Viodi View – 01/03/14

January 3, 2014
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A demonstration/discussion of a wearable fitness monitoring device.

An Indestructible Wireless Broadband Network for All – Part 1 With spectrum auctions delayed and actions regarding broadcast retransmission consent sure to be discussed in 2014 and First Net struggling how to build an affordable network, now would be a good time for policy makers to take a closer look at the best way to manage…

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TiE-SV Panel: Personalization & Privacy in the Era of Big Data

December 24, 2013
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A picture of a lock and keys symbolizing privacy.

Introduction: On Dec 17, 2013, TiE Silicon Valley (SV) hosted a panel entitled: When Does Personalization Overreach into Privacy in the Era of Big Data? The thin line between targeted content (obtained from on-line data collection/synthesis) and the intrusion of user privacy was explored by moderator Karthik Kannan, Co-founder Cetas and Product/GTM Leader-Pivotal along with three panelists:…

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Viodi View – 12/18/13

December 18, 2013
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Ken Pyle and Jade Worobec playing brain tug-of-war.

Another year, another 200+ videos published on Viodi and other web sites. A few of the videos from 2013 that will be etched in my memory will be those dealing with technologies that sense brain waves to control something. Two of the these videos were published earlier this year. Scroll to the Korner to see…

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FCC Delays Reverse Auction till 2015; Spectrum Aggregation & Ownership Limits?

December 9, 2013
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Cell Tower

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has delayed the “Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction” until 2015.  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler published a blog post Friday announcing the delay, saying he hopes the auction will take place in mid-2015.  The FCC had set a goal of completing the auction in 2014 and we thought this would be the top…

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Viodi View – 12/03/13

December 3, 2013
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An image showing a race between a horse drawn and steam powered trains in 1830.

It is nice when someone is listening. That’s the feeling I had last Friday while reading Congresswoman Anna Eshoo’s (D-Ca) letter. Her letter was in response to my suggestion that Senator Rockefeller’s bill, S1680, provides an opportunity to reconsider the best way to serve the public interest with spectrum now used for broadcast television. She…

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Viodi View – 11/18/13

November 18, 2013
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A picture of downtown Olds, Alberta.

Can drivel be thought-provoking? Sometimes it can, even if not for the reason intended. A recent episode of Two Broke Girls had me thinking thoughts that CBS probably had no intent on stirring. Those thoughts, combined with the timing of Senator Jay Rockefeller’s (D-W.Va.) bill, S1680, regarding the creation of a new class of online video…

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How is the Public Interest Served When Broadcasters Depict Illegal Behavior with No Consequences?

November 14, 2013
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Perceived Great Risk of Marijuana Use among Youths Aged 12 to 17: 2002-2011

A recent episode of CBS’ hit series, Two Broke Girls, was thought-provoking; thought-provoking in the sense that it made me ponder, “In 2013, what is the public interest with regards to television broadcasters?”  That is, does it serve the public interest when a prime time (8:30/7:30 pm Monday), entertainment television program depicts behavior which is…

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Silicon Photonics – Cisco and Intel see “Light at the End of the Tunnel”

November 8, 2013
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Silicon Photonics – Cisco and Intel see “Light at the End of the Tunnel”

Introduction: Among the many presentations on Silicon Photonics (SiPh) at the excellent 2013 Open Server Conference,  two were of special interest: Joel Goergen of Cisco called for a radically new data center architecture that used SiPh to interconnect components and modules, rather than circuit cards or racks of equipment. Mario Paniccia of Intel focused on using…

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Facebook Progress Report, Goals, and China Activities at SVIEF Annual Conference

November 5, 2013
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Background: The Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) is an international conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships between the U.S. and China. The SVIEF third annual conference -held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 in Santa Clara, CA- brought engineers, politicians, business leaders and startup entrepreneurs together to foster innovation and…

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