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Digital Transformation Gone Wrong: Did Macy's Fail?

Amazon will be moving into six floors at 300 Pine Street, a historic epicenter of Seattle retail, home to Macy’s. In fact,...

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Mazda Rotary Engine to Cease Electric-Range Anxiety

The rotary or Wankel engine is an automotive marvel. It revs higher than an engine with cylinders and weighs far less. It...

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Invoxia NVX 200 Phone Connects to Apple Watch 3

Forget Dick Tracey, Invoxia takes your watch phone one-step further by allowing you to use a desk phone as the interface to...

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Network Slicing - An A La Carte Network Service in 5G?

I’ve been meaning to write about network slicing for a while.  When 5G was first being written about, network slicing was one...

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Thanks to Actility, Comcast may Build Largest U.S. LoRa Network

There is a race to roll out the largest LoRa network as eventually trillions of devices will need a low-power way to...

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Infosys Applies IoT Analytics To Transform Business

Infosys is no stranger to IoT – they’ve been an innovator for years and we’ve been covering them as they've blossomed. In...

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Delayed in Orlando -- Could Be Worse

August 24, 2005

I just passed through one of the loudest thunderstorms ever on the way to Orlando's airport. This may explain the delay in my flight. Thankfully there is a table here at Outback Steakhouse with a power outlet next to it so at least I can blog while eating salmon. I also noticed that the EVDO is a bit slow here.

ININ and Vonexus Presentations

August 24, 2005

VoIP Monitoring

August 24, 2005

Today, Motorola chairman Edward Zander announced that Motorola will release a new cell phone allowing parents to monitor children's whereabouts as well as offering filtering software. I got to thinking that this makes a good deal of sense for parents who want kids to have the security and safety features of a cell phone but on the other hand feel that the child is given too much freedom at too early and age and needs o be checked up on from time to time.

Although I didn't see it in this article, I would assume that allowing parents to listen in on conversations would be important as well. In fact when you think of what could be an exciting VoIP service to roll out; monitoring children's conversations may be at the top of the list.

We have tools that allow us to monitor where kids are surfing and what e-mails they send and receive. The missing link is voice.

This is a natural for VoIP as there are already recording solutions refined in the IP contact center market that lend themselves perfectly to helping parents manage the process of raising kids in difficult times.

I keep thinking about Google's announcement that they are going to enter VoIP and couple this with their intention to manage the world's information.







On Deck

August 24, 2005

Vonage in Bermuda

August 24, 2005

On my flight today I was crammed in against the window for few hours and as I pecked at my laptop keyboard the person next to me kept looking over. I just figured he was a competitor so I made some fictitious spreadsheets to throw him off. Seriously though at the end of the flight he asked me if I work in the VoIP market and when I said yes he couldn't stop talking about Vonage. He asked me if it was a good service.

Going To Orlando

August 23, 2005

I am getting so much done here at the airport among the screaming kids on the way to Orlando to speak at the Vonexus conference. It isn't so bad really. As I explained to the person at the gate next to me, once you have kids of your own, you don't mind the screaming of other kids so much. Especially I added when the other screams limit their screaming to when you are awake :-)

We had some great news today.

Google Talk

August 23, 2005

There are reports of a new soon to be released Google Talk program and it isn’t what you think as it is primarily and IM program. But as many have surmised, how long will it be before the company comes out with a VoIP package? In my opinion, it won’t take long for the search engine leader to add VoIP into their mix.

With Google’ role as indexer of the world’s information already spelled out how much time will it take for them to offer free calling with the added convenience of seeing targeted ads regarding what you are speaking about. You get the point.

Dating On-Demand

August 23, 2005

I was reading this article today about dating on demand and how Comcast is experimenting with this technology allowing anyone to see the video dating listings but only those people that subscribe to the on-demand service can actually see the videos.

The article implies that the market for such services will be small and while I agree it seems any company from Match.com to eHarmony can have video personals. If they have them already – consider me late to the party.

One of the complaints I hear from my single friends is that when they meet someone in person that they met through a dating service, they rarely look like their photo. I suppose a combination of showing a video of your prospective date and then videoconferencing with them prior to meeting might actually make dating less time consuming.

The whole concept of online dating is amazing because we seem to be heading into a world where you will pick a mate almost exclusively online. You will be able to scan a person’s video, have a videoconference with them and size them up before you even have to get in a car to go to a restaurant.

It seems to take the chance encounter aspect of dating out of the equation altogether and if anything makes dating a more sterile and boring place.







Vox Communications Test

August 23, 2005

Last night I finally got a chance to test a WiFi phone from VOX Communications. The phone is manufactured by UTStarcom and works very well. I placed a call to the AT&T CallVantage line I have at home which traverses my broadband network supplied by Optimum Online. So basically the WiFi phone was transmitting over a Linksys WiFi access point through a D-link ATA to the cable modem.

Bluetooth And Star Trek

August 22, 2005

Tom Keating writes today about bluetooth headset adoption and I couldn’t agree more., I have been meaning to write about this for a while. I was reviewing these things years ago – since Jabra came out with one of the first units. It is satisfying to see widespread adoption now.

Although the pace of innovation and technology must have been tough for Gene Roddenberry to predict as Tom so accurately mentions, we still don’t have phasers. We have Tasers but not phasers.

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