Saturday, December 08, 2012

Stories I Found Of Interest (weekly)

    • One way to find opportunities is to take an item and list all your assumptions about it, then write all the opposites.  This is how Cirque de Soleil was created- expensive tickets, one act, small tent, no animals, etc
      • Always act like you’re in a foreign country.  Be acutely aware of your surroundings.  Meet people everywhere you go, take interest in all people and things.
    • Mass Megawatts plans to leverage their knowledge of the wind power industry in their offering of competitive green power to electrical users across the Northeast. The expansion into the retail electrical market is a logical, strategic progression that diversifies their business model while improving future earnings potential. 
    • Metabolix,   Inc. (MBLX), an innovation-driven bioscience company focused on   delivering sustainable solutions for plastics, chemicals and energy,   today announced that MveraTM B5008, a new   certified-compostable film grade resin, is now available for shipment to   customers. Compounded in Europe for local markets and widely available   for global customers, Mvera B5008 is designed for applications including   compost bags, can liners used for organic waste, as well as shopping and   retail bags that can be reused as compostable organic waste bags.
    • Destiny Media Technologies (TSXV: DSY)  (OTCQX: DSNY) is pleased to announce that it has successfully expanded  the prototype announced August 22nd to include functionality and  features required for full commercialization.  Demo videos at showcase support for full screen HD on broadband, feature length  movies, instant access to any point chosen from thumbnail scenes  displayed above the seek bar and automatic adjustment of quality to  support a wide variety of environments. 


       The solution is much simpler than alternatives which require proprietary  streaming servers and plug-ins.  Once run through Destiny's encoder  software, the video is just dropped into any web page server and it  will play back natively on 100% of HTML 5 compliant browsers

    • The H.265 format, due out in January 2013, won't be  compatible with any existing web browser and is intended to phase out  old videos encoded in H.264. 

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1 comment:

Will Mitchell said...

Thanks for linking to StartupBros :)