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Report: NSA broke into Yahoo, Google data centers

Report: NSA broke into Yahoo, Google data centers | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, the Washington Post reported, citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor...

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Now that is not very nice - the NSA just bought into a whole can of whoop ass, as most people will have isssue with that regardless of being a terrorist or not. Friggin dumb move on the NSA'a part

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According to a secret accounting dated Jan. 9, 2013, NSA sends millions of records every day from Yahoo and Google internal networks to data warehouses at the agency's Fort Meade, Md., headquarters. In the last 30 days, field collectors had processed and sent back more than 180 million new records — ranging from "metadata," which would indicate who sent or received emails and when, to content such as text, audio and video, the Post reported Wednesday on its website.

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The Corporate Innovator - Samsung

How Samsung does innovation systematically and systemically, repeatably and reliably.
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How Samsung does innovation systematically, systemically, repeatably and reliably

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TSMC is finally making 20nm parts for Apple’s next-gen iPhone, iPad

TSMC is finally making 20nm parts for Apple’s next-gen iPhone, iPad | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it

TSMC has reportedly begun shipping Apple 20nm chips in volume, setting the stage for an introduction and launch later this year. The iPhone 6 will be the first 20nm SoC on the market — will Apple use that advantage to extend its lead over its rivals? http://www.peepstalks.com/tsmc-is-finally-making-20nm-parts-for-apples-next-gen-iphone-ipad/


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Exactly how much of Apple’s business is shifting to TSMC is still unknown. The A8 will be the first 20nm SoC available on the market; companies like Qualcomm aren’t expected to introduce their own 20nm hardware until 2015. That gap gives Apple first-mover momentum and it’s undoubtedly part of what the company paid for in its agreements with TSMC. It’s possible that this shift could spark other companies to move production to other facilities — companies that compete with Apple at TSMC could conceivably move business to Samsung or GlobalFoundries if they think the Taiwanese foundry won’t be able to keep up with demand.

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Intel decides Chromebooks are key to beating ARM in the mobile market

Intel decides Chromebooks are key to beating ARM in the mobile market | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
At an event yesterday, Intel revealed the rather surprising next stage of its strategy for squeezing into the mobile market: Chromebooks! Following the failure of its smartphone efforts, and a slow start in the Windows 8 and Android tablet spaces, Intel now appears to targeting netbooks of all things. The more things change, the more things stay the same, I guess. Furthermore, not only was Google on hand at the event to trumpet its new allegiance with Intel and x86, but it also took the opportunity to stick a knife in the back of Chrome OS's support for ARM. I wouldn't be surprised if, as part of this renewed partnership with Intel, Chrome OS slowly shifts to an x86-only OS.
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It's not some odd reason - fanless / low power design that gets around MSFT bloatware that Intel has had to carry for sometime.now.  A lower cost system that supports the needs of users, still more work will be necessary in order to make Chromebooks good enough to compete against ARM

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Apple Inc. Good, Bad, and Worse News

Apple Inc. Good, Bad, and Worse News | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it

Good news for ApplThere is not much good news for Apple, with its iWatch being delayed and it losing ground in the PC market.

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The only good news for Apple, was Samsung's Tizen has faltered, However Apple's smartwatch expected in the fall, at best the release will be pushed out to late November, and its lost MSS to Lenovo, Dell and HP on the PC/Laptop side of the business

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4 Internet of Things consortiums draw 'lines in the sand' for next big battle

4 Internet of Things consortiums draw 'lines in the sand' for next big battle | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
You know a new technology has evolved past the embryonic phase when three or more teams of tech players close ranks to decide how to make use of it.
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The path to any IoT will pass through someone's intellectual property, so the goal of most, if not all, of the member companies of these consortia, is to place some stake in whatever route may turn out to be the most expedient.  Whether it is recognized or not by these companies is that the end-user/customer wants security and accessibility regardless of the device manufacturer, adding IP royalty costs to those device manufacturers in order to gain access to these standards will not be embraced....- just saying 


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Samsung, Intel and Dell partner in connected home framework |

