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GDP revisions, news and noise and BigData

GDP revisions, news and noise and BigData | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
The numbers guiding policymakers and experts are subject to revisions as "advance" estimates are based on incomplete source data. Until recently, most economists thought that data revisions were likely to be small and inconsequential. But the size of data revisions over the past few years have made a convincing case that data revisions may be large and have important implications for both policies (as exemplified by role of revisions in the debate about shifts in the Beveridge curve) and the variables we choose to measure output growth (GDP vs. GDI).

According to the BEA, the average revision in either direction is 0.5 points between the first and second estimate, 0.6 between the first and third, and 1.3 between the first and last. That’s a huge amount of error.
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Beyond Screens Keynote — Connected TV and Digital Media Forum in Moscow

Beyond Screens Keynote — Connected TV and Digital Media Forum in Moscow | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Here is the slide deck I used for my Keynote at the &Connected TV & Digital Media& forum where I was invited by Connectica Lab in Moscow on March 5th, 2014. Due to current SlideShare limitations it is impossible to directly import slides in the latest Apple Keynote format, hence the need to manually publish here the keynote verbatim to complement the slides.

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TV has evolved significantly.  First came color. Then came choice. Then came the VCR that allowed recording, deferred viewing, and introduced external content (either purchased, rented, or handed out by friends and family) into the TV set.
Then came digital content and digital broadcast, followed by HD.
And only very recently came competition from other screens to consume video content: not only were they personal, they follow the viewer...

We now spend a full five hours and 16 minutes a day in front of a screen, and that's without even turning on a television (4,5 hours a day for US adults).

- What even does TV watching now mean?

- is TV video delivered in real time ?

- is Connected TV is just TV with Ethernet and firmware updates?

 

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

http://getpopcornti.me/ sounds like a strange echo to slide 7 : Content experience is definitely broken. And la #FrenchTech gets promoted slide 15...

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Facebook's Desktop Business Is In Decline

Facebook's Desktop Business Is In Decline | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Desktop revenue was up barely on an annual basis but is a dramatically declining portion of Facebook's entire business. It's basically flat — and there are no signs of recovery : desktop usage has never gone above its 2012 peak.
Mobile, however, is growing

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Mobile first. And very interestingly low ARPU levels.

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AT&T's expanded 1 Gbps fiber rollout could go head to head with Google

U.S. broadband giant AT&T could roll out 1Gbps fiber-optic service to up to 21 new metropolitan areas, including Atlanta,   Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, California, the company said Monday.

 

The company's rollout of its U-verse broadband with GigaPower service will also include television service. AT&T had previously   announced plans to build ultra-fast broadband in Austin and Dallas in Texas and in Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem, North   Carolina.

 

The company will work with local leaders and groups to discuss ways to bring the ultra-fast broadband service to communities,   the company said in a press release. Communities that have suitable network facilities, and show the strongest investment   deals, based on anticipated demand and the most receptive policies, will influence the company's selections, AT&T said.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

1 Gb/s is the new frontier. Google paved the way and now it's expanding. Sony's network in Tokyo even tops 2Gb/s though I wonder how many users actually have the appropriate Ethernet or WiFi interface to deal with such a throughput.

 

In France Orange is rolling out 500 Mb/s down / 200 Mb/s up which is not too bad. I currently enjoy 300 down / 50 up at home already.

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The iPad Is a Tease

The iPad Is a Tease | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

As Apple is about to release its latest quarterly numbers, new questions arise about the iPad’s “anemic” growth. The answer is simple – but the remedies are not.

The iPad isn’t growing anymore. What happened? 

In anticipation of Apple’s latest quarterly numbers – they’ll be announced on April 23rd – the usual prerelease estimates swirl around the Web. You can find Yahoo’s summary of analysts’ estimates here; Paul Leitao’s Posts At Eventide provides a detailed and tightly reasoned history and forecast for the March 2014 quarter.

The consensus is that for the company as a whole, there won’t be any surprises: Apple will meet the guidance stated in its January 27th earnings call. Revenue will be down, as befits the quarter following the Christmas shopping frenzy, but profit per share (EPS) will be up a bit.

