Category Archives: consumer computing

What is behind the ARM Holding’s acquisition by SoftBank Group?

The quick answer is that “ARM is the driver of the IoT era” when every thing is interconnected. Another reason is that they have been steadily working in an early investment mode from very beginning, and quite successfully. SoftBank CEO and … Continue reading

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OpenStack adoption (by Q1 2016)

For information on OpenStack provided earlier on this blog see: – Disaggregation in the next-generation datacenter and HP’s Moonshot approach for the upcoming HP CloudSystem “private cloud in-a-box” with the promised HP Cloud OS based on the 4 years old OpenStack … Continue reading

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Microsoft chairman: The transition to a subscription-based cloud business isn’t fast enough. Revamp the sales force for cloud-based selling.

See also my earlier posts: – John W. Thompson, Chairman of the Board of Microsoft: the least recognized person in the radical two-men shakeup of the uppermost leadership, ‘Experiencing the Cloud’, February 6, 2014 – Satya Nadella on “Digital Work and Life Experiences” supported … Continue reading

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The Nokia phone business is to be relaunched via a $500M private startup with Android smartphones and tablets in addition to the feature phones for which manufacturing, sales and distribution, would be acquired from Microsoft by a subsidiary of Foxconn

May 18, 2016: Microsoft selling feature phone business to FIH Mobile Ltd. and HMD Global, Oy REDMOND, Wash. — May 18, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced it reached an agreement to sell the company’s entry-level feature phone assets to … Continue reading

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The Next Revolution: 3D XPoint™ non-volatile memories with speed and performance close to DRAM

See also the UPDATE on that from Intel Corporation’s (INTC) CEO, Brian Krzanich Presents at Sanford C Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference 2016 – Brokers Conference Transcript of June 1, 2016. Transistorless 3D XPoint™ non-volatile memories with speed close to RAM but … Continue reading

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Android M) and its route to OEMs such as Xiaomi

Sept 29, 2015: Android 6.0 Marshmallow – Official Announcement of all features (Nexus Event 2015) – GIGA TECH in 8 minutes  Oct 6, 2015: The Top 3 new features highlighted for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the android.com/history Now On Tap Get assistance … Continue reading

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Smartphone market outlook and the MediaTek Helio X10 based Xiaomi Redmi Note 2/Prime launched for $125, $140 and $156

Let’s start with an extremely good presentation video by Mrwhosetheboss: And an actual experience video from Chinese sources (finished by comparing to iPhone 6): Aug 16, 2015, Xiaomi Today: Xiaomi sold 800,000 Redmi Note 2 phones in 12 hours Note that Xiaomi … Continue reading

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