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Apple Tablet Update

January 25, 2010

Startup Camp Telephony Launches at ITEXPO East 2010

January 21, 2010

What began as an idea just a few months back became a very well-attended conference which brought together startups and the financial community. The energy and excitement of this new event -- Startup Camp Telephony -- was incredible and I am writing this at 7:15 at night on a day when breakfast started at 7:30 AM.

It has been a long day and yet I sense from those around me that they could talk about all the new telecom opportunities available to them -- all night.

Videos below capture the beginning of Larry Lisser's talk - he kicked off the show and is a TMC partner in this conference. The next video is of Jamie Siminoff -- the keynote speaker who wowed us all.









Verizon Keynote at 4GWE/ITEXPO East 2010

January 21, 2010

XG Technologies Interview at ITEXPO East 2010

January 20, 2010

Skype Takes Share, Upgrades iPhone App

January 19, 2010

Skype is now the largest provider of cross border communications in the world, by far according to a new report from TeleGeography. According to the research company, the rate of international calling has been growing at a steady compounded rate of 15% but in the last few years the slope has decreased as a result of the recession and of course, people switching to Skype.

Skype's Share of International Long-Distance Traffic, 2009

   

In other Skype news, the company recently upgraded their iPhone app with some minor tweaks which sadly don't include push notification.

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.





ITEXPO East 2010 - Wish You Were Here

January 18, 2010

Smart Buildings remind me of the CTI/VoIP Opportunity

January 15, 2010

For telecom veterans who were active in the communications space in the nineties you remember the excitement the industry enjoyed when Microsoft and Novell entered the telecom markets with TAPI and TSAPI protocols to interconnect communications systems with computers. The CTI or computer telephony integration space was born when the OS companies realized that by enabling telecom systems to be more tightly integrated with computing, they could in effect start to generate revenue by having new telecom systems built on their open platforms. Prior to this time, any sort of integration cost hundreds of thousands of dollars but CTI solutions based on desktop computers could be built for $10,000 to $15,000.

I couldn't help but think about this market as I read an article on connected buildings from Erin Harrison which resides on the Smart Data Center community.

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.

Interviews With ITEXPO East 2010 Participants

January 13, 2010

Next week's ITEXPO, Jan 20-22nd in Miami promises to be one of the best shows in the communications and technology spaces. When you consider all the knowledge you can absorb at the show with collocated events which portend the future - you just have to be there.

The opportunity to save money on communications, find new products to help you make money and/or boost productivity... The chance to launch a new career and network with the best and brightest - there are many reasons to be in south Florida at ITEXPO and related events: 4G Wireless Evolution -- Digium/Asterisk World -- Smart Grid Summit -- M2M Evolution -- Cloud Communications Summit -- Virtualization Summit -- StartUp Camp Telephony -- SIP Tutorial.

To give you an idea of the sorts of people you can meet at the show and network with, you are welcome to check out the interviews I conducted with a number of the show's participants below:

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