Foxconn chief talks up ecosystem beyond devices

first_imgHomeDevicesNews Foxconn chief talks up ecosystem beyond devices Tags Previous ArticleChina accounts for more than one quarter of world’s M2M connectionsNext ArticleLG Uplus, Huawei claim world first on tri-band LTE-Advanced Devices Related India earmarks $6B in handset production incentives LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Terry Gou (pictured), founder and CEO of device manufacturer Foxconn, used today’s Global Device Summit to talk up the importance of the wider ecosystem, noting that “terminals alone cannot meet our needs. We need to create a smart society”.“Devices are terminals. Cloud computing, cloud storage and transmission through the internet have to be integrated,” the executive said in his keynote presentation.And Gou has put his money where his mouth is: in its home market of Taiwan, Foxconn has a stake in operator Asia Pacific Telecom, as part of an ecosystem that also includes content and cloud propositions.Driving growth is customer demand, and “behind this demand is that people’s needs are not satisfied”. He continued: “This unmet need for 4G information provision is a driving force for the industry.”“I won’t say the device itself will meet people’s needs: I focus on the ecosystem,” Gou said.The executive also touched on one of the industry’s hot topics – wearable computing. While noting that such products will play an important role in areas such as health management, he also acknowledged that some current devices have been unable to generate long-term customer engagement.“The problem doesn’t lie in the device per se, but the integration of the cloud network and the terminal. We need to have a bigger ecosystem,” he said.And this need for integration also extends into other markets, for example the automotive sector, where a number of auto manufacturers and operators have initiatives intended to drive the adoption of smart vehicles.Such propositions will not work without a supporting “smart city” initiative, which can work across products and services from different parties. “No single manufacturer, or operator, will be able to do that,” he observed. Authorcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 JUN 2014 Steve Costello Foxconn invests $1B in India iPhone production Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Foxconn, Pegatron linked with Mexico move Foxconnlast_img read more


No-fee rentals surge in Manhattan and Brooklyn

first_imgShare via Shortlink TagsbrooklynManhattanNYC BrokersRental Market No-fee listings in Manhattan and Brooklyn are increasing, as the city sees an exodus of residents. (iStock)Brokers fumed over guidance earlier this year which temporarily put apartment fees in limbo, but now the share of no-fee rentals are surging.No-fee listings made up 75 to 85 percent of all listings in Manhattan and Brooklyn in August, the New York Times reported, up from 25 percent of listings in January. The analysis was conducted by TextLuke.com, an AI-based service that helps consumers find apartments.The greater share of no-fee listings comes as Manhattan has seen three straight months of record vacancy, meaning landlords may be willing to cut a deal in order to get an apartment rented.Read moreManhattan vacancy hits new peak; Brooklyn stableBroker-fee ban lawsuit postponed until October Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink In Brooklyn, the trendy neighborhoods of Red Hook, Park Slope, Crown Heights and Bushwick also saw more no-fee listings. The share of no-fee apartments grew in those areas to 80 percent in August from 58 percent in January.A Douglas Elliman report found that in July, Manhattan saw the largest annual rent decline in nine years — and that was accompanied with landlords increasing concessions. That month, nearly half of all new leases included freebies for renters, up from 30 percent 12 months earlier. Concessions in Brooklyn remained stable.Broker fees are typically 15 percent of an apartment’s annual rent, and the cost is covered by the tenant. New York’s Department of State issued guidance in January seeking to turn that practice on its head by transferring the fees to landlords. The announcement shook the real estate industry, but the upheaval was short lived: The industry obtained a restraining order from a New York judge to temporarily block the broker-fee ban.The court date for the real estate industry’s challenge of the interpretation is scheduled for October.[NYT] — Georgia Kromreilast_img read more


