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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #500 on: June 07, 2016, 05:52:25 PM »
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Perry will no doubt be watching Holme's demise with some fear.
Although Perry doesn't have to worry about the potential of criminal charges and/or jail.
The best Perry can hope for now is someone is dumb enough to buy them or their IP (possible for some niche). More investment isn't going to help, it will just prolong the agony. Although any company with any brains that would find their tech useful for something need only wait it out and pick up it all up for cents on the dollar when the receivers move in.
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Perry could very well still be liable for a number of criminal charges including outright mismanagement and breach of her responsibilities to investors, not to mention misleading them with her pitch stories that could take 1000 years to ever come to fruition.   And more investment won't come their way without something that works -- how can she continue to pitch "believe me, its taken us only three years and tens of millions and someday it might actually work if you just give me a bit more funds to fuel my darling engineers with".
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #501 on: June 07, 2016, 08:52:14 PM »
How can a private company be subject to "outright mismanagement"? And where has uBeam made deals that privileged some shareholders over others? The uBeam saga is silly enough without adding ridiculous accusations.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #502 on: June 07, 2016, 09:23:39 PM »
How can a private company be subject to "outright mismanagement"? And where has uBeam made deals that privileged some shareholders over others? The uBeam saga is silly enough without adding ridiculous accusations.
Legally, the officers of a company are supposed to operate it expressly for the benefit of its shareholders. If they take shareholder investment and flush it down the toilet that would appear to be outright mismanagement of a private company - unless perhaps the investors want the money flushed away for some obscure tax accounting purpose.
 

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« Reply #503 on: June 07, 2016, 10:33:47 PM »
Legally, the officers of a company are supposed to operate it expressly for the benefit of its shareholders. If they take shareholder investment and flush it down the toilet that would appear to be outright mismanagement of a private company - unless perhaps the investors want the money flushed away for some obscure tax accounting purpose.
The key here is that private companies make their own rules and decide the powers and duties they will operate under. Unlike publicly traded companies, they aren't subject to regulations that require them to do business in a particular way (such as making financial reports). That's because "the public" isn't involved in the business and cannot be affected by changes in the price of the stock. Any misdeeds of management can only be remedied in private civil claims, which can be very difficult to bring. In particular for Delaware corporations, which uBeam is.
 

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« Reply #504 on: June 07, 2016, 11:51:38 PM »
Legally, the officers of a company are supposed to operate it expressly for the benefit of its shareholders. If they take shareholder investment and flush it down the toilet that would appear to be outright mismanagement of a private company.

So? Companies are allowed to go broke through management stupidity.

It's also not against the law for you to go out on the town and spend all your money. Go figure.

The only rule that applies to people who invest in a private company is "caveat emptor".
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #505 on: July 01, 2016, 03:14:57 PM »
For all her self-promotion and "success" she's only managed to re-tweet two stories since Reynolds uncovered her greasy scheme...

https://twitter.com/meredithperry

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #506 on: July 08, 2016, 05:02:06 PM »
apparently the little miss has been busy traveling to some islands with her COO from a staff report.  self promoting in a different way now?  the company exodus continues as two more engineers ready to resign according to same individual.  they have gone silent because there is nothing more to say. investors were duped and now have to wait for the miracle.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #507 on: July 08, 2016, 05:04:12 PM »
apparently the little miss has been busy traveling to some islands with her COO from a staff report.  self promoting in a different way now?  the company exodus continues as two more engineers ready to resign according to same individual.  they have gone silent because there is nothing more to say. investors were duped and now have to wait for the miracle.
I'm amazed they still have any engineers left. Maybe some lame-asses hanging on for the paycheck because they can't get work elsewhere
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #508 on: July 08, 2016, 05:44:47 PM »
I'm amazed they still have any engineers left. Maybe some lame-asses hanging on for the paycheck because they can't get work elsewhere

It's probably a cushy job with plenty of benefits. Why would you leave?
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #509 on: August 12, 2016, 05:52:06 PM »
It's been pretty quiet around here.

Has anyone else noticed the delicious irony of the uBeam home page, regarding the practicalities of operating ultrasonic devices in the vacuum of space?

 

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« Reply #510 on: August 12, 2016, 06:07:56 PM »
It's been pretty quiet around here.

Has anyone else noticed the delicious irony of the uBeam home page, regarding the practicalities of operating ultrasonic devices in the vacuum of space?

In space, no one can hear your investors scream.
Anybody got a syringe I can use to squeeze the magic smoke back into this?
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #511 on: August 12, 2016, 07:06:06 PM »
I'm amazed they still have any engineers left. Maybe some lame-asses hanging on for the paycheck because they can't get work elsewhere
It's probably a cushy job with plenty of benefits. Why would you leave?

And maybe cushy jobs that pay really well aren't that common in the ultrasonic space? Just keep cruising until the ideal job comes along.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #512 on: August 12, 2016, 08:58:24 PM »
It's been pretty quiet around here.

Has anyone else noticed the delicious irony of the uBeam home page, regarding the practicalities of operating ultrasonic devices in the vacuum of space?

In space, no one can hear your investors scream.

Ha Ha Ha. That's funny.


Still chuckling. Ha Ha Ha.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #513 on: September 10, 2016, 10:50:34 AM »
An update from Perry
https://medium.com/@meredithperry/former-hp-and-tektronix-engineering-executive-larry-pendergrass-joins-ubeam-b08597f45a24#.f33v4otnq

Former HP and Tektronix Engineering Executive, Larry Pendergrass, joins uBeam - What a sucker! I hope he's being paid well.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #514 on: September 10, 2016, 01:19:48 PM »
"Engineering Executive" , not an Engineer.   :popcorn:
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #515 on: September 11, 2016, 12:11:22 PM »
uBeam isn't happy about this article apparently
http://epicmagazine.com/silicon-is-just-sand/
Start at Part 8 "The Genius".

