Partial Knee Resurfacing Procedure Capabilities from Unicompartmental to Bicompartmental

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 13, 2009 -- Dr. Martin Roche at Holy Cross Hospital was the first in the world to perform MAKOplasty®, a minimally invasive partial knee resurfacing procedure used to treat early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. Now doctors at Holy Cross are utilizing the next generation of the robotic arm system by MAKO Surgical Corp, the new RIO™ Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System.

For Leonard Fields, 78, of Lighthouse Point, the new technology is a blessing. Dr. Roche removed 2/3 of Fields' knee - a portion of the medial (inside) and the patellofemoral (top) of the left knee.

"I'm doing fine," said Fields, who came home after 4 days in the hospital and looks forward to resuming his golf game. "I got out of the car and had to come up 17 steps. I used the cane on the first two; then I walked right up those steps. The doctor said he could not believe it. Within a week, I was bending the knee more than 90 degrees."

With RIO and new implants designed specifically for use with the robotic arm system, the minimally invasive MAKOplasty® procedure can be provided to a larger pool of patients diagnosed with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. Previously, MAKOplasty was only available to treat just the inside portion of the knee. The RIO System now makes possible resurfacing of the medial, patellofemoral, or both components of the knee.
"Precision is key in planning and performing partial knee surgeries," said Dr. Roche, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital. "For a good outcome, you need to align and position the implants just right. Precision in surgery, and in the pre-operative planning process, is what the RIO System delivers. We are very excited to use the new RIO and to be able to offer MAKOplasty to a greater number of patients."
RIO enables specific pre-operative surgical planning and modeling based on each patient's unique anatomy. During the MAKOplasty procedure, the surgeon uses the robotic arm, which provides tactile, acoustic and visual feedback, to limit the bone preparation to the diseased areas and provide for optimal implant placement. The goal of this minimally invasive procedure is to restore the patient's natural knee motion with as little bone cutting and tissue trauma as possible, for a more natural feeling knee post operatively and a rapid recovery.
The opportunity for early intervention is important as osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

8 CK just sold to China?

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>8 CK just sold to China?

According to the Taiwanese newspaper dated May 22, Co-wealth has sold 13 CK in Mainland China.

If the news is true and we know 5 CK have been installed, then 8 CK must have been just sold to China.

Original text in Chinese:

"其射波刀單價500萬美元,在國際市場銷量已有164台,台灣銷量四台,中國市場雖僅賣出13台,以中國三級醫 院(床數最多的大醫院)數目1,182家來看,合富在射波刀的業績有很大成長空間。"

English translation:

Cyberknife unit price is 5 million US dollars. There are 164 CK installations worldwide. Taiwan sales volume is four. Only 13 were sold to China. Since there are 1,182 Class Three hospitals (hospitals with the most beds) in China, Co-wealth's cyberknife business will have a very good growth rate in the future.

Friday, June 12, 2009

New Treatment Option at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center Provides Hope for Inoperable Tumors

from the IV MB by yyy60:

>>New Treatment Option at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center Provides Hope for Inoperable Tumors

PR Newswire

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center (SCCC) at Centennial Medical Center last week began treating patients with a new non-invasive weapon in the battle against cancer. The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center is the first and only cancer center in Middle Tennessee to offer image-guided robotic stereotactic radiosurgery.

"The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center is proud to continue delivering on its promise to provide the highest quality, most advanced cancer treatment options in our region with the addition of the CyberKnife(R) stereotactic radiosurgery system," said Rocky Billups, administrator for The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center Network. "With this new image-guided robotic technology, we are giving new hope to those whose tumors were previously thought to be inoperable and untreatable."

Cramer on Equinix

Equinix: Sell Equinix, Cramer said. He doesn’t think this company’s business is proprietary enough to warrant a buy.

New treatment system for early lung cancer patients debuted (Taiwan)

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>The China Post
Friday, June 12, 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The debut of the Xsight-Lung system may be celebratory news to early cancer patients, reported local media yesterday.

The use of the pioneering tracking system in conjunction with current Cyberknife technology has proven a satisfactory treatment option for those with malignant cell growth in their lung tissues, said medical experts.

According to Chao Hsing-lung, a physician from the department of radiation oncology at the Tri-Service General Hospital (TSGH), Cyberknife is a robotic radiosurgery apparatus that delivers localized radiation to any part of the body.