Boring. With one glaring exception:

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Interesting piece echoing an old blog post I wrote 4 years ago while CEO at imsense — http://j.mp/views-iPad

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How Microsoft Created A Virtual Assistant That Could Blow Siri Away

How Microsoft Created A Virtual Assistant That Could Blow Siri Away | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Microsoft explains how Cortana was created and what makes her so different from Google Now and Android

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"We focus a little bit more on contextual triggers that we think people will actually understand. We always talk about 3 triggers—we talk about time, we talk about location and we talk about people. Those are the triggers people get. Let’s just focus on a set of things that are going to be of high utility and limit the number of triggers so that people can understand what the system is capable of.

 

For us is a notion of personality. When we look at Google, they’ve made some pretty clear decisions. It’s about getting you quickly and efficiently to Google’s services. It’s not about personality. There’s just something really delightful that makes people smile about having an anthropomorphic personality inside this assistant. We studied this a lot and looked at people’s reaction in labs; it just makes people smile. It also opens up this type of trust relationship we talk a lot about.

 

Google has got a decision to make around how they’re going to create a personality"

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

It's seems to be all about context and personality... Wait : what are Apple, Google and Microsoft personalities ?

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Disruptive Finance by Huy Nguyen Trieu

Disruptive Finance by Huy Nguyen Trieu | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
The technology revolution that is transforming finance - by Huy Nguyen Trieu
Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

A must read blog for FinTech / Disruptive Finance, by a former CEO turned into a friend. Brilliant. Enjoy !

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Meet "Wallaby", the Mac G3 setup used to design the first iPhone OS

Meet "Wallaby", the Mac G3 setup used to design the first iPhone OS | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Greg Christie, a senior engineer at Apple, revealed to the Wall Street Journal that Steve Jobs gave his team an ultimatum back in February 2005: Come up with some big ideas for the iPhone within two weeks or lose the project to another group.

Christie’s team would go on to innovate some of the more iconic features of the iPhone, like its “slide to unlock” feature and its integrated music player. It’s hard to remember this today, when we’re surrounded by touchscreen smartphones and tablets, but before the iPhone, few were thinking about touchscreen user interfaces.

He described the team working on the original iPhone’s software as “shockingly small” and noted that they “banged their head against the wall” to figure out a way to make text messages look more conversational, rather than a mere list of text. But as Christie’s team made headway and Jobs began obsessing about the project, it became clear they were making progress.

Most intriguing to hardware geeks, Christie showed the setup his team used to build the first version of iOS: A plastic touchscreen connected to an aging Mac G3 (which mimicked the first iPhone’s slow processor), which was codenamed “Wallaby.”

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

I do like the setup and the Harman/Kardon soundsticks... (disclosure : we too used Mac G3 at Ukibi)

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The Five Mistakes Startups Make When Building for Mobile

The Five Mistakes Startups Make When Building for Mobile | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
In 2009, Farhan Thawar joined mobile development firm Xtreme Labs as VP of Engineering. At the time, it handled accounts for some of the biggest brands in the world — a roster including the largest social networks and popular sports organizations. And they all had one thing in common: They all sensed the urgency to break into mobile in a big way.
This trend has borne itself out. Facebook reported last year that 78% of its daily users in the U.S. access the site from their phones. For Twitter, the figure is 75%, with mobile representing 65% of its ad revenues.
Unfortunately, there are so many misconceptions around mobile development that many newer startups end up squandering time and money they simply can’t afford, says Thawar. Today he helms engineering for Pivotal Labs Canada following Xtreme’s acquisition, and after years observing what works and what doesn’t, he’s honed in on the top five myths that startups must bust to do mobile right.
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Couldn't agree more

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Mobile Apps Market Revenue Soars in the United States and China in Q1'14.

Mobile Apps Market Revenue Soars in the United States and China in Q1'14. | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Google Play worldwide downloads now exceed iOS App Store downloads by around 45%, driven by growth in emerging markets. Russia and Brazil have been on the rise for some time now, but Mexico and Turkey also had a strong influence on Google Play downloads in Q1 2014.The iOS App Store remains comfortably ahead in worldwide revenue, generating about 85% more revenue than Google Play. This gap narrowed over the last quarter though, as Google Play revenue increased markedly in the United States and United Kingdom.China was the key market for iOS App Store growth, showing exceptional gains in both downloads and revenue. iOS App Store revenue in China grew around 70% quarter-over-quarter.Games remained the key category driving growth in both app stores. However, there was also growth in categories outside of Games. Tools saw gains in Google Play revenue, dominated by anti-virus and security apps. On iOS, Finance grew in revenue during tax season in the United States.Messaging apps remained a huge growth area, contributing to the gains for the Communication category on Google Play and Social Networking on iOS.
Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

It's all about Volume vs. Value

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Kolibree: The World's First Connected Electric Toothbrush

Why Does A Connected Toothbrush Matter?

Today, we brush our teeth without knowing how well we're brushing. Are we reaching all the zones in our mouth? Are we brushing long enough? While we might get feedback from our dentist during our once or twice a year visits, how do we know whether we’re brushing correctly the rest of the time?

Kolibree has combined the most advanced sensor technology which DETECTS WHERE YOU'VE BRUSHED AND WHETHER YOU'RE MISSING IMPORTANT PARTS OF YOUR MOUTH - with fun games to keep adults and kids motivated to brush properly.

The result? Important usage data means that you have the FEEDBACK to brush better, spending less money on expensive but avoidable dental procedures.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Kolibree, a very smart investment to avoid future dentist expenses. Just pledged for mine, hurry up, demand is stacking fast.

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Does your Heartbleed ?

Does your Heartbleed ? | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

"The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.

 

Basically, an attacker can grab 64K of memory from a server.  The attack leaves no trace, and can be done multiple times to grab a different random 64K of memory.  This means that anything in memory -- SSL private keys, user keys, anything -- is vulnerable.  And you have to assume that it is all compromised.  All of it.

"Catastrophic" is the right word.  On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

I have been used to see BT's Security Chief more softtoned. This OpenSSL bug must be very serious.

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GSL 100 France édition 2014 : L’industrie numérique française au défi du Cloud et de l’international - AFDEL

GSL 100 France édition 2014 : L’industrie numérique française au défi du Cloud et de l’international - AFDEL | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

PwC, l’AFDEL et le SNJV dévoilent la deuxième édition du classement des principaux acteurs du numérique Français pour l’année 2013, dans le cadre de l’initiative Global Software Leaders (GSL100).  Le classement intègre les éditeurs de logiciels, de jeux vidéo ainsi que les services internet, compte tenu de la convergence des modèles économiques et des grandes tendances de fond qui affectent également l’ensemble de ces acteurs de l’économie numérique : la dématérialisation des contenus, la mobilité, la consumérisation des technologies, le cloud computing et le SAAS, le big data et l’intégration des réseaux sociaux.

           

Le Top 100 des acteurs français du numérique pèse plus de 7,4 milliards d’euros, en progression de 6% par rapport à l’an dernier. Internet, le Cloud computing et le marché des jeux dématérialisés tirent la croissance, ainsi le GSL relève:

+ 38% de croissance pour le Top 10 des Services Internet sur 2013, tiré notamment par des acteurs comme Criteo, seul positionné dans le Top 5+ 70% de croissance moyenne sur 2010-2013 pour les 9 principaux éditeurs SaaS du Top 100 (Trace One, Oodrive, Talentsoft, Ivalua, EasyVista…)+12% de croissance du marché dématérialisé et sur mobiles pour les jeux vidéos
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Le prochain Criteo se niche-t-il dans cette liste ?

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Un Fablab de drones ?

Un Fablab de drones ? | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Lorsqu'on lui a parlé pour la première fois du FlyLab, Gilles Babinet avoue avoir au début été plutôt sceptique : comment un fablab, aussi sophistiqué qu’il fût, pouvait parvenir à créer des produits d’aussi haute technologie que des drones, principalement à usage professionnel ?

 

C’est pourtant le challenge que relève brillamment Hakim Amrani Montanelli et son FlyLab.

 

En s’appuyant sur un ensemble de technologies open source et open hardware, il peut fabriquer toutes les parties d’un drone, et en abaisse drastiquement le prix, parfois d’un facteur 20.

 

L’ensemble des éléments logiciels sont évidemment libres, le micro-contrôleur est basé sur une plateforme Arduino - opensource -, tandis que la structure principale est réalisée en impression 3D.

Même des pièces de haute technologie, comme l’étage haute fréquence, les moteurs électriques et les antennes HF peuvent être fabriqués par le Flylab. Pour l’instant, seules les hélices - qui sont injectées à haute pression pour disposer de la précision suffisante - sont produites à l’extérieur du FlyLab.

