on a Diplomatic Mission in Asia
in Tokyo http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2013/12/05/joint-statement-press-vice-president-joe-biden-and-prime-minister-
and in China http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2013/12/05/vice-president-biden-delivers-remarks-us-china-business-relations.
Real Times Media CEO Hiram Jackson visits the People's Republic of China to add a fresh media perspective http://www.michronicleonline.com/index.php/news-briefs-original/15693-real-times-media-s-ceo-reports-china-is-open-for-business. Reporter Natacha Tatu from Le Monde Diplomatique, a leading newspaper in France comes to Detroit to do on the spot reporting and finds a Frenchman who is bullish on Detroit real estate; for more info from star reporter Bankole Thompson click on
http://www.michronicleonline.com/index.php/news-briefs-original/15689-why-france-s-lens-is-focused-on-detroit. In more international news the Mandiba, Nelson Mandela has passed. For more information click on the website for the ANC, the political party he cofounded
http://www.anc.org.za/nelson/list_condolences.php and to hear a tribute from the President of the United States of America on how Nelson Mandela influenced him to enter politics click on
The Art of (Cyber) War
for info on how to help click on
http://www.whitehouse.gov/typhoon?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email261-text1&utm_campaign=typhoon. President Obama outlines NASA space strategy
http://www.nasa.gov/about/obamaspeechfeature.html and gives weekly address on the
Economy http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2013/11/23/weekly-address-working-both-parties-keep-economy-moving-forward as the U.S. remembers John F. Kennedy, and the contributions of the Kennedy family to the U.S.A..
India makes advances in space exploration
In lighter news...
http://techcrunch.com. In other tech news Tech Town http://techtowndetroit.org in Detroit hosted the BDPA www.bdpa-detroit.org on November 21, 2013 for an IT job outlook. The Tokyo Motor Show http://www.tokyo-motorshow.com/en has just started.
For a word from the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces click on
With the recent passing of Veterans Day in the USA other former/current CEOs who were/are U.S. veterans are:
Thomas J. Watson Jr. CEO of IBM (U.S. Army Air Corps pilot), H. Ross Perot CEO EDS (Now a HP subsidiary) U.S. Naval Officer, Earl Graves Sr. CEO/Chairman BE magazine, (U.S. Army), Henry Ford II of Ford (U.S. Navy) currently
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel http://www.defense.gov/bios/biographydetail.aspx?biographyid=365 is leading an initiative for Corporate and Small Business in the U.S.A. to hire U.S. veterans http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15967 who are returning home in partnership with CEO Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Home/home.htm.
10/11/2013 Katie Couric was in Detroit, Michigan for the
Katie Show http://katiecouric.com/on-the-show and to see how Katie is spreading holiday cheer in Motown click on http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131112/METRO01/311120030, and do not forget Star Reporter Ann Curry, for video on Ann scroll below for her coup interview with the leader of Iran and for North Korea honoring their Korean War http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War vets, along with the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces doing the same near the world wide cyber security incident list. To learn how to program with Rational with the 321 Gang click on
Hours for yesterday and Saturday were 10:00 AM - 6 PM both days. I got there early and when I came back there was a line of people waiting to get in. First you were given a handout that described Google Glass operating instructions by hand motion and touch. The audience was then given a quick presentation on Glass, the one I went to was by Mavid and Glenn; 2 ladies, one had a black version of Glass, the other had an orange pair. From New York in Motown (Detroit) other members of the Google team were Kyle (a lady) and Kerry (also a lady). Kyle told me that though she is based in and works in New York for the Google team she was trained on Glass at Google's Mountain View HQ, in California.
Mavid and Glenn demonstrated voice commands with Glass on a Nexus tablet and advised it could be used with some Apple, Windows PCs, laptops, and smart phones. There were 3 wireless access points, 1 for the MOCAD and 2 set up for Glass. The operating system used by Glass explained to me by Sojoi (A man) is Android, an ice cream sandwich variant. Glass has a gyroscope inside, and can be turned on by just looking up, I tried it and it is cool; along with using the voice commands. For memory according to Aaron, Glass has 12.6 GB (Giga Bytes) of hard drive space and automatically backs up to the "Cloud." Google is creating a Google technology ecosystem with Google computers, the Nexus tablet, Android smart phones, and the star of the show Google Glass. Apple, Microsoft, you have your work cut out for you. Excellent job Larry and Sergey, thanks for bringing the Google Glass product launch to Detroit. The food was primo, the music was Techno/House music, with the MOCAD
creating an elegant tone and atmosphere for the event.
Tech Town http://techtowndetroit.org a hi-tech business incubator in Detroit, for a university business incubator near you
click on the Association of University Research Parks (AURP)
$31.7 Billion with a B dollars of trading on the NYSE. For more corporate info on Twitter click on
SEC http://www.sec.gov gets SAC http://www.sac.com to cop a plea for $ 1.2 Billion dollars...for more info click on
http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/08/investing/sac-guilty-plea Gordon Gecko
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlOd-VsolLE eat your heart out..
Top Al Qaeda leader pays the price
Gartner IT Symposium in Barcelona, Spain http://www.gartner.com/technology/symposium/barcelona.
Asterand http://www.asterand.com/Asterand, one of Detroit's most important companies (a bio-technology start up company) trades on the London Stock Exchange http://www.londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm which is different than the Libor; the founder of Asterand, Mr. Charltan hails from the UK; thanks for coming to Detroit, Michigan Mr. Charltan and being the anchor tenant for Tech Town where MB and MTI did an elevator pitch for the Smart Start board at Tech Town. For more info on Tech Town click on
In London, the Libor http://www.bankrate.com/rates/interest-rates/libor.aspx probe of currency traders widens for more info click on
Three tragedies at LA International Airport (LAX) http://ktla.com/local-news/stories/shooting-at-lax/#axzz2juGKvTld, the terrorist attack in China on the Forbidden City
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/29/us-china-tiananmen-idUSBRE99S02R20131029 and in the latest attack in China detailed in USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/11/08/china-arrest-bomb-attack/3472885. The company's condolences go out to the familes of the injured and deceased. On a lighter note..
IBM www.ibm.com had a seminar on IBM Rational Jazz software on
November 7, 2013 at 8:30 AM. To learn more
IBM Rational Jazz click on
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/503903970 and join
the Jazz https://jazz.net open source development community. Also in Michigan
Foto Europa 1840 - present is at the Detroit Institute of Arts, for more info
click on http://www.dia.org/calendar/event.aspx?id=4101&iid=.
www.ibm.com HQ in Armonk, New York
To check out tech for the past 100 years and the next 100 click on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39jtNUGgmd4. In other hi-tech news...
A Venture Beat hi-tech seminar in Redwood City, California, click on http://www.eventbrite.com/e/databeat-2013-tickets-5613606448?aff=email1&mc_cid=17033e5641&mc_eid=8ae3fa3ee3&ct=t%28VB_Events_DataBeat_2013_11_04_13_11_4_2013%29 for more
info and to register.