He added that Xsight provides additional image guidance to help Cyberknife pinpoint lung tumors, which can move and deform as a result of breathing.

Chao explained that the new equipment can accurately track the progress of tumors during radiotherapy and delivers exceptional results for cancer cases that are caught early.

Three to four cases at TSGH have already responded well to the treatment since its inception a month ago, said Chao.

Chao also noted that unlike traditional Cyberknife usage, which requires the implantation of fiduciary markers to locate soft tissue tumors, the latest merging of Cyberknife and Xsight technologies is non-invasive and is shown to be highly accurate, enabling less side effects during the course of therapy.

This method, however, is more suitable for Stage I cancer patients with tumors that are less than three to five centimeters in diameter, said Chao.

A course of treatment requires three to five sessions, each spanning 30 to 90 minutes.

The National Health Insurance currently only covers those with cranial tumors; those who seek the treatment for lung tumors would have to pay out of pocket which is estimated at around NT$200,000.

Lung cancer prevention and treatment have recently garnered attention due to Vice President Vincent Siew's bout with cancer, noted local media.

According to Chao, Stage III cancer patients like Siew may or may not be suited for such treatment and will require further case-by-case assessment.

New treatment system for early lung cancer patients debuted
Tri-Service General Hospital yesterday announce a pioneering Xsight-Lung tracking system. The conjunction of the system with current Cyberknife technology provides lung cancer patients with non-invasive and highly accurate therapy. (CNA)

Thursday's Healthcare Market Movers

from Officialwire:

>>On 06/11/09 Accuray Incorporated's (NASDAQ:ARAY) ended up 12.48% on good news presented by it's president and chief executive officer, Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., at the Jeffries Healthcare Conference in New York City.
Accuray Incorporated has developed an intelligent robotic radiosurgery system, the CyberKnife system, designed to treat solid tumors anywhere in the body as an alternative to traditional surgery. Shares closed at $7.66 after rising $.85

America's Job Exchange Announces Partnership With Corporate Gray

ANDOVER, MA, Jun 11, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --

America's Job Exchange (, a leader in job search and on-line recruiting solutions, today announced a partnership with Corporate Gray, a leader in connecting former and transitioning military service members of all ranks with employers nationwide. The partnership also coincides with a launch of a new 'Military Center' on that specifically provides career related services to the veteran community.

Goldman Sachs Fund Aims For Quality

from Yahoo:

>>To the fund's managers, high quality means companies that are industry leaders with high readings in several metrics: recurring revenue, return on invested capital, sustainable free cash flow and pricing power.

Those tend to translate into sustainable long-term growth rates, says Steven Barry, who runs the fund with David Shell.

And buying a stock at an attractive valuation is important, Barry says. It gives the value of a company's earnings more room to grow. "When we buy growth, we can use compounding to create wealth," Barry said.

A low buy price also helps cushion the fund from market volatility.

One example was Equinix (NasdaqGS:EQIX - News), which the fund bought several times last year, including around its Nov. 21 low of 32.72. Shares then traded at less than half their current multiple of around 10 to 12 times what the fund calls sustainable free cash flow.

The company, a top holding as of the fund's latest disclosure, provides global data-center services. Equinix was among companies that investors sold off as the credit crisis of late 2008 unfolded. Investors were wary of companies they saw as dependent on heavy borrowing. In Equinix's case, Barry and Shell disagreed with that rejection.

Global Growth

Equinix was using leverage to finance expansion of its data centers globally, Barry says. And as a leader in its field, Equinix's facilities were generating strong free cash flow. Many of its customers had contracts with price escalators.

The company has posted two quarters of accelerating triple-digit EPS growth. The stock is up 36% so far this year.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Kaiser Permanente's new Cyberknife center opened in SF last week

article from The San Francisco Examiner:

>>Kaiser Permanente opened its fourth cancer treatment facility in South San Francisco last week, becoming the third Bay Area facility with a CyberKnife — a radio-surgery system that treats elusive cancer cells and tumors.

