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Small Cap TMT: The Idiosyncratic Method

TMT investing has historically favored thematic strategies, as innovation repeatedly remakes the landscape in favor of those able to exploit the rapid pace of evolution in the sector.  This is doubly true amongst small cap stocks, as traditional value and

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Storage: Disrupt This!

The history of the data storage market has been marked by wrenching disruptions catalyzed by technological innovation.  We are in the midst of such a disruption at the device level, as the rise of portable devices and cloud applications is

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CES 2011: Tablets, Smart TVs, and 4G – Ready for Prime Time

  Taken as a whole, CES firmly supported our key market hypotheses.  Tablets and smartphones are the devices of the future, likely to crowd out PCs as consumers lead the market charge to portable platforms and cloud based applications.  Living

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On-line TV: A Cycle Ride to the Tipping Point

In the debate over the future of cable television, “cord cutting” is often presented as a static yes/no choice.  We believe this oversimplifies a complex chain of negotiations and choices by an evolving set of participants that are repeated in

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Protected: December 22, 2010 – Net Neutrality: The FCC Takes Over the Top Under its Wing

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December 7, 2010 – Enterprise IT Spending: Worry About the Government

If enterprise IT spending were to follow closely to historical precedent, we might expect the rebound from the exceptionally weak 2009 to accelerate going forward.  Strong corporate earnings and modest economic growth ought to be enough to signal a pick-up

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November 22, 2010 – 4G: The Cure for the Common Cord

4G technology is following a 10 year roadmap toward download speeds that will allow wireless carriers to successfully compete for broadband and video with traditional cable, satellite and telco operators.  With the added advantage of mobility, the ability to launch

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November 1, 2010 – Streaming On-line, On-Demand Video: Over-the-Top, On the Way

We believe that it is inevitable that internet delivered video entertainment will eventually replace traditional channelized television.  However, there are significant technology, infrastructure, behavioral and industry economic hurdles that must be surmounted before “over-the-top” becomes a widespread reality.  While many

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October 18, 2010 – It’s Not Just Advertising … It’s New and Improved Advertising!

Advertising is a $200B+ market in the US.  On-line accounts for less than 10% of total ad spend today, but the migration of video onto the internet and the proliferation of tablets and smartphones will make the $60B of annual

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September 11, 2010 – The Internet Core: We Can Rebuild It – We Have the Technology

The major paradigm shifts in the TMT landscape – e.g. the rise of mobile devices, streaming media, cloud applications and telepresence – are driving 50% annual growth in Internet traffic, but also revealing the unacceptable latency and reliability of traditional

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