Phil Lesh, Grahame Lesh Play Together From A Safe Distance On ‘Terrapin TV’ [Watch]

first_imgThe latest episode of Terrapin TV featured Phil Lesh and his son Grahame playing together live—non-remotely. The Grateful Dead bassist experimented a bit with the format of his regular webcast and provided a full 40 minutes of music from the father-son duo.The previous three installments of Terrapin TV have featured an array of musicians from Phish‘s Mike Gordon to singer-songwriter Anders Osborne. The webcast also raises money for the workers at Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads venue and restaurant in San Rafael, CA.Related: John Scofield Covers Grateful Dead’s “Standing On The Moon” For ‘Terrapin TV’ Webcast [Watch]The pair immediately distinguish this edition of Terrapin TV from the others by kicking off with “Liberty”. The somewhat controversial (depending on who you ask) Dead tune from the mid-1990s is a little tough to understand from behind Grahame’s protective mask, but the gesture shines through clearer than any lyrics. The Leshs showed that this wouldn’t be just another week of the Grateful Dead’s greatest hits played on acoustic guitars. Despite some minor technical difficulties, such as some crackling sound and a beach umbrella getting in Grahame’s face, the two rage on with “Uncle John’s Band”.Between the two songs, it becomes immediately apparent that Phil and Grahame are playing together in the same backyard. Despite the split-screen appearance of two separate clips strung together in post-editing (which passes for “live” during the pandemic), Grahame points out that the two are standing roughly 25 feet from each other. The simple act of playing with one another finally allows the musicians to explore the Grateful Dead music in the proper way that can only be done in a live setting. Unfortunately, the sound cuts out for the entire third song (where’s Owsley when you need him?) but the two roll on with “Shakedown Street” and, finally, “Bertha”.Watch Phil and Grahame Lesh perform together on the latest installment of Terrapin TV.Terrapin TV — Episode 4 — 5/25/20[Video: Terrapin Crossroads]To learn more about Terrapin Crossroads and how to help its staff, click here.last_img read more


