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Huawei Places the World's First 5G VoNR Video Call

May 17, 2019



Huawei recently completed the world's first voice over NR (VoNR) call. The voice and video call service was made using two Huawei Mate 20X 5G phones on a 5G standalone (SA) network. The test call was organized by the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group and was part of its China 5G enhanced technology research and development tests. The success of the call lays a solid foundation for optimizing 5G commercial devices' user experience, and marks the maturity of the 5G end-to-end ecosystem.

The Chinese tech and telecom giant has a product line which pits it against Cisco, Ericsson and Dell - all in one, yet U.S.



How to Win the 50-Year-Old China Trade War

May 15, 2019



Today and this week in-fact is historic - the left and right in the U.S. agree that we have a major trade problem with China.

They agree on little if anything.

See Opposites attract: Even Steve Bannon and Tom Friedman agree Trump is right to attack on China trade for more.

You may recall, we were the original canary in the coal mine - we registered a site, Lost American Jobs in 2003, before it was on anyone's radar. We regularly detailed all the jobs being lost. Here is a snapshot from the WayBack Machine.

The bottom line is the following.

China needs the U.S.











How To Secure the 2020 Election

May 4, 2019



Securing any election generally can be broken down into a few areas. Disinformation, hacking campaign officials and vote tampering.

Here is how to address each:

A) Disinformation cannot ever be solved for a number of reasons. For over two years the most esteemed news agencies in the United States have been telling their readers there was collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. It was a conspiracy theory to think the FBI made it all up to cover for spying.

Every top news station and newspaper told us this incessantly.







Thank Moore's Law For Government Debt

March 29, 2019


During the Carter administration, the interest rate was 18% or higher in the. The Federal Reserve at the time had to keep rates high to fight inflation - the dual mandate of the Fed is to keep inflation low and employment high.

Interestingly, in recent history, these were opposing goals. By definition, high-employment leads to upward wage pressure which in-turn causes inflation.



Moreover, government spending is stimulative which historically causes inflation. Lately, government spending is through the roof yet inflation is low or relatively tame.

Consider, the U.S.








The Real Reason Trump Blocked the Broadcom, Qualcomm Merger

March 13, 2018

U.S. regulators will often stop mergers and acquisitions because they are bad for the public in some way. Too much market control could inflate prices wildly, etc. When deals are killed it isn't always obvious why.

Disintermediated News Companies Get Government Help

March 7, 2018

Disintermediation often is described as "taking out" the middle-man between buyer and seller but when if comes to news, the Big Tech companies such as Google and Facebook and perhaps even Twitter have taken the essence of news content - perhaps a title, snippet and photo and provided it for free to their users.

Of course quite often, newspapers and magazines provide their information for free as well but use advertising as a monetizing vehicle. Big tech companies have disintermediated the advertisers and the eyeballs.

The Democrats in the House of Representatives have gotten involved and introduced a bill today that would allow media outlets to band together to negotiate for better terms with giant tech platforms.

Rep. David Cicilline's (D-R.I.) Journalism Competition and Preservation Act would grant a temporary antitrust waiver for news publishers to collectively negotiate with companies like Facebook and Google.






Chelsea Manning: Top U.S. Traitor and Leaker, May Become Senator

January 13, 2018

History Will Remember the U.S. Government as Going too Easy on Hackers and Leakers


Photo courtesy of AP

The United States made a nuclear deal with Iran and also paid a ransom to have numerous American hostages/prisoners returned. In exchange, billions of dollars changed hands.


Chess Master Dorsa Derakhshani Left Iranian Oppression for the U.S.

December 29, 2017

The origins of chess are not 100% known. Historians believe it was invented in India or China but either way, it spread to Persia until the Arabs conquered the country and then spread it around the world.

It's exciting to know that one of the best chess players in the world is Iranian-born Dorsa Derakhshani. She recently fled the oppressive middle-east filled with religious tension and the treatment of women as second-class citizens (at best).


Photo from Beyond Chess



She recently penned an editorial worth reading. In it she refers to how Iranian federation officials were more concerned about the tightness of her jeans or head-covering than her ability to play chess.

They eventually banned her from playing, Her brother was banned as well for playing an Israeli.

She concludes that chess is like America at its best.










President Tim Cook?

June 15, 2017

Last December we analyzed 28 CEOs that could potentially become the next president of the United States. At the time, Mark Zuckerberg was rumored to be considering a run. This past May in fact it was discovered there is a PAC looking to draft him into considering it.

Tim Cook just had an interview with BusinessWeek and as Gizmodo noticed, some of his answers seem more political than you might expect. Not overtly but in the sense that he seems to be positioning himself to appeal to moderates.

Some examples include that he feels responsible for growing U.S.



Logic Prevails in EU as Bill Gates Robot Tax Dies

June 2, 2017


As we wrote in February while eating sushi and reading about Bill Gates trying to set global tax policy, taxing robots is a terrible idea. We wondered why Mr. Gates who we have the deepest admiration for in terms of his contribution to the world of tech, didn't volunteer the idea to tax office productivity applications which replaced workers. Could it be perhaps because Microsoft, the company he founded, made hundreds of billions of dollars selling these applications?

Just a guess of course.

No one wants people to be jobless or poor or for that matter unhappy, unhealthy, etc. but taxing technology isn't the answer and never ever will be.




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