Saturday, January 2, 2010
Contributor Gary Krakow says Verizon's newest smartphone, Samsung's Omnia II runs on the Windows Mobile operating system but sports a terrific new keyboard.
Friday, January 1, 2010
This post is part of a special report, Top Picks for 2010, the 27th annual survey in which TheStockAdvisors.com asks the nation's leading advisors for their single favorite stock for the new year. See all 80 stocks listed here."Equinix (EQIX), the global data center operator, is one of the most tempting growth stock opportunities on the 2010 horizon," says Stephen Quickel.
The editor of US Investment Report explains, "Big banks, market data providers, telecoms and other technology-driven clients use the firm's data center platforms to reduce their own capital expenditures and operating costs."
you may read the rest at this link.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
>>The Haptic Solution
The most familiar haptic technology is probably the game controller or joystick. Controllers use small motors to crudely simulate the feeling of texture, bumps, explosions and such. A more sophisticated form is used by Samsung in its high-end mobile keypads.
If you run your finger across a Samsung screen, tiny directional nudges trick users into “feeling” virtual buttons. When you push an icon, you feel it click. If you miss it, you know because there is no haptic feedback. The result is a measurable increase in keypad speed and accuracy. It also has an emotional impact, increasing user satisfaction beyond most people’s expectations. Advanced phones integrate motion sensors, as well, pointing the way to an entirely new interface philosophy.
To say that this technology is hot at the moment would be an understatement. As I was working on this issue, I was amused to learn that the most downloaded song in South Korea was “Haptic Motion.” Complete with an accompanying dance craze, the song’s lyrics praise tactile feedback in mobile devices.
For now, I’m just going to recommend buying and holding Immersion for the long run. Immersion’s patent library is strong, and they’ve proved a sharp ability in the haptics market — these are important steps to transformational profits.
Recommendation: Buy Immersion Corp. (IMMR: NASDAQ)
I know this has been discussed to some degree before and I have
searched the archives. However is it seems in my previous posts to this
list about anything, the truly useful replies are the private replies
ones that don't make it to this list.
We are considering the InterNAP Flow Control Platform. Currently we
have 3 transit providers but are adding one or two more and will also be
adding a connection to the Any2 exchange at One Wilshire.
The price is manageable, the reporting seems quite useful, but I
haven't seen it actually in action on my network. If it works as claimed
for managing commit levels, performance, etc. then I expect we'd be very
happy. The problem is that InterNAP does not want to do any acceptance
testing... all sales are final... and in my research on the web, I see a
few companies that have implemented the FCP and have either removed it
or switched to Avaya CNA (yes, I know it's going away).
Since InterNAP has pulled way from any kind of happiness guarantee, I'd
very much like to hear from actual users of the FCP, happy and unhappy,
to help me feel better about signing the PO.
Does it do what it says it does for performance and managing commit
levels? Do you feel it was worth the integration and money? Are you
happy with it? What size and shape is the network you used it on? Do you
have any additional thoughts to share regarding the FCP?
Michael J. McCafferty
|United States Patent||7,639,232|
|Grant , et al.||December 29, 2009|
Systems and methods for controlling a resonant device for generating vibrotactile haptic effects
Systems and methods for controlling a resonant device are described. One described method for braking an actuator includes generating a first actuator signal configured to drive the actuator, the first actuator signal having a first frequency approximately resonant to the actuator, and transmitting the first actuator signal to the actuator. The method also includes generating a second actuator signal, having a second frequency approximately 180 degrees out of phase to the first frequency, the second actuator signal configured to cause a braking force on the actuator, and transmitting the second actuator signal to the actuator.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
>>Second CK in Ohio
** the first CK in Ohio was installed at University Hospital in Cleveland in 2007. The second CK will be in Westerville (Columbus).
CANCER TREATMENT CENTER ADMINISTRATOR/MARKETER
Location: Columbus, OH
Seeking Center Administrator with health care operations experience.
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of a new CyberKnife radiosurgery facility in Westerville.
Position oversees staffing, budget/financial, physician relationships, marketing and compliance with all regulatory rules and regulations. Strong communicator, team builder, critical thinker and business knowledge skills are required. Great opportunity for existing healthcare administrator (MHA or MBA with Healthcare administration preferred) or RN Manager. Previous Healthcare experience is required. Excellent benefits and compensation and bonus package commensurate with experience.
How has the year 2009 been for the colocation sector?
From an investor point of view, not too bad (slight understatement, here). Two charts say it all: for clarity we will divide the sector into a) Companies who were priced for bankruptcy at the beginning of the year (whose performance was obviously outstanding), and b) everyone else (whose performance was still in the triple digits, with only one exception reaching a “poor” +50%…)
Charts from Google Finance, data from January 2 to December 23 – you may click to enlarge:
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Brigantine analyst reiterates a 'Buy' rating on Terremark and NetScout, with price targets of $7.50 and $15.50, respectively.
The analyst also maintains a 'Buy' rating on Akamai, Equinix and Teradata, with price targets of $30, $120, and $32.50, respectively.