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The PSTN Will Die. Time to Learn SIP

It should come as no surprise to avid followers of this blog that the PSTN is potentially going to be mothballed in the next seven years. If you are wondering what will replace it, the answer is in-part SIP and...

Cloud Communications: That's gold, Jerry! Gold!

Seinfeld fans rejoice – I haven’t forgotten about you – and Kenny Bania is now forever immortalized in this blog. He came to mind and his expression “That's gold, Jerry! Gold!” seems so fitting when I get to talking about...

Skype for iPad is Baaack

Skype for iPad is here!It was much-anticipated, released, then pulled, then re-released and it works great. The company said there were problems with it causing them to pull and then release it a few hours later. (Update) TMC's Erik Linask...

Why Windstream Bought PAETEC

Broadband and communications provider Windstream Corp just agreed to purchase communications conglomerate PAETEC for $2.3 billion in order to add scale and drive growth. PAETEC is an interesting company as it not only provides broadband and IP communications services; it...

Search Marketing: Where it Pays to be Young

There is a crisis of unemployment in the US and those aged 16 to 19 are being hit with unemployment rates of 24% or almost three times the rate of adults. Worse yet, minority teens are seeing rates of unemployment...

Where Google is Vulnerable to the FTC Probe

Google has responded to the FTC probe regarding its potential monopolist practice of directing users to its network of sites and in a blog post from Amit Singhal, a Google fellow they explain that their focus is primarily on users....

At Cloud Expo NY 2011 Today

I'll be conducting video interviews for a few days here at the Cloud Expo show and am looking forward to seeing what innovations are happening in the space and what many of the companies at the expo think of Apple's...

An Honest Critique of Microsoft and Steve Ballmer

For the last five years there have been calls for Steve Ballmer to step down from Microsoft and I have refrained from comment until today because a confluence of news and events has made commentary necessary. Specifically, David Einhorn, an...

Amazon: Begun the Consumer Cloud Wars Have

Amazon has just unveiled a cloud storage solution for music and other files beating Apple and Google to the punch. The service, promoted by the included graphic on the Amazon home page explains the offer which includes a player which...

Gogobeans Enables Mobile Cloud Sharing

Behold, the semi-social mobile cloud is born One novel way to store and share information is Gogobeans, a company which allows you to store information in a digital locker in the cloud and share it easily by sharing or “bouncing”...

Earthquakes and Tsunamis to Help or Hurt Cloud Growth?

If your cloud services relay on a data center which is in an area affected by a natural disaster and your users or home office is not, you probably look at the recent disaster in Japan as a negative for...

Tier 3 Platform-as-a-Service Gets $8.5 Funding

The insatiable desire to invest in cloud-based services continues as Tier 3, a company providing enterprise-level managed services to Microsoft and others just received $8.5M in series A funding from Ignition Capital and Madrona Venture Group. The company has about...

Cloud-Based Brute Force Attacks to Test Computer Security

Love it or hate it, the cloud is allowing some incredible things to take place such as being able to offer anyone the power of a supercomputer for pricing in line with a cup of coffee. Barry Levine writes about...

VoIP Market up 13% This Year

Infonetics says the VoIP/UC space will be up 13% this year over last. It is no secret that the current business environment is very tough and this growth in a single and relatively mature sector of the market reminds us...

Overview of ITEXPO West 2010 Events

Hi all, my marketing team was good enough to provide me with this comprehensive overview of ITEXPO and all the related events and content at the show which takes place Oct 4-6, 2010 - yes, next week. I hope this...

Must-Attend Networking Event at ITEXPO

Please be sure to come to the Bonaventure Brewing Company Patio at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel this Monday, Oct 4th, 5:30-8:30 PM for some of the best networking at the show. I have attended many events at this location at...

Are .CO Domain Names Important?

Dotcoms are what people recognize most online with .BIZ and others taking a distant back seat. Yet when I heard the .CO domain names were coming I immediately saw how they would be similar enough to .COMs that perhaps they...

US Visa Fees Surge: The Good and Bad

This past Friday, US President Obama signed into law a new bill which drastically raises the cost of hiring foreign workers using H-1B and L visas from $320 to $2,320 in situations where a company has more than 50% of...

Mobile YouTube Site Shows Cloud's Potential

iJustine's videos on the mobile version of YouTube running on an iPhone 4 Without a doubt one of the best results of the feud between Microsoft and Google is the migration towards web-based apps by the search giant. Two things...

Anna Chapman: a Model Spy - Seriously

I already covered how this whole spy scandal seems unusual because they didn't seem to be taking as many precautions as they should to avoid detection. Now I happened upon a post from David Gewirtz explaining how gorgeous lead spy...

Communications in the Cloud Webinar

As the move to the cloud gathers steam, the competition has grown substantially and a trend worth watching is what happens to the pure-play cloud communications companies when the CPE competition migrates to the cloud as well? Recently Joe Staples,...

TMC Celebrates 38-Year Anniversary

How do companies make it through gut-wrenching industry and technological change without going under? I do my best to wish every TMC a team member a Happy TMC Anniversary and as such the start date of all of our full-time...

Google Buys GIPS - Here's Why

When it comes to enabling technology, Google's new mantra is its better to be needed than liked I first met the company called Global IP Sound around 2002 at TMC's ITEXPO and Pulvermedia's VON expos. What differentiated the company tome...

Ooma, Making Home Phones Better

It is tough to impress me when it comes to home telephone systems... I have seen it all or at least I feel I have. Covering the telecom space as long as I have, I figured there are few innovations...

See Rich Tehrani at Cloud Expo

I am off to New York City to the 5th Cloud Expo where I will be conducting a number of interviews. I hope to see you there....
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