Markman Capital Insight

Google's Need for Speed

September 12th, 2016

To get our regular email updates, simply click here.For mobile users the Internet is slow and tedious. Two of the biggest companies have a fix if content providers are willing to get on board with fragmentation.In August Google announced its Accelerated Mobile Pages program would move from a special developer’s preview version to all mobile...

CONTINUE READING

A new era of persistent aerial surveillance

September 8th, 2016

To get our regular email updates, simply click here.Surveillance technology that could slash crime rates and topple deadly domestic terror plots is ready. And despite privacy concerns, it’s probably coming to a city near you. It was inevitable. Wide angle camera hardware has been getting better for years. Now those fancy cameras are being...

CONTINUE READING

Nvidia has got still game

August 31st, 2016

It doesn’t get the notoriety of Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon. It’s not even really a software company yet it’s been a better technology investment and the outlook is sunnier. Nvidia (NVDA) beat Wall Street consensus revenue forecasts in early August by $200 million, sending the stock to another record high. The company is...

CONTINUE READING

Cashing in on Clinton-Trump agreement

August 29th, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump actually agree on something. And it’s likely to lead to a bonanza for the economy and investors. About dam time.In early August, both the Clinton and Trump campaigns unveiled major policy speeches. While the broad strokes took typical party lines, there was broad agreement on the poor state of U.S. infrastructure...

CONTINUE READING

Hackers 1, Everyone Else 0

August 26th, 2016

Researchers earlier this month revealed the discovery of computer malware so sophisticated that it managed to hide undetected within enterprise and government computers for five years. Named after an omnipotent Lord of the Rings character, Project Sauron is an unusually well crafted piece of software. Once installed, it lives entirely in...

CONTINUE READING

Your cable box is toast

August 24th, 2016

To get our regular email updates, simply click here.The battle for your TV racheted up August 4 when the U.S. Copyright Office said it did not want the federal government to unlock cable TV boxes. The fight to set TV boxes free from operators is more important that it might seem. Cable television is one of the few remaining parts of the economy...

CONTINUE READING

Pentagon funds our robot masters

August 22nd, 2016

To get our regular email updates, simply click here.In dystopian science fiction movies, it always starts this way: The Pentagon funds a contest of machines built to play war games using artificially intelligent software. End of civilization ensues.This time, in real life, teams of enthusiastic young hackers met in Las Vegas at Defcon. Taking...

CONTINUE READING

Google Electrifies Medical Research

August 19th, 2016

To get our regular email updates, simply click here.GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the Verily Life Sciences unit of Alphabet (GOOGL) believe they can stand traditional medicine on its head with tiny implantable robots. The pharmaceutical industry has made tremendous gains in medicine through better chemistry. That’s the basis of...

CONTINUE READING