The four metro areas that have generated tech jobs at the fastest pace over the past 12 years are far outside the San Francisco Bay Area, in places with lower costs of living and generally friendly business climates.
In first place: Austin, Texas, where tech companies have expanded employment by 41% since 2001 and the number of STEM workers has risen by 17% over the same period.
Multi-format transcoders are used to process video and audio streams mainly for distribution over the Internet but also for other purposes like digital archiving. The greatest change to transcoder technology will come from the adoption of the HEVC codecs.
MRG expects total transcoders sales to reach $490 million by 2017, as the live portion of the total continues to account for higher revenues. Many live transcoders are bought by pay-TV service providers who are offering multi-screen options out of fear of OTT providers, such as Netflix.
Mobile device technology is evolving rapidly. Enhancements such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, near field communication NFC, and gesture recognition are predicted to be the big winners.
These mobile technologies are projected to make the greatest penetration gains over the coming years, according to ABI Research.
There had been more than $240 billion technology, media and telecommunication deals during the third quarter (3Q) of 2013, according to Thomson Reuters. The rise in activity was led by the Verizon Communication $130 billion buy-out of the Vodafone Group’s stake in their mobile service provider joint venture.
That places the recent three month period on a pace to be the busiest since the year 2000, when AOL and Time Warner announced their merger, then valued as approximately $186 billion. We should expect more strategic M&A activity in the coming weeks and months.
Young firms play a crucial role in job creation. Improving product, labor and capital markets and bankruptcy laws would help them foster employment growth and support the economic recovery, according to a new OECD report.
The Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013 says that young firms (5 years old or less) accounted for only about 20% of non-financial business sector employment over the past decade, but generated nearly half of all new jobs.
Smart objects and smart cities — where a data infrastructure is woven into the physical and social infrastructures — could change the relationship between people and technology, unleashing us from the smartphone screen.
The next generation of any product needn’t be smarter per se – just aware, connected, and less demanding to use. But where are the meaningful and substantive use cases for these so-called “Internet of Things” technologies?
Given the differences in market maturity, cultural acceptance and local IT infrastructures, considerable regional differences exist in the deployment rates of cloud-based security systems. They all play a part in the level of spending dedicated to this delivery model — when compared with on-premises business technology deployments.
Regardless, the cloud-based security services market will be worth $2.1 billion in 2013 — growing to $3.1 billion in 2015, according to the latest market study by Gartner.
This weekend, a Yahoo recruiter tried to poach two AllThingsD reporters for what was described as a “new initiative within our Tech Vertical.”
According to the recruiter, who used LinkedIn for the outreach, the effort had the “backing of Marissa Mayer, and will be the first of many of these types of editorial models. Yahoo already has an active contributor network.
According to the recent report, about 40% of all venture capital (VC) in the U.S. is concentrated in Silicon Valley. And according to Ernst & Young, about 2/3 of all VC in the world is concentrated in the U.S. market.
The uneven distribution of venture capital might seem like an academic question, but its implications are real.
For well over a decade, the two most influential voices about consumer technology have been a sixty-six-year-old man who lives just outside of Washington, D.C. and a fifty-year-old man who resides in Westport, Connecticut.
Now, both the Journal and the Times are looking to replace the positions held by Mossberg and Pogue. The new editorial focus will likely be on interesting applications and emerging culture.
via The New Yorker