 

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Présentation du #FlyLab par Gilles Babinet. Il est vrai que le savoir faire d'Hakim Amrani Montanelli et le support d'Emmanuelle Skyvington sont impressionnants. Décidément la French Tech vole !

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Et si on généralisait cette idée ? Qu'est-ce qu'on ne peut pas fabriquer dans un Fablab ?

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New USI baseline "Unexpected Sources of Inspiration" and speakers lineup announced today

New USI baseline "Unexpected Sources of Inspiration" and speakers lineup announced today | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Pascal Cagni est un spécialiste d’économie numérique européenne. Il a mis en œuvre une approche innovante dans le déploiement de produits et de services révolutionnaires.

Recruté par Steve Jobs au début des années 2000 en tant que Directeur général et VP Apple Europe, Moyen-Orient, Inde et Afrique (EMEIA), il a été durant 12 ans à la tête d’une région de 130 pays dont le revenu est passé de 1,2 milliard de dollars à plus de 37 milliards de dollars.

Après un début de carrière en tant que consultant chez Booz & Co, il a rejoint Compaq Computers, a crée Software Publishing France (SPC) et conduit Packard Bell NEC à la place de numéro un du marché européen des PC grand public.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

"Unexpected Sources of Inspiration" - Great USI lineup. Proudly sponsored by Caisse Des Dépôts. See you there ? Hurry because it is almost fully booked.

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Apple earnings conf call detailed. Some huge surprises inside.

Apple earnings conf call detailed. Some huge surprises inside. | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Just when the world was ready to bury Apple, the company delivered a strong beat on revenue, earnings per share, and, perhaps most important, iPhone sales.

Let's get right to the big numbers everyone cares about:

Revenue: $45.6 billion, up 4% year over year, versus $43.6 billion expected by analysts.EPS: $11.62, up 15% year over year, versus $10.16 expected by analysts.iPhones: 43.7 million, up 17% year over year, versus 37.7 million expected by analysts.iPhone ASP: $596 versus $610 expected by analysts.iPads: 16.35 million, down 16% year over year, versus 19.7 million units expected by analysts.iPad ASP: $465 versus $430 expected by analysts.Macs: 4.1 million versus 4.03 million expected by analysts.iPods: 2.76 million versus 2.99 million expected by analysts.Gross Margin: 39.3% versus 37.7% expected by analysts.Q3 Revenue: $36 billion to $38 billion versus $38.1 billion expected by analysts.

Apple also announced a 7-for-1 stock split, and an increase in its buyback program and dividend.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Even regarding the iPad hitting a (hard) wall : "He said it's the fastest-growing product in Apple's history. Apple has sold 210 million iPads since launch, which is almost double the iPhone at the same point in its life. He also said that it's seven times what the iPod was at this point in its life. He said customer satisfaction was 98, which is unheard of. He said it's 95% of the U.S. education market. It's in virtually all of the Fortune 500 companies. He says engagement is off the charts and well ahead of Android.

And so, if you look at the iPad from that perspective, it's still a strong, healthy business and it has a bright future, says Cook. He still thinks the tablet will surpass the PC in the coming years, and he thinks Apple is positioned to benefit."

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OpenCompute Project (OCP), le renouveau de l’industrie matérielle du numérique en France et en Europe ? | System X

OpenCompute Project (OCP), le renouveau de l’industrie matérielle du numérique en France et en Europe ? | System X | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Nous vous donnons rendez-vous le 30 avril de 9h30 à 11h30 à l’IRT SystemX pour un séminaire sur le thème « Open Compute Project : une opportunité pour l’industrie du numérique en France et en Europe ? »

SystemX reçoit Jean-Marie VERDUN, Président de Splitted-Desktop Systems (SDS) et membre d’Open Compute, et Fayçal BOUJEMAA, responsable de la recherche & développement chez Cloudwatt, qui présenteront les axes de recherches actuellement pris par la fondation Open Compute Project (OCP), sa stratégie en Europe, et l’opportunité que cette communauté Open Compute peut représenter dans vos activités académiques et industrielles.