For an IDC http://www.idc.com report on Oracle click on
The preferred phone for Team Treadstone..never heard of Treadstone?
Read Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity the book, and
then try the movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp4nzjap6I8 staring Clive Owen, Julia Styles, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Chris Cooper and Matt Damon.
Jack Dorsey of Twitter www.twitter.com made a dash for the cash for
$31.7 Billion with a B dollars
the NYSE https://globalderivatives.nyx.com
....with Jack Ma of Ali Baba http://www.alibaba.com
not far behind http://www.thestreet.com/story/12010741/1/why-jack-ma-may-choose-new-york-for-alibaba-ipo.html on either the NYSE https://nyse.nyx.com or the Hong Kong Stock Exchange http://www.hkex.com.hk/eng/index.htm. The Ali Baba ipo will help Yahoo www.yaho.com which owns a
stake in Ali Baba. Investing in the IT That makes a Competitive Difference
http://hbr.org/2008/07/investing-in-the-it-that-makes-a-competitive-difference is an
an excellent article on IT.
For more tech news read...
Venture Beat http://venturebeat.com and
Tech Crunch http://techcrunch.com; for the latest on Google www.google.com click on
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_24410821/google-shows-off-new-photo-video-tools-google and Google chooses Detroit as a tech hub http://nibletz.com/2013/09/27/google-chooses-7-tech-hubs-north-america, to sign up if you are a start up in Detroit click on
http://grandcircus.co, and if you are a start up in the U.S.A.
click on http://s.co to find a start up community near you, click on
to find a venture capital firm near you.
http://www.navy.com/?campaign=search_Reprise/Google/New+Brand+Keywords/u.s%20navy/mkwid/seRYenLk5|dc/pcrid/24203375316/pmt/p Stealth Ship
Iraq asks President Obama for help with insurgency
Sometimes you have to leave before people appreciate what you do, and Iraq wants the USA back to deal with a deadly insurgency. For more info click on
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/10/16/statement-press-secretary-visit-prime-minister-nouri-al-maliki-iraq and to see the video click on
Meanwhile also in the Middle East, Israel is hit with a
cyber attack, for more info click on
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2022135530_apxisraelcyberdefense.html?prmid=obinsource. Also in the Middle East, in Egypt the Mohammed Morisi trial has started,
http://www.voanews.com/content/egypt-set-to-begin-morsi-trial/1782641.html, to learn more about Egypt and one way to look at what happened to lead up to the trial scroll down to
The U.S. and Egyptian Relationship.
The Chinese have a saying, that in every threat there is an opportunity and Oracle, Google, and Red Hat www.redhat.com (Red Hat is a variety of Linux, which is open source software, for more info on open source click on https://community.jboss.org/welcome) must do their homework because.....
Oracle www.oracle.com and Google www.google.com provide hi-tech surge for the
Affordable Care Act
click below for more info
development project in Detroit, Michigan
Speaking of Chicago, the Chicago developer
William Hults http://www.freep.com/article/20131101/BUSINESS06/311010098
makes good on his word to buy the Packard Plant in Detroit
Michigan. The plant designed by famed Architect Albert Khan
can be adapted to a number of uses with the
the new bridge http://buildthedricnow.com between Windsor, and Detroit, Michigan USA to be built soon.
The Department of Homeland Security http://www.dhs.gov is a federal agency that
helps to protect the U.S.A..
two countries since 1979
Secretary of State John Kerry working to allay the concerns of Saudia Arabia and
Israel; click on
for more information. On the same subject Deborah Amos an international correspondent is
giving a presentation on the Middle East on 11/17/2013 at 3:00 pm for more information
on Ms. Amos click on http://wuis.org/people/deborah-amos. Also
Roey Gilad is giving a speech for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies on
December 9th, 2013 at 9:30 AM for more info click on
in an official role in Iran since 1979.
click on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_XL for more info. Detroit has a
For information on the buying power of a segment of that population
click on http://stylemagazine.com/news/2013/sep/24/black-consumer-power-still-matters,
by a Nielsen http://www.nielsen.com/us/en.html expert. Other excellent ethnic media are:
La Prensa http://www.laprensatoledo.com, Michigan Citizen http://michigancitizen.com, Michigan Chronicle http://www.michronicleonline.com, Arab American News http://www.arabamericannews.com/news, Jewish News http://www.thejewishnews.com, and The
Epoch Times www.theepochtimes.com; for Polish/Polish American culture click on
http://www.polartcenter.com, and for fine Italian food click on
http://www.mariosdetroit.com, call for more info.
Crains Detroit http://www.crainsdetroit.com,
Blac http://www.blacdetroit.com, El Central https://plus.google.com/105498472239142218995/about?gl=us&hl=en#105498472239142218995/about?gl=us&hl=en
The Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com The Detroit News http://www.detroitnews.com
and the Windsor Star http://www.windsorstar.com/index.html; (Detroit USA is right across the
Ambassador bridge from Windsor, Ontario Canada) are other major media outlets in the Detroit, Windsor, Ontario and Essex county (Canada) region.
For other ways to do your homework when it comes to marketing you want to check out American Demographics
http://adage.com/section/american-demographics/195 and the U.S. Census Burea http://www.census.gov for marketing in general and Gartner http://www.gartner.com/technology/home.jsp when it comes to tech. The book
Training Today's Youth for Tomorrow's Technology describes Gartner, other IT research companies, consulting companies as well as covering hi-tech start up basics and smart phones.
you want to check out
http://pocketnow.com to keep up with the latest and greatest in
In other tech news IBM www.ibm.com has a seminar on IBM Rational Jazz software on
November 7, 2013 at 8:30 AM for more details click on
https://dng-oct17.eventbrite.com to register for the event.
To check out tech for the past 100 years and the next 100 click on
The Start up Valley of Death diagram shows
critical stages of start up companies below
Mr. Martin Zwilling and his excellent blog and newsletter;
for more info on him and venture capital click on
For other tech news read the Tech Town newsletter
http://techtowndetroit.org/press-release/techtown-receives-800000-from-u-s-dept-of-health-and-human-services-to-support-swot-city-detroit (on the Wayne State University campus
http://wayne.edu), and keep up the with
AURP http://www.aurp.net as a place to
find a start up business incubator near you. Finally there is also
Automation Alley http://www.automationalley.com which sponsors the GLEQ http://gleq.org/gleq.nsf/index.html and is opening an
office in downtown Detroit, Michigan.
