Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tesla AR patent


How the heck can Tesla secure a patent for what amounts to a “right mouse click” for context in AR
https://next.reality.news/news/tesla-files-patent-for-ar-manufacturing-tool-elon-musk-talks-factory-innovation-weed-sec-fine-60-minutes-0191217/


Talks about obvious…… (admittedly I think its ridiculous any article can be written about patents without quoting the patent number being referred to…..but I know they don’t teach good journalism in schools anymore…).

https://next.reality.news/news/tesla-files-patent-for-ar-manufacturing-tool-elon-musk-talks-factory-innovation-weed-sec-fine-60-minutes-0191217/

Friday, November 16, 2018

Unicorns in 2018


I looked at this graphic and thought…..how is Soundhound a unicorn??? As a long time user I cant even understand their business model.

More at

Friday, November 9, 2018

ICO article in the SMH

The problem with articles like this is it doesn’t actually make it any clearer on what the laws are around ICO’s in Australia…..or what makes a successful ICO (or clearly define that they are all shams….if that’s actually the case).

https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/michael-clarke-s-coin-toss-falls-foul-of-asic-20181106-p50e9v.html

How are regular punters supposed to know when the MSM finance experts cant actually clear it up.

Thoughts?


https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/michael-clarke-s-coin-toss-falls-foul-of-asic-20181106-p50e9v.html?

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Facebook political control.....of customers messages

Interesting post here about how Facebook deleted a page with 3m subscribers.....but 'after' the user had spent $300,000 on facebook ads.....


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-19/facebook-sells-disabled-iraq-vet-300000-ads-then-deletes-his-influential-pages

Its an interesting issue, sure Facebook has the rights to control who is saying what on their site.....but should they be forced to refund the money they happily took from that customer who was building up this follower base?

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Blockchain lettuce

So in other words..... a database.
- https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/business/walmart-blockchain-lettuce.html


Should someone let the Walmart/IBM marketing departments know what a BlockChain/Distributed ledger actually means.....?




https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/business/walmart-blockchain-lettuce.html

Monday, October 1, 2018

BlockChain scalability

ThankYou ++


Christopher Heine‏

"Helpful to understand current scaleability:
Bitcoin can process about 4-5 transactions per second.
Ethereum maxes out at about 25 transactions per second.

Visa can process over 24,000 transactions per second."

Re https://www.cbinsights.com/reports/CB-Insights_Blockchain-Explainer.pdf

Monday, September 24, 2018

Siri being used for Salesforce

Really interesting “branding move” by Apple to “license out” SIRI to Salesforce
- https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/24/apple-and-salesforce-are-teaming-up-to-launch-siri-into-enterprise.html


I think its probably going to be allowing Apple to “offset sunk costs” on SIRI development that can be spread out over other customers in completion with Amazon Alexa eg will we see a Samsung “SIRI enabled Microwave” next week?


Irony is NLVR as a technology has been available for years to perform the exact function they are already describing (even available as a service platform - eg. check out a 10 year old project I was putting together years ago around 2005 - http://www.cognation.net/asterisk/tellme )


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/24/apple-and-salesforce-are-teaming-up-to-launch-siri-into-enterprise.html