Thursday, December 24, 2015

Google in 2016

According to sources close to the Wall Street Journal, Google is looking into launching a new mobile based messenger service underpinned by artificial intelligence. “For its new service, Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., plans to integrate chatbots, software programs that answer questions inside a messaging app,” the article claims.
Facebook’s M is not a fully automated intelligence. There is some human interaction and curation involved to aid it with more complex queries, but eventually this will be an interim step until the computers can handle more intricate requests. “Everything the trainers do, we record every step,” says Alex Lebrun, an AI expert at Facebook involved in the project. This information includes what websites they visit, what they say over any calls made, and what they type in response to the Facebook user.

Monday, August 24, 2015

HP reported Q3 Fiscal 2015 results: Net revenue down 8% versus Q3 2014

HP Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2015) - HP ( NYSE : HPQ )

Third quarter net revenue of $25.3 billion
Third quarter non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share of $0.88, versus the previously provided outlook of $0.83 to $0.87 per share
Third quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share of $0.47, versus the previously provided outlook of $0.50 to $0.54 per share
Third quarter cash flow from operations of $1.7 billion
Returned $670 million to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends in the third quarter

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Apple soon to be worth more than $1 trillion

Apple soon to be worth more than $1trillion
Right now, shares for Apple are at $127 and analysts are saying they can rise as high as $180 – making Apple worth more than $1 trillion. That is, of course, if the iWatch doesn’t fall flat on its face. If that fails, Apple will be stuck at a measly three quarters of a trillion, and that’s bush league.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

IBM and Apple kiss and make up

Apple and IBM Announce Partnership. Apple and IBM announced plans for an exclusive partnership in the mobile arena:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I Know First Research Analyst Discusses Tesla Open Sourcing Patents

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ALU: CEO Combes makes case for Alcatel-Lucent's shift

While admitting that his company had missed the boat on a few major technology shifts, Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes asserted  at a symposium for analysts and journalists that the Shift Plan has his company back on track. The plan will see the company emphasize three focus areas that he believes will return the company to consistent profitability.
Combes told the audience at Alcatel-Lucent’s 2013 Technology Symposium in Basking Ridge, NJ, that the company had not been prepared for such technology shifts as the move to 10-Gbps DWDM in optical transport and CDMA in wireless. The Shift Plan will position the company not to make a similar faux pas as communications networks adapt to eight important trends Combes enumerated:
--An explosion of devices that will see users carrying 10 or more
--A resulting demand for ultra-fast access
--A concurrent requirement for ultra-fast core IP network resources
--The likelihood that cloud services instances will scale to the billions
--The expectation that telcos and cable MSO spending will grow faster thanks to investment in the preceding three areas
--Network infrastructures must create value by enabling rapid service turn up
--Large enterprises and the private sector will invest in carrier-grade network equipment and software
--The vendor community’s value proposition will move to support of cloud networking. Therefore, software and that ability to support application resources sharing will become more important parts of vendors’ product mixes.
Combes said that Alcatel-Lucent will react to these trends by focusing on technologies that support ultra-broadband service provision, cloud networking (which includes IP routing and optical transport), and monetizing its patent portfolio.
ALU is up 4 times, from ($1 to $4) per share last year in a good agreement with this forecast: