Verizon thru its MCI acquisition is seeking approval from the FCC to discontinue telex services in its entire service area. Why am I shocked? Why like does ANYBODY use Telex anymore?
With email available and cheaper its amazing it is used. The SWIFT financial system now uses its own transport system for such messages. I can’t imagine the Press still uses this.
Google is moving to advance network services in Taiwan. They are cooperating with National Taiwan University and Chiao Tung University.
Most conventional software applications have been designed for processing data and computing in a PC environment, said Christophe Bisciglia, Google’s senior software engineer and key promoter of Google’s Cloud Computing project. Along with the fast increasing availability of broadband Internet bandwidth, Cloud Computing aims to break the limitation of the capacity of PCs by storing software programs and data as well as executing data processing and computing in a Web world, a cloud of computers/servers with a multitude of programs and data files, Bisciglia pointed out.
To meet the requirements of Cloud Computing for Internet-based data storage and parallel processing/computing, the design logic of software based on PC architecture should be modified and/or rebuilt, Chien indicated. This is the core of the cooperation, and Google will provide materials and experts to help university professors train students beginning in February 2008, Chien pointed out.
In addition to the two universities in Taiwan, Google will cooperate with a university in China and another in Israel, Chien noted.
Google’s first off-shore cooperation in Taiwan could be related to a recent report that Google plans to set up its largest data center outside of the US in Taiwan, according to industry sources. In response, Chien declined to comment.
Know those Dell locations (I call them and others like them ‘carts’), well they are on their way out. At least in the US. Dell has decided to partner with other retailers instead. –
The company launched the Dell Direct Store model in 2002, setting up kiosks in shopping malls and airports, in addition to its direct-selling method by phone and Internet. Customers could test Dell PCs at the kiosks and order the products.
But the company has been moving to expand sales of PCs in stores, inking a number of deals in recent months to sell its products at U.S. retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Best Buy Co. and Staples Inc.
“Moving into retail is a prime example of Dell listening to its customers,” said Dell executive Tony Weiss. “This move fits in with how our broad global retail strategy is evolving.”
The Round Rock, Texas, company, which used a purely direct-sales model for more than a decade, is putting more emphasis on consumers and the international market and on selling through retail stores. The direct-sales model began to lose steam in 2005, as consumers – the growth engine in the U.S. market – began gravitating to retail stores to buy portable notebook computers. Dell had largely focused on selling desktops to commercial customers, a market that has slowed.
The question ThirdPipe keeps asking is how can Dell/HP/Leveno keep competing without fundamental change? When a compute device is seriously under a $200 value you aren’t going to call tech support for a fix. The opportunity cost is too high. So tech support will shrink to the corporate – server market with increased costs. A whole cycle of service unbundling is going to occur shortly in this industry.
Surprisingly Dell is not eliminating the overseas kiosk presence.
Full article compliments of WSJ.
The conclusion of round 18 of the auction has met the C block reserve price. That means that not only will the block be sold (barring FCC denial for technical reasons) but that the open devices provisions now kick in regardless of who is the owner of the block.
If you would like to see the results in real time point your browser here. Go to the public access link. Select auction 73 from the dropdown list. Then click results on the top panel. You do require java to be enabled on your browser.
This is a good thing.
Yes quite a claim. But take a look at the image below. That thin film layer will have more impact on technology and hence our world equivalent to the microprocessor.
Awww come on Dog, you have to be kidding me. Nope. Couple of examples –
The kind of technology is transformative in nature. Besides cost and refresh rates the lack of color has been a restricting factor to widespread adoption. Well Cool Gadgets reports that this technical hurdle has been broached. EInk, has cooked a deal with LG, a large compute display mfr to codevelop the technology.
This is the stuff that rocks the world.