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Did Sonos Just Obsolete Their Remote?

Sonos users rejoice - you can now control the volume level of yourmusic with the volume buttons on your iOS device. Prior to this software upgrade you had to use the slider switch on your Apple device. Now Sonos sells...

Connection Cloud Brings the Power of 4GL to the Cloud

Please enjoy my latest column from TMC's Cloud Computing Magazine which I invite you to subscribe to. As enterprises move more and more of their data into the cloud, the reality is they lose more control over the data they...

Cloud Expo 2012 NY Update

If you missed the recent Cloud Expo in NY, don’t worry about it because TMC has you covered. Even if you weren't there - here are some refreshers regarding the companies at the show. Here are some of the latest...

Sonos SUB Expensive but Convenient

Sonos makes a great WiFi-based sound system allowing wire-free sound in any room in your home. The only problem with this strategy is that Apple and its AirPlay wireless streaming system is a peripheral competitor and when you go up...

Broadvox Shows Big Ambitions With New Hire

Broadvox just announced that Bruce Chatterley the former MegaPath President and Speakeasy CEO will become the President and CEO of the company. Chatterley has distinguished himself by growing Speakeasy and eventually selling it to Best Buy in 2007 and more...

Forget Disney, Head to Finland for Angry Birds

Angry Birds has certainly taken the world by storm and over Thanksgiving while visiting Disney World I was surprised to see how many people were wearing Angry Birds related clothing - especially shirts. Now, Rovio, the company behind the addictive...

Vocalocity: One Cloud Provider's Path to Growth

Cloud computing providers are all the rage these days and cloud communications is no exception. Witness the growth of 8x8 as well as the M&A interest in the space evidenced by the recent acquisition of M5 Networks by ShoreTel and...

3-D Designer Glasses at CES 2012 from Marchon 3D

Did you know you could get designer 3-D glasses which also protect your eyes from UV light? Well you can - I saw and wore them myself at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. What a major step up from the...

Will Nimble 2.0 take Social CRM Mainstream?

Recently consumer products manufacturer P&G – one of the largest advertising spenders at over $9B announced it will cut its marketing headcount in-part because advertising on Facebook and Google is more efficient. The maker of Gillette and Pantene products is...

ShoreTel Acquires M5 for Cloud Communications

ShoreTel just announced they are purchasing  M5 Networks - both companies have been past participants in ITEXPO - I happen to be here at ITEXPO Miami where we have record crowds. And cloud communications is a hot space as evidenced...

La Carreta, one of my Favorites

Miami may be the only city where one of my favorite restaurants is in the airport. You should give La Carreta a try and eat the Yucca fries with the green sauce. See you in Miami for ITEXPO this week....

Scoop - Ford Fusion Energi to have Evos 2013 Design Cues

Heard at CES from a reliable source. The Energi is to be unveiled in a few minutes. Stay tuned....

Blackberry Playbook Price Drop to $299 Crashes Servers

Blackberry has just reduced the price the Playbook to $299 regardless of model – meaning you can get a fully functional tablet which allows you to see Adobe Flash and HTML5 as well as cameras on the front and...

Merry Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas everyone, Happy Hanukah and New Year. The holiday season in New York City is spectacular. Here is one of my favorite scenes from the day. Amazingly the city wasn't that crowded today and traffic wasn't terrible....

Headed to Cloudforce New York. Can't Wait to Hear from Marc Benioff

Tomorrow I head to New York to the Salesforce.com Cloudforce conference where according to the company we will hear how companies such as Facebook, NBC Universal, Burberry and Disney are reinventing themselves as social enterprises with social, mobile and cloud....

I Use Google and You Siri are no Google Killer

I worry more it will kill the public’s interest in speech rec I have been reading with great interest all of the back and forth chatter on the web regarding Apple’s Siri and its merit as a Google killer and...

Is it Web 3.0 Time in the Valley?

While spending some time here in the Santa Clara Convention Center after Cloud Expo, I just can't but get the feeling the tech world is onto the next big thing. The Cloud Expo was full of activity, a ton of...

Arrived at RightScale User Conference 2011

I just finished most of my meetings at Cloud Expo 2011 here in Santa Clara, CA and juest headed to the RightScale User Conference where I am meeting with company CEO Michael Crandell very soon. As you may recall, the...

SNL Skit Features Mark Zuckerberg Rupert Murdoch, Reed Hastings and Arianna Huffington

I have been a somewhat loyal viewer of Saturday Night Live since the eighties - and for some reason I even watch it these days - although it is far less funny. One skit that did get me smirking a...

How eBay's X.commerce Benefits Merchants

Last month I discussed X.com, an app store for commerce from eBay and the news of the release made me really want to attend the company's recent event where they demonstrated it live. Alas, I had other shows to attend...

Is Content King or is it Platform?

The adage about content being king is absolutely true and the precipitous drop in the value of Netflix shares related to losing Starz programming reminds us that distribution can be considered a distant second to content. This is true because...

Off to Metaswitch Forum 2011

Next week I am headed to the Metaswitch Forum 2011 event and this will be the third time in a row speaking with carriers and the communications industry in general. Last year I had a speaking opportunity and have one...

Twitter Tightens SMS Ties with Photos

Twitter's 140 character limit was actually a limit of SMS messages applied to the world's most successful microblogging service but in the last few years, Twitter use has migrated to apps on smartphones and web browsers. Today the company sent...

Largest ITEXPO Hall Ever

I am here with my team in the Austin Convention Center determining the layout of the largest ITEXPO in this show's history. Check out the size of this exhibit hall. This is the 24th event and we are looking forward...

AT&T Responds to DOJ - What They Missed

AT&T responded to the DOJ regarding the blocked T-Mobile USA acquisition saying that the proposed merger would be good for consumers as it would allow AT&T to gain access to T-Mobile spectrum allowing their call quality to improve and the...
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