7 notable things…

When catching up with my reading online after a weekend without devices, I found these seven things interesting enough to sharing. #TechIsFashion “We didn’t think before about the idea that buying an iPad to take pictures on was actually more important to somebody than buying a handbag.” Suzie Menkes, Vogue’s international fashion editor in an interview. Fashion…

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What you can learn from Saint Laurent creative chief, Hedi Slimane

Hedi Slimane is one of the most influential fashion designer in the world.  He became the creative director at Saint Laurent, a fashion  in March 2012. Saint Laurent was started by iconic French designer, Yves St. Laurent. Slimane was born in Paris, but for past eight years has lived in Los Angeles. He joined the company…

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Two Years Later

It was two years ago today that I became a U.S. Citizen. While I don’t have any profound thoughts or any major observations, I will say that most Americans don’t quite appreciate the gift they have been given — a country that is so rich in two things that are always in short supply — hope and optimism. I work in an industry that celebrates change. Good change needs hope and optimism. I am happy to be American. I am glad to be here. And I celebrate today as my day of freedom: a.k.a., the day I got the U.S….

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Look who loves autonomous driving patents

A blog post on Car and Driver’s website outlines who files the most amount of patents in the automobile industry. I was surprised to see that Toyota and General Motors were more aggressive in filing patents around autonomous driving. I wonder if Google will have to deal with these patents in the future? Will these automobile giants start to use patent portfolios to squeeze concessions from their Silicon Valley partners in the future? The number of patents being filed by auto-sector has gone up sharply — from less than 18,000 in 2009 to over 40,000 in 2013. Toyota is the largest patent filer…

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What This Chart Says About the Tech Sector

Here is a quick snapshot of the stock performances of key technology companies over the past year, from Aug. 8, 2014, to Aug. 7, 2015. And here are a few takeaways: Oracle, Intel and HP are in the red, because clearly the market thinks they are part of the legacy Silicon Valley and are slowly ceding their empires — much like the Ottomans — to encroachments from upstarts and rivals. HP might have a great legacy, but it is losing its preeminence to Amazon Web Services and others. Software is sold differently today than when Oracle or Microsoft started. Qualcomm is slumping…

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