Equinix Recovery Rating Profile

On June 10, 2009, Standard&Poor's Ratings Services assigned its issue-level and recovery ratings to Equinix Inc.'s (B+/Stable/--) new $325 million 4.75% convertible subordinated notes. The issue-level rating is 'B-' (two notches below the company's corporate credit rating). The recovery rating is '6', indicating expectations for negligible (0%-10%) recovery in the event of a payment default. The issue-level ratings on Equinix's existing convertible subordinated notes issues remain at 'B-' (two notches below the corporate credit rating). The recovery ratings on this unsecured debt remain at '6', indicating expectations for negligible (0%-10%) recovery in the event of a payment default.

more info from the Immersion shareholder meeting

from the IV MB, by PVTOMA:

>>Nice post bfrank.

I saw you writing away and really appreciate it. (I was sitting the row behind you)

A couple of other comments.

They have been on road shows telling investors about IMMR. Maybe that is why there were no "suits" in the audience outside of IMMR staff etc.

There were maybe 5 investors there.

Spoke one-on-one with Clent and like BFrank said, they are fired-up about the D7 conf. This new technology (based on pushing up only part of the screen) is diffrent than rumble or actuators (bigger screens). The differntiation gap between the "good enough" standard and this new tech is much greater now and the feedback is that this is the killer app that we have been looking for.

In the q&A part he also mentioned that IMMR will price differenciate the different technologies they have for mobile space. Customers can go cheap and get the base line IMMR product or multiple steps up and pay for the premium product that was displayed at D7. This product just came out of the lab so I dont expect it in phones this year---but it is apparantly so compelling, you never know. This may be one reason the Apple's of the world were waiting. The new tech was NOT on dsplay.

Since someone asked about downloads a while back, I asked if that was still a feasible rev model. Bfrank can add on here but the net is that it is developing and that it is probably not nearly as big of a rev generator as we had onced hoped (rounding error). Example: Apple is not making much on the iphone apps but it is helping drive product demand (different than itunes where they make tons of money).

The gaming delay was purely product testing issues, not demand. They have now solved the problem and q1 next year we will have money coming in. Still sees it as a big space.

Also addressed the cash position in the presentation. He or Clent, forget who, said that with the decline in expenses and a modest rev growth we will be cash nuetral over Q3 and Q4. I believe he said target year end cash was $75 MM.

Two new cars next year. He also mentioned the Toyota Crown. This is THE luxury car for those who have drivers in Japan. It has haptics and Clent expects the techonoly to drop down through the car line over time (as has been the case with other techonologies).

He also mentioned how the chips in the phones are a big deal. It helps IMMR get paid for phones even in "dark" territories-where people steal technology( big market) Since we in at product level, we get paid.

Vic was not there-for those wondering. Don't blame him. Any more IMMR people and there would not be room for us 5 investors. lol

Equinix - further expansion needed?

On June 8th, Equinix announced a $250 Million public offering of Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2016. The following day, the Company confirmed the pricing of the offering and achieving the sale of $325 Million in total (more than forecasted), plus granting an over-allotment option for up to $48.75 Million.

The interest paid on the notes will be 4.75% per year, basically in line with the weighted average interest rate on the existing debt, which is 4.65%.

This is a brief summary of the debt Equinix carries, taken from the recent analyst day held in New York, which is the source for most of the pictures included in this article (click to enlarge):

As a small update to the above sheet, Equinix called for redemption in May the remaining $19,150,000 Convertible Subordinates Debentures shown as convertible debt due in 2009.

In connection with the new offering, Equinix entered into capped call transactions that are expected to reduce potential dilution upon conversion of the notes, which is initially fixed at $84.32 per share, subject to adjustment under certain circumstances.

As those who follow Equinix already know, the Company has already fully funded its 2009 expansion plans, but is also experiencing a great market momentum, and as the debt market seems to be opening again, management obviously decided to increase the opportunities for expansion in 2010 and beyond.

After deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses and after giving effect to the cost of the capped call transactions, the Company expects to receive approximately $273.1 million from the offering, exclusive of any over-allotment.

Which are the most likely markets where Equinix might consider announcing expansion in the second half of 2009 and 2010?

The recent Equinix analyst meeting, held on May 5th, disclosed an enormous amount of metrics and data about the Company's performance in each and every market.

Let's start the guessing game.

First of all, we still believe that Equinix will take the opportunity to buy the land where the most recent Secaucus (New York metro) NY4 data center is located. The three year option expires in September 2009, and the price is fixed at $39,000,000.

NY4 is also a very likely candidate for future expansion, as the second phase recently opened with a 50% booking rate already in place, and the request (especially from the financial sector) is very strong for this kind of services, in that specific market.

