PRISM is very cheap!

Ok, so I just have one question relating to whole PRISM affair: how come it is so cheap? It is supposed to cost the taxpayers only 20 million $. That’s the retail price for all the servers NSA needs to have to gather, store and analyse the desired data from the famous 9 tech companies. Don’t you think that’s a suspiciously low price? Well if it’s real than I would like the NSA to do the hosting for me, looks like they are freaking cheap.

So maybe the core of this affair lays somewhere else: they are not using any of their servers. Maybe everything is being processed on tech companies servers?

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The future of Samsung

Samsung surveyIn terms of global market share, Samsung is No. 1 in flat-panel TVs and memory chips; it is No. 2 in mobile handsets; it is one of the top suppliers in other home appliances. It’s a juggernaut, but don’t be deceived Nokia was a rockstar once, Microsoft was omnipotent and now…well they don’t have the best days of their lives. But Samsung has them currently. As we speak, their market share and revenues are rising. We see this mostly from the tech perspective – their Galaxy line is a strong competition to Apple’s products and like it or not – that’s one of the best things you can tell about a mobile devices company these days. But as first clouds on the horizon appear, the company must introduce new strategies into its plan. There are a lot of potential hazards waiting for the company of this size.

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2012 – what should we expect?

2012Yeah, I know Micro payments, augmented reality etc. Anything more? Yes, even more and stronger social media reporting. More uncertainty on the markets. Facebook fail? Google going the Microsoft way? And millions of people protesting on the streets. Ridiculous right? Continue reading

How can you crack a TV?

Apple TV LogoOk, so everybody knows: Steve Jobs said that he finally cracked it(how to revolutionize the TV industry) the only question is: how is going Apple to do that? Here are some loose ideas on Apple’s new product that can change the way… we ignore ads, TV studios make content, we pay for our content, TV producers think about copyrights…etc. Continue reading

Apple shares plummet 50 percent from their 2011 high.

Saxo Bank has today released its annual Outrageous Predictions. Among the unlikely events predicted by the Bank are that Australia will go into recession, Basel III and regulation will force 50 bank nationalisations in Europe and Apple shares will plummet 50 percent from their 2011 high. In its Outrageous Predictions, Saxo Bank focuses on events that are unlikely to happen, but at the same time are far more likely than the market appreciates. The predictions are not meant as forecasts, but it is important for investors to consider events with under- recognised probabilities. Should any of them come to pass, they would have a significant impact on the markets.
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Google cake recipe

google cakeSo Google, you have all the right ingredients and you don’t know how to bake the success out of them? Firstly stop mixing it all up in one bowl. You can’t do that, some ingredients, have to be chopped, other can’t make a good taste together. But fear not, I’ve got a great recipe for success.  Here’s my idea: Continue reading

Mind-Reading Computers Within Five Years – what’s so scary about that & Siri frightens me …again

computer-brain interfaceMashable reported on IBM’s predictions of brain-machine interface going mainstream within 5 years. It’ s a wonderful vision! But from the other side it’s a horror. If you read my post about the threats of introducing Siri – which uses our sense of hearing instead of vision, then you know where I’m going with this. And you probably realized…the horror, the horror…

Whereas my frights on Siri concerned mostly the problem with filtering the vast amount of data received by users and eliminating the user in the choice process. This IBM news gave me some more disturbing thoughts. It’s not about your lack of options in surfing the Internet and organizing your day through Siri anymore. It’s about the data you give it away.

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The other side of the fence in Apple

Apple failRecently TechCrunch wrote about Apple making deal with a patent troll. The move wasn’t loved by Apples PR office, they transferred their patents to a patent troll, through a company that existed only on paper. Marvelous, Apple is great at designing and selling its products and services, but when it comes to what is on the other side of the fence of Apples company…well it isn’t as beautiful as in Apples products. Continue reading

The mighty will fall – Google isn’t innovative in mobile

Google is just too damn big, and I think it may soon fall apart, todays Google is very similar to yesterdays Microsoft with Windows system. Chrome has started to function as a more then browser, it can display more features on sites, but you have to write the site especially for Chrome, remember a browser for which you also had to write special code? Called IE6 and very unliked by Mountain View fellows… The second thing is the Android which main advantage is the size. All developers problems and complaints are irrelevant, because as soon as they realize the size of this platform, they will stop coding apps for iOS and change to Android. Thinking like true Steve Ballmer or someone similar… Continue reading