Not to far from the Motor City (Detroit) in
Ann Arbor (Hail to the Victors) is the start up business incubator called
Spark http://www.annarborusa.org near the University of Michigan
For up to the date news click on
For sports news click on
www.nfl.com where the Baltimore Ravens are the 2013 football champs
and on www.nhl.com where the Chicago Blackhawks took the 2013 hockey crown click on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-i5joYLDWs to see the video, the mlb http://mlb.mlb.com/home baseball playoffs leading to the World Series are over with Beantown (Boston) winning the World Series http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/ps/y2013 with the Boston Red Sox taking the crown; after the earlier Boston Bombing this helps give the city something positive to think about.
The National Football League
The Detroit Tigers http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com were in the running, but lost to Boston. The Detroit Lions http://www.detroitlions.com are in first place in their division; with the Chicago Bears http://www.chicagobears.com and Green Bay Packers
http://www.packers.com close behind. For NCAA Football click on
Now back to more serious news....
War ships are in the region, and war seemed a foregone conclusion. However President Obama gave a final speech, and despite all the criticism it worked.
For more info on the speech click on
Currently Russia and Syria are negotiating with the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry http://www.state.gov/secretary, and Iran has reached out. Will it work?...who knows, but whatever happens, with lives at stake while some media pundits and politicians may be upset, the U.S. citizen soldiers who have to suit up and actually fight these wars are most likely glad that a final effort to prevent the fighting has been made after more than 12 years of the U.S. at war. In an update Saudia Arabia has made a move in the conflict, for more info click on http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2013/10/08/Saudis-bankroll-new-rebel-force-to-fight-own-war-on-Assad/UPI-14171381256329/?spt=mps&or=4.
Back to the U.S.A. for U.S. citizens, to find out President Obama's economic plan for the U.S.A., and it's continued progress click on
In other news closer to home U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Colorado which has had a major flood to let them know
the U.S.A. is on the way to help, for more info click on
http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2013/09/19/vp-joe-biden-and-jill-biden-to-head-to-colorado-monday-to-view-flood-damage/100597. In a show of corporate responsibility
J.P. Morgan Chase, Chrysler http://www.chrysler.com and other businesses are helping out in
speaking of corporate responsibility....
VP Biden also gave a speech on cyber defense in
London, England also known as the UK
click below for more info
irresponsible behavior U.S. Tax Cheats are coming clean
such as the billionaire Beanie Babies creator Ty Warner.
wave of the Affordable Health Care Act click on http://hbr.org/2013/10/the-strategy-that-will-fix-health-care/ar/1 in the Harvard Business Review. For the State of Michigan medical exchange website for the Affordable Health Care Act click on
Governors of U.S. States had the option to set up their own
Affordable Health Care Act medical exchanges or to let the U.S.A. set up
the medical exchange for that state. To find out
how IBM plans to help with health care outcomes in the
USA read IBM's massive bet on Watson by clicking on
With Twitter www.twitter.com looking to go public http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/looking-to-twitter-to-reignite-tech-i-p-o-s, J.P. Morgan Chase looking to do the IPO for Chrysler
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/25/us-alibaba-ipo-idUSBRE98O04F20130925 as predicted here in an earlier blog -
reports, it will be tested first and then done on the NYSE, for more info click on
where many start up such as Facebook www.facebook.com
and major companies such as Google www.google.com are traded.
Other major stock exchanges are ICE
Chicago Mercantile Exchange CME
the London Stock Exchange
This would clear the way for Mark Fields the COO of Ford
who has been groomed to be the next CEO of Ford http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304795804579103214121188316.html to step into the role, he has experience
at the Japanese automaker Mazda http://www.mazda.com; and has also
gained further executive experience as a leader with the United Way http://www.liveunitedsem.org.
- The threat of new entrants into the market.
- Bargaining power of suppliers.
- Rivalry among competitors.
- Bargaining power of buyers.
- The threat of substitute products or services.
The Art of (Cyber) War
July 19th - 27th 2013
The Art of (Cyber) War
The Future of War http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/4303499 in Popular Mechanics is a eye opener.
Cybersecurity tops agenda in meeting with
President Obama and President Xi
according to AP http://www.ap.org and we are
sure a few business deals were cut, maybe the coming Ali Baba http://www.alibaba.com ipo...
http://www.ft.com/home/us. In other financial news Richard Cordray is appointed
http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2013/07/19/weekly-address-confirming-rich-cordray-lead-cfpb the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Burea http://www.consumerfinance.gov.
In good news for Detroit Mr. Bill Hults a developer from Chicago has plans for a long abandoned eye sore in Detroit that will turn it into a start up company magnet in the Motor City
http://www.willistower.com in Chicago, an architectural masterpiece; for a book on
architecture in Detroit scroll down to the company book list. Speaking of art below is a
picture of the Detroit Institute of Arts www.dia.org and in the next company update the company will introduce you to the Director of the DIA Mr. Graham W.J. Beal and how he can use the current financial restructuring in the
City of Detroit as a marketing bananza and improve the financial security of the DIA. One clue to how he could do this is..
Did you know that Netscape http://netscape.aol.com now a division of Time Warner once did a
hi-tech product launch at the
Detroit Institute of Arts www.dia.org?
The company's estimate for the DIA's art treasures, the building, and land not counting the annual revenue from exhibits is $15 - 20 Billion with a B dollars. For those who doubt this consider the
following: 1 painting that the Home Alone movie poster is based on sold for
$100 million dollars recently. Whoops, excuse the company we stand corrected, the actual amount paid for the painting titled "The Scream" was $120 million, and the buyer?.Leon Black the co-founder of Apollo Global Management http://www.agm.com/Home.aspx; Leon was the former right hand man of the Junk Bond King Michael (Mike) Miliken, who helped the late great tycoon Reginald Lewis do a LBO of TLC Beatrice, which at the time was based in Chicago. For more on Leon, a art lover, get your special edition of the Forbes 400 http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml.
An excellent article on the art world social circuit is
For Art Dealers, a New Life on the Fair Circuit
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/arts/for-art-dealers-a-new-life-on-the-fair-circuit.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0, the 2 top art auction houses are:
Christie's http://www.christies.com and
Christie's has won the contract to do the appraisals on the DIA
Also at the DIA
Foto Europa 1840 - present is at the Detroit Institute of Arts, for more info
click on http://www.dia.org/calendar/event.aspx?id=4101&iid= and the film
Chico and Rita about the Cuban and New York Jazz scene during the
Jazz Bebop era. Also in art news the Re:View art gallery is having a reception Sunday November 10th, 2013 at 3:00 pm. Click on
for more information.
these banks to do the Chrysler ipo:
J.P. Morgan Chase http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Home/home.htm $6.5 Billion
Wells Fargo https://www.wellsfargo.com $5.5 Billion
Citigroup http://www.citigroup.com/citi $4.2 Billion
Bank of America https://www.bankofamerica.com $4.0 Billion
Goldman Sachs http://www.goldmansachs.com $1.9 Billion
Morgan Stanley $1.0 Billion; to find out more about
Wall Street returns to era of Big Profits, click on
For more info on the Chrysler ipo Sergio speaks
For what glass can do click on
goes to trial
Cohen charged over insider trading, click on http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d97eb5c0-f09d-11e2-929c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2ZhFxtyE6 for more info as the
fight to clean up the Wall Street culture that led to the financial meltdown in 2008 continues.
