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iPhone Vs. iPhone: Cisco Vs. Apple

January 11, 2007

Tom has done a great job on this article and he is right on here – on many fronts. This is a must read if you are interested the iPhone vs. iPhone case. He cites trademarks and the shell company called Ocean Telecom Services which Tom figures must be an Apple shell company.   This morning Bloomberg was discussing that this company is an Apple shell company by the way.   This part of Tom’s argument shows tremendous insight:  
The most compelling or likely attack on Cisco's trademark is on "a family of marks".

Is the Microsoft Zune Toast?

January 10, 2007

It is very tough to disagree with this honest assessment of the competitive landscape between the new Apple iPhone and the Microsoft Zune. In the real world the Zune is now probably toast. Why? Well the new Apple iPhone does everything the Zune does and better. It doesn’t do the file sharing yet but it has the potential to duplicate Microsoft’s efforts.

Tech Musings: CES, Dell, Microsoft, YouTube

January 10, 2007

The world has gone gadget crazy this week and the media seems to be focused exclusively on MP3 players, video games and phones. But our obsession with toys is flooding the media with news that is taking the place of perhaps other more newsworthy items like troop surges in Iraq and CEO severance packages gone wild. Now I have nothing against CEOs – some of my best friends and indeed family members occupy this lofty position. But one wonders if getting a severance package of $210 million dollars for six years of lackluster performance makes sense in any universe.

CES: Whoops I Forgot

January 9, 2007

OK this story probably has you thinking what was forgotten at CES. Did Apple forget to deliver a new iPod that is so small, Steve Jobs also used it onstage as a toothpick? Did Bill Gates forget to mention his new Windows everywhere campaign was renamed at the last second from reboot everywhere?   But of course I am kidding – only slightly of course. More plausible items I forgot to mention about CES this year are Apple’s new bluetooth headset that looks like a diamond stud or the new SlingBox contact lenses letting you beam your favorite TV shows directly to your eyeballs.


January 4, 2007

One of the fastest growing areas of TMCnet is the channels program which are micro-communities of interest. These channels focus on so many topics I can’t list them all but a few of the more recent ones are here for your perusal. The span virtually every area of communications and they are to me the future of the internet. Why?

TMCnet Redesign

January 3, 2007

Today is a pretty big day for me personally. As you know, TMCnet is the world’s leading site for communications and technology information, community building, etc. In fact this past December 2006 saw our traffic reach just under 2 million unique visitors. Our previous record was just over one million.   This is a number unheard of in the competitive space in which we play and we are proud of this fact.   So while our site is not only successful it continues to shine, we knew it also was a busy site.

Happy Holidays and Thanks!

December 15, 2006

I would like to take a moment and thank all my readers and wish you all a great holiday season and a Happy New Year. In addition I want to specifically thank you all for visiting TMCnet so frequently as we have once again hit one million unique visitors in the month on November according to WebTrends. This is the second time this year we have done so. (Apparently our October numbers are still being run -- long story. We may have hit this number in that month as well.)   Thank you for making TMCnet the largest community of communications and technology decision makers in the world.   A few things you should know about TMCnet going forward are the site will soon have a more streamlined look that is easier on the eyes.

Fixing DVDs

December 12, 2006

Road Warrior Must Have

December 6, 2006

Meaningless Megapixels?

November 28, 2006

I learned about this article on megapixels from Tom Keating's blog. To sum it up the article says megapixels don't matter and there is proof this is the case. My cousin Terry says the quality of the lens limits the photo quality unless you have an SLR. Somehow I have trouble believing less megapixels are the same and yield indistinguishable results.
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