Silicon Valley & Tech Community
- Intel launches $125 million Investment Fund for minority, women-led firms [The Independent] #WomenEmpowerment #MinorityRights #HeForShe
“Precision Agriculture, Indoor Farming, Food Safety, Alternative Foods and Farm Robots – among the list as possible next big things”
“A country of 80 million has been all but cut off from global trade for years.
In a sanctions-free Iran, Western energy companies would likely be the biggest foreign first-movers: Iran has the world’s fourth-largest proven oil reserves and second-largest natural gas reserves.
Iranians are nostalgic for American products … Many Iranians remember driving Chevys, Cadillacs, Buicks and Mustangs before the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Process is underway .. Iranian companies in Dubai have received draft contracts to be official resellers of Hewlett-Packard laptops in Iran.”
After 15 long years, the NASDAQ composite crossed back 5000 again.
United States – Israel Relations
Business & Economics : Silicon Valley & Tech Community
“Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO, is also looking at a possible 2016 run.”
Indian – American Demography
Youtube Playlist (Compiled By Me):
Education: Institutions, Platforms, Tools & Leadership
[Printed Textbook Plus Digital “Interactive” Versions]
Instances of Platforms:
The Instances above are crude versions of what comes next.
Links to Articles:
“Problem Solving” Platforms
New DIY Platforms for Schools, Colleges (and community around that Platform). Example: “Maker” Community.
3D Printing Platforms for Schools, Colleges
New Builder / “Automata Set” / “Automata Platform” for kids
“Smart Book” & Digital Publishing Platform
Youtube Playlist (Compiled By Me): Smart Book & Digital Publishing : E-Readers & E-Reading Re-Designed From The Ground Up
“Creative Expression” Platforms
Design of Great Products
Establishment as a between Silicon Valley and Washington.
My post on Immigration Reform
“More “Brains”: bright foreign born students with American Education and Smart Entrepreneurs joining the American economy (rather than leaving for his / her emerging country). We surely don’t want foreign born students to leave our country once they are done with their Engineering or PhD degrees.
As is evident from FWD.US, high tech companies enthusiastically support the immigration reform. They want to turn more of smart foreign Engineers into American Engineers.Statistics reflect the motivation that is driving the high tech companies.
In 2010, Asian Americans became the majority of tech workforce in the valley for the first time, making up 50.1 percent .One third of the startups in Silicon Valley are founded by Indian Americans .Moreover, immigrants bring new views, new perspectives from which to look at things we got used to. “
“Energy giant Exxon has ceded its position as the world’s second-largest public company to tech firm Microsoft, after concerns about the falling price of oil drove its shares down.
Exxon’s shares traded at $94.90 midday on Friday, reducing the total value of all its shares, or market capitalisation, to $401.9bn (£256.7bn). Shares in Microsoft – which have been rising after a strong October earnings report – hit $49.81.
That gives it a value of $410.5bn.
Physical Digital Computing
Business, Economics & Entrepreneurship Principles
“So here is a futuristic technology that looks promising and conforms to our Moonshot thinking ” (like DARPA Autonomus Car challenge )
=> “Lets develop it at GoogleX”.
Brainchild of GoogleX include
Almost completely depended on Ad revenues (95% revenue) .
“Google TV didn’t succeeded” -> “Doesn’t matter” -> “Lots of revenue from Search Ads (+ Now, Youtube, Mobile Ads)”.
Google should focus more on “products”.
Focusing on “Products” means user-centric approach: “What does the user want in a Smart TV?”
What Apple (Steve Jobs, Jonathan Ive ) does:
“Lets make a Phone (product) that users would love” -> iPhone was born.
[The classic story of Jonny  coming up with a great design and
the “intuitive”, “creative (creativity induced by LSD)” Jobs  declaring “This is the future!” 
whether the “analytic” “Software-focused” Gates likes it or not! (who, according to Jobs, never understood how to turn great products combining both hardware and software into a single whole)]
Search and Web Apps
Recent acquisitions and diversification:
Imagine: Tahsin starting his own company. It won’t take too many years to turn my company into the World’s first Trllion Dollar company.