Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Muther! of all Hackathons

We're excited to sponsor the Best Interactive App that Quakes, Quivers or Trembles at the The Muther! of all Hackathons coming up in June. Let the coding begin!
Wireless Industry Partnership

KDDI and Kyocera unveils multiple layer Haptic Feedback Touchscreen


>>Today at Wireless Japan KDDI introduced the “New Haptic Smartphone” prototype based on Kyocera technology and display.

... Kyocera decided to bring something rather different here and unveils at Wireless Japan their first prototype on KDDI’s booth with their multiple Layer Haptic screen.

Like the shutter button of a Camera, you will have the possibility to “feel” several layers when you are now pressing your smartphone screen, giving you are real sensation of how much pressure you are apply to your smartphone screen.

If the demonstration model on KDDI’s booth only showed a screen featuring two haptic layers, Kyocera however confirmed us that this technology is capable to offer up to seven layers on all over the screen surface.

Equinix management to meet with Oppenheimer


>>Group breakfast to be held in New York on June 2 hosted by Oppenheimer.

London calls in liquidity rush


>>Once it has received regulatory approval for its planned merger with Chi-X Europe, the US group plans to keep Chi-X Europe’s data centre at Slough. The site, hosted by US data centre provider Equinix, matches trades on the Chi-X Europe platform and BATS will switch its main trading book and “dark pool” trading platforms from London Docklands to the Berkshire town.



>>Immersion (IMMR) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

10 Questions for Equinix CFO Keith Taylor

from PC World:

>>Who was an influential boss for you and what lessons did they teach you about management and leadership?

I've had a couple of very interesting bosses, but one that I thought was influential was Phil Koen -- a very intelligent, highly thoughtful guy. He left us to become CEO of Savvis. I learned a lot from him. One [lesson] was stylistic, but others were analytical skills and sheer smarts. It put me on a road, not to emulate him because we all have our strengths and weaknesses, but he put me on the road to understanding that personal relationships are important and how you interact with people can make a difference in how you get things done. I also look to the chairman [Peter Van Camp] of my company today and my CEO [Stephen M. Smith]. They influence me in how I behave and how I react. I've been very lucky to have bosses that really want to see me do well in life. I get good feedback on a very regular basis.

Google Agitates Data Center Activity in Manhattan

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha:

>>At the end of 2010, Google (GOOG) signed a deal to purchase 111 Eighth Avenue, one of the most important peering hubs in Manhattan, thus securing about 2.9 million square feet of data center and office space, at a cost of about $2 billion.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Atrium extends network to Equinix Zurich data centre

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity solutions for the financial community, today announced it has opened a new point of presence (POP) at Equinix's ZH4 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Zurich.

Atrium Network's POPs in Equinix facilities in Geneva and now Zurich, ensure customers benefit from low latency access to both Swiss and non-Swiss markets.

Using Atrium Network's fast connectivity path between Equinix's Frankfurt FR2 and Zurich ZH4 IBX data centres, non-Zurich-based Atrium Network participants can now easily access the Zurich market, allowing Frankfurt-based clients to use Atrium Network's Zurich to Frankfurt low latency route to take advantage of statistical arbitrage opportunities. The decision to increase its Zurich connectivity footprint allows Atrium Network to continue to meet the demands of customers looking to access venues such as SIX Stock Exchange and SCOACH in addition to other venues and markets across Europe and the Americas.

Emmanuel Carjat, Chief Executive Officer of Atrium Network said, "Anticipating customer demand and responding to customer demand remains a key part of our global strategy. In January we announced connectivity to SIX Stock Exchange and quickly witnessed Zurich-based clients accessing the venue and taking advantage of liquidity. Our growing footprint within the Swiss Equinix community ensures we are well-positioned to scale-up to the ever-increasing connectivity demands and geographical reach requirements of the international trading community."

Robin Manicom, Director Financial Services, EMEA, of Equinix said, "Atrium Network's decision to join our Zurich data centre provides greater liquidity for all our clients based in the ZH4 facility and gives a further choice of connectivity providers to local markets and markets across Europe and the Americas. We're pleased to see Atrium Network extend its Equinix presence once more and look forward to our ongoing relationship."