Happy New Year From the Talksum Team

The Talksum Team

Just a note to wish everybody a Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014! To get you started, here are a few New Year’s facts from an Infographic offered by the History Channel of A&E Television:

Forty-four percent of American adults plan to kiss someone at the stroke of midnight.

  • Sixty-one percent say a prayer on New Year’s Eve.
  • Twenty-two percent admit to falling asleep before midnight.
  • Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. The most popular are losing weight, getting organized, spending less and saving more, staying fit and healthy, and quitting smoking.
  • Of those who make New Year’s resolution goals, only 46 percent of them keep their goals past 26 weeks.
  • There will be 360 million glasses of sparkling wine during the holiday season.
  • Julius Caesar made January 1 the first day of the year in 46 B.C., but England and its American colonies wouldn’t do the same until 1752.
  • Dating back to 1890, the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, features floats festooned with 18 million flowers.

To see other facts, check out the History.com Infographic.

From all of us at Talksum, have a safe, prosperous, and happy New Year!

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New Development Facility in Silicon Valley!

Alex VarshavskyAlex Varshavsky, CEO, Talksum

Yesterday, we announced the opening of our new development facility in Campbell, California, to accommodate growth based upon our market forecast and the current demand for Big Data products such as the Talksum Data Stream Router (TDSR).

newBuilding_exterior_smallThe new facility, which was originally the first home of Apple Computer, is more than four times the size of the last facility and will allow us to ramp up more easily with demand for our products. In addition, the Silicon Valley location is ripe with all levels of technologists, developers, and vendors.

With that in mind, we are currently seeking top-notch software and systems engineers. Take a look at the current Talksum job openings and let us know if you qualify, or feel free to forward the link to your friends.

We are planning to use the larger facility to grow the engineering group and increase system administration functionality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talksum Opens New Development Facility in Silicon Valley to Accommodate Business Growth

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San Francisco, CA — December 17, 2013 — Talksum, Inc., a leader in high-speed data processing and management solutions, today announced it has opened a new development facility in Campbell, California, to accommodate growth based upon its market forecast and current demand for Big Data products such as its flagship Talksum Data Stream Router (TDSR).

The new facility, which was originally the first home of Apple Computer, is more than four times the size of the last facility and will allow the company to ramp up more easily with demand for its products. In addition, the Silicon Valley location is ripe with all levels of technologists, developers, and vendors.

The company plans to use the larger facility to grow the engineering group and increase system administration functionality.

“Over the past year, Big Data has grown into big business, and to meet the demand for the Talksum solution, we have moved into a building that can accommodate a corresponding growth of the development team,” said Alex Varshavsky, CEO of Talksum.

 

About Talksum
Talksum, Inc. is a leader in high-speed data processing and management solutions whose mission is to develop new ways of processing, routing, and managing Big Data. The Talksum Data Stream Router (TDSR) provides a real-time streaming data solution that is perfect for Big Data initiatives that require massive amounts of data processing.

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Talksum Connected Vehicle Update and the ICCVE, Las Vegas

Dale Russell, Talksum CTODale Russell, CTO, Talksum

Thanksgiving is over and we’ve feasted and said our thanks. Now it’s time to hit the road full speed ahead – literally. This week, we’re attending the International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE) in Las Vegas. The conference/expo, which runs all week, focuses on Connected Vehicles as an emerging technical field that crosses multiple disciplines and industries including automotive, travel & transportation, information technology, communications, consumer electronics, industrial electronics, media & entertainment, energy & utilities, insurance, and others.

By connecting vehicles with various devices, services, and participants, mobility will be more enjoyable, sustainable, and most importantly safe. More than 2,000 experts, practitioners, and policy makers from all around the world will present the latest innovations and advances on connected vehicles, share experience and insights, forecast the trends and opportunities, and discuss the policy, economics, and social implications.

I will be participating with other key industry leaders from 4-6 pm, Thursday, Dec. 5, to share our activities with other connected vehicle activities in Southeast Michigan. The session will include the following:

  • Chair Greg Krueger, manager of the U.S. DOT Southeast Michigan Connected Vehicle Test Bed, and program manager of the Connected Vehicle at Leidos.
  • Debby Bezzina, senior program manager, University of Michigan Transportation Institute.
  • Lee Mixon, president and founder of Mixon Hill.
  • Walton Fehr, manager of systems engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO).
  • Tom Lusco, senior systems engineer, National ITS Architecture Team and lead developer of CVRIA Enterprise Viewpoint.
  • Frank Perry, project manager at Leidos.

This influential group will discuss the activities associated with all development, deployment, operations, and maintenance of ITS throughout the State of Michigan.

This summer, Talksum unveiled its V2V and V2I Digital Short-Range Communications (DSRC) data processing, management, and analytics solution for the connected vehicle. Designed to accelerate real-time decisions, the Talksum solution improves data acquisition and transformation, and converts data into flexibly managed event streams, tailored for V2V and V2I DSRC systems.

We’re proud to be a part of the important DOT ITS initiatives, and our solution is a perfect fit as the Talksum Data Stream Router (TDSR) handles data sets at both the vehicle level and/or the data center level and can format data in real time, as well as enrich data by correlating events with other external data sources. The TDSR filters, data reduces, monitors, aggregates, enriches, analyzes, and routes live streams to power, in real time, data sensor information such as engine performance, braking, travel direction, velocity, road conditions, and other vehicle and safety needs.

In addition, the Talksum solution makes information available in real time across multiple domains (i.e., across multiple areas of expertise or knowledge) for true effectiveness. It’s extremely important that real-time information streams can cross the Transportation, Public Network, and Energy domains. For example, let’s say a severe thunderstorm is forming. In this case, a severe thunderstorm warning (Public Network domain) notifies power companies (Energy domain) of potential outages, which notifies drivers (Transportation domain) of potential road condition changes. Transportation has an impact on every aspect of our lives with public safety and security as a primary concern. Using information from the other two domains (in this scenario, Public Network and Energy), the Transportation domain can enhance first responders’ effectiveness, traffic congestion, shipping and receiving, supply chain scheduling, manufacturing, and so on.

If you are attending the ICCVE event this week, let us know so that we can set up a meeting to discuss the future of the connected car together. If you can’t make it, feel free to contact us and we’ll make it a point to get in touch with you.