Saturday, January 2, 2010

Samsung Omnia II: Super Keyboard

will haptic still mantain its role in this new keyboard system?

The Street

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

Top Picks for 2010: Equinix (EQIX)

This post is part of a special report, Top Picks for 2010, the 27th annual survey in which 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

Here’s How to Profit from the “Convergence”

interesting raccomandation about Immersion:

>>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)

InterNAP FCP (again?)

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
M5 Hosting

Systems and methods for controlling a resonant device for generating vibrotactile haptic effects

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.

Inventors: Grant; Danny A. (Montreal, CA), Hernandez; Juan Manuel Cruz (Montreal, CA), Gregorio; Pedro (Verdun, CA), Lacroix; Robert A. (St. Lambert, CA), Favreau; Patrice (Mascouche, CA)
Assignee: Immersion Corporation (San Jose, CA)
Appl. No.: 11/291,207
Filed: November 30, 2005

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Second CK in Ohio

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>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).


Location: Columbus, OH

Job Details

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.

Colocation Sector Performance in 2009

Telecom Rumblings has kindly published a small article we wrote:

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:

Colocation stock performance 2009Colocation stock performance 2009

you may read the rest of the article at:

Colocation Sector Performance in 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Brigantine Advisors

Brigantine Advisors comments on Enterprise Infrastructure stocks: 2009 was a difficult year for IT budgets as enterprises did more with less, leading to our expectation that an IT refresh cycle is likely for 2010. We believe key areas of IT spending will include outsourcing (collocation, cloud computing), network analysis, video delivery, and data warehousing. Our top picks for 2010 are Terremark (Nasdaq: TMRK) and NetScout (Nasdaq: NTCT), but we would also be buyers of Akamai (Nasdaq: AKAM), Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX), and Teradata (NYSE: TDC).

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.