Posts filed under “Technology”
Today, I hope to explain how the crash of the speculative tech names is a positive. Last month, we noted that “High-Flying Tech Stocks Were Coming Back to Earth.” Some of the companies we reviewed then included Twitter Inc., LinkedIn Corp., Netflix Inc., Tesla Motors Inc., Priceline Group Inc., Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. Since…Read More
Buy This Dip? By Peter T. Treadway April 21, 2014 The Innovation Economy begins with discovery and culminates in speculation… And so at each stage the Innovation Economy depends on sources of funding that are decoupled from concern for economic return. Throughout the history of capitalism, financial bubbles have emerged and exploded…Read More
OrCam camera device is one of Israel’s Top 10 advances in vision. Hebrew University Prof. Amnon Shashua created this device that attaches to eyeglasses and is wired to a portable computer in the wearer’s pocket. Using bone conduction technology, it “speaks” text (menus, street signs, grocery labels, newspapers) as well as bus numbers and other objects that the user points to. It can even recognize faces and monitor traffic lights.
On “60 Minutes” last night, author Michael Lewis made a bland assertion: High-frequency traders, he said, working with U.S. stock exchanges and big banks, have rigged the markets in their own favor. The only surprising thing about Lewis’s assertion was that anyone could be even remotely surprised by it. The math on trading is simple:…Read More
It’s a game with more than 500 levels that pulls your emotional triggers. It seduces, provides instant satisfaction, frustrates, amuses and knows how to get you to keep on playing. 32 percent of players say they have ignored family and friends and even left children stranded at school while engaging with those blinking jelly beans. We look at why are so many people are hooked on Candy Crush.
A star is born:
Source: Bloomberg, March 26 2014