General Electric (GE)
<quote>For example, a yet to be released dishwasher will notify you if excess food is clogging up the load, sending you data directly related to the problem so that you can fix it before it becomes a big deal.</quote>
A deeper, richer understanding of what makes [your proceses] tick
Category: Service IT
<quote>Service IT is shorthand for all of the communicationstechnologies, carrier relationships, softwareapplications, and APIs that you need to launch,manage, and monetize a connected service business.</quote>
Tag lines, jingles
Jasper is the ON switch for the Internet of Things
Jasper is the leader in Service IT; and the only company that delivers Service IT in the cloud.
Jasper’s platform has been built from the ground-up for The Internet of Things.
<quote>Revenue rose to $514.1 million in 2013 from $291.7 million in 2010. The company ran into trouble last year when sales dropped to $474.9 million, and ReachLocal posted a net loss of $45 million.</quote>
<quote>Of the four analysts that regularly cover ReachLocal, three suggest holding the stock and one rates it as underperform</quote>
41 percent of bots are “disguised as” human traffic
23 percent are immune to detection.
<quote> 23 percent of bad bots were categorized as “highly sophisticated” in 2014, and immune to bot detection methods found in typical Web Application Firewalls. </quote>
LATAM consumers expect an FM radio receiver in their telecom Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE).
<quote>Without a big cost advantage, Firefox and its carrier allies have been in the awkward position of championing an unfamiliar new approach that can’t dodge the competition.</quote>, sounds very b-school case-study-ish.
Trial by reporter
didn’t like it → calls it unfinished.
ZTE Open C ($119); via eBay
Missing: <quote>the seamless fusion</quote>
Does not publicly report, much or clearly.
Statements not available since 2013 (this being 2015-Q2)
The Foundation vs The Corporation
Business model is distribution of search engine access via the “default search engine” effect; this changes yearly and regionally.
Desktop browser market share is 11% and falling.
Mobile browser market share is 0% and flat.
Bites of Sound
Mission Accomplished <quote> “I think we’ve successfully transformed a desktop company into a mobile company with this project, I don’t think we saw the full extent of how much Firefox OS could influence the whole mobile industry.”</quote>, attributed to Andreas Gal.
Operating System as Culture <quote>Once consumers settle into the far-reaching embrace of the Android or iOS mobile experience, there’s hardly any chance of their voluntarily adding the Firefox browser to the mix. Doing so would be as pointless as bringing one’s own fork to a restaurant.</quote>
Firefox OS v1.3 (current)
Firefox OS v2.0 (next)
hardware: < $100
Not available in the US
Alcatel One , FR.
Verizon, US → 2016
Nokia Maps, via ZTE, referred to as “musty”
Mobile web has issues
LinkedIn → doesn’t work; is “not a priority”
(ahem, this is true on Android too)
Bank of America → renders as desktop; not suited for a small screen
WhatsApp → available since 2015-01.
Missing: <quote>the seamless fusion</quote>
Verizon, US in 2016.
Tom Tom → maps and driving directions.
In rough order of appearance
Denelle Dixon-Thayer, senior vice president for business and legal affairs, Mozilla.
unnamed, contributions are described
swipe →a (guy) Spaniard in Amsterdam
600 emoji →a (woman) Canadian, age 20-30
Bill Walker, senior manager, Firefox’s mobile marketplace, Mozilla.
For color, background & verisimilitude
Ryan Reith, mobile program director, International Data Corporation,
Mitchell Baker (Mozilla Foundation); blob post; In Their Blog; 2014-11.
Andreas Gal (Mozilla); blog post; In Their Blog; 2011-07.
<quote>James E. Short, is a Visiting Researcher with the Institute for Communication Technology Management at the USC Marshall School of Business. He is lead scientist for the Center for Large-Scale Data Systems Research (CLDS) at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego.</quote>
How Much Media 2, 2014; James E. Short (CTM); seens like this was just a press release.
Model-based analysis of the original data
You’re Not Paying Attention; press release; press release; Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC); 2014-12-03; also at phys.org.
Teaser: USC CTM Research Provides New Model of Media Consumption in ‘Age of Interruption’
Location-based social network systems (LBSNSs) are becoming increasingly popular. At the same time, privacy of users’ information in these systems is becoming a huge concern. In LBSNSs, such as Foursquare, users’ residential addresses and their check-ins at the residential venues are regarded as sensitive and private information as the exposure of such information can reveal users’ home addresses and their absence from their homes. Analysis of users’ activities involving residential venues in LBSNSs, therefore, provides useful insights into users’ residential privacy concerns. In addition, such analysis can help researchers to better understand users’ activities related to their residential privacy so as to develop better privacy protection mechanisms. In this paper, we first analyze Foursquare data to explore the following questions related to users’ residential privacy:
how users share the addresses of the residential venues;
how users share their check-ins at the residential venues.
Our analysis shows that users tend to be aware of their residential privacy and try to protect their personal information in Foursquare. During the data analysis, we also identify several system vulnerabilities and privacy risks that can be exploited to violate users’ residential privacy in Foursquare. Such vulnerabilities and privacy risks are actually caused by the system’s design flaws and users’ incautious activities. Based on the results of the data analysis, we then propose a framework that includes access control and alert mechanisms to address these privacy issues.