Brown continues IMCA Frostbuster success at Marshalltown

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (April 8) – Close finishes in all four feature events highlighted season-opening Frostbuster action Friday at Marshalltown Speedway.Kyle Brown took the early lead and then held off late pressure from his father David and Josh Gilman on his way to the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory.Kyle Brown, who was inches behind Nick Roberts at the completion of the first lap, inherited the lead when Roberts spun a short time later to bring out the caution.Brown took advantage on the restart and built a half-straightaway lead by the time David Brown made his way into second on the sixth of 25 laps. He maintained that advantage until he encountered lapped traffic with 11 laps to go.Traffic was no longer a factor after caution slowed action a final time with four laps remaining. The straightaway Gilman trailed the leader also disappeared.When racing resumed, Kyle Brown held off Gilman by less than a car-length to take the victory with David Brown close behind. Tim Ward raced from 18th starting to fourth.The $1,000 win was Kyle Brown’s third of the season and second in two events during the extended Frostbuster Week.Damon Murty also inherited the early lead in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car headliner. Although he started in row three, Murty took over the pole position following a first lap caution that shuffled the lineup.Murty held serve throughout two more stoppages while Donavon Smith worked through the field after starting in the sixth row.Smith pulled alongside Murty as the leaders exiting turn four on the final lap. He surged past Murty at the stripe to steal the victory, his career 99th in the division.Randy Roberts took top honors in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Roberts battled three-wide with early leader Tyler Soppe and Sam Wieben before breaking free on lap eight.Wieben chased Roberts through traffic, but was unable to mount a charge as Roberts held on for victory in the caution-free event.Dustin Elliott was victorious in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock 20-lapper. Elliott battled Nathan Ballard and Benji Irvine before Eric Stanton made a late bid for the lead.Elliott was able to hold on by less than a carlength to take home the win.Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Kyle Brown, State Center; 2. Josh Gilman, Earlham; 3. David Brown, Kellogg; 4. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; 5. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup; 6. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 7. Scott Davis, Madrid; 8. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 9. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; 10. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 11. Trent Jackson, Marshalltown; 12. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill.; 13. Nick Roberts, Des Moines; 14. Mike Mueller, Rosendale, Wis.; 15. Scott Simatovich, State Center; 16. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 17. Vern Jackson, Waterloo; 18. Brandon Brinton, Nevada; 19. Racer Hulin, Laurel; 20. Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; 21. Josh Foster, Newton; 22. Jacob Murray, Hartford; 23. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; 24. Gatlin Leytham, Ames; 25. Zach Rawlins, Newton.Stock Cars – 1. Donavon Smith, Lake City; 2. Damon Murty, Chelsea; 3. Steve Meyer, Grundy Center; 4. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm; 5. Jay Schmidt, Tama; 6. Donavon Nunnikhoven, Sully; 7. Jared Daggett, Marshalltown; 8. Scooter Dulin, Cedar Rapids; 9. Kevin Balmer, Garwin; 10. Russell Damme Jr., Waterloo; 11. Curt Balmer, Green Mountain; 12. Cody Frerichs, Howard Lake, Minn.; 13. Jeff Wollam, Marshalltown; 14. Michael Bilyeu, Indianola; 15. Jerry Schipper, Dike; 16. Ben Walding, Des Moines; 17. Don Vis, Marshalltown; 18. Todd Reitzler, Grinnell; 19. Trent Murphy, Scranton; 20. Austin Evens, Independence.Hobby Stocks – 1. Dustin Elliott, Marshalltown; 2. Eric Stanton, Carlisle; 3. Benji Irvine, Stanley; 4. Derek Hodges, Des Moines; 5. John Watson, Des Moines; 6. Garrett Eilander, Newton; 7. Justin Wacha, Vinton; 8. Justin Lichty, Waterloo; 9. Gene Nicklas, Grinnell; 10. Dustin Graham, Boone; 11. Gary Pfantz, State Center; 12. Dustin Filloon, Toledo; 13. Jack Phillips, Mitchellville; 14. Shawn Kuennen, Hazleton; 15. Clint Nelson, Baxter; 16. David Simpson, Ankeny; 17. Randy Byerly, Tipton; 18. Brandon Pitts, Ames; 19. Brian Derry, Boone; 20. Travis Merical, Marshalltown; 21. Kyle Dulin, Brandon; 22. Craig Lovig, Marshalltown; 23. Nathan Ballard, Marengo; 24. Tim Barber, Story City; 25. Greg Gilbert, Osceola; 26. Justin Hanson, Hawkeye; 27. Kevin Derry, Indianola; 28. Andy Peck, Newton.Northern SportMods – 1. Randy Roberts, Boone; 2. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 3. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill; 4. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; 5. Jake McBirnie, Boone; 6. Zach McKinnon, Hatley, Wis.; 7. Chase Rudolf, Norwalk; 8. Johnathon Logue, Boone; 9. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; 10. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids; 11. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; 12. Cory Rose, Boone; 13. Ethan Braaksma, Newton; 14. Clint Luellen, Minburn; 15. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 16. Brandon Spagner, Crete, Neb.; 17. Michael Murphy, Jefferson; 18. Shawn Cooney, Des Moines; 19. Nate Whitehurst, Mason City; 20. Josh Appel, Mason City; 21. Neil Follett, Conrad; 22. Ryan King, Montour; 23. Jared Van Deest, Holland; 24. Curt Hilmer, Dysart.last_img read more


Beresford bags the ‘Ace’

first_imgIn an article published in last week’s Pattaya Mail relating to the Pattaya Sports Club’s 130th monthly golf tournament we erroneously credited a hole in one to Barry Oats when in fact this should of course have been Mick Beresford.  We apologize to Mick and offer our congratulations to him on achieving this rare feat in golf.  Mick celebrated his ‘Ace’ by making a donation to charity rather than the usual bell ring back at the bar.  Well done Mick!Hole in one for Mick Beresford.last_img read more


Snapped out

first_imgJohn Dudley, Paul Gallante, Rosalie Cooper get snappy. 43182 By Melissa MeehanPHOTOGRAPHERS of all ages are invited to snap up…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img