Le projet OpenCompute est la déclinaison matérielle du monde de l’Open Source dans le logiciel. Ce projet s’axe autour d’une fondation à but non lucratif financée et créée par les géants de l’industrie (Facebook, Microsoft, Intel …) dans l’objectif de soutenir l’innovation au travers de collaborations ouvertes et internationales sur la base de spécifications ouvertes de matériel.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur OCP sans jamais oser le demander... C'est le 30 Avril matin à l'IRT SystemX.

(Pour les autres il y a toujours http://j.mp/opencompute-SDS )

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mobiLead, lauréat 2014 du concours Red Herring Top 100 Europe | mobiLead: Internet of Things enabler (IoT, NFC, QR Code, QR+, xTag)

mobiLead, lauréat 2014 du concours Red Herring Top 100 Europe | mobiLead: Internet of Things enabler (IoT, NFC, QR Code, QR+, xTag) | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Le classement Red Herring Top 100 Europe permet de mettre en lumière quelques entrepreneurs et entreprises innovantes à fort potentiel. L’équipe Red Herring a été parmi les premières à détecter des sociétés telles que Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube et eBay – entreprises qui ont su radicalement modifier nos façons de vivre et de travailler.

En 2014, le classement Red Herring Top 100 Europe comporte 18 entreprises françaises innovantes lauréates : Adways, BIONEXT, CROSSJECT, DynAdmic, FAMOCO, Hospitalweb,MADGIC, Maeglin Software, MANGOPAY, mobiLead, Movea, Nanoplas , Nexway, PayTop,Teads, Teevity, Weroom and Withings.

« Sélectionner les entreprises à fort potentiel, vecteurs de rupture et de croissance, n’est jamais une tâche aisée », a déclaré Alex Vieux, éditeur et CEO de Red Herring. «Nous avons étudié plusieurs centaines de candidatures à travers l’Europe et, après beaucoup de réflexions et de débats, réduit la sélection à 100 d’entre elles. Chaque année, la compétition devient de plus en plus difficile. mobiLead a su démontrer une vision originale, une grande capacité d’innovation et une mise en œuvre efficace – éléments qui définissent parfaitement les critères de sélection des lauréats au concours Red Herring Top 100. »

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Félicitations à Laurent Tonnelier de la part d'un ancien lauréat :-)

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Nike Has Fired Most Of Its FuelBand Team And Will Stop Making Wearable Devices

Nike Has Fired Most Of Its FuelBand Team And Will Stop Making Wearable Devices | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

As many as 55 people of the 70-person hardware team, part of the larger Digital Sport division, were let go on Thursday, according to CNET's source. 

It seems obvious that Nike would jump out of the hardware game right now, with the upcoming iWatch on its way, as well as wearable Android devices, such as Samsung's Gear Fit, flooding the market.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Things of the Internet happening in the Internet of Things

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Nervana takes $600K to build hardware for deep learning

Nervana takes $600K to build hardware for deep learning | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

It sounds like Nervana won’t be aiming for the kind of hardware that every small and medium-sized business would buy. Rather, the company is thinking about handling vast quantities of data.

“Deep learning has emerged as the leading technique for finding structure in very large data sets, and Nervana Systems’ specialized hardware will do this at a new level of scale to meet growing demands, Rao said in a statement.

Other vendors aspire to handle hard computing work at scale, too. Nevertheless, some smart investors seem convinced of Nervana’s opportunity.

The startup’s funding comes from Allen & Co., SV Angel, Adithya Agrawal, Y Combinator president Sam Altman, Eric Baker, Scott Banister, Farzad Khosrowshahi, Expedia chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, Ali and Hadi Partovi, Geoff Ralston, Dropbox vice president of operations Ruchi Sanghvi, and Owen Van Natta.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Hardware is neither dead nor a commodity

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Google Misses On Earnings And The Stock Is Falling

Google Misses On Earnings And The Stock Is Falling | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Google just reported its first-quarter results for 2014, with revenue of $15.4 billion and earnings per share of $6.27.

Google missed on both its top and bottom lines, which is likely what quickly drove the stock down immediately about 6%. Google had previously closed up 3.75% at the closing bell.

During the first quarter, Google's cost-per-click, the average price it charges advertisers, declined about 9%. Paid-click growth increased, but by only 26%. Historically, it's been up about 30% in good quarters. 

