isn't the standard: will the acquisition "substantially lessen competition"?
19 June 1023 - If you follow the comings and going in the smartphone market you know that Google recently announced that it had acquired privately held online mapping firm Waze. Despite the fact that many casual tech users have never heard of Waze, the value of the deal was $1 billion. The company's outsize valuation is due in part to its popularity outside of the United States and Canada, as well as its strategic importance to the ever-growing online mapping ecosystem.
Graph above: Agility Index by M&E segments, enabling technology and digital leaders*
12 June 2013 - We hang out a lot with the Ernst & Young folks, on several levels, in several specialties. Their crew has a wide-range of competencies and we have worked with them on a number of strategic initiatives for several TMT clients. It is a complex business environment out there and that means understanding the relationships between risk and performance improvement, and having subject matter knowledge. They have it all.
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11 June 2013 - Apple shared details of the next version of its iOS mobile operating system (due out this Fall) during the opening keynote address at its annual developer conference Monday. Nick Bilton at The New York Times offers a detailed blow-by-blow account, and Tech Crunch has a good summary. Or for all the details and the explanation you can watch the keynote address (
3 June 2013 - The Industrial Internet and machine-to-machine intelligence have been trending in the news and among thought leaders these past 2 months, both highlighting its potential to grow the global economy and improve our lives. We wrote an extensive piece while we were at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (click here).
In a new report exploring disruptive technologies, the McKinsey Global Institute identifies the Internet of Things as one of the most under-hyped technologies with great economic potential – on the scale of $2.7 trillion– $6.2 trillion of estimated economic impact in 2025. More from the... Read more
31 May 2013 - Scientists from IBM say they have achieved a milestone in millimeter-wave ICs that can alleviate data bottleneck issues for mobile communications while allowing radar-imaging technology to be scaled down to the size of a computer laptop.Millimeter-wave bandwidth has the ability to support Gb/s wireless communications, expanding opportunities for mobile backhaul, small cell infrastructure, and data center overlay network deployment, according to IBM. The IBM scientists have created... Read more
Fully integrated phased array IC. 6.7mm X 6.7mm. Source: IBM 31 May 2013 - Scientists from IBM say they have achieved a milestone in millimeter-wave ICs that can alleviate data bottleneck issues for mobile communications while allowing radar-imaging technology to be scaled down to the size of a computer laptop. Millimeter-wave bandwidth has the [...]
Nokia is investing in Pelican Imaging, obviously in a move to win back customers from Apple and Android users
30 April 2013 – Some interesting news across the wires yesterday about Nokia investing in Pelican Imaging which has some very neat technology that promises to improve autofocus, depth, and splicing for phone camera images. Obviously a move by Nokia to help it win back customers from Apple and Android users. Array cameras, which mesh [...]
25 April 2013 – On April 26 every year we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day, a day designated by the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It is the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970. Its goal is simple: to promote discussion of the role [...]
23 April 2013 - In the last quarter of 2012, half of all phones sold on earth were smartphones. Of the rest, a quarter were sold to people with very low incomes, who can only afford $10-$20 for a phone, and the other quarter to people who will eventually afford a smartphone, but only at [...]
4 April 2013 – If there was one major take-away from this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) it was that “Mobile First” is, like, soooo last year. We have moved to “Mobile Only” in such an amazing short period of time. Of all the commentary on the Yahoo! purchase of Summly, my favorite was [...]