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At Paris Fashion Week, technology and fashion collided when a model walked down the runway in a striking 3D printed dress. The simple black dress (pictured above) is not particularly avant-garde, but fashion critics are fascinated by the way it was made. The dress, as well as a structured skirt and cape (pictured below), were designed as part of Iris van Herpen’s Haute Couture show “Voltage.” According to a news release , the collection came about in collaboration with Austrian architect Julia Koerne, and Materialize, a Belgian-based company that provides additive manufacturing software and solutions.
If you look at any of the top web properties on comScore, Quantcast, Alexa or any other third party reporting service you will see that they all have been fairly flat over the first half of the year. You might think that all these big web services are flatlining. We have seen this in our portfolio too. From board meeting to board meeting, we are seeing a similar pattern. Web is flattish.
Goldman Sachs: Microsoft has gone from 97 percent share of compute market to 20 percent | Microsoft Pri0Goldman Sachs has a new report out on the tech titans' competing platforms and ecosystems in which it starkly quantifies Microsoft's loss of share among computing devices over the last decade. According to the report, Microsoft's operating systems have gone from 97 percent of all computing devices in 2000 -- back when desktop and laptop PCs were dominant -- to 20 percent expected in 2012 -- when PCs, tablets and smartphones are all part of the computing-device picture. Here's a chart from the report showing part of that shift. (The chart shows consumer computing devices, rather than total computing devices -- which includes both consumer and commercial. That's why Microsoft is shown is having 93 percent in 2000 in the chart, as opposed to 97 percent.)
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