Boy, am I glad i sold at 18.10.. The stock had appeared to be getting weak, however I never thought a drop in price like this was near... Sorry to all those who are trapped.. Good Luck To All...
Bill Gates is part of a $12 million investment round in Kymeta, a company that aims to offer users satellite broadband access on the go.
A prototype of a Kymeta portable hotspot, about the size of a laptop computer.
Kymeta is a spinout from Intellectual Ventures, the Nathan Myhrvold-run company best known for its irksome strategy of amassing patents and then looking to collect from companies whose products make use of the patents.
The Redmond, Wash.-based company is the second spinout for Intellectual Ventures, preceded by TerraPower, which aims to build a new kind of nuclear reactor.
Other backers of Kymeta include Liberty Global and Lux Capital.
Kymeta’s technology uses something called “metamaterials,” artificial materials that can manipulate electromagnetic radiation that can steer a radio signal toward a satellite, thereby creating a continuous broadband link.
The company said its method should pave the way for antennas that are thinner, lighter and cheaper than today’s satellite antennas.
“Metamaterials were an early focus for IV, so the spinout of Kymeta marks an important milestone in our invention work,” Intellectual Ventures Executive VP Casey Tegreene said in a statement. “As groundbreaking as it is, the satellite antenna technology behind Kymeta only scratches the surface of what metamaterials can do.”
Kymeta plans to create products for the aerospace, transportation and maritime industries, as well as for people like reporters and first responders. It also hopes to develop a portable satellite hotspot product for individual users. The goal is to have products on the market by 2015.
Why does my Sierra Denali have so many issues? Im not saying that another brand is better, im just aggrevated and dissapointed, especially by GM and the lack of service..
This is a direct reflection of the division/hate that NoBama has been spreading since day one!!!!!! A LOOOOSER President is in the White House...