IBM CEO Rometty was the IBM
Other top magazines for tech are:
CIO magazine has an article on Big Data, for more info click on
http://www.baselinemag.com is a fusion of business and technology; a great
magazine Information Week has printed it's last paper issue, for IT
milestones click on
http://www.informationweek.com. Also Autoweek http://www.autoweek.com
had a great May 2013 issue with an article on BMW http://www.bmw.com/com/en i8, and an article on a Cloud Car
http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130507/carnews/130509871 check out the current issue of
Autoweek and our section on Cloud Computing further down the blog, also subscribe to our blog by e-mail.
The Detroit Goldcup 2013 http://www.gold-cup.com a speedboat race was
held July 12-14 for more info click on http://www.youtube.com/user/APBAGoldCup.
for more info or to register click on
the headliner is Mr. Jack Dorsey, the uber (German for super) hacker and founder of Twitter https://twitter.com; however the company thinks his start up to watch now is called Square https://squareup.com a smart phone
hardware business that helps small start ups and larger companies such as Starbucks http://www.starbucks.com.
includes carbon trading and how Wall Street and main street can benefit from it.
Bizdom http://bizdom.com - the meeting space
Quicken Loans http://www.quickenloans.com - the food
O'Reilly Media http://oreilly.com - the sponsored book prizes, and the
speaker Mr. Alex Boyd who works for iRule http://www.iruleathome.com.
health care in the U.S.A and world wide click on
http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/12/technology/ibm_watson_health_care/index.htm; also in health care news in the July 2013 print edition of USA Today http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/printedition/money/index.htm
an article shows how 80% of hospitals embrace electronic records, which is the name of the
Linda Girard of Pure Visibility http://purevisibility.com can help you grow your business
SEO, which stands for Search Engine Optimization, in case you do not understand that she can help you with that also, it's a good thing.
click on http://article.wn.com/view/2013/07/03/Egypt_crisis_in_pictures/?section=MediumSearch&template=cheetah-worldnews%2Findex.txt#/related_news.
In the latest update President Morisi has been put on trial http://www.voanews.com/content/egypt-set-to-begin-morsi-trial/1782641.html, and the trial is on hold until January 2014, for more info click on http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/after-chaotic-start-trial-of-ousted-egyptian-president-morsi-postponed-until-jan-8/2013/11/04/617b6956-4539-11e3-95a9-3f15b5618ba8_story.html.
click on http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/cerberus-talking-to-blackberry-founders-about-joint-bid-report/article15217989/
By the way, did you know that the
Statue of Liberty is a gift from France to the U.S.A. with a
Replica in France?
There are 2 French start up companies to keep an eye on, the first is:
Daily Motion - the French YouTube that Yahoo tried to acquire as Yahoo tries to face off with Google, for more info
click on http://www.dailymotion.com/us
The second is Calinda Software, the start up competed in the European Sharepoint Server contest
for more info click on http://www.calindasoftware.com/SitePages/Home.aspx?Page=Home&Langue=EN-us. The City of Detroit (Detroit means "the straight" in French) and Cadillac www.gm.com the car owes it's name to the French explorer Antoine de Cadillac
So the French influence in the U.S.A., especially in Detroit is alive and well. To sharpen the point France prepares to partner with the U.S. if needed as President Obama calls for a vote for possible action on Syria
For another Egyptian and U.S. similarity one is President Nixon (a Republican) stated on national TV with the Journalist David Frost http://www.amazon.com/Frost-Nixon-Frank-Langella/dp/B001TH92N4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373497399&sr=8-1&keywords=frost+nixon+dvd that whatever he did as President was legal because he was the President. The reason a lot of Egyptians were mad at President Morisi was because though he won the election he basically stated that because he was the President of Egypt he was above the Egyptian Judiciary and could do what he wanted. In contrast to the U.S. and Egypt that is why you hear often the U.S. is a nation of laws not men, so with the U.S.A.'s system of checks and balances it is hard for a single man to overide the law; as a result President Nixon chose to resign. It was no accident that President Morisi was replaced by a member of the Egyptian Judiciary (Supreme Court) because he never accepted their authority, while in the end Nixon did accept the authority of the court and congress but kept the tapes, along with handing over power to VP Gerald Ford, who then became President Gerald Ford, for more info read Write it When I am Gone www.amazon.com.
Just to throw another French connection in there, U.S. President Gerald R. Ford attended the
University of Michigan http://www.umich.edu - Go Blue!.....
which was modeled on the
Ecole Polytechnique - http://www.polytechnique.edu/
France has Tour De France http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2013/us
in the U.S.A. we have Tour De Troit http://www.tour-de-troit.org which just started in
Detroit, Michigan USA in 2013. To buy a bike in Detroit click on
as Detroiters try healthier life styles that put bike paths in urban areas.
Many Egyptians never accepted this (President Morisi saying he was above the law) and when President Moris's financial backer in Qatar handed over power to his son http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2347885/Qatari-emir-Sheikh-Hamad-hands-power-33-year-old-son.html, President Morisi was toast and now Egypt may have to accept a IMF loan http://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/countryfacts/egy. Egypt currently is in transition with the Egyptian General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi playing a leading role with a new President chosen from the Egyptian Judiciary to replace former President Morisi who now faces charges, more details will be provided once the company has better information.
Two experts on the Middle East and World Affairs you may want to check out are Fareed Zakaria who also thinks the U.S. should stay out of Syria if at all possible http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/06/fareed-zakaria-on-american-intervention-in-syria/276778, and Saeed Khan http://www.ispu.org/people/Saeed-Khan who lectures at Wayne State University and has done a seminar at WSU that inlcuded experts from all sides of the spectrum at the WSU Law School on the Syrian crisis; he also does interviews with the BBC http://www.bbc.com/ and other media outlets.
President Obama in contrast, has shown excellent leadership and diplomacy in meeting with the leader of China http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2013/06/07/president-obamas-bilateral-meeting-president-xi-jinping-china, President Obama's and First Lady Michelle Obama's tour of Africa; most important Great leadership like charity begins at home and the U.S. economy is hitting on all cylinders after the financial disaster of 2008 and would be even better without the Sequester, which right wing members of the GOP requested. In more leadership by First Lady Michelle Obama, she met with the Mayor of Southfield, Michigan Mayor Brenda Lawrence http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/06/10/let-s-move-cities-towns-celebrates-one-year-promoting-healthy-living to promote her health initiative Let's Move http://www.letsmove.gov. Mayor Brenda Lawrence, showed leadership by building the City of Southfield's ultra modern library (see below) to help educate U.S. kids after she was elected the Mayor of Southfield.
