In cappuccino on January 25, 2016 at 5:48 pm
Let’s skip the fact that it’s Monday again, let’s go directly to the news: what happened during the weekend, which are the announcements and predictions for this week. It looks like we’re finally accepting that we’re back on track and we stopped summarizing what happened last year and finally moving on, eager or less eager to see what awaits in 2016.
It is the widespread general opinion that Uber belongs to a niche of tech aware millenials but it now seems that Uber is becoming mainstream, being more popular than taxis even among businessmen. Read the rest of this entry »
In cappuccino on January 21, 2016 at 7:50 pm
Some time ago, I was discussing the importance of Facebook investment in Oculus Rift, I was saying, yes, sure, augmented reality is relevant to video games, advertising, retail but also of great importance in virtual dialogue, be that a conference, a grup or just a talk with a friend, and Facebook is the owner of two of the most relevant IM apps on the market: Messenger and Whatsapp and also the biggest social network ever created. However, until Oculus becomes widely available, here’s what Microsoft is doing: Microsoft is investing in a project called RoomAlive which scans each individual sitting in each room and projects the image into the other room, as if they were there speaking face to face. The project sounds a little more complicated and unachievable than what Facebook could do with Oculus. Read the rest of this entry »
In cappuccino on January 14, 2016 at 8:59 am
Tesla, it seems that from now on, you will not alone. Audi joins you and many other. However, Tesla is still trying to lead the market. Now it is going to be about who makes the best the best driver for the drivelerless. Remaining in the auto industry, US Government is not satisfied with Volkswagen’s plan to recall the affected vehicles. Not everything goes according to the plan for Volkswagen. Read the rest of this entry »
In cappuccino on December 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, but how much oil does his sleigh need? Of course, the question does not aim to find the right quantity of oil but the cost of such a journey: $45 million.
Hmmm, is China on the verge of a crisis in the auto industry? The Chinese auto industry grew a little after the fall in tax, however, this does not seem sustainable on a long term and this does not regard only Chinese automakers but also international corporations who saw China as the biggest market, including VW who previously halted the investment in a manufacturing facility. Many automakers relied on China for their growth, but China proves to be a fragile market once again. Remaining in the field of automakers, more and more companies are announcing their tests for self driving cars. One of them is Ford and it has a green light to test self driving cars in California. Read the rest of this entry »
In cappuccino on December 16, 2015 at 7:47 am
Missed these folks, Apple and Samsung and their patent trial? Apparently it is far from being over. Samsung is taking the case to the Supreme Court, hoping to overturn the decision taken in 2012. I’m with the democratization of technology on this one which eventually becomes progress. For example, here are three ways low cost technology is transforming manufacturing. This eventually translates into more people having access to more basic goods.
Here’s solid proof you can start a business from anything: a Canadian company is selling bottled air in China Read the rest of this entry »