Lately I think maybe people are bored already with IT. The coming CES 2014 will have many wearable devices and what would be key at SXSW 2014 will be “ Hardware. ” But I feel like many people are starting to get tired of “ social something ” and “ cloud something. ” Those with pioneering spirit are starting to venture out of the safe zone of software development.
On one hand the Facebook ecosystem dominates the social network market in the global scale. At this rate they can even control the real world computing like O2O (Online to Offline) and M2M (Machine to Machine). Winner takes all! But on another hand, it seems like Andreessen Horowitz and 500 Startups are consciously avoid “ manufacturing .” In a world where web services and smartphone apps has become a low cost startup business, why is there any reason to do a hardware startup with high inventory risks and R&D risks. Many venture capitalists say that hardware takes time, and there is the fear of keeping stock and managing facilities. They always say this should be avoided at all costs! But if anything I think everyone saying, “this is dangerous, let’s not do this” could be a good sign. ( Tesla is located in the center of Silicone Valley. The same people are invested in the private space exploration company Space One . It can’t simply be said that hardware is outside of the realm for Silicone Valley. But it is quite unpopular for startups.)
Actually, starting with many inventor type entrepreneurs to young girls and boys, doesn’t everyone love to create things? Deep down aren’t people incredibly interested in creating new things (something with a function) with their idea? On top of that like a manufacturing company, developing something with an actual form, connecting it to cloud services and apps is actually nothing special. Computerized high tech device is starting to become something that could be developed by anybody over the weekend. I used to think before, “With the technology, capital and talent and huge influence, why has Sony not developed their own operating system?” But maybe the thought itself was wrong. Maybe they couldn’t develop it because they had all that technology, capital, human capital, and influence. (It’s true that they had the robotic operating system and gaming operating system but their presence pales in comparison to the Android and the iOS.) Both Xperia and VAIO operates on other company’s operating system and I can’t get the sense of strong intention to develop their own software platform even after Google TV.
“ People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware. ” is Alan Kay’s famous words. But Sony, which has had enormous success with hardware, was not serious about software. That’s why the hardware that is supposed to exist for amazing software loses its attractiveness. As businesspeople we are very afraid of developing hardware. There is still a feeling that other people will be developing the hardware. But the boundary of hardware and software is becoming blurry. If one’s truly serious about the software it’s necessary to think about the hardware. Moreover, there’s a limit to creating software if you pay no regards to the hardware.
As a Japanese entrepreneur, it’s a shame that Sony couldn’t accomplish this. Lamenting this will just stops the train of thought. Rather then hardware being a lifeless boring mass-produced product off of conveyer belts that exists completely outside of software, it is transforming into something that is animated and software integrated with varieties nuances. I feel that creating apps only for the existing devices and operating systems may only give an old and narrow perspective. Google Glass is in essence a Google+ device. It’s a device to wear daily with various sensor inputs, humanly capturing these and logging them into a timeline. But we are developing Telepathy One to be a device that could give people an experience of intimate and warm digital communication. It is actually a software device. This is the kind of true value manufacturing that is needed in the world.
Forex trading is known to most investors from their holiday travels. But did you know that the foreign exchange market is many times bigger than the stock market? $ 4 trillion change hands every day around the world. In forex trading, investors rely on changes in exchange rates. How Forex trading works and how to become a Forex trader at FXFlat, your CFD and Forex broker, is explained on this page. OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS IN FOREX TRADING
The foreign exchange market - also known as foreign exchange market, forex or "FX" - is a lever trade. This means that even small amounts of money can be moved. For each trade, only a security deposit, the so-called margin is deposited. If, for example, a 50: 1 lever is used, positions with a value of € 50,000 can be moved with a margin of € 1,000. Trader benefit fully from the price development, even if only a small amount is actually invested.
It should be noted, however, that the leverage can be knocked out in both directions. Thus, on the one hand disproportionately high profits and on the other very high losses possible. Therefore Forex trading is especially suitable for people who already have some trading experience. Comprehensive basic knowledge is essential for successful currency pair trading. HOW TO START IN FOREX TRADING?
In the beginning there are the basics. These include, among other things, learning the most important technical terms. Subsequently, the learned can be implemented with the free demo account at FXFlat in practice. Here, beginners without risk can make the first trades and track the development of the courses. In addition, the demo account can be used to test and compare FXFlat's trading platforms with extensions such as the StereoTrader.
Beginners should be aware from the start that foreign exchange is a highly speculative financial instrument. Only those who are aware of the risks can successfully trade in the long term. Therefore: Do not be put off by initial failures, these are part of it and are completely normal. In addition, if you have any questions, please contact the experienced account managers at FXFlat in order to use your experience from the demo account later in the live account. Try it for free in the demo account! Open live account now! WHICH CURRENCY PAIRS ARE TRADABLE ON FXFLAT?
The bulk of currency trading takes place in the key currencies US Dollar, Euro, Yen, Pound and Swiss Franc. These currencies are called the "majors". Other currencies are called minor values. They buy or sell a reserve currency, such as the US dollar, against the currency of another country. Example: US Dollar vs. South African Rand (USD / ZAR).
Depending on the security type, FXFlat offers you more than 50 currency pairs in forex CFD trading and 6 currency pairs in the forex spot. EXAMPLE OF TRADING FOREX CFDS IN PRACTICE
Suppose you think that the EUR / USD exchange rate will rise in the next few days and buy a CFD at a price of 1.0700. The CFD in this example equals 10,000 units in the base currency. Furthermore, we assume that the margin is one percent and you therefore have to deposit at the opening of the position a security deposit of 100 euros (0.01 x 10,000).
The euro is gaining against the dollar as expected and closing the position at 1.0750. There will be a difference of 0.0050 (1.0750-1.0700) between the opening price and the closing price of the position. The profit (and loss) is calculated on the basis of the exchange rate. In our case, you have made a profit of 50 dollars (0.0050 x 10.000). Once the profit has been realized, the position is converted into euros, which corresponds to an amount of approximately 46.51 euros. The value date (value date) is immediate. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FOREX CFD AND FOREX SPOT TRADING
At FXFlat, you are in the comfortable position of trading currency either with classic forex CFDs or as a forex spot in the direct forex spot. In the following, we would like to show you the most important differences and features.
Forex CFDs are derivatives issued by an issuer with a fixed reference to a specific reference market.
By contrast, Forex Spot is the reference market itself and a cash transaction, ie the cash register. The forex spot price of a currency pair is determined by all market participants and not just by a single market maker or issuer as in CFDs.
Did you know that there are several different types of bookmaker? A lot of people don’t, especially those who are new to betting on sports. Online sports betting is so popular these days that many beginners assume the ONLY bookmakers are the ones based on the internet. This is not the case at all, as there are quite a few alternatives to betting online. At GamblingSites.com we firmly believe that using online bookmakers is THE best way to bet on sports. However, we also think it’s a good idea to learn about the other types of bookmaker too. Why? Because there may be occasions when you want to use one of the alternatives to betting online. Although these alternatives all provide the same basic function, there are some notable differences between the various types. It’s therefore advisable to understand how they all work. In this article, we cover all the most common types of bookmaker. We start with some information about online bookmakers (also known as betting sites), and then look at each of the following.