Markman Capital Insight

Autonomous cars just 3 years away?

June 23rd, 2016

The future of cars is within sight. Autonomous or self-driving cars are coming to American streets.  And Silicon Valley will ensure they arrive sooner than major car companies want.In addition to a ten-minute dissertation on rocket science and arguing that all life on Earth is probably not real, Tesla’s charismatic chief executive Elon...

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Pebble could obsolete smartphones

June 16th, 2016

To get our regular email updates, simply click here.Pebble’s new Core Kickstarter product is the future of computing. Although it looks like any other grey plastic key fob, it runs Android and connects to the Internet. And that’s a really big deal. Pebble is run by Eric Migicovsky, a 30-year-old Canadian. It made its name raising...

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Stunning changes to Internet ahead

June 15th, 2016

To get our regular email updates, simply click here.It’s the end of eras. That’s according to work by noted technology analyst Mary Meeker. The Kleiner Perkins analyst’s annual report was released this week and it is as grim as it is voluminous. Swelling from 25 to 213 slides this year, the report is downright depressing....

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App makers chase an elusive dream

June 13th, 2016

To get our regular email updates, simply click here.There has always been an income-inequality problem in the world of software development. Now a new study from Sensor Tower illuminates just how big that divide has become. Like most gold rushes, the app-development frenzy started with a good slogan. Steve Jobs knew the first...

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The cloud under the sea

June 10th, 2016

To get our regular email updates, simply click here.Cloud computing is vital to the growth of Facebook (FB) and Microsoft (MSFT). In May, the two companies announced they’re teaming up to build a 4,100 mile, transatlantic underwater cable between Europe and U.S. eastern seaboard. You probably think of cloud computing as space-age, cutting...

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Tech takes on the T-cells

June 3rd, 2016

To get our regular email updates, simply click here.Sean Parker, a former Facebook president and Napster co-founder, made headlines in April by announcing he would donate $250 million to immune therapy cancer research. Say what you will about the tech billionaire, but he has shown an impeccable talent for attaching himself to winning...

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GMO Mo-Mo

June 3rd, 2016

To get our regular email updates, simply click here.Monsanto (MON) officially got a marriage proposal two weeks ago. How sweet. The suitor was a well connected German with deep pockets and impressive pedigree. Monsanto’s assessment was harsh: Incomplete and inadequate, its execs said. It’s not like others haven’t had their eye on...

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Report: new superbugs could kill millions

June 1st, 2016

To get our regular email updates, simply click here."Superbugs," or antibiotic-resistant bacteria, are on track to kill one person every three seconds and set medicine back to the Dark Ages by 2050, according to a new report. In many ways we have been spoiled. Since the accidental invention of penicillin in 1928 we humans...

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