Tech IPOs: Lyft, Uber, Pinterest… ComoAudio? Well, Sort Of…

Como Audio, Tom DeVesto’s latest innovative venture and maker of fine streaming smart speaker systems, has launched a funding campaign on Wefunder, seeking to raise between $100,000 to $1,000,000 in equity investment. Investors on the Wefunder site can buy preferred … Continue reading

Japan Makes Coding Mandatory for All Students Starting in Elementary School

Soon, Japanese elementary schoolchildren like these will be taught computer programming Like many countries, Japan is facing a dramatic shortage in the number of available high-tech workers. To address this situation, the country has decided to make computer programming classes … Continue reading

First Time Ever: Asia Files Majority of Global Patents

Huawei Files the Most Individual Patents Global competition continues to heat up and nowhere is that more obvious than a recent analysis from the World Intellectual Property Organization noting that in 2018 – for the first time in human history – the region of Asia … Continue reading

Apple’s Wireless AirPods Get a ‘Gen 2’ Upgrade

Apple, Inc. announced today that it has upgraded its popular AirPods wireless headphones, with a new Generation 2 model featuring technology that offers more talk time, quicker connects, a hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ capability, and a new wireless charging case. See … Continue reading

The Volatile ‘Fits & Starts’ of Housing Starts

As regular Strata-gee readers know, I follow basic economic data for our readers. Not all economic data, just that data I feel are germane to the custom integration and consumer electronics industries. Normally, that is a fairly sane and sedate … Continue reading