Here is a short summary of the activity in the region:

New York has been one of the fastest growing markets for Equinix recently, with the NY4 1st phase opening in 4Q 2007, now fully booked (1,700 cabinets) and the 2nd phase (1,100 cabinets) recently completed with a great booking rate at opening. A 3rd phase expansion would add another 1,900 cabinets in the region.

If we exclude Los Angeles (where Equinix has already planned two significant future expansions, both downtown - in the 4Q 2009, and in El Segundo - in the 3Q 2009), all the other 4 US markets present very good opportunities for further expansion, even if demand may come locally from different verticals/opportunities/catalysts.

To give a general sense of the activity and potential in each region, we have elaborated a small Excel Sheet based on Company's information gathered from their filings, conferences, Press Releases, etc. Please note that we show as full potential for each market the expansions that the Company might decide to achieve within a building/campus it already owns (not all of them may be done in the future, but are potentially possible if that specific market requires expansion).

Here is a summary of it – feel free to contact us if you want to receive a copy of it.

While we are talking about 2010 time frame and beyond for availability of future expansions (a green field data center requires about 12 to 18 months to be completed), it is important to underline that Equinix still has room to fulfill its forecasted growth rate in the short term.

This is a short summary of cabinet utilization at the end of 1Q 2009 in the USA – I have added a few notes to update it. As explained at the analyst meeting, an additional 600 cabinets can be added to the sellable inventory as the Company will be churning in the 2Q an old anchor tenant in one of its Silicon Valley data centers (a move that will allow Equinix to re-sell that room at market price, which is now roughly two times what was paid by that specific customer who took a “wholesale“ deal in a completely different environment), and the new New York metro NY4 phase 2 expansion will add another 1,100 cabinets (50% already reserved).

Chicago will also see a further expansion in the downtown location, adding 200 cabinets in that market in the 4Q 2009, and Los Angeles, as we noticed already, will add 1,300 cabinets by year end in two different locations.

As a reminder, a chart of the planned expansions worldwide is available at this link on the Equinix web site.

Turning our attention to Asia and Europe, likely candidates for further expansions might be the Honk Kong (strong financial vertical) and Sydney (Australia) markets, and Switzerland (both Zürich and Geneva), Germany and Amsterdam in Holland.

While Equinix has always favored expansion in markets where the Company already enjoys a strong market leadership, expanding the footprint into mainland China or to other US hubs like Seattle, Atlanta, Boston or Miami might also be a future possibility, although we would probably bet our money on the existing footprint - a much safer choice given the fact that 80% of growth comes from existing customers increasing their footprint, on average.

Data Center Overload

Interesting article on data centers on The New York Times:

>>Data Center Overload

These centers run enormously scaled software applications with millions of users. To appreciate the scope of this phenomenon, and its crushing demands on storage capacity, let me sketch just the iceberg’s tip of one average individual digital presence: my own. I have photos on Flickr (which is owned by Yahoo, so they reside in a Yahoo data center, probably the one in Wenatchee, Wash.); the Wikipedia entry about me dwells on a database in Tampa, Fla.; the video on YouTube of a talk I delivered at Google’s headquarters might dwell in any one of Google’s data centers, from The Dalles in Oregon to Lenoir, N.C.; my LinkedIn profile most likely sits in an Equinix-run data center in Elk Grove Village, Ill.; and my blog lives at Modwest’s headquarters in Missoula, Mont. If one of these sites happened to be down, I might have Twittered a complaint, my tweet paying a virtual visit to (most likely) NTT America’s data center in Sterling, Va. And in each of these cases, there would be at least one mirror data center somewhere else — the built-environment equivalent of an external hard drive, backing things up.

Robotic radiosurgery of liver metastases of solid tumors

HT to yyy60 on the IV MB:

>>Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings (Post-Meeting Edition).
Vol 27, No 15S (May 20 Supplement), 2009: e15049
© 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology


Robotic radiosurgery of liver metastases of solid tumors

S. Stintzing, R. T. Hoffmann, V. Heinemann, M. Kufeld and A. Muacevic

University of Munich - Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich, Germany; University of Munich - Klinikum Grosshdern, Munich, Germany; European Cyberknife Center, Munich, Germany


BACKGROUND: The number of patients (pts) suffering from isolated liver metastases is growing. Although surgical excision is the treatment of choice many pts do not qualify for surgery. So local ablative techniques like radiofrequency ablation, laser induced thermal ablation therapy, brachytherapy and different external beam radiation therapies have been employed. We here report the therapeutic efficacy of a robotic radiosurgery device for local control of liver metastases of solid tumors.