One more thing to add about General Alexander is honesty; he has stated that if the U.S. fights a ground war in Syria it will cost billions and could take 10 years http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10196498/Syria-intervention-could-cost-US-billions-of-dollars.html. That is why I have a picture of the book the Illiad above; the Illiad is the story of the Trojan War, a war between Greek City States (such as Athens and Sparta) and the City of Troy. That war took 20 years, if you add it to the current 12 years for Iraq and Afghanistan where the U.S. is still fighting, the U.S. will easily break the 20 year record if NATO or the U.S. goes to war with Syria, which seems more likely by the day.
For the quick version try the DVD
A CFO conference co-sponsored by the The Wall Street Journal and Deloitte will be held in Washington D.C. http://dc.gov/DC on June 17th - June 18th, 2013. For more info on the conference and how to register
Some of the headliners will be Daniel Yergin of IHS, an energy expert, Pamela J. Craig of Accenture the consulting company, and Nicholas C. Fanandakis of E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
To read a statement by President Obama on this meeting click on
For more info on this historic meeting from the MSNBC perspective click on
For more info on this historic meeting from the Chinese Digital Times perspective click on
IBM has been in China for years; for the IBM China homepage click on
http://www-31.ibm.com/smb/cn/gochina; the Chinese are good business partners, just
ask IBM www.ibm.com and GM www.gm.com and that means good American jobs so the
meeting of President Obama and President Xi is a great thing. For more info on this click on
http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2013/06/10/rhodes-sunnylands-summit for video. As the China
middle class rises it will help if the China middle class buys U.S. products as well as
invests in the U.S.. For info on the latest U.S. job and economic statistics click on
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm. Besides the economy,
Cadillac http://www.cadillac.com is also back!
To read a recent review click on
betting on American workers. Just to jog that memory click on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2POembdArVo so you can remember
How Far We Have Traveled.
The Detroit International Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show (DIAMTS) was just in town in the Motor City http://www.diamts.com/diamts.html, (click below to see a man who loves the
so the North American International Auto Show ( NAIAS) is soon to come (in January 2014), click on
http://www.naias.com for more information. While you are in town you might want to
hit the following hot spots.
Motor City Casino
India Arie coming on November 17, 2013 to
the Motor City Casino Sound Board. For more info and tickets click
on http://www.soulbird.com/events, with
Aretha Franklin on December 21, 2013. To bring in the New Year there is the
North American International Auto Show from
January 13 - 26, 2014
Cobo Center http://www.cobocenter.com, and
the Shen Yun 2014 Feb 04-09, 2014 at the Detroit Opera House
and then cool off at the Ren Cen which is by the Detroit River; it has an excellent view of Windsor, Ontario Canada.
Since people come from around the world to check out the
NAIAS in Detroit, here are news sources from around the world so that you
can keep abreast of news from around the globe while you are in Detroit and right across the bridge from Windsor, Ontario Canada.
For a better view and for Start up Company Tips click on
Also give thanks to Mr. Martin Zwilling who created the graph and blog with the tips listed above.
The article below gives a quick summary of the start up company process with a real life example, click on
http://topics.bloomberg.com/venture-capital, Bloomberg is setting up a venture capital fund for start ups called
For pricing info on a Bloomberg terminal subscription that is added to the cost of the terminal
click on http://qz.com/84961/this-is-how-much-a-bloomberg-terminal-costs/#84961/this-is-how-much-a-bloomberg-terminal-costs.
Go to MB and MTI's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Maximillian-Bryan-Marcell-Technologies-Internationale-LLC/140988465978339 and click on like!
To join a start up community near you, or if there is not one to create one yourself click on
http://www.s.co/#. Russia has joined the start up game with start ups such as
Yandex http://www.yandex.com; Yandex is the Russian Google.
For more start up news in Russia click on
Thanks to Biz X magazine we know that the We-Tech Alliance www.wetech-alliance.com is looking for start ups in Windsor, Ontario Canada for free coaching every Tuesday. For more info check out the May 2013 issue pg 15 of Biz X by clicking on http://www.bizxmagazine.com.
For start up company, hi-tech tips
www.amazon.com in U.S. www.amazon.co.uk in the United Kingdom
Along with City of Detroit USA http://techtowndetroit.org, Berlin Germany http://www.climate-kic.org/national-centres/berlin-germany, Yes Berlin Germany (Ja, Berlin, Deutschland)
is becoming a hi-tech start up hub. For more info click on
A town in Michigan that will remind you of Germany is Frankenmuth, also called Michigan's Little Bavaria, for more info click on
The Art of (Cyber) War
Yahoo www.yahoo.com CEO tries to buy the French version of YouTube www.youtube.com
called http://www.businessinsider.com/the-french-government-just-did-marissa-mayer-a-huge-favor-blocking-yahoos-200-million-deal-to-buy-the-french-youtube-2013-4. You go, Marissa, sometimes no, just means not now especially if Le France sees you picking another M and A dance partner, Vive Le France. For more info on Marissa and her plans for search at Yahoo (Yahoo was the search engine leader at one time) click on http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323372504578469401316209428.html.
A French start up to check out is Calinda Software,
for more info click on http://www.calindasoftware.com/SitePages/Home.aspx?Page=Home&Langue=EN-us.
The Art of (Cyber) War
start up company info click on
There is also Dan (Primack) the venture capital man, you may want to click on
http://ebm.cheetahmail.com/r/regf2?a=0&aid=2087267012&n=1 and subscribe to his
newsletter on start ups and hi-tech it is great.
Also now is a
time to make sure no war is rushed into without careful debate, informed consent of the public
and the support of U.S. Citizens.
Also for vets, dependents and survivors who need info on what benefits they may qualify for you want to order
Federal Benefits for Veterans Dependents and Survivors
The best Teacher in the State of Michigan is Gary Abud a Science Teacher at Grosse Point North High School. For more info click on http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140--304371--,00.html.
the 2010 - 2011 Charter Schools Office Report, a more recent report covers 2011 - 2012. To get the report click on
A new trend parents need to be aware of are e-books and the increased use of e-books on
the k-12, and college level. The major platforms for e-books are the Kindle from Amazon, the Nook from Barnes and Noble and the Apple iPad. www.apple.com. To let us know your
or your child's experience with an e-reader just click on
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maximillian-Bryan-Marcell-Technologies-Internationale-LLC/140988465978339 and post your experience or post it on the blog. In health news for kids schools in China have introduced eye excercises for children. For more information click on
For more education news, for parents and kids into tech you want to check out Connect Ed by clicking on
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/06/bringing-america-s-students-digital-age. A Texas School Districts Drops Microchip-Tracking System; no this is not science fiction, but a true story in the Wall Street Journal. For more info click on http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323664204578609943665353714.html. Also President Obama gives a heartfelt speech on the Travon Martin tragedy (he was a kid), what it means for young people, and moving forward in a positive way, to hear the speech click on
Eating healthy is important, but so is exercise and that is why the First Lady's Let's Move http://www.letsmove.gov initiative is so important for adults and kids. The First Lady is
also the current cover girl for the Special issue of US magazine http://www.usmagazine.com
and a Special Edition of Essence magazine http://www.essence.com.
