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Interop 2011 Day One Wrap Up

Day one of Interop has been great so far – I had video and written interviews with a number of companies such as Juniper Networks, Siemens, Brocade, ShoreTel, Navisite, Broadcom and Cisco. The videos will be posted soon – I...

Is Apple Telegraphing A Tablet Market as Large as PCs?

I'm Predicting 500,000,000 tablets sold by 2015 (updated - an eagle-eyed reader noticed I left out 3 zeros for the various iPad estimates throughout!)Through informal research I have seen iPad owners not giving up on their PCs – in fact...

Is Android Security Really an Issue?

Yesterday I showcased an interview with investing legend Roger McNamee, managing director and co-founder of Elevation Partners but what I didn't mention was the following comment he made, "I don't trust Android because some 16-year-old kid in the Eastern Bloc...

Photobucket Outage

Updated 4/14/2011, 4/15/2011 and 4/19/2011 - see below.Originally posted 4/13/2011Apparently my Photobucket account is one of the ones unavailable due to maintenance. I have come to rely on this cloud-based photo sharing service more and more as it works on...

Amazon Ad-Supported Kindle

The new Kindle with Special Offers costs $114 and shows ads as screen savers and so far has some high-profile customers - Buick, Olay, Visa, and Amazon.com Reward Visa Card (Chase Bank). Some of the offers are quite good, giving...

11 Reasons Why Google Needs Retail Stores

It is becoming clear the world is gravitating towards everything Apple sells and even worse for the competition is Cupertino is setting the tone for product launches, making the rest of the tech world play perpetual catch up. Even...

Brady Bunch Videoconferencing Goes Mobile Thanks to fring

fring has launched a Beta app for mobile devices allowing Brady Bunch-style conferencing with up to four users at once. The importance of this announcement is that anyone can now take advantage of advanced video communications which until recently was...

HTML5 Conference DevCon5 Launches in New York This July

Dear readers, I have some great news - you know I am a huge fan of HTML5 and I want to do everything I can to facilitate its acceptance by developers, carriers and end users. Back in January of 2008...

Android-Based ThunderBolt a Winner

I have to say after using the Android-based HTC ThunderBolt for a few minutes I was thoroughly impressed. It was like a mini-tablet and browsing sites was fast and its Flash support was very impressive. Its a 4G phone and...

iPad 2, What You Need to Know

Apple has done it again with the iPad 2 - it has a dual-core A5 chip which is up to nine-times faster as well as two cameras for FaceTime communications and a self-cleaning cover which comes in a plethora of...

Yes, Most Tablets Will Still Fail

Two years ago I warned readers that most tablets will fail and since that time we have been waiting for all the tablets to come out so we can determine who the winners and losers will be. Obviously Apple and...

Bump Goes Mobile on Valentine's Day

Update - the blog entry below is in error as the application company which makes the popular Bump product which allows information to be shared by phones which are in close proximity to one another is located at www.bu.mp.com and...

Tablets Disrupt Hard Drives

The Disruptor Gets Disrupted A common example of a disruptive technology is inexpensive, less reliable hard drives which when configured into RAID (redundant systems allowing one or two disk failures to not bring down an array) systems created a superior...

Is Apple the Biggest Facebook Threat?

Now I am not saying Apple is today ready to take on Facebook but boy are getting to a point where the pieces are lining up nicely for the maker of super-cool gadgets to combine the best of its offerings...

Behold the Anticloud - Lapdoc is Born

Are Lapdocs the Future or Palm Foleo 2.0? In May of 2007 Palm introduced the Foleo to a stunned public wondering why the need a device whose only purpose is to sync with their smartphone. Priced similar to a laptop...

Apple Walled Garden Grows

While you have to admire the absolute genius the Apple iTunes App Store and its potential to rake in $2B in revenue this year, the success of the store is the worst thing in the world for those who...

Microsoft Tablet Expensive but does Flash

Microsoft, the company which invented the tablet – Tablet PC just under a decade ago has a long way to go before they understand how to become an important player in the tablet space of today. In short order, the...

News to Know Before New Year's 2011

The bitter fight between Oracle and SAP over copyright infringement got more bitter with courts agreeing SAP owes Oracle $16.5M in interest on the $1.3B award Oracle received. While less than the $211.7M Oracle sought, Oracle will also get reimbursed...

The Apple iOS vs. Android Fight in 2011

As TMCnet's Tom Keating mentions on his blog, there are many factors to consider in the fight for mobile supremecy between Apple, Google Android and yes, even Microsoft. Tom's point about Microsoft injecting itself into the Android relationship with carriers...

Callvine Simplifies Mobile Conferencing

Yesterday I was at a party where one of the guests was telling me about her job managing real estate for her family. I inquired about where her office is and she held up her cell phone and said my...

Skype Shows us Closed Can Win

Dan York at a recent ITEXPO - specifically the collocated Cloud Communications Summit - Dan is on the right and Thomas Howe is on the left Yesterday I discussed how open always wins referring to the competition between Apple and Google's...

And Then it Hit Me, Open Always Wins

We know the history of the PC market - Apple had great products but a closed ecosystem and subsequently the PC - originally based on IBM components and design eventually won the war for the desktop.In the eighties, I made...

Facebook Extends its Mobile Platform

Although this is a long article - which I admit I didn't have time to finish  - it is worth a read because it gives you an idea of the Facebook mobile strategy and moreover relates it to the Google...

Facebook Extends its Mobile Platform

Although this is a long article - which I admit I didn't have time to finish  - it is worth a read because it gives you an idea of the Facebook mobile strategy and moreover relates it to the Google...

Mobile Banking and Payments the Next Frontier

Without a doubt, one of the greatest new frontiers for technology is to take the banks and credit card companies out – the same way tech companies have taken out retailers, film producers such as Kodak, florists, record companies and...
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