Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Disintermediation Is Coming To The Online Media Industry

One little company has disruptive technology that is set to transform the entire online media space.

Marc Ostrofsky in "Get Rich Click!" says 'Disintermediation: A New World for an Old Idea".

 It means "eliminate the middleman". Through the Internet, a company can deal directly with customers instead of funneling supply through distributors, wholesalers or brokers".

Well the online media industry didn't get that memo yet, but soon will.

 Each piece of media needs to be transcoded so all of the various media players can view it. With the iPhone and iPad some media cannot be viewed at all (Sorry Flash).

In order for the new Hershey's Quik ad to run on all players they have to create SEVERAL versions so every device and every OS can play it. Dumb and antiquated.

Just imagine if websites operated that way with browsers. You would be constantly having to update your Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Browsers are designed so they can read any website (URL). In other words it doesn't matter what browser you use to surf the Net.

For content sites like Yahoo, it's not a problem to publish new content because it's mainly text. For video sites and advertising agencies it's very costly to publish new content because SEVERAL version have to be made so ALL devices/OS can view it.

As the video boom grows this becomes an even bigger problem, not because there will be more pieces of video uploaded but because the varying devices that can play video is exploding (smartphones, tablets, DVRs, TVs). More video and more devices/Os creates a huge problem that this little company is solving

That same concept is coming to online media and it's going to transform several multi-billion dollar industries/companies.

Very similar to the ebook industry, where authors could self publish and get their "story" out to the masses without the need of a publisher, the video industry is set to undergo that SAME TRANSFORMATION.

A little company with disruptive technology enables ANY piece of online media to be played WITHOUT a player. No updates or plug ins. No transcoding.

Devices that will be impacted include: cell phones, webcams, surveillance cameras, DVRs,  and TVs. If it creates, distributes or plays video ON or THROUGH the Net, it will be impacted.

The middleman/middlemen, such as the transcoders and content delivery networks will be eliminated.

 Any device and any operating system with an Internet connection can play any piece of media content.

That means Joe Consumer can create, upload and stream any type of online media WITHOUT these middlemen.

Hershey's will need to create JUST ONE version of an ad and will know that it can be played by 100% of the sites they publish it on.

In my book How To Find Big Stocks, I envisioned that soon every person with a webcam or mobile phone with an Internet connection becoming their own TV channel. That time is soon approaching with this technology.

Imagine the possibilities when a video creator can publish/stream his content without the need of a middleman.

We have already seen billion dollar websites/companies once the content creator has control of distribution. Get set for major disruption in the online media space.

This little company already disrupted the recording industry and is set to send shock waves to the online media industry.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Will TecTiles Jump Start NFC?

While we wait for point of sale terminals (POS) to be retrofitted to enable near field communications (NFC), could this great idea from Samsung trigger mass adoption of NFC?

Analysts have said the first area for NFC adoption will be ticketing, but I can see numerous uses for NFC with this.
 QR codes are so 2010, the new thing could be NFC equipped Tec Tiles? 
(From TechCrunch)

there’s plenty you can do with NFC outside of tap-to-pay, which is why Samsung is introducing TecTiles.

 More info on TecTiles
For 14.99 for a pack of five, you can slap these NFC stickers on the steering wheel, by the front door, on the corner of your desk or anywhere you see fit. They’ll allow you to swipe your phone across them and it will automatically adjust itself to predetermined settings or actions that you’ve already programmed in.

So, imagine tapping your phone against a TecTile on your night stand and seeing your phone automatically set an alarm and dim the display to prep you for sleep time.

You can program the TecTiles through a simple, free application on the Google Play store called Samsung TecTiles, and perform the following actions with a tap of your phone:
  • Change phone settings, including Bluetooth, WiFi, ringer volume, brightness, etc.
  • Launch an app
  • Join a WiFi network
  • Show a message
  • Make a call or start a Google Talk conversation
  • Send a predetermined text message, like “I’m on my way” on a steering wheel TecTile
  • Share a contact or business card
  • Open up to a certain address on a map
  • Open a web page
  • Check in on foursquare or Facebook
  • Automatically “Like” something on Facebook
  • Update your Facebook status
  • Post a tweet or automatically follow on Twitter
  • Connect with someone on LinkedIn
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Monday, June 11, 2012

A Stat That Could Be Very Disruptive

From Apple's WWDC today.

 400 million app store accounts -- Apple has 400 million credit cards on file. 

I predicted this 5 years ago. 

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Purest Way To Play Mobile Commerce And NFC

 Do NOT miss this enormous investing wave.

This is the same type of story as Qualcomm.
 (a company with very disruptive technology opted to sell their hardware business and generated millions in revenue by just licensing the technology)

Gartner estimates the market to be $170B and many are calling it the next "gold rush" for ecommerce.The technology is called near field communications, or NFC.

A chip inside your phone will contain sensitive information (credit card, passport, airplane ticket etc) and when the phone is swiped near a point of sale terminal, the data will be transferred enabling a purchase, boarding or entry.

