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Towards Personalization: Strands Founder Francisco Martin (Part 6)

Posted on Friday, Jun 20th 2008

SM: Let’s say I am wearing a blue shirt which works really well with my skin color. Are you able to figure out that somebody who looks like me likes to wear shirts that are a particular shade of blue?

FM: If we have a picture of you we can find at least 25 relevant attributes include what you are wearing. All attributes then become a row in a matrix. >>>

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Forbes Column 08: How Chip Toolmakers Can Survive

Posted on Friday, Jun 20th 2008

My Forbes column on the Cadence-Mentor deal is here: How Chip Toolmakers Can Survive. It’s a controversial piece that challenges the semiconductor companies to do their part. Have a look, and feel free to discuss, either here or at Forbes.

A comprehensive discussion has also emerged with the my previous post, Cadence Takes a Page Out of Microsoft’s PlayBook.

Sonic Eyeing Digital Media Roll-Up

Posted on Friday, Jun 20th 2008

Sonic Solutions (SNIC) is a provider of digital media software for consumer and professional users. Last week, the Company announced their annual results for the fiscal year ending March ’08. >>>

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Infineon: Industrial and Automotive business

Posted on Friday, Jun 20th 2008

By Vijay Nagarajan, Guest Author

We recently evaluated Infineon’s financials and the negative impact Qimonda has had on it. While it is facing difficulties offloading its Qimonda stake, the German chipmaker has done well in its two business segments. Let us take a quick look at the Industrial and Automotive business in this part. >>>

Towards Personalization: Strands Founder Francisco Martin (Part 5)

Posted on Thursday, Jun 19th 2008

SM: Let’s say I am wearing a blue shirt which works really well with my skin color. Are you able to figure out that somebody who looks like me likes to wear that shade of blue shirts?

FM: If we have a picture of you we can find at least 25 relevant attributes, include what you are wearing. All attributes then become a row in a matrix. Many people are now using matrices with multidimensional spaces. We are using a third dimensions which is change over time. >>>

Deal radar 2008: Veoh

Posted on Thursday, Jun 19th 2008

San Diego-based Veoh is an internet television service where users can find and watch major studio content, independent productions and other user generated videos. Founded in 2003 by Dmitry Shapiro, who is also the company’s Chief Innovation officer, Veoh began its full beta service in early 2006. >>>

Infineon: The Qimonda Challenge

Posted on Thursday, Jun 19th 2008

By Vijay Nagarajan, Guest Author

In the last part of this series, we looked at Infineon’s recent financials and pointed out that Qimonda is a key reason why the company is struggling to create more shareholders’ value. Let us now take a deeper look into Qimonda’s challenges and Infineon’s strategic initiatives to address the situation. >>>

Where is Adobe Going vis-à-vis Apple?

Posted on Thursday, Jun 19th 2008

Adobe has been around for more than 25 years now and a significant part of that period is marked by its successful symbiotic relationship with Apple. However, over the past few years, this relationship has turned sour with their products competing with each other (e.g. Final Cut and Aperture from Apple). >>>