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Tech, Telecom: The Energy is Back

February 3, 2010

 Communications, wireless, consumer electronics, cloud computing, virtualization -- in a turbulent market, it is good to be in technology.


Monster.com was one of the companies I considered to have a natural monopoly in the US job search market a decade ago. Amazingly, social media sites like LinkedIn and Craigslist are making Job sites less relevant and as a result Monster just picked up HotJobs for $225 in cash to shore up its decreasing market share.

A decade or so ago it was common knowledge that satellite radio would eventually make a huge dent in the business of traditional radio companies.

Patent Pooling Taking Off

February 2, 2010

I suggested companies join the RPX patent protection club back in 2008 as I have seen how patent litigation can destroy a company's profitability and force it to lose focus. RPX as you may remember is a firm whose goal is to allow companies to buy into a pool of patents which can be used to protect them against future lawsuits. The idea is a company will think twice about pursuing a patent lawsuit if you can countersue using a huge pool of patents.

Since my original entry, Microsoft, Nokia and Sony have signed up for the service.

Tools I Used at ITEXPO East 2010

January 26, 2010

I used a slew of technology at the show but two products are worth special mention. The first is the Flip Mino HD video recorder which excelled in low-light conditions and allowed me to take rapid and high-quality videos of the show. Thanks Cisco for providing me with this device.

In addition, I must say that without Verizon EVDO I would have been lost at this event and although thousands of people converged on the conference, the service allowed rapid uploads of multi-megabyte video files.

It is worth mentioning that many people commented that an iPhone was an obligatory accessory at the expo. In addition, I noticed many people standing near electrical outlets with thin white power cords which seemed way too short for adults.

So perhaps Verizon Wireless didn't see their network taxed too greatly by attendees.

Yes, there was wireless broadband but the WiFi literally choked during peak times.







ITEXPO East 2010 Miami a Great Success Thanks to You

January 26, 2010

A humble thank you to my followers who came out in support of ITEXPO this past week in Miami. Thank you conferees who braved a tough economic climate and came to the show. I also want to extend appreciation to the speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees at the show. In addition, thanks to our many partners who contributed greatly to the success of this week of events.

Danny Windham, Skype CEO Keynotes ITEXPO East 2010

January 21, 2010

Jeff Rodman of Polycom Keynotes ITEXPO East 2010

January 20, 2010

Latest ITEXPO East 2010 Schedule Update

January 18, 2010

All participants in ITEXPO should have received this email today and if you didnt, please check your spam filter or just read it below, thanks.

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January 20-22, 2010 Miami Beach Convention Center  

Collocated with 4G Wireless Evolution -- Digium|Asterisk World -- Smart Grid Summit -- M2M Evolution -- Cloud Communications Summit -- Virtualization Summit -- StartUp Camp Telephony

  CONFIRMATION AND SCHEDULE UPDATE     Dear Rich,  

Your registration for ITEXPO is confirmed. The event starts in two days at the Miami Beach Convention Center, January 20-22.

 

Below are some details and information that will help make your experience at ITEXPO great. As always, if you have any questions before the show, please check the event site or contact Frank Coppola.





Conan O'Brien Mentioned in ITEXPO Interview

January 16, 2010

Beatriz Infante Joins Sonus Board - Will it Help?

January 14, 2010

One of the biggest names and of course controversial keynoters TMC has ever had has to be Al Gore who spoke at TMC's Communications Solutions show back in 2001. Just before Vice President Gore took the stage, Beatriz Infante, CEO of Aspect proceeded to give a riveting keynote. I paid as much attention as I could when she spoke but to be honest I was surrounded by secret servicemen and it was quite an usual and somewhat distracting experience.

I take you down this path through memory lane because today Sonus Networks added Beatriz to its board.

SIP Trunking Articles of Interest

January 14, 2010

I was just reading the latest TMC SIP trunking enewsletter and thought these stories may be of interest. I hope you find them useful.

  Facebook Looks to Burnish Security Image

Facebook has announced that it will partner with security vendor McAfee to provide security software and services to the popular social networking site's 350 million users.

Ecessa Launches ClariLink-V Series, Provides Dependable VoIP Online Delivery

Ecessa, a provider of reasonably priced WAN link controllers suited for small-to-medium sized enterprises, or SMEs, recently announced the launch of the ClariLink-V Series.

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