Choice quotes:
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Meredith tells me, “I think the reason I can tackle complex technology is because I’m good at breaking down complex problems and explaining them to other people.”

I nod, but I still don’t actually understand how an ultrasonic transducer works.

“My approach has always been top-down,” Meredith says. “I get interested in crazy complex scientific problems, then I learn everything I need to know in order to solve them. Part of that is ADD. I don’t want to have to go to four years of electrical engineering school.”

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Meredith takes me for a tour of the office. For a hot company with tons of funding, it’s surprisingly underpopulated. In the hallway there are a handful of employees tapping on laptops at a long table, but most of the rooms are empty. She gives me a tour of workshops full of hardware, but there are no engineers. She shows me the progressions of prototypes, with tiny silver caps inside. These are the new, smaller ultrasonic transducers, less like bullets and more like flat birdshot. In the largest workshop, back near the entrance, we stand around the workbench, just me, Meredith, and the publicist.

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And just like that, the publicist’s phone call changed me from a believer to a skeptic. Meredith surely seems brilliant. And believes in what she’s doing. But reading further through the transcripts, I’m struck by an absurd optimism, a pathological confidence that’s brought people west for more than a hundred years, first for gold, then for fame. Maybe that’s why Silicon Beach landed here in Los Angeles, where the motto has always been “Fake it till you make it.”
 
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #516 on: September 11, 2016, 12:17:36 PM »
And rumor has it that Paul Chandler who replaced Paul Reynolds as VP of Acoustics is now gone after 7 months or so. Not even on his LinkedIn profile.
https://ubeam.com/ultrasonic_experts_join_beam/
Seems they don't have a single acoustics expert left at the company?

You've got to ask why a top acoustics person would not put the hottest and most high profile acoustics company on the planet on their LinkedIn profile?
A tad embarrassed maybe?
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #517 on: September 11, 2016, 12:44:07 PM »
You've got to ask why a top acoustics person would not put the hottest and most high profile acoustics company on the planet on their LinkedIn profile?
A tad embarrassed maybe?
He's having a  :palm: moment.

They've been heads down gearing up for mass production for nearly a year now. Surely they've got one prototype working by now, just how long does it take to rewrite the laws of physics.
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #518 on: September 11, 2016, 12:47:19 PM »
They've been heads down gearing up for mass production for nearly a year now. Surely they've got one prototype working by now, just how long does it take to rewrite the laws of physics.
 :horse:

Now there's that negative thinking again, it holds back technology and stifles progress!  As we've heard many times, anything is possible if you just believe! *clutches rose quartz close to chest*
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #519 on: September 13, 2016, 09:05:56 AM »
You've got to ask why a top acoustics person would not put the hottest and most high profile acoustics company on the planet on their LinkedIn profile?
A tad embarrassed maybe?
He's having a  :palm: moment.

They've been heads down gearing up for mass production for nearly a year now. Surely they've got one prototype working by now, just how long does it take to rewrite the laws of physics.
 :horse:

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic; e.g., Cheez Whiz, Hot Dogs and RF.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #520 on: September 28, 2016, 10:23:02 AM »
They're hiring!
"Director of HR & Culture"  :-DD

Because they haven't been able to hire any acoustic experts any more, they think a HR droid will work magic  :horse:

https://ubeam-inc.workable.com/jobs/339784
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #521 on: September 28, 2016, 10:29:15 AM »
Here is the uBeam crew, all happily shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #522 on: September 28, 2016, 11:02:30 AM »
They're hiring!
"Director of HR & Culture"  :-DD

Because they haven't been able to hire any acoustic experts any more, they think a HR droid will work magic  :horse:

https://ubeam-inc.workable.com/jobs/339784

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uBeam is seeking a hands-on, eager...

I would think that "hands-on, eager" would be the qualities one was *not* looking for in an HR manager.  You just can't make this stuff up.   :palm:
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #523 on: September 28, 2016, 01:18:45 PM »
They're hiring!
"Director of HR & Culture"  :-DD

Because they haven't been able to hire any acoustic experts any more, they think a HR droid will work magic  :horse:

https://ubeam-inc.workable.com/jobs/339784

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uBeam is seeking a hands-on, eager...

I would think that "hands-on, eager" would be the qualities one was *not* looking for in an HR manager.  You just can't make this stuff up.   :palm:

But they need to be hands to create their market leading uniforms...

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #524 on: October 08, 2016, 12:53:44 PM »
Because they haven't been able to hire any acoustic experts any more, they think a HR droid will work magic  :horse:

Of course. The whole ubeam project is about magic, not science. They even say so themselves!

Quote from: http://ubeam.com/team/
This isn’t a science project – we‘re executing on a rigorously mapped vision that will change the world.

There you have it. The science doesn't matter! It's the rigorously mapped vision that matters!

It's also amusing that the "team" page above shows only the "leadership" team and the investors, but not anybody who's actually making anything. Those people aren't part of "the team"? On second thought, seeing as how the real corporate mission seems to be fleecing investors based on a physically-impossible and rigorously mapped vision, then maybe all those pesky people with engineering degrees and Aspergers are just dead weight after all.


To quote the CEO in her own words:
Quote from: MEREDITH PERRY'S BRAIN
If it smells like a fish, looks like a fish, and tastes like a fish, it’s probably a fish.

Perhaps that should become their new corporate motto?
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