Say goodbye to your wallet. (the stock that has the patents for it here)

As everyone waits to see if Apple decides to include NFC  in their upcoming iPhone, the market is already adopting the technology.

While it may seem like Apple's iPhone is the dominant smartphone, it only represents 7% penetration.

There is NO DOUBT that NFC is where the market is headed. The ability to swipe your phone to make a payment, unlock a door and even cross the border is going to disrupt several industries.

From the June Issue of How To Find Big Stocks:
 (Big Stocks Newsletter)

Just like the advent of the credit and debit cards phasing out the need for cash, NFC technology is definitely capable of eliminating the wallet altogether. When doing a search for NFC and “mobile wallet”, you will see lots of stories from several years ago. Many have said this technology will never get adopted. If Google and Apple can indeed implement this technology in their infrastructure, it will completely disrupt the payments industry. All of these components represent a wave we call “virtual checkout”. The days of waiting in line for a cashier to ring up your goods are coming to an end.

This is the transformation:

The first way and easiest method of adoption will be converting a cellphone into your very own personal wallet. After the cashier scans all of your items, you simply tap your cellphone near the reader (instead of swiping your credit card).

Eventually, you walk into The Gap and scan a pair of jeans with your NFC enabled phone. The confirmation comes back to your mobile screen verifying payment. The store records the item as being paid, turns off the security sensor also embedded on that tag, and out the door you go.  See the potential disruption for the payments industry?

Your cellphone will soon act like a scanner and use the information on it to replace your wallet.

The key thing we look for in a big investing wave, (and we think $170B is a big one), is the company with the competitive advantage in it. They must have some kind of monopoly that allows them to be the dominant player in the space.

A Big Stock for Mobile Commerce

This company has a patent (along with approximately 100 other for NFC) that dates back to 1999 that has both the mobile phone manufacturers and wireless providers concerned. In a nutshell, in order for a mobile computing device and a wireless provider to implement NFC , you're going to have to pay them a licensing fee.

Their patent portfolio is starting to pay big dividends.

One major handset manufacturer just licensed this IP and we expect the others to follow suit. This company also just announced a lawsuit against one of the largest carriers.

Two individuals just filed 13-Ds. Management owns less than 10% of the stock. If there was ever a company poised for a buyout, this is it.

1. trading at less than sales
2. over 50% of their market cap is in cash

(more from the June Issue)

It is our opinion that handset manufacturers and wireless providers will need to license one or more of their patents. We haven’t seen this type of “monopoly” on a transformation for the mobile phone since Qualcomm!

A massive amount of wealth was generated by owning Qualcomm before the mobile phone boom.

There is another huge boom coming when the mobile phone replaces your wallet.

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Will 3D Printing Disrupt The Patent Industry?

 Could a 3d prototype replace drawings for patents?

Would the prototype show the original concept?

Could the code that is used to create a prototype be submitted as part of the patent?

Let's face it, unless you're a patent attorney or have an engineering background, a patent is very difficult to decipher. Seeing what the patent "does" using a prototype might solve a lot of the issues we face today.

3D Printer has a great story on why 3D printing and inventors may be a perfect match?

To adapt a cliché, one polished, functioning 3D prototype is worth a thousand words during a pitch to potential investors (who can pay for the patenting process, if desired) or a potential retailer.

 Another possible advantage of prototyping is if the product proves less than ideal on use, the inventor can test and optimize. It’s never a bad thing to hit the market with the most functional expression of a new idea.

I wonder how this could affect the patent submission process?

(My view)
3d printing opens a world of opportunity for entrepreneurs and inventors.
"manufacturing" isn't dead in the U.S., it is very much alive. Gone are the days of big buildings making widgets replaced with a 3d printer and a little creativity.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Don't Miss This Investing Wave

The June Issue of How To Find Big Stocks just highlighted a company with VERY Big stock potential.
In our How To Find Big Stocks June newsletter, we write about the discovery of a nanocap company (less than $100M market cap) that is on the cusp of riding a major upcoming investing wave!  Here are some of last week's newsletter highlights:

There have been several transformations with the mobile phone (camera chip/ g.p.s chip/ voice recognition), and the Big Stocks associated with each one have generated significant wealth.

With each additional function created for the phone, entire industries, along with new companies were created and destroyed. Can it happen again? We think so!

The latest technology added to the mobile phone will trump them all

It has been called a new gold rush on the next e-commerce frontier and it's currently valued at $170B. (Gartner)

Don't miss the investing wave (This major wave could be triggered earlier than expected by ONE event happening in mid-June...learn what that event is, the wave, and the company with the "competitive advantage" in our most recent issue)!
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This under the radar nanocap company has already started signing licensing deals for their patents on what we feel will rival one of the largest investing waves to date.  Not only do they provide the hardware for this wave, but also their patent portfolio has been validated by a $7M order by a Multi-Billion $Dollar$ Corporation...the first of what we think are many more orders to come!

We saw this same type of situation with Qualcomm (Remember when Qualcomm was .56 a share?

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