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At 4G World 2010 in Chicago

October 19, 2010

Broadvox Buys Cypress - Advice to Acquirers

October 17, 2010

TMC blogger, Peter Radizeski may have set two records in breaking news of two acquisitions in one day. If that isn't a record, certainly the fact that both acquiring companies start with the same five letters has to make it into the Guinness Book.

First there was Broadsoft acquiring Casabi which I commented on last week. Next there was Broadvox acquiring Cypress Communications which Peter broke here and follwed up on here. TMC's Paula Bernier added her opinions to the mix and further reminds us of a slew of other acquisitions taking place in the market.

My thoughts on the matter are fairly simple and straightforward.



3D to Be Displaced by Holographic?

October 17, 2010

While 3D technologies are all the rage at the moment, the next display technology worth watching (pun intended  ) has got to be those of the holographic variety where a 360 degree viewing angle takes 3D to the next level.

I am sure it will be years before this technology is commercialized and it is unclear how it may look in an office or home setting. So if you are concerned about whether you should still buy that 3D TV - I'd say yes... By the time you are looking to replace it 5-10 years from now, holographic displays may become mainstream.

I just hope you won't need any special glasses to see holograms properly.

Take a look at the video below from GITEX for how it looks and be sure to read this post from Taimoor Hafeez for a bit more.









Interop New York 2010 Set Up

October 16, 2010

Broadsoft Acquires Casabi

October 14, 2010

TMC's Juliana Kenny wrote a piece yesterday titled Broadsoft Acquires Casabi, Rumor or No? which points to a piece written by TMCnet blogger Peter Radizeski breaking the story on Broadsoft acquiring Casabi.

The company just confirmed the deal and had this to say:

Today BroadSoft signed a definitive agreement to acquire Casabi, a provider of cloud-based content and messaging applications for the consumer market, for approximately $1.95 million. Casabi’s hosted application enables family members to stay organized through SMS and by sending group text messages to any phone number (fixed-line or mobile), access voicemail, make real-time updates to a family calendar and share a network address book.

 Key aspects of the acquisition:

·      Comcast works with Casabi to develop and deliver consumer-friendly communications services to Xfinity customers, and this acquisition will build upon those customer efforts.





Interactive Intelligence Announces Positive Preliminary Earnings

October 12, 2010

There are a few things I wish for regarding earnings in the tech space.

  • I wish I had time to give my thoughts on every announcement
  • I wish they were all as good as what Interactive Intelligence just accomplished
In short the company just released preliminary third-quarter numbers and said they had nine orders over $1 million with two of them being larger than $2M. I am not sure how this compares with past quarters but regardless, these are significant customer sizes in an era of price compression.

The company says its cloud offering is doing well and you may recall company CMO Joe Staples spent some time recently (video) in the TMC Newsroom giving me details of the launch.

ININ expects total revenue to be between $41-$42 million with GAAP net income between $3.3-$3.9M. Last year the number was $2.8M meaning an increase of at least 17% over last year's sales.

According to founder and CEO Dr. Don Brown, the size of the deals gives the company increased operating leverage and revenue growth.

ININ CMO Joe Staples addresses a standing-room-only crowd last week at the first ever TMC Social CRM Expo




Here are additional details regarding the company's earnings:

Interactive Intelligence plans to issue a press release announcing its final 2010 third-quarter results Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. Eastern daylight time.


















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