Samsung, Intel and Dell partner in connected home framework | | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Samsung is partnering with Intel and Dell to create a standardised model for the connected home, as Apple and Google continue alone
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The battle of the home networks.  Four camps - (1) Apple and (2) Google each on their own, (3) Qualcomm, LG and MSFT in the AllSeen Alliance and (4) Samsung, Intel and Dell in the Open Interconnect Consortium.  We noted previously that gateways are the biggest obstacle to adoption (integration, security and accessibility) by the market.  OEM's need to pull out from these individual camps and agree on a common set of standards, just like they did for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc....otherwise they only hurt themselves and their own product lines.  

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Qualcomm Not Ceding "Internet of Things" to Intel or Anyone Else

Qualcomm Not Ceding "Internet of Things" to Intel or Anyone Else | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things will look a lot like the smartphone market, says CEO Steve Mollenkopf.
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While Intel, Microsoft and BlackBerry are all aiming to seize on the “Internet of Things” after largely missing out on mobile, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf   “I think a lot of it will borrow the smartphone technology almost directly,” further elaborating "the things that made Qualcomm strong in phones — top-notch modem technology, power management and experience with all the major operating systems — will serve it well.

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Microsoft and Canon Agree to License Patents

Microsoft and Canon Agree to License Patents | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Picture this. The companies enter into a cross-licensing agreement to boost one another's R&D efforts.
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"Microsoft believes cooperative licensing is an effective way to accelerate innovation while reducing patent disputes,"  Since Microsoft kicked off its IP licensing program in December 2003, the company has sealed 1,100 such deals. 

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IBM supercomputer whips up new recipes for the kitchen

IBM supercomputer whips up new recipes for the kitchen | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON DC, July 2 — Putting a chef’s hat on its Watson supercomputer, IBM and the magazine Bon Appetit unveiled a new initiative yesterday that seeks to use Big Data for gastronomy.

A new app unveiled in test version called “Chef Watson with
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“Chef Watson with Bon Appetit” aims at helping cooks “draw on Watson’s advanced cognitive capabilities to create entirely new recipes and gastronomic combinations that have previously never been conceived, These systems can understand vast amounts of data, compounds, and formulas as well as learn from interactions with people and information, in a far more intuitive way,”  Nice dessert recipes already too "Watson offered up a berry cobbler with lemon zest, sour cream, buttermilk and the unusual addition of marjoram, which according to the magazine was among the favourites of testers."


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Introduction to TLS by Mark Woeppel - 51 mins. | Pinnacle Strategies

What's in the TLS - Theory of Constraints Lean Six Sigma approach to process improvement and how it creates results. Learn: 1. Improve the effectiveness of ...


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A 1 hour seminar on TLS - good explanation

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TLS = Open TOC + Good Lean + Good Six Sigma - 12 min video by Philip Marris

A summary of a presentation at the TOCICO annual congress in Frankfurt in June 2013. It argues that TLS enables companies to improve faster and reach even higher levels of performance than by using just one of the elements.

 

Each component is redefined:

Good Lean = Toyota = Growth (no downsizing) + Mindset + NPD

Bad Lean = A process of continuous downsizing.

Open TOC = TOC is powerful, it is necessary but not sufficient.

Closed TOC = TOC is the best, TOC is the only way.

Good Six Sigma = Data + VOC + Focused DOE projects.

Bad Six Sigma = A lot of belts, a lot of projects, few results.

 

Conclusion: Good TLS = Open TOC + Good Lean + Good Six Sigma.


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Excellent if you're involved with your company's continuous improvement effort/

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Android TV gives Intel a new shot at the market after previous failures

Android TV gives Intel a new shot at the market after previous failures | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
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Android TV gives Intel a new shot at the market after previous failures
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Intel is chasing the lucrative TV market once again by aligning with Google on Android TV despite multiple failed attempts in the past few years.
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Intel is if anything persistent after selling OnCue to Verizon in January.  It is likely that Intel will supply chips for TVs, set-top boxes and devices like Chromecast. The goal is to put as many Intel chips as possible in more consumer electronics, which is a hot market right now.