METHODS: Patients with liver metastases not qualifying for surgery were treated with single session radiosurgery (24 Gy) using robotic image-guided real-time tumor tracking. In a prospective analysis, follow-up was done by MRI scanning at two months after the treatment, and subsequently at 3-month intervals to evaluate local control. For inclusion into the radiosurgery treatment protocol, tumor volumes had to be smaller than 80cc.

RESULTS: 27 pts (median age 62 years) with a total of 43 target lesions were evaluated. 17 pts were treated with single, 10 pts with multiple targets. Metastases (n=27) originated from: colon (12), rectum (2), pancreas (2), lung (1), bladder (2), malignant melanoma (1), stomach (1), cholangiocellular carcinoma (2), breast (1), ovary (1), appendix (1) and endometrium (1). Median tumor volume was 21cc (range 2.2–79.3). Median KPS was 100% (range 80–100). The median follow up was 12 months. 23 pts (85%) reached local control of the disease, 4 pts (15%) had local recurrence. Grade 2–4 adverse events due to cyberknife treatment were not observed.

CONCLUSIONS: Robotic radiosurgery with image-guided real-time tumor tracking of liver metastases is a new and promising treatment approach for pts not eligible for surgical resection and might enhance the possibilities of multidisciplinary oncological treatment concepts.

Immersion stockholders meeting

a report on the stockholder meeting by bfrankusa on the IV MB:

>>Here's a summary from the meeting:
  • I was bullish on IMMR before the meeting, and I'm even more bullish after the meeting.
  • Two board members and selection of audit firm ratified.
  • Tone of meeting was upbeat and positive.
  • Clent gave a shortened version of a presentation he has been making to investors. Here's the long version
  • He made the point that he started as CEO on 4-28-08. At that time, IMMR had 5 lines of business and 12 executives. Today, it has 2 lines of business (Medical and Touch) and 7 executives.
  • Q1 '09 revenue was 36% Medical and 64% Touch. Going forward, they expect the split to be more like 40% medical and 60% Touch.
  • In Medical, they had not introduced a new procedure for 2 years. They are now launching new products.
  • I got a demo before the meeting of the lung cancer diagnostic procedure that was launched in March of this year. The demo was impressive, and it is hard to imagine any physician not wanting access to this training before doing a procedure on a human for the first time.
  • Dan Chavez, Senior VP of Medical, said during the demo that IMMR has identified 300 procedures that are candidates for simulation. Business model includes adding new procedures to existing customers' machine by adding software and interchangeable attachments.
  • Back to the meeting, Clent showed a short clip of a BBC video on medical simulation in which IMMR machine was being used and Immersion was mentioned by name.
  • On the automobile business, Clent mentioned that Toyota is using haptics in its high-end Crown model in Japan. He said historically, many features that start out in the high-end autos eventually work their way to the main stream. He used as an example BMWs use of haptics in its 7 series to begin with, and that technology is now in its 5 series and 3 series.
  • Clent talked about the growing use of touchscreens in mobile and other devices and how haptics improves the user experience. Says IMMR can build a great business by getting 5, 10, and 25 cent royalties by increasing penetration of haptics on touchscreens.
  • Clent showed a Samsung commercial in Korean where the use of haptics was featured and even the phone model had the English word "haptic" in it.
  • He believes that Korea sets the trends in the world for new mobile phone innovations and that "haptic" is now part of the lexicon in Korea.
  • Both Samsung and LG have announced that by 2013, all of their phones will be touchscreens (I don't think he said how many will have haptics).
  • Discussed integrating haptics into chips. This helps solve IP piracy issues in places like China and India, and it gives IMMR amazing distribution for its technology.
  • Clent repeated information from the last conference call--$81M in cash as of 3-31-09; debt free; expect small cash burn in Q2 and expect to end the quarter with $75M in cash. For the second half of '09, expect to be cash neutral. This will be achieved by reducing expenses and getting a small increase in revenue.
  • Said there will be some announcements of important deals over the next 2 quarters but can't say anything right now. Can't talk about things until IMMR's customers announce them first.
  • There was a discussion about how to increase revenue from Touch line of business. Clent said they have identified 8 categories of segmentation for touch screen effects. For different levels, they believe they will be able to charge higher prices.
  • Clent mentioned that there has been a lot of recent high level publicity for IMMR, including a Wall Street Journal article, a demo at the D7 conference, and a demo on Fox News.
  • He talked about the D7 conference (video here and said that significant interest was generated among the heavy hitters in the industry who attended the conference. He mentioned names like Ballmer (Microsoft CEO), Bartz (Yahoo CEO), and Mossberg (conference organizer and technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal).
  • Someone asked how IMMR got invited to D7 conference. Clent said that it was the fruit of new PR efforts started shortly after he became CEO.
  • Clent said the most significant thing about the D7 demo is that it was the first time IMMR had demonstrated dual-finger feedback to the public. This is the ability to have independent haptic effects for two different fingers on the screen at the same time (typing with two thumbs lets both thumbs feel different haptic effects simultaneously).
  • Apparently, this blew away Walt Mossberg, who is a big iPhone user. His biggest complaint about the iPhone is its lack of haptics. His burning question was when he could get this on his iPhone. Of course, nobody at IMMR is saying anything.
  • Clent was asked about the casino market and why things have not moved faster for haptics touch screens in that segment. Clent said that it is taking longer than expected for IMMR and 3M to build haptic-enabled touchscreens that can last in the very harsh environmental conditions of the casino. He didn't go into much detail on what the challenges are, but I can imagine that frustrated, inebriated gamblers might give the screen a pretty good thump if they lose too much money.
  • IMMR's biggest mistake was to start talking about the casino opportunity too soon.
  • He did state very strongly that this remains a very promising segment for IMMR. The opportunity is coming, and the company could start to see revenue from it sometime next year.He said that gamblers spend more money when the touch screen has haptics. His term was "directly impacts coin drop."
  • Clent mentioned the following numbers--every haptic-enabled touch screen for casino gambling needs 4 motors that they sell for $12 each. I took that to mean that IMMR gets $48 in revenue for each touchscreen, and I'm guessing about 80% gross margins.
  • Clent was asked about competition. He said its different in the two lines of business.
  • In Medical, IMMR is one of three market leaders. IMMR is suing the other two, Mentice and Simbionix, for patent infringement. If/when those suits are settled in IMMR's favor, the company should become the clear market leader.
  • For the Touch line of business, the biggest competition is a "good enough" user experience without advanced haptics. He believes that as more users experience the type of effects only Immersion can offer, that they will find their previous user experience unsatisfactory. He likened it to, "Once you've seen Paris, most other cities pale in comparison." Once you've used Immersion, "good enough" will no longer be "good enough."
That's all I have in my notes.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Equinix Convertible Subordinates Debentures

In May 2009, the Company called the remaining $19,150,000 Convertible Subordinates Debentures (see Note 8) for redemption. As a result, the Convertible Subordinated Debentures will be redeemed in June 2009 at an aggregate purchase price of up to $19,150,000 or the issuance of common stock of up to 484,813 shares in the case that the holders elect to exercise their conversion option.

Arnaud Legay nommé Responsable financier d’EQUINIX

“M. Legay intègre l’équipe d’Equinix France aujourd’hui dirigée par Michel Brignano. Il a auparavant été missionné en qualité de Directeur Financier de Sudler & Hennessey (Groupe WPP), où il était chargé des activités finance, juridique & ressources humaines.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Inside an Equinix Data Center

a couple of interesting Equinix related posts on Data Center Knowledge:

>>Inside an Equinix Data Center

>>The Internet’s Busiest Intersection

Sunday, June 7, 2009


from MarkEvansTech:

It’s a daunting task to take on Google - or, at least, play in the same sandbox - but SearchMe may just have a shot at becoming the new kid on the search block based on a private beta it recently unveiled.

Based on initial impressions, SearchMe is a search engine that I could easily see as a solid alternative to Google, which is a high praise given the number of search engines that I’ve explored and thought about using - only to quickly abandon.

The other interesting thing about SearchMe is its investors, which include Sequoia, which was one of Google’s early investors. To date, SearchMe has raised $31-million, including $15-million last June. For more on SearchMe, check out BoomTown, which also has a video interview with co-founder Randy Adams.

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