Besides her First Lady, and modeling duties the First Lady found time to visit Elmo and Rosita to promote healthy eating, for more info click on
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/10/31/elmo-and-rosita-join-first-lady-michelle-obama-promote-fresh-food-choices-kids. The First Lady is also doing a new initiative on improving
education in the U.S.A. with the wife of VP Joe Biden, Jill Biden
Now back to books.....
by Professor Amy C. Edmondson in the Harvard Business Review is an excellent article for school and work. To find out about Women's Leadership in Michigan Top Public Companies
2003 -2013 click on
after all Big Ed said no to Microsoft and survived when that was rare, picked Apple as a telecom partner when they were down on their luck, close to bankruptcy helping the late, great Steve Jobs launch the iPhone, and just when you thought there were no more rabbits for him to pull out of his hat, helped to set a nice foundation for the current
GM CEO Daniel Akerson http://www.gm.com/company/corporate-officers/daniel-akerson, a U.S. Naval Academy http://www.usna.edu/homepage.php graduate after the crash of 2008.
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2004/02/09/360092/. For more info on banking from a special report by the Economist in May of 2008 click on http://www.economist.com/node/11325347, and if you really want to
stay in the know on finance subscribe to
CSOs (Chief Security Officers) add CSO magazine
A history of Jazz in Detroit might be a nice read...
To hear Jazz in Detroit click on
hear musical historian Ed Love
at 7:00 pm Saturday EST.
Also when it come to music:
The Detroit Jazz Festival 2013 - to follow on
Twitter www.twitter.com @detroitjazzfest and on
Facebook www.facebook.com/detroitjazzfestival for the webpage with lineup
Robert Reich wrote an article titled on how the U.S. witnessing loss of public good
and spaces. Mr. Reich the former U.S. Labor Secretary in the President Clinton Administration wrote a powerful book called...
Locked in the Cabinet
In an opposing view Michael Barone wrote
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130905/OPINION01/309050001/Use-private-money-rebuild-nation-s-infrastructure?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs. Whatever side of the fence you are on, you need to be aware of this debate because the stakes are high.
Mr. Jeff Bezos the CEO of Amazon www.amzon.com has recently praised some books, some by the management guru Mr. Peter Drucker. This list made it's way around the website of the start up company LinkedIn www.linkedin.com. Maximillian Bryan and Marcell Technologies Internationale will list these books and their titles on the blog soon.
One other book you may want to read is
Business Intelligence Success Factors
Olivia Parr Rud
speaking of Business Intelligence, follow Katarina Rojko of
IDC http://www.idc.com on www.twitter.com.
Speaking of Intelligence....
Read the books At the Center of the Storm www.amazon.com by George J. Tenet and Against All Enemies www.amazon.com by
Richarde A. Clarke to relive 9/11 and despite what some say realize the IC is to be valued, any changes to current laws should be made with 9/11, and the recent Boston bombing in mind; and these 2 men lived through it the hard way.
For an excellent book on history that predicted China's return to prominence
before it happened with excellent statistics read
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers
This book covers, history, economics, military affairs and is for students, parents, concerned citizens as well as political and military leaders who are concerned about today's trends, what can be learned from the past.
To get a price and technical info on the Kinect a visit to the Microsoft www.microsoft.com store
might be the way to go; to find one near you click on
http://www.microsoftstore.com, I went to the one in Troy, Michigan at Somerset Mall.
More on the Microsoft Bootcamp series for start up companies in the next blog. A venture capital firm now has a seat on the board with Microsoft.
in an article from the
Bank Technology News website.
Israel was hit with a cyber attack on a major tunnel recently, for more info click on
For your cyber security infrastructure software providers Symantec http://www.symantec.com/endpoint-protection-small-business-edition-2013, McAfee http://www.mcafee.com/us, and the newcomer Mandiant
https://www.mandiant.com are at the cutting edge.
The CEO/Founder of Mandiant is Kevin Mandia a USAF Academy
graduate, also besides subscribing to this blog
subscribe to the Microsoft Security Newsletter
To find out how to apply to the academy click
Guilty pleas in the UK hacking case. For more info click on http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303618904579167613737453216; to read the begining of the case scroll down to the stealth ships. CSOs (Chief Security Officers) concerned about hacking should subscribe to CSO magazine and check out http://www.linkedin.com/groups/eForensics-Magazine-4508439?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr, for a magazine on computer forensics. Quantum Dawn 2 - a bank cyber defense excercise http://www.americanbanker.com/issues/178_139/quantum-dawn-2-a-useful-test-but-banks-have-more-cyberwar-prep-to-do-1060741-1.html and hacker attacks on banks in South Korea http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/world/asia/south-korea-computer-network-crashes.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 more info to follow in next update.
if returned http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/attorney-general-eric-holder-tells-russians-us-wont-seek-death-penalty-for-edward-snowden/2013/07/26/42442806-f602-11e2-81fa-8e83b3864c36_story.html to the U.S.A..
In Training Today's Youth for Tomorrow's Technology the book discusses how a
key employee defecting can hurt a company in section called trends to watch
for more info go to www.amazon.com search for the book and when you find it
do a search for Lopez, it describes a situation similar to Snowden
but instead of the U.S. and Russia it involved GM and Volkswagen, and the Volkswagen Passat a
car so far ahead of it's time that until Alan Mulally got to Ford www.ford.com the then to be flagship
car called the Ford 500 looked similar to a larger Passat. Mulally, after talking it over with William (Bill) Ford, (read American Icon www.amazon.com for details), ditched the 500 brand, renamed the Ford 500 the Taurus, a discarded car brand that was Ford's most recognized brand and came up with a
a new platform that is more modern and sleek for the Taurus with the workers on the line
being partners and building the car with quality.
effected by 9/11 more than a decade later click on
http://www.govexec.com/magazine/features/2011/09/ten-years-after/34799 for an excellent article on this subject from Government Executive magazine.
In an update, there have been media reports of an admission that
Snowden was contacted by Russian authorities in Hong Kong before he fled to Russia.
