Tide Tips: Technology, Innovation, Patents and Startups C2: Volume 16


Tide TIPS: Volume 16

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Clouds of the future

Say goodbye to rebooting your old router… DriveNet has come out with a new cloud-based alternative to routers, with $110 million in raised funds to back it up. This Israel-based company saw the need for a cheaper and better option than the old wired routers currently used for internet. It is estimated that this company is already worth $400 million with no signs of stopping. This is being called one of the “most compelling infrastructure opportunities in the last 20 years”, so keep an eye out for this promising company. (Tech Crunch)

The U.S. takes the lead

As of two weeks ago, the United States is ranked number two in the international rankings for patents, related rights, and limitations. This is alongside our number one ranking for overall protection and enforcement of patent rights. The United States administration plans to continue to foster innovation and invention in America, so it is a huge honor to be recognized in achieving this goal. Global intellectual property space is becoming more and more competitive, so it is important to keep the rights of our inventors safe. (USPTO)

Amazon gets cold feet

In a turn of events, Amazon has rescinded its decision to build its second headquarters in New York City. The highly anticipated Long Island location would have employed 25,000 people, and the city is not happy about this new decision. The mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, was quoted saying that Amazon had “the opportunity to do business in the greatest city in the world” and they “threw away that opportunity”. Amazon says their decision was due to strong pushback from lawmakers, unions, and citizens. So, I guess we’ll have to wait and see where Amazon decides to put their headquarters next… (Wired)

Right-click away

Get ready to right-click away, Gmail users! Gmail has always allowed users to do a number of actions with the right-click option, including deleting or archiving a message. Now, Google is adding a ton of new features to the right-click, including reply, reply-all, and snooze, all without even opening the message. This new right-click menu is becoming available to users now, starting with organizations on their “rapid release” cycle. So, you normal users will have to wait a bit for these updates, but soon enough you’ll be clicking through your email faster than you can say “thank you, next”. (Fast Company)

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