Monthly Archives: December 2013

2 Of Internet’s Founders On What Has Become Of Their Idea, And Its Future

John Markoff has an article in today’s (Dec. 31, 2013) New York Times with the title above.  He asks the question, “Is 2014 The Year The Internet Is Reined In?  At issue is the technical principal that is the basis for the Internet, “any-to-any connectivity.”  That capability, adds Mr. Markoff, “has defined the technology ever since […]

DoDBuzz.com Reports U.S. Would Put Troops In Palestine, Seek Jonathan Pollard’s Release In Exchange For A Palestinian State

DoD Buzz.com Reports Kerry Would Put U.S. Troops In Palestine if Israel Agrees To A Palestinian State/Seek Freedom For Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard      Brent Jordan, reporting for DoDBuzz.com says that SECSTATE John Kerry has the framework of a ‘final deal’ that would reportedly create a Palestinian state, have U.S. troops stationed in the Jordan […]

SOCOM Leads Development Of ‘Iron Man’ Suit’

Not new news here.  The real question is — where are our peers/near-peers, and adversaries in this space.  China?  Russia? RCP From: “American Forces Press Service” <afps@subscriptions.dod.mil> Date: December 31, 2013 at 11:52:48 EST  Socom Leads Development of ‘Iron Man’ Suit Reply-To: afps@subscriptions.dod.mil You are subscribed to American Forces News Articles for U.S. Department of Defense. This information has […]

Behind The Volgograd Bombings: “Poised To Get Worse”

Behind The Bombings In Volgograd:  Situation “Is Poised To Get Much Worse”       Ilan Berman, the author of the new book, “Implosion:  The End of Russia And What It Means For America,” (I have a book review posted on this blog) has an Op-Ed in this mornings (Dec. 31, 2013) Wall Street Journal with the title above.       […]

InterCloud (ICLD) Systems Shares +8.56% Pre-Market; Trina Solar (TSL); KERX

InterCloud Systems (ICLD) Up 8.56% Per-Market; Trina Solar (TSL); KERX       As we enter the lastg trading session of 2013, shares of InterCloud Systems (ICLD) up $1.49 or 8.56% pre-market this morning and looks to be breaking out into a bull run.       I will likely buy back into shares of Trina Solar (TSL) this […]

Can A China-Russia Axis Bankrupt The U.S.?

No, I don’t think so — at least not in the next 25yrs or more. Diplomat:  Can a China-Russia Axis Bankrupt the US? http://thediplomat.com/2013/12/can-a-china-russia-axis-bankrupt-the-us/ According to Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Secretary of the Security  Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev, 2013  was “a year of harvest” for Sino-Russian relations. It was […]

Tech Predictions For Businesses In 2014: Mobility, Wearables, Intelligent Assistants, Gestural Computing, Facial Recognition

I have written before that I am investing in wearable technology plays in 2014 — the sector is expected to grow exponentially from $5B to $50B next year.     KurzweilAI Newsletter Daily Edition ___________________________________ LATEST NEWS | December 31, 2013 ___________________________________ …………………………….. A step toward simulating a worm brain in a computer December 31, […]