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Netflix, Pushing Regional Content: Shooting at Texas

An option that Netflix is considering is to leverage their Content Delivery Network (CDN) regional servers to position regional specific programming desired by that region to their target audiences.

As an example, packaging regional content that may be desired may help sell services into that region.

Amazon Cloud Services uses their Shipping Logistics to Build and Ship

Amazon leverages its existing shipping and logistics knowledge and applies it to a new cloud resource, a 3D Printer.

Using Amazon’s platform, a user can connect through Amazon’s cloud services, lock a shared cloud resource, a 3D printer, feed the printer one of several formats: 3D blueprint, 3D digital scan, or industry spec file format.  The object is then printed out, and shipped using Amazon’s shipping logistics engine.

Make the object you want and Amazon will ship it to you.  How much does it cost? Cost of materials used to produce the object is quantified and charged, in addition to a cloud [resource] usage fee, and potentially discounted shipping based on Amazon’s current scale.

As the service is matured, design tools, basic and advanced, will be provided to produce your designed object.  Only your imagination, and capability to express it limits your ability along with Amazon to deliver your products.

At some point, a seller can have a storefront, where objects can not only be shipped, but build on demand as well.  For example, circuit boards can be sold now, with the above engine and service, from a seller with the proper schematics.

 

Netflix Brings in Unique Content through Brand Alignment Deals

It has been announced that Netflix will utilize several Marvel Comics / Universe content to broadly expand their unique streaming offering.  However, we will now look to see the new user interface to provide additional guidance for future potential content of it’s viewers.  A new Netflix user interface will guide your selection based upon ‘friend’ or ‘family profiles’ suggestions.  If this information is then aggregated by Netflix for Business Intelligence Analysis, we will see what content brands are requested most, by demographic categories, and then targeting these brands for acquisition of unique content deals.

Business Intelligence about our user’s content stream selections, in the aggregate, will drive future deals for unique content.

Adjustable Data Quota Limits on Member’s of Family/Shared Data Plans

A cap on the amount of shared data each person in the plan is allowed to use should be adjustable at any point in the billing cycle. Good Use Case:  my kids are on my family plan, and I want to limit their data usage.  They always use more than my wife and I.

Another possible use case, from a small business perspective, if you add a few lines on your plan, then you may allocate to specific type of employees, such as sales reps., specific amounts of data.  There are several types of widgets can be used, such as a pie chart, and the total pie represents the total data package, and each slice represents an allocation to each member of the shared plan.

Update: I stand corrected, and do see an AT&T Smart Limits for 4.99 USD per month:

Stereoscope Produces 3D Images from Any Smartphone.

The Stereoscope was first invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1838.  However, based on the existing product below a Stereoscope may be created and used by any smartphone taking two 2D images and making a 3D image.  See Stereoscope.  A Margolin Magnifying Video Visor, which can be easily transformed, and then photo capture and photo rendering software needs to be created per platform.

Compared to this Pocket stereoscope with original test image. Used by military to examine stereoscopic pairs of aerial photographs.

Another question, perhaps a more extensive version of this adopted tool may be used for 3D Scanning.

Players and Ball Tagged with WiFi for an Enhanced Sports Experience

I was reading about MLB’s iBeacon driven events that are in proximity to you, and receiving advertisements, or interactive content for the “physical event”.  As I’ve mentioned, I would like to see from my seat in the stands, a real time, dynamic score card, that shows me players trying to steal a base, as an example, or show me an error in progress, awesome.

One step further, feel the bone crushing view of a wide receiver driving the ball, and feel the wall of defense men stop me with a vibration, a jolt and real time video of the catch, and the eventual stop at the N yard line.  Put that in your XBox One, get in the game with enhanced realism never before experienced by a spectator.

Another Episode of “What if…” Business, & Technology

The idea for the “What If…” Business, & Technology series for me, comes directly out of Marvel comics.  The comics ranged from “fictional” battles or plots that were so abstract and tangent that it was nearly impossible to happen other than in a “fictional” series in the Marvel Universe.   On the same premise, I will spin several titles and stories that will most likely not happen in the real world, but we will bring them to light and smile.
  •  Apple spins off its hardware businesses between desktop and mobile, and furthermore, spins its OS and software business from all hardware.  Each unit, in theory, will have a robust and direct focus to drive revenue to their areas.  We may see partnerships that would have never developed if these units were tied together.  Mobile iOS on OEM, 3rd party devices?   Dual boot Mac hardware for Linux and Mac OS out of the box.  Competing and evolving lines, between the iOS tablets, iPad verse the MacBook Air.
  • Surface RT, in my humble opinion, as a user, is a solid win right out of the gate, after price adjusted.  Microsoft building computers, smashing success, lets see a spin off subsidiary, with their sole focus on Surface RT.   OEM the OS, adjust the hardware as each vendor reimagines the Surface RT.  It was made for productivity by Microsoft.  How would it look by Sony, make.believe?  OEM, OEM, OEM.  It’s like the Chrome book.  Google was smart to partner with other hardware vendors, such as Samsung.
  • Every ‘frackin’ retail store and shopping mall, and optionally residence should have a plug in super charger for EVs (Electric Vehicles).  I read an article that there was a company that filed for bankruptcy that sold EV station chargers.  What an historic shame.  The federal government should offer a tax incentive of full payment of the cost of the EV Charger, hardware and service, PLUS a 1K tax rebate.  Each business and/or residence should be able to bill some margin over the electric cost as revolving compensation.  Every government car fleet must be required to purchase EVs when swapping out old vehicles, and upgrade to new vehicles.  It is pitiful what this government has put into half @55 moves to promote EVs.  The fuel powering vehicles could be whatever efficiency the power company decides in sourcing their power.
  • What happened to the coolness of Red  / rock band U2 custom iTouch players for music, and for a cause, Cancer, AIDS, Autism, whatever, pick a new sponsor every year and a new cause instead of just giving me another number and letter to drive sales (e.g 5C).  Bring coolness back to giving back.
  • What if every public WiFi proxy partnered with a cause, and every MB or KB exchanged (up and/or down), a donation of N cents would go to a charity sponsored in part by you with Google Wallet, PayPal, etc., and the business providing the free WiFi would match the donation as a tax write off?
    Tune in next time for more “What If…” episodes.