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Avaya/Nortel ITEXPO Details Video

January 11, 2010

Google Breaks Cardinal Supplier Rule

January 11, 2010

There is an unwritten rule that companies who compete with their customers are inviting trouble. When companies break this rule, generally their competition will use this information against them when there is a bid on the table. Over time, when you break this rule, it bites you in the rear.

Companies like Intel, who have a dominant position in the market, are generally able to bend or break these principles to some degree but for most others, you know where to draw the line.

How T-Mobile Can Take its Rightful Place

January 11, 2010

Survey: Mobile Phones Much More Favorable than Social Networks

January 11, 2010

In a tough decade, what could people count on to make their lives better? Communications - yes communications. 50% percent of people surveyed by Pew viewed the last decade unfavorably and 27% viewed it positively.

Here are some of the reasons they may have positive thoughts about the last ten years:

ITEXPO West 2010: Google, Avaya, Nortel, SIP, VARs, M2M, Smart Grid, 4G and Startups

January 8, 2010

Here is an important message I wanted to share with my readers -- it was sent as an email and lives online if you need the link. C U Soon!!!


From Rich Tehrani, TMC's CEO and Conference Chairman

21st INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2010

Nexus One: A $350 Penalty so you can Access AT&T?

January 7, 2010

Two years ago I discussed how Sharper Image could change the way cellphones are sold in the US - they offered an array of unlocked phones and the retailer seemed like the right kind of outlet to make the change to open wireless communications in the US happen. I wondered if this would start a trend saying:

There may be an opportunity for the company as currently if you want to buy an unlocked phone you have to search the Internet. Sharper Image could become the "unlocked phone store" if they play their cards right.

Internet Radio Threat to Satellite Continues

January 7, 2010

Back in November of 2007 I wrote about the threat of Pandora and

other Internet radio companies to satellite radio. Back then, AT&T was smart to link up with the streaming radio company to offer a service for $8.99/month.

Now Pandora is at it again and will be integrated into a $1,200 automotive navigation system from Pioneer.

Still, I have to wonder exactly what this device does to make it worth $1,200.

Flash on Google Nexus One Makes App Store Battle Moot

January 6, 2010

Flash Player 10.1 + Google Nexus One = Mobile Flash = Infinite Apps

Although Apple's iPhone does a great job approximating a PC-based browsing experience on the go, lack of Flash support which one past high level Adobe employee blames 100% on Apple, really makes the phone a lot less useful than it could be. I spent a good deal of time writing about how lack of Flash support is the real Apple tax and I still contend that because Flash does not run on the iPhone, many Web sites need to do double design and programming work.

In other words, a site which uses Flash needs to have yet another set of pages or sites designed so an iPhone can see what is happening.

Google, Apple set for Death Match

January 5, 2010

Like a Godzilla movie with award-winning special effects, this battle will open up new opportunities for players in the communications market deep into the decade.

Apple recently announced it has had over three billion applications downloaded on the iPhone and iPod Touch and has further purchased mobile advertising company Quattro Wireless for $300 bmillion. If you have followed Apple, you know this move is not surprising. Last November in fact I wrote about how Google is scaring Apple to death as evidenced by Apple filing a patent in the advertising space and reportedly bidding for Admob.

Apples iTablet Confirmed - Why it May Ruin Tech

January 4, 2010

Some of the most exciting news for all of technology has to be the official introduction of a new product category at Apple - the tablet. After all, the iPod and iPhone were responsible for billions of dollars in new spending from global consumers. Remember, MP3 players and mobile phones were both mature markets when Apple entered - but look at them now -- everyone seems to crave products from Apple and they want to spend more money for them because frankly they are worth it.

But there is danger in this new product launch which scares me more than almost anything else in the land of tech.

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