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[22 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
3D Printing, from SciFi Replicators to Reality

Obvious to any Star Trek fan would be the three iconic words used by Captain Jean Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise to summon his hot beverage of choice: “Tea, Earl Grey, Hot”.
In my mind, 3D printing has always been a technology that, similar to the warp drive and transporter technology, remained well beyond what could even be achieved in my lifetime.  Over the past few years however, there have been great leaps forward not in the technology of replication, but in its cousin, 3D printing.
While there are fundamental differences …

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[10 Feb 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
Why “Over-The-Top” Adoption will be Slow in Japan

The term “over-the-top” has recently become industry lingo that essentially means getting your favorite content delivered to your television through an Internet connected device rather than through a cable line or satellite dish. In most cases, this doesn’t mean free television per se, but the content available is on demand and very often a la carte. Shows and movies can be watched at any time and may be sold per movie, per episode or per season.
Last January, ad consulting firm Hill Holliday conducted a study in which five …