Monday, September 01, 2014

IoT: Windows Compatible Hardware Development Boards

Windows Compatible Hardware Development Boards | Channel 9:
Don Box (COM, SOAP) is managing making hardware now!
("silicon graphics media")
Windows Compatible Hardware Development Boards | Tablet Development Board
$299 essentially a tablet board (ATOM based) with connectors for peripherals

Intel Sharks Cove is a Windows-compatible dev board, Microsoft says more to come - Liliputing
Sharks Cove is basically a single-board computer with an Intel Atom processor, USB and SDIO connectors as well as GPIO pins, UART, I2C, and I2S connections for testing and debugging hardware and software.

Amazon += - $1 B

Amazon Will Buy Twitch For Over $1 Billion | TechCrunch

Google was widely expected to purchase the firm for around $1 billion

Twitch (website) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Twitch (also and formerly known as is a live streaming video platform... considered the fourth largest source of peak Internet traffic in the United States
The site primarily focuses on video gaming, including playthroughs of video games by users, along with broadcasts of e-sports competitions. Content on the site can either be viewed live, or viewed on an on-demand basis.
average of 43 million viewers per month, and by February 2014, it was considered the fourth largest source of peak Internet traffic in the United States"

Pluralsight + $135 M = $1 B

Pluralsight Raises $135 Million At A Valuation Approaching $1 Billion | TechCrunch:

"The online technology training service Pluralsight has raised a whopping $135 million in new financing as it looks to consolidate its position as a major player in personal and professional continuing information technology education. 


The new round gives the company a valuation close to $1 billion, according to (CEO) Skonnard."

Pluralsight is a really great service and resource, but still far from perfect.

While classes are teaching agile and modular coding,

the classes for the most part large, monolithic and enclosed.

If they do change over time, it is not easy to find that,

and there is still no quick way to go back and get essence / summary.

In any case, this is a great news, keep improving Pluralsight!