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Google brings out the big guns -- unlimited storage for $10 per month and Office editing

Google brings out the big guns -- unlimited storage for $10 per month and Office editing | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it

MAt I/O 2014 Google announced that more cloud storage will be made available to space hungry users. Google Drive for Work has a price tag of $10 per month and includes not just more cloud storage, but unlimited cloud storage. Well, there is one limitation; individual files cannot exceed 5TB, but this is, for all intents and purposes, a deal that is unlimited by most people's understanding of the word. As the name suggests, this is a product that is aimed at businesses, but at this price it is hard to imagine that there won’t be swathes of home users looking to take advantage of the package.

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A Major Enterprise move by Google, this slams multiple players in the online storage space - no one offers unlimited storage for $10/month  Worries about security may be allayed by the news that Drive, Gmail and Calendar data will be encrypted at data centers. IT admins will also be able to audit and control options, that means internal security policies can be implemented as required. - this is a big move by Google to pull people away from MSFT  In a direct attack on Office Online, Google is giving users the ability to edit Word and other Office documents online free of charge. New files can be saved in Word format, addressing one of the biggest limitations of Google Docs

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Netflix CEO explains why he’s trashing your ISP

Netflix CEO explains why he’s trashing your ISP | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Netflix has really gotten under some major ISPs' nerves over the past few months by picking high-profile fights with both Verizon and Comcast.
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What Netflix is arguing about with Comcast and Verizon is which party should foot the bill to upgrade those connections so that Netflix’s traffic doesn’t get bottled up at choke points and can flow more freely to end users.

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TSMC Shipments Signal the Start of Production for New Apple Products - Mobile Marketing Watch

TSMC Shipments Signal the Start of Production for New Apple Products - Mobile Marketing Watch | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Mobile Marketing Watch TSMC Shipments Signal the Start of Production for New Apple Products Mobile Marketing Watch TSMC Shipments Signal the Start of Production for New Apple Products 300x251 TSMC Shipments Signal the Taiwan Semiconductor...
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Big Win for TSMC - it's now shipping processors for the iPhone6

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Acer launches the first useful Chromebook with an Intel Core i3 CPU | ExtremeTech

Acer launches the first useful Chromebook with an Intel Core i3 CPU | ExtremeTech | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Acer recently announced that it will be shipping the first Chromebook featuring an Intel Core i3 processor, and it will only cost about $350. As Chrome OS and Chromebook hardware both become more capable, the more Microsoft and Apple need to worry. Combined with Intel's dogged support for Chromebooks, this latest push by Acer shows that Chromebooks can be much more than just cheap laptops for kids.
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Google hasn’t quite lived up to the promise of the Chromebook just yet, but with more powerful hardware and a stronger focus on snappy local apps will turn Chrome OS into a real contender - Letting Acer (the system integrator), and Intel (the h/w engine designer) have a go at this is likely better than just letting Samsung do this, having design teams compete is sometimes a very good way for managers to spur engineer's competitive juices

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Internet Of Things: Shifting From Proprietary To Standard

Internet Of Things: Shifting From Proprietary To Standard | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
If tech companies are going to be successful in the so-called "Internet of Things" (IoT), they'll have to find a way to get along.
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IBM to Spend $3 Billion to Research the Future of Chips, Systems

IBM to Spend $3 Billion to Research the Future of Chips, Systems | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
The industry can continue to shrink conventional silicon chips to 7nm over the next several years, IBM says, but what comes after that is unclear.
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What IBM is doing now is something the company has done throughout its history—used its researchers to anticipate major changes in the industry and create solutions to address challenges that may be five or 10 years down the road,  The challenges are many. Cloud and big data applications are putting pressure on systems for better performance, greater bandwidth capacity and more memory, while businesses also are demanding computers that consume less power. As chip dimensions shrink  to 7nm the challenges and complexities become daunting. That's where the new technologies and materials like carbon nanotubes, graphene and silicon photonics, as well as new computing models like quantum and neuromorphic computing come into play.

