Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mobile video traffic posts surprising surge, according to Mary Meeker’s annual Internet report

This article leads to Mary Meeker’s now traditional annual report on the state of the Internet, an impressive 164-slide presentation on key technology trends and on the main players in the hi-tech market. A must-see for all developers and providers of technology products and services. Offers detailed statistics on all main market segments and very valuable insights on a wealth of topics, issues and opportunities. Interesting data on mobile video traffic. And on Content Distribution Channels slides 42-45. From BizJournals

Faster version of the slide show directly from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ website: Slideshare

Sales Force Europe to help PulseOn expand beyond Finland

PulseOn  is a spin-off from Nokia that was founded in November 2012 in Finland by five individuals with world-class expertise in all functional areas to be able to make their vision of the world’s easiest heart rate monitoring reality. The innovation got its start in the realization of how uncomfortable the traditional heart rate monitoring chest belts are and what little insight they actually give on one’s training – the average heart rates and graphs didn’t make much sense to the founders. In addition, PulseOn wanted to bring continuous heart rate monitoring available for consumers for the first time – not just during training, but also beyond.

The company’s current team of 13 researchers and experts in sensor technology, algorithms and mobile technology, have been working hard to bring innovation to market. PulseOn ground breaking wrist device will bring continuous heart rate monitoring available to consumers for training and beyond, with a mobile application transforming the accurate heart rate data into meaningful feedback on the effect of training on the user’s body, making it truly personalized.

Tarana Wireless

Founded in 2009 in the Silicon Valley, Tarana Wireless has pioneered the development of a carrier class Ethernet-based universal wireless transport solution that is unmatched in delivering deterministic performance at full capacity providing true Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) connectivity. AbsoluteAir was designed as a metro-scale and is a breakthrough innovation that provides ubiquitous coverage, unprecedented capacity and scalability, simplified deployment, zero-touch operation, and the lowest total cost of ownership of any NLOS product. It has the flexibility for use in a range of wireless applications including small cell backhaul, last mile fiber extension, multi-dwelling units, and tactical mobile operations.

Tarana has completed successful field tests of its products in multiple countries. AbsoluteAir products are included in the Cisco Small Cell Wireless Backhaul Ecosystem.

Tarana is a privately owned company that draws its academic roots from the University of California in Berkeley. By 2013, it had grown to 39 employees based in Santa Clara and Berkeley.