Two places to check for digital evidence are online Bitcoin anonymous accounts (For more info on Bitcoin click on http://bitcoinnewsboard.com) for Snowden, and
digital picture files such as JPEG files that may look like harmless
pictures but hide data in pictures that may have been e-mailed to others holding data from the NSA. For more info on Bitcoin from Francois Velde a Sr. Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank click on
In other news of damage caused by this fugitive from justice click on
http://www3.cfo.com/article/2013/8/data-security_nsa-cloud-edward-snowden-fisa-it-security for an article from CFO magazine www.cfo.com. On a romantic tragedy theme
Snowden's ex speaks, click on http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/30/20736382-the-spy-who-spurned-me-anna-chapman-refuses-to-discuss-snowden-proposal
for more info, she is apparently affiliated with a ring of suspected Russian spies who were in the U.S.. In a more recent update Snowden's Father flew to Russia to say Snowden would not be returning to the U.S. and media reports say a supervisor issued a warning about Snowden in 2009, for more info click on
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/11/us/cia-warning-on-snowden-in-09-said-to-slip-through-the-cracks.html?_r=0, so the IT security controls used by the CIA may be better than those used by NSA or Snowden being busted the first time refined his technique.
In the U.S. system of justice one is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, but at this point there is good chance Snowden will go down in infamy with infamous U.S. traitors such Robert Hansen, Aldrich Ames, Johnathan Pollard, and Benedict Arnold. My question to those who feel he is justified are if information Snowden has turned over to Russia gets into the wrong hands and the U.S. and allies such as the U.K. are hit again as the U.S was on 9-11 and more recently the Boston Marathon bombing with the anniversary of 9-11 just passed days ago on 9/11/2013 will you still feel the same way? The Wall Street Journal and Bob Schiffer the TV Reporter in a TV Editorial recently came around to seeing the
damage that Snowden is doing, so much so England has passed new media laws that may be a direct reaction to the damage he has done.
the new Iranian leader before his visit to the United Nations, for more info click on
Iran, however with ongoing negotiations hopefull this can be resolved without war.
The UK has drawn a line in the sand on hacking, see article in USA Today on Britain Unveils Web Surveillance plan www.usatoday.com June 15th, 2012 and with recent new hacking laws, more on that in the next blog update.. Also the UK has written a document on Global Cyber-Security Capacity Building for the Budapest Conference on Cyberspace.
Tier 5 - Entry level threat.
Tier 4 - Script kiddies
Tier 3 - Denial of Service (connection to internet or major outage)
Tier 2 - Skilled attackers, organized crime, terrorists, and/or state actors
Tier 1 - A zero day threat where vulnerabilities are found in software, custom code is written to create a threat, and/or the threat is undetected and is collecting data and/or waiting to cause damage when signaled or on a certain day. Wayne State University had an excellent seminar on cyber warfare in 2011. There will be a recap of the event from my notes in an upcoming blog.
5. Baidu Iranian Cyber Army Attack – The Chinese search engine Baidu has been attacked by a group called the Iranian Cyber Army. China was allegedly attacked by a group called the Iranian Cyber Army which attacked Baidu http://translate.google.com/translate?
6. Baidu Iranian Cyber Army Attack – The Chinese search engine Baidu has been attacked by a group called the Iranian Cyber Army. China was allegedly attacked by a group called the Iranian Cyber Army which attacked Baidu http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zhCN&u=http://www.baidu.com/&ei=TeBgT5D1AcuMsAK1o6iWCA&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CDgQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dbaidu%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1182%26bih%3D851%26prmd%3Dimvns, China’s most popular search engine http://www.forbes.com/2010/01/13/baidu-cyber-attack-markets-technology-china.html. The Iranian Cyber Army is apparently real, and according to media reports http://gcn.com/articles/2012/04/26/iran-dangerous-cyber-threat-house-hearing.aspx?s=gcndaily_270412the top cyber threat to the U.S.. Also see the article Tearing Down Iran's Electronic Curtain in the Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/search/term.html?KEYWORDS=Tearing%20Down%20Iran%27s%20Electronic%20Curtain&mod=DNH_San editorial by Toby Deshowitz and Mark Dubowitz.
7. Estonia Denial of Service Attack – The President of Estonia in 2007 at the time of the attack, Toomas Hendrik Ilves gives an interview in Government Executive http://www.govexec.com of how he coped with the first major cyberwarfare battle, to read this tale click on
http://www.govexec.com/magazine/features/2011/08/leading-the-way/34657. This attack is crucial in the understanding of cyber warfare. Estonia was former part of the USSR/Soviet Union, now Russia http://moscow.usembassy.gov that got into a dispute over the price they would pay Russia over natural gas shipped to Europe, and the pipelines that Russia paid for were on Estonia’s soil. To make a long story short, while the payment dispute over natural gas shipped over the pipelines was in progress, Estonia suffered Denial of Service attacks that shut down vital government services and dropped Estonia to it’s knees http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9721429-1.html. This was a key cyber battle because it made Europe aware of it’s vulnerability when states like Estonia go rogue from Russia, and make Europe's natural gas supplies vulnerable. A pipeline attack on the U.S. has been attempted, for more info click on
http://gcn.com/articles/2012/05/08/gas-pipeline-spear-phishing-attacks-us-cert-alert.aspx?s=gcndaily_090512In light of Isra-el's threat to attack Iran it should be noted in 2007 that Isra-el used a cyber weapon to cripple Syrian air defenses near the building where work on atomic energy/weapons was suspected; more info on this exploit can be found in the August 15th, 2011 issue of Government Executive magazine. More recently Isra-el is using it's Iron Dome weapon to defend itself from incoming rockets, http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gfM6tN9Ezcln67wWA5TMfmEwlR3g?docId=CNG.a10b00714e55c8b9c45182ffe1d2a574.91this could turn into a wider conflict. Once again some are beating the war drums, this time for a U.S. led war in Syria, this may be a back door attempt to drag the U.S. into a war with Iran, but things are more complicated with Russia supporting Syria in the current civil war, a recent reported Shanghai Alliance http://en.ria.ru/world/20110514/164023393.htmlbetween Russian and China along with other countries according to media reports, and if war does breaks out and Russia is involved the U.S. needs to know about UAV drones made in Isra-el that Isra-el is reported to have sold to Russia according to Russian media reports for defensive countermeasures. A proxy war between Russia and the U.S. would be a setback to a peaceful solution to the Iran atomic energy issue. Russia has suggested bringing Iran to the table in the Syrian conflict and maybe this could be a way resolve the Iranian atomic weapons/civillian energy issue. A war with NATO and Syria could drag in Iraq, Iran and Egypt with Egypt being a wild card because for the first time since President Anwar Sadat of Egypt was assasinated Egypt's peace agreement with Isra-el would be in doubt. Former U.S. President James Earl Carter, Menachen Begin and Anwar Sadat won the Nobel Peace Prize http://www.nobelprize.org for the Camp David Accords, and some believe that President Anwar Sadat paid for this agreement that President Hosni Mubarak kept in place since 1979 with his life. For more info on the Camp David Accords click on http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.govdocuments/campdavid/accords.phtml. It is believed the group that assasinated President Sadat was linked to the Islamic Brotherhood, and Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood has been elected President of Egypt. The Islamic Brotherhood is also the group that Ayman Al Zawari of Al-Quaeda belonged to before joining with Osama Bin Ladin though lately they have pledged to commit to the political process instead of violence in Egypt. The economic key as always in Egypt since it was built is the Suez Canal http://www.suezcanal.gov.eg for a history of the Suez Canal click on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suez_Canal. For anyone who is in a position to effect policy or may deploy to the Gulf if war breaks out with regard to the events in Syria, Egypt or Iran the bookChina Goes to Sea Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspectiveis must reading. The book gives a historical comparison of the developments of deep water navies over time including ancient Iran/Persia, Ancient and modern China, Russia, Imperial Russia and Germany. The book was written by Mr. Lyle J. Goldstein as a joint publication of the China Maritime Studies Institute http://www.usnwc.edu/Research---Gaming/China-Maritime-Studies-Institute.aspxand the Naval Press Institute http://www.usni.org. Any NATO http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/index.htmconflict with Iran, and or Syria will be a naval battle as well as a land and air battle. Russia is sending warships to Syria http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/11/world/middleeast/russia-sends-warships-on-maneuvers-near-syria.html?_r=1&ref=syria. For a more recent update on Russian forces in the area click on http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/31/syria-peace-talks-russia-weapons?guni=Network. Russia has joined the WTO, the World Trade Organization; Russia is the biggest member to join since China, for more info click on http://www.wto.org. The most recent news in Syria is an alleged attack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) on Outbrain http://news.softpedia.com/news/Outbrain-Hacked-by-Syrian-Electronic-Army-CNN-Time-and-Washington-Post-Impacted-375936.shtml, and an alleged chemial attack in Syria; in the company's view an attack by Syria against the insurgensts/freedom fighters ( remember one mans's freedom fighter is another man's insurgent) while U.N. inspectors are there in Syria.