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Samsung hits smartphone growth plateau -

Samsung hits smartphone growth plateau - | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
With investors clamouring for higher returns from its $60bn gross cash pile, Samsung Electronics has clung resolutely to the defence that it remains a growth company. That argument was dented on Tuesday as the world’s biggest technology company by
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Excellent article by the Financial Times - Samsung’s third consecutive decline in quarterly operating profit, firmly closing the door on a 2-year period of consistently earnings - Their vertical integration – a key factor behind the success of its smartphone business, which has relied on components sourced internally – helped to exacerbate the impact of the downturn in smartphone sales, with the smartphone processor and display panel businesses both hurt.  Competitors in China like Lenovo and Xiaomi seek to provide customers with "high end, but low cost" have taken MSS from Samsung.

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4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
What's life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.
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"It's actually the engineering culture, and the way the organization is structured to appreciate and support design. Everybody there is thinking about UX and design, not just the designers. And that's what makes everything about the product so much better . . . much more than any individual designer or design team."

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Microsoft Joins Qualcomm Collective for 'Internet of Things' Standard

Microsoft Joins Qualcomm Collective for 'Internet of Things' Standard | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
The AllSeen Alliance initiative, which is seeking to develop an industry standard for connected devices, now comprises more than 50 companies.
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"All these things need a standard. Nobody wants to buy a TV and have to make sure their speakers are compliant, But we're in an experimentation phase with the Internet of Things. It's early days and nobody knows what it's eventually going to look like." - Protocol's / gateways are a big gap in IoT architecture that stands in the way of wider adoption of many technologies 

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Songza confirms it's been acquired by Google

Songza confirms it's been acquired by Google | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Songza has confirmed that Google has acquired the streaming-music startup, according to an emailed statement to VentureBeat. Songza creates music mixes based on a variety of themes and factors, suc...
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Songza’s technology could be useful to Google, which has both its Google Play All Access music service and the forthcoming YouTube music service.

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TLS presentation APICS 2006 by Russ Pirasteh - 44 slides (recommended)


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The presentation to APICS on using Continuous Improvement combined together TLS - Theory of Constraints - Lean - Six Sigma

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This is an important presentation in the history of the development of TLS. It is the first quantified analysis of the financial impact of TLS compared to using just one of the approaches. It is based on the results obtained by Sanmina in 105 continuous improvement projects in their 20 plants.

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TLS - optymalizacja biznesu

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How to Double Your Bottom Line with TLS - (TOC- Lean-Six Sigma)

How to Double Your Bottom Line with TLS - (TOC- Lean-Six Sigma) | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it

Many organizations struggle with their continuous improvement (CI) efforts; achieving real bottom line results, whether in cost savings or increased revenues, has proven to be difficult.  In spite of the widespread implementation of Lean and Six Sigma principles, poor results persist. With pressure mounting to deliver results, many wonder what’s wrong — and why existing efforts aren’t measuring up. This paper shows the root causes of poor CI program performance and a systematic framework to create ongoing bottom line results.


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Must Read if You're in Manufacturing: First saw the Sanmina report on the benefit gained by using this approach.  It stands to reason that by combining all three of these methods together provides the greatest gains since they all use System's Analysis as a starting point but use different means to take out waste and variability, thereby increasing profitability  

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GoPro's I.P.O. Prices at Top of Range, Leading a Wave of Newly Public Companies

GoPro's I.P.O. Prices at Top of Range, Leading a Wave of Newly Public Companies | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
GoPro is only one of nearly 20 companies looking to make their market debuts this week, a pace unseen since the height of the dot-com boom in 2000.
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GoPro is certainly profitable — and growing. Sales nearly doubled last year, to $985.7 million, while net income almost doubled, to $60.6 million. - My only question is why couldn't Kodak and dozens of other camera makers have done this too?  - We think it's because they were so wedded to their own incumbent technology they forget that the market evolves - it tuns out that companies that don't seriously investigate new technologies to expand their offering's do so at their own peril - MIT Professor Utterback pointed this out 1994 in his book  "Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation" - Live and learn I guess

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