Friday, December 21, 2012

IBM 5 in 5 2012: Touch

from IBM:

>>Within the next five years, your mobile device will let you touch what you’re shopping for online. It will distinguish fabrics, textures, and weaves so that you can feel a sweater, jacket, or upholstery – right through the screen.

Global touch screen shipments expected to reach 1.75 billion in 2013

from Digitimes: 

>>Global touch screen shipments are expected to reach 1.75 billion in 2013, up 17.2% on year. Of the shipments, approximately 1.28 billion or 73% are estimated to be for handsets, which will be a 14.2% on-year increase. Shipments for touch screens used in tablets meanwhile are expected to reach 230 million units, up 38.2% on year, while touch screens for PCs are expected to reach 26.33 million in 2013, up 251.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Equinix's Journey From IPO To The Nasdaq 100 Through Near Bankruptcy

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha:

>On Friday night, the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NDAQ) announced the results of the annual re-ranking of the NASDAQ-100 Index, which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, December 24, 2012. Among the most recent inclusion is Equinix (EQIX), the worldwide leader in the network-neutral colocation business, a company whose birth, survival through the dot-com bubble burst and impressive growth afterwards is one of the most interesting stories in the Telecom sector.
Equinix was founded in 1998 by Jay Adelson and Al Avery, with the aim to provide secure physical connection points where networks, content providers and enterprises could interconnect through a neutral party to avoid the competing interests of telecommunication providers.