Sept 24, 2016: TeqBiz Today

  • Eleven reasons to be excited about the future of technology. (medium – Chris Dixon)
    • Pretty good list of technologies.
    • Though he missed couple of exciting ones such as:
      • Quantum computing
      • Stem Cells
      • Gene Editing
      • 3D bio-printing.
  • Are Silicon Valley’s Chaos Makers Smart or Insane? (FEE)
  • Oracle has announced that they are bringing the same public cloud infrastructure to enterprise private cloud (Forbes).
    • Meaning, an enterprise can deploy the same tools/hardware that Oracle uses in their public cloud offering. Given an incentive for enterprises to familiarize themselves with the Oracle cloud environment and then move to public cloud whenever they feel comfortable.
    • Smart move on Oracle’s part.
    • Little noticed feature, but one that will have bigger impact on the cloud world in general and for oracle in particular
    • Check out this pdf for more detail.
  • The law of accelerating returns (Ray Kurzweil)
    • Steve Jurvetson called this graph the most important graph ever produced.

Last Updated on September 2, 2020 by SK

Sept 20,2016: TeqBiz Today

  • Here is a link to Intel’s presentation on why FPGA is going to play a major role in datacenter and cloud industries (presentation).
    • Intel pretty much makes a big bet on FPGA + CPU for reducing cost and increasing performance of data centers at much lower footprint. Argument is that, with the powerful FPGA co-processor in a single dye datacenter operators could save on power cost and cooling, and get better performance using a fraction of nodes.
  • Google launches Allo with Google Assitant (new version of Google Now?) (Engadget)
    • May be Google’s answer to Siri?
  • Facebook is augmenting its team that works on the secretive “Building 8” project (Recode)
    • They just acquired a small hardware startup called Nascent Objects that builds “modular electronics platform”.
    • May be a similar project like Google’s suspended “Project Ara”?
  • Oracle is getting its game face on the cloud and it could be a series threat to dominance enjoyed by AWS? (VentureBeat)
    • Enterprises are moving to cloud for sure, it is given. However, the question is what workloads will move to cloud. Large companies are still worried about security and governance issues. They might be willing to move non-critical data and services to cloud and keep their mission critical services running in their own secure data centers, where they’ve much better control and accountability.
    • With rapid advancement in the technology, especially in NoSQL, BigData and Cloud, a  typical enterprise customer is pretty confused about the array of proprietary and open sources technologies. It seems like every month there is a new technology (close or open source) that is trying to do better than the one came out the month before. Its all too confusing for enterprises.
    • Providing a familiar platform, ex. MySQL/SQLServer, some of the concerns could be addressed. Given that, a cloud provider that is familiar with the way large enterprises work, have a presence in the doorstep, provide integration with services on-premise and understand how to decisions are made will win in the long run. Here is where Oracle, Microsoft and IBM have  huge leg up when comparing non-traditional enterprise players (AWS and Google). Amazon and Google have to step up their game to address enterprise market with better messaging and offerings that integrate with existing on-premise platforms and also understand/sympathize with enterprise customer’s needs.

Last Updated on September 2, 2020 by SK

Aug 26,2016: Week end reading

First post after 8 weeks of travel and vacation.

  • Microservices are not the same thing as components (Register)
  • Data Lakes: The Lure of the Cloud (Medium)
  • Defining Product Design – by AirBnB design chief (Firstround)
  • This tiny $5 computer will help revolutionize many of the IoT apps Omega2 (kickstarter)
  • Why Apple killed the headphone jack (buzzfeed.com)

Last Updated on September 17, 2016 by SK

May 22, 2016: Early Week’s Readings

  • ESPN explains how Nike lost Steph Curry to Under Armour (benzinga)
    • Perfect example of not paying attention to details when talking to customers. Apparently, Nike executives misprounced Steph’s name and had Kevin Duran’t name in one of the cookie cutter slides.
    • Now Steph Curry is worth to Under Armour is a whopping $14Billion USD and growing!
    • I’m noticing lot more Under Armour gears whenever I go to any of the kid’s games and NBA games.
    • Lesson, “If you don’t treat your customers and partners right, somebody else will”.
  • This Princeton Professor posted his CV of Failures for the world to see (CNBC)
  • How game theory can help you do a better job of parenting (aeon.co)

Last Updated on July 27, 2016 by SK

Apr 2, 2016: Week’s readings

  • Tesla Model 3 Released: inside Elon Musk’s dream car (verge)
  • Microsoft releases preview of new Azure ‘serverless compute’ service to take on AWS Lambda (ZDNet)
  • Richest and Poorest countries in the world (visualcapitalist)
  • Postmates launches Amazon Prime Style subscription service, hits 1 million monthly deliveries (TechCrunch)
  • Whistle’s “Fitbit for dogs” acquired by Mars Petcare (TechCrunch)
    • Wow, not bad for a quick follower.
  • Emotional and psychological risk of investing (marketwatch)

Last Updated on April 1, 2016 by SK

Mar 29,2016: Week’s readings

  • Amazon Is Capturing Bigger Slice of U.S. Online Holiday Spending (Bloomberg)
  • Understanding the node.js eventoop (mixu.net)
  • The Log: What every software engineer should know about real time data’s unifying¬†abstraction (LinkedInBlog)
  • What Google learned from its quest to build a perfect team (NYT)
  • Sports: 10 records the golden state warriors have already broken this year (HuffPost)

Last Updated on March 29, 2016 by SK