Friday, February 5, 2010

Welcome CrowdMonitor and CrowdDirector

Welcome CrowdMonitor and CrowdDirector

At 3Crowd have been working furiously over the last month on the development of our first two services. The whole team has been dedicated to delivering on our mission of helping companies reduce costs, deliver, and scale their network applications through a healthy ecosystem for data delivery.

With our first services – CrowdMonitor and CrowdDirector, we’re giving the world just a tiny view of the foundation we’re building to enable a new type of Content Delivery System. We are using the idea of a crowd or crowd-sourcing to leverage multiple CDNs that can be monitored, managed and deployed as one single service.

CDNs have been an integral part of the vitality of video on the Net, but we think they are starving the next generation of innovation. The natural evolution of this marketplace has favored the content distributors but the market needs to continue its evolution into a more balanced relationship.

CrowdMonitor and CrowdDirector will give content owners the power to know what’s happening with their content and the tools to dynamically manage their assets. They will have significant implications on performance, vendor flexibility and costs and not only impact the business of current content providers, but also re-orient the economics and invite a new generation of providers to participate in the market.

We have been thoughtful about how we are creating this ecosystem and have been working on it for a while. If we do our job right, Internet streaming will be more affordable than traditional broadcast systems and together will have success.

CK Cam- Interview with Judith (CyberKnife Patient)

CK Cam- Interview with Judith (CyberKnife Patient)

Accuray Disappoints

Accuray Incorporated reported disappointing results for the second quarter of fiscal 2010. Loss per share was 2 cents, higher than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss per share of 1 cent. However, Accuray reported earnings per share of 2 cents in the year-ago quarter.


Presently, we have an “Underperform” recommendation on Accuray.

you may read the full analysis at this link.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Shapiro Capital Management LLC

As of December 31, 2009, Mr. Shapiro owned 75,000 shares of the Issuer for his
own account. He may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of the 8,000,882 shares
as disclosed in Item 4C of the Schedule 13G.

Item 6. Samuel R. Shapiro is the chairman, director and majority shareholder of
Shapiro Capital Management LLC. He owns 75,000 shares of the Issuer for his
individual account, but is deemed to have beneficial ownership of the shares
reported on the Schedule 13G by virtue of his affiliation with Shapiro Capital
Management LLC.


as of Sept 30:

Accuray Inc. Common 004397105 8,030,572 shares


Visteon Haptic and Spacial Gesture Touchscreen - CES 2010

Visteon Haptic and Spacial Gesture Touchscreen - CES 2010
By: Heather on 01-27-2010 in Technology Events

Visteon demos a new display at CES 2010. The display provides a dashboard and the screen uses Immersion's haptics technology to provide feedback. The screen uses gesture control via spacial recognition. You can pass your hand by the screen and move it. This gesture technology should go to market in 2013.

(from the IV MB, by cellodude)

High Definition Haptics with Pin Ball from Immersion's Piezo - CES 2010

from the IV MB, by cellodude:

High Definition Haptics with Pin Ball from Immersion's Piezo - CES 2010

Immersion's new piezo electric actuator makes a pin ball game on a tablet pc feel like you are playing on an actual pin ball machine. The tablet pc uses the piezo which is a tiny ceramic slip that sits on a pcb and mounted in the bezel of the laptop. The piezo moves the screen gently. Every touch on the screen feels different, so that the experience now also includes high definition haptic effects. Now pulse, hertz and intensity can be manipulated. Haptics can be used in the automotive environment to keep the driver's eyes on the road by providing tactile feedback from the screen. Mobile phone manufacturers are now using haptics to create a richer mobile phone experience.