According to recent media reports the battle for Syria has spilled over into Turkey with a recent bombing http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/21/turkey-bomb-pkk-idUSL6E8JL39E20120821. In related news in The Banker http://www.thebanker.com the Banque Du Liban (Lebanon) http://www.bdl.gov.lb stays calm during the current crisis in Syria and Lebanon - in an article by Stephen Timewell published in The Banker 11/01/2011; to subscribe click on http://www.thebanker.com
9. IMF Cyber Attack - http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/world/12imf.htmlmore info later...
11. This is not a cyber incident but is a must read for any bank IT executive who needs to know how to protect his network. The article is titled How Wall Street Works with the Feds by Mr. Andrew Conry-Murray in Information Week. For more info go to http://www.informationweek.com; another excellent magazine to read regularly to help keep your IT systems secure is www.cfo.com the website for CFO (Chief Financial Officer) magazine.
12. The FBI http://www.fbi.govjailed a hacker who found a security flaw in the AT and T http://www.att.com/?WT.srch=1#fbid=6XcuvBGz-Gywebsite. This flaw revealed the info of over 100,000 iPad users, including e-mails of people who included government officials and Fortune 500 executives. In case you are one of those people please e-mail us and give us your view of what happened and how you felt. For more info on the incident which occurred in June of 2010, and if you want to find out if you are on the list firstname.lastname@example.org. The FBI also uncovered an intrusion on the LAN (Local Area Network)/WAN (Wide Area Network) of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce http://www.uschamber.com with alleged links to China. China has denied an official attack against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for more information on the incident from an article in the Wall Street Journal https://customercenter.wsj.com/public/view/login.html?mg=selfserv-wsj&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcustomercenter.wsj.com%2Fview%2Fhome.htmlclick on http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204058404577110541568535300.html. For video on this attack click on http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204058404577110541568535300.html#articleTabs%3Dvideo
13. Mexican Hackers at war with the Zeta Crime Syndicate -http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/world/americas/hackers-challenge-mexican-crime-syndicate.html. One movie that shows the sophistication of crime syndicates in Mexico and Latin America is the movie Clear and Present Danger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNzWYVWfRIc. In a part of the movie, the hero Jack Ryan, played by Harrison Ford (aka Han Solo) of Star Wars fame http://www.starwars.com is researching a reported explosion at the same time as the security chief of a drug cartel is doing the same thing. Jack Ryan working for the U.S., looks through paper files and books, while the security chief of the drug cartel uses sophisticated computer equipment and software to reach the same conclusion that the reported accident was actually a covert action. Clear and Present Danger; allegedly based on some real life incidents from the 1990s and the deceased drug lord Pablo Escobar, is an excellent DVD - to order on Amazon click on http://www.amazon.com. Patriot Games is also a book by famous author Tom Clancy available on Amazon, along with company book Training Today's Youth for Tomorrow's Technology; to order click on http://www.amazon.com/Training-Todays-Youth-Tomorrows-Technology/dp/1441400362. In more recent news on the Los Zetas drug cartel, the alleged kingpin of the cartel, Miguel Angel
"Z-40" has been arrested for more info click on http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/16/zeta-drug-cartel-trevino-morales/2520345.
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the company's first step would be gathering info on the IT equipment used by Mr. Sergey Aleynikov, along with his phone logs at Goldman Sachs, and if willing, talking to his friends at work and home. Some basic computer forensic definitions will be given the next blog update.
To see an excellent educational video on cyber attacks and social media click on http://www.youtube.com/user/IBMSocialMedia?feature=relchannel. For the latest in Cloud Computing check out the Cloud Car
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Also on the same subject lines but with more of a IT, smart phone, PC focus for younger students; or older student who want a crash course in tech is
Training Today's Youth for Tomorrow's Technology
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Baseline is going all digital soon) has written the copyrighted book Training Today's Youth for Tomorrow's Technology http://www.amazon.com/Training-Todays-Youth-Tomorrows-Technology/dp/1441400362/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323746481&sr=1-1which is on sale at Amazon http://www.amazon.com. The founder Mr. W. Shines has been a paid speaker at the Michigan State University School of Education http://www.educ.msu.edu
Annual Education Technology Seminar in East Lansing Michigan sponsored by Michigan State University http://education.msu.edu, Apple Education http://www.apple.com/education and the The U.S. China Business Council https://www.uschina.org. The company has also won the Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA partnership Award. For more info on GEW/USA click on http://unleashingideas.webjam.com/usa/activities_calendaralso to see a video that Vice-President of the United States Joeseph (Joe) Biden gave to the GEW announcing a partnership click on http://unleashingideas.org/ges2012.
Maximillian Bryan and Marcell Technologies Internationale http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maximillian-Bryan-Marcell-Technologies-Internationale-LLC/140988465978339 has completed the Kauffman Foundation's http://www.kauffman.org/Section.aspx?id=About_The_Foundation Fast Trac New Ventures program for start up companies. Maximillian Bryan and Marcell Technologies Internationale's core competencies are IT, cyber security along with PC/Server LAN/WAN implementation so that the company can advise clients on how to best protect their computer and smart phone networks (yes smart phones are vulnerable to Blue tooth viruses) in this age of never ending cyber attacks.......