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Consumer Electronics

300GB DVD

November 30, 2005

Get a Free iPod Nano

November 29, 2005

I stopped in the Apple store yesterday and was amazed at how many iPod Nanos they are selling. For the record I was in the Westchester Mall located in White Plains, New York and was tasked with buying a nano as a gift. I stood in line of ten people who almost all purchased Nanos. The devices were stacked neatly under the counter at the checkout of the store.

I reached the counter and said I wanted a Nano. The cashier asked 2 gig or 4 gig.

FCC to Cable: Offer Individual Channels

November 29, 2005

The big FCC news today is a Wall Street Journal story reporting that the commission will soon suggest that cable companies offer their channels individually. A recent FCC report says that consumers could save money if they have the ability to choose which channels they want. The FCC is also pushing for themed tiers of channels allowing a customer for example to opt for a family-friendly tier.

Of course the FCC is not able to impose its will on the cable industry but such suggestions could embolden politicians to follow up on these recommendations with laws.

The cable industry argues that if many viewers were to drop channels aimed for example at children, the cost for these channels would have to rise for other consumers. Furthermore it may be possible that less money is available for the programming of such channels.

The problem here is that the channels with less interest are being subsidized by others that people want.





XBox 360

November 23, 2005

Of Apple And Oranges

November 16, 2005

I hear more and more about the new video iPod and how it will change the world. In my opinion with the small screen size the device is little more than a fashion accessory -- at least for those of us with aging eyes. I am sure students will love the video capabilities but mainstream acceptance is a while off.

What is amazing is the concept of iTunes and the ability for this service to be a central clearinghouse for distributors of video content.

Now Apple isn't needed to distribute content but they seem to be the best chance the market has for organizing said content. That is of course until Google gets more aggressive in this space.



Aswath on SBC

November 7, 2005

Here are Aswath’s comments on the whole SBC/Ed Whitacre debacle. If you understand cricket you will enjoy this post immensely. If not you may learn a thing or two about cricket.

It is my sincere hope that regulators are reading what the bloggers are saying about Whitacre’s comments. Still SBC has to make money in this brave new world and I can understand the frustration in watching competition poaching your customers on lines you supply.

I hope Mr. Whitacre reads this post and also looks at today’s earlier post on ringback tones.



Free iPod nano

November 2, 2005

My favorite iPod at the moment is the nano. I just think the form factor is amazing. I don't have one yet. I am too busy blogging and enjoying putting on conferences to get one.

Calysto on ITEXPO

October 30, 2005

Calysto Communications and Public Relations is a PR company that has perhaps the most customers in the VoIP space and they have a great team of PR people. Their clients are certainly almost all on the telecom "A" list. Since they attend a lot of shows it is worth listening to what they say when they evaluate one show or another. This is what they had to say about last week's Internet Telephony show in Los Angeles.

IPCommunications.com

October 24, 2005

TMC is very proud to have launched the world's most authoritative site on IP Communications. IPCommunications.com is the place to check for information on next-generation communications. From development trends to enterprise articles to information on IMS, VoIP, video and SIP... You won't find a better place to go every day to keep up to date on the most exciting IP Communications market.

SonyEricsson Earnings

October 17, 2005

I blogged about SonyEricsson this weekend and today they announced their net profit rose 6 percent in the third quarter. Funny thing is that this article points out that the company is the sixth largest mobile-phone maker. At some point shouldn’t we be counting from the smallest. No disrespect intended of course to SonyEricsson as they make great products and are a relatively new phone player.

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