In other words, the growth in aggregate paid clicks on Google search ads is slowing. Analysts noticed that, and began asking about revenue "deceleration" on today's conference call. That's a dread word at Google, which first discussed the previously unthinkable notion that Google might not continue growing at breakneck pace forever in November 2012.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Missing in action.

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AwoX, le Français spécialiste des objets connectés, lève 25 millions d’euros

AwoX, le Français spécialiste des objets connectés, lève 25 millions d’euros | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Au total, la demande a dépassé 107 millions d’euros – dont plus de 85 millions pour l’offre réservé aux investisseurs institutionnels, et 22 millions pour celle réservée aux particuliers - soit plus de cinq fois le montant initial proposé, le prix d’introduction de l’action ayant été fixé à 19,38 euros.


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Open Compute, un Investissement d'Avenir pour le Cloud Souverain et l'industrie française

Open Compute, un Investissement d'Avenir pour le Cloud Souverain et l'industrie française | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

La prochaine révolution informatique à grande échelle a démarré à partir du projet OCP (Open Compute Project), démarré en 2011 par Facebook avec le soutien notamment de Microsoft et Goldman Sachs (saviez-vous que cette banque dispose de sa propre équipe d'ingénieurs en charge de concevoir leurs serveurs?) qui ont pour objectif d’être au matériel ce que l’open source est au logiciel. Il s’agit de repartir des besoins des clients finaux et de désintermédier les fabricants (OEM) de serveurs comme HP, Dell ou Lenovo en certifiant directement des configurations matérielles adaptées au client et à ses objectifs de coûts.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Comme le dit Cole Crawford, Directeur Executif de la Fondation Open Compute, "Splitted Desktop is in a critically unique position within Europe.  They have led the charge in driving Open Compute technologies into the region. We will be relying heavily on Jean Marie and his team to produce and promote the world's most efficient computing environments".

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Halle Freyssinet : feu vert pour le permis de construire du "méga" incubateur numérique - Batiactu

Halle Freyssinet : feu vert pour le permis de construire du "méga" incubateur numérique - Batiactu | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Avec l’obtention ces jours-ci du permis de construire, les travaux de rénovation de la Halle Freyssinet, confiés à l'architecte Jean-Michel Wilmotte, pourront démarrer fin juillet prochain. La livraison de cet incubateur d’entreprises numériques de 33.747 m⊃2; est prévue pour fin 2016.
Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Le plus grand poulailler du monde :-) #FrenchTech

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This Is Apple's Roadmap For The Rest Of The Year, According To KGI

This Is Apple's Roadmap For The Rest Of The Year, According To KGI | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Two new iPhones, two iWatches, and an Apple TV ?

Apple will have a very busy second half of the year, according to KGI  Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo.

In a new note released yesterday, and picked  up at MacRumors, Kuo provided the following roadmap for Apple's product  releases in 2013. Kuo is fairly plugged-in with Apple's suppliers and has a  better track record than most.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Should this be true you'd better start saving...

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Apple's Impressive Market Share Gains In The U.S.

Apple's Impressive Market Share Gains In The U.S. | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

If there's one negative thing you've heard about the iPhone in past few years, it's that it's getting walloped in market share battle with Android. 

Around the world, that's certainly true, but in the U.S., the iPhone is doing pretty well. As you can see in this chart from Statista based on data from comScore, Android is actually falling while the iPhone continues to take share.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Who remembers Palm ? Symbian ? BlackBerry ? Welcome to the two horse race (US only)

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Big data: are we making a big mistake?

Big data: are we making a big mistake? | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Cheerleaders for big data have made four exciting claims, each one reflected in the success of Google Flu Trends: that data analysis produces uncannily accurate results; that every single data point can be captured, making old statistical sampling techniques obsolete; that it is passé to fret about what causes what, because statistical correlation tells us what we need to know; and that scientific or statistical models aren’t needed because, to quote “The End of Theory”, a provocative essay published in Wired in 2008, “with enough data, the numbers speak for themselves”.

Unfortunately, these four articles of faith are at best optimistic oversimplifications. At worst, according to David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at Cambridge university, they can be “complete bollocks. Absolute nonsense.” 
Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Simply one of the best, wisest articles written on #BigData that requires huge wisdom, great talent, and a zest of humility...

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