Tag Archives: Google

Finland the Mysterious Email Eating Culprit … Yes FINLAND! Search Reveals Exact Details … Hamina, Finland

Finland? … No Way – Yep!

In a somewhat fascinating and you just can’t make this up experience, Google‘s move of a server farm to Finland has shed light on our mysterious email issues!

Break In – for those interested … a last minute search on Google for the server farm revealed the actual site is Hamina, Finland

Actual Google Picture of the site….Very pretty, but watch out, will eat your secured emails if you have a tight Cyber system….

Google Moves Server Farm for Gmail to Finland

Those followers and some who were unfortunately a participate in our email losses, which we blamed on an overzealous spam filter, turned out not to be the case at all.

Sometime recently Google moved a large group of their servers or opened a server Farm in Finland! Yes Finland, who would’ve thought!

Being in the industry we are, as many followers know, we take our collective cyber security very serious. As such we have most countries blocked even before the spam filter, meaning emails from certain countries will not even come to our spam folder and will be blocked completely!

With Google‘s new server farm moving to Finland, unbeknownst to us, Finland was of course turned off as a country to receive emails (as a side note it’s currently turned back on), but with the rerouting @Gmail‘s from Google … the discovery of Lost emails were made.

While we blamed our overzealous spam filter (sorry about that spam catcher), the Google shift actually created the problem, which was a very simple fix upon discovery.

Lesson learned, if you do not hear from us in a short time PLEASE let us know as we always get back to everyone quickly and a lengthy absence would mean something like this has occurred.

Who would’ve thought Finland would end up being the problem to eat our emails!

Lesson learned, have a great Friday and much more respect for Finland!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

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Tech Companies Invest/Collaborate with Automobile Companies … What Does is Mean?

There is no doubt Technology and Technology Companies, are, and will continue, to touch more parts of our lives. As mentioned here in our Medical and Technology related Newsletter (Featured Futuristic Expert Peter Diamandis), Tech companies helped fast track much of the Medical innovations of the last few quarters, helping with the Vaccine…

Tech and Auto Collide

Long time readers know we enjoy watching much of the moves (not always agreeing with) of Elon Musk, as we have written about him over the years. His move to Electric Cars set the path for others to follow….

Suddenly there has been a dash to collaborate and invest with Auto Companies by Big Boy Tech Companies…

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Essentially Microsoft, GM and Cruise … a self driving car company out of San Francisco are joining hands to accelerate the process.

Oh, and just a few years earlier, Honda had already entered the Cruise party with GM.

And then this… just a few days later..

Google and Ford announce a six year long collaboration to drive innovation… note the barely week apart announcement…

But Wait, there is even more – Not kidding!

Apple investing $3.6 billion in Kia for Apple car production, report says

Just two days later, after much on again off again talks, Apple announced a major investment in Kia according to this report.

Whats it all mean?

Probably a little bit of Run Away Bride… being afraid of the last one to enter Auto Collaboration

Expect a race to tether at least some of each Technology companies features and main stream information into our Auto

Nice improvements and innovations that Auto Companies maybe would not have thought of before

Keep your eyes out for the first Tech Logoed car, likely in a street near us soon!

Have a Great “Tech Auto Collaboration” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

street-cents

What Google Knows About Us – Cool Chart – You Care or Not?

There was a day when we called the Government “Big Brother” — Heck, in listening to an audio book over the summer, “Big Brother” was also the name of the first computer, BEFORE we called it a Personal Computer –

Is Google the modern day “Big Brother” that will eventually be thought of as no big deal, just as the PC is now?

Probably!

What Big Brother AKA Google Knows

From our friends and Visual Capitalist – a Cool “Big Brother” analysis for you to kick around-

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Have a Great “Big Brother” Worried or Not, Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
www.jkfinancialinc.com
www.street-cents.com

Artificial Intelligence Preview – Friday

It’s well known Google has been testing a driverless car…6c0d53bc-9f62-4c3d-a85d-ef80a35cfc4b-536-00000063ca5ef0cc

The possibilities are endless, should we all get into the back seats or out of our cars completely…

Just think of the room that would be created by all those extra parking spaces?

What just a second though!

Next week we discuss and review an interesting take on Artificial Intelligence (AI) along with our friends from Wharton …

That is next week and the summer is slowly sliding away.

Many are starting school, my gang, thankfully has one more week, but the extra time must be paid back somewhere in the year one way or another.

Enjoy your Friday and your weekend!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
www.jkfinancialinc.com
www.street-cents.com

Think your buying habits are not being swayed ? Think again! Fun example

Let’s have a little fun !!

You likely will think twice after this exercise as you make buying decisions.

Certainly everyone who is reading this has ordered numerous items on Amazon.

Not shooting at Amazon….. we use them constantly… just a great example for our discussion, so please, no stones!

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Go to your Amazon account and type in “Google Home”

This device is the direct competitor to Amazon Echo.

It is very likely you will get multiple options of the Amazon device, but none of the Google device…

Now just search for Google Home on your regular browser!

Most likely you used Google to search in your browser, very different results.

Clearly the Amazon search is skewed, but to think the Google search is not? Hmmmm

Not creating a problem here, not trying to advance a conspiracy theory …. marketers have correctly been doing this for decades…

It’s just easier make an example as the facts pop right up in our face!

Have a great “Known Swayed” buying day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
www.jkfinancialinc.com
www.street-cents.com

 

Who owns the internet ?

This is a neat chart from our friend at VisualCapitalist.com

Note that google YouTube is # 2, behind google itself… had no idea Youtube was that popular…

See any of your favorites ?

 

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Hard to believe Yahoo cannot get on its feet with a number 5 ranking ?

Have a “More Informed Internet Ownership” day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
www.jkfinancialinc.com
www.street-cents.com