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The Browser is the Computer

Years ago Sun CEO Scott McNealy said the Network is the Computer - Google hopes he's right Apple can do no wrong - they never could. The company has always had zealous fans who considered Apple products to be like...

Eric Schmidt Steps Down from Apple Board

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has stepped down from Apple's board. Many are surprised Schmidt didn't step down earlier but certainly when Apple did the about face on Google Voice which sparked questions from the FCC, the stage was set. According...

FCC Targets Apple over Google Voice App

Apparently the FCC under the leadership of Julius Genachowski is investigating the blocking of Google Voice from the Apple App Store. Moreover the FCC would like to know the role AT&T played in this decision. Can we trust Apple to...

DOJ Telco Antitrust News

You may have heard the DOJ is looking into whether AT&T and Verizon have abused their market power. At this point I will hold off from commenting too forcefully but I will mention the countless horror stories I have heard...

Julius Genachowski Named as FCC Chairman

Julius Genachowski had been rumored to get the FCC Chairman role and it is now official....

Freedom to Connect

I recently had a chance to sit down with David Isenberg and discuss his Freedom to Connect (F2C) conference which takes place March 30 & 31, 2009 in Washington DC. He reminded me the price for the conference goes up...

FCC, Genachowski, Bartz, Nortel, Verizon and More

The FCC gets a new head. Kevin Martin steps down. Wall Street hates the new Yahoo CEO. Nortel enters Chapter 11 reorganization; Verizon says they like VoIP but love POTs. What a week. Oh yeah and I almost forgot the...

Kevin Martin Leaves FCC

In five days Kevin Martin will leave the FCC paving the way for Julius Genachowski who many hope will be more pro-competition and a much better consumer advocate.  Items for the new FCC chair to deal with include net neutrality,...

Julius Genachowski to Head FCC?

TMCnet's Michael Dinan reports Julius Genachowski will head up the FCC as part of the incoming Obama administration. Genachowski is a former Harvard law classmate of Obama, chief counsel to former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, a VC and led the...

One in Six Households Wireless Only

Consumers are cutting the cord, making it more important than ever to have a wireless strategy which is solid. As it continues, the cable companies are at the biggest disadvantage.Over the past years it seems the FCC went out of...

Thanks to Dubya - No Free Wireless Internet

I am deeply saddened by the fact that the Bush administration pressured the FCC to cancel a meeting on a vote which would have put free broadband in the hands of hundreds of millions of Americans. This is my opinion...

How To Classify Kevin Martin

Boy it is tough to classify a person who is advocating opening up the internet for all when we also know he is at least in part responsible for the dire straights Nortel is in today. Friend or foe of...

My Thoughts on The Free Wireless Internet Argument

Michael Dinan has written a great article on the AWS-3 clash between FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and various government officials. It contains some salient quotes from me. I have mixed emotions on this matter as I want in no way...

Call Centers Still Hiring

While layoffs take place in the hundreds of thousands, at least one industry has some bright spots in terms of hiring. Thomas L. Cardella & Associates is adding 55 full-time jobs at its Keokuk call center to handle a new...

IP Communications/VoIP and Tech To Do Well Under Obama

While many in the country - including most likely George W. Bush are counting the days until there is a change in leadership, those in communications and tech are likely wondering what the future will bring. According to some experts...

White Spaces + Google/Yahoo Break Up = Great News

There has been a tremendous amount of news worth analyzing as of late and perhaps two of the most important items of note are the FCC's approval of vacant TV white spaces for the use of broadband data devices. I...

Hold Our Leaders Accountable

I don't know about you but I have had enough. Enough of the corruption in government and enough of Wall Street executives reaping huge rewards on the backs of the waitresses, cashiers and the guy who cuts grass for...

ZeeVee's Localcasting Solution Merges Internet, TV

As the convergence of television and the internet continues, there is still a basic challenge in finding a simple way to connect the massive stores of internet video content seamlessly with the traditional television. There are a number of...

Why Wireless Carterfone is Needed

The Carterfone ruling is what allowed the AT&T network to be opened up to competition and basically was the result of AT&T trying to stop a company from adding a device which was acoustically not electrically to their network.The 1968...

Comcast Caps Usage

I have mixed emotions about the Comcast cap of 250 GB/month of bandwidth. On the one hand, it is good the company is telling users what is acceptable and what is not. At least we now have a number and...

McCain To Support Technology

It has been pretty shocking to me to see that the Bush Administration did not embrace technology in a more grand fashion. After all, Vice President Al Gore was so enthusiastic about the Internet he even claimed to invent it.So...

Time For Google to Buy Sprint?

A while back I wrote about rumors I heard regarding Google purchasing Sprint and since then many people told me they read my story but it is an insane idea that could never happen. Now it seems others are making...

Sprint Nextel Acquired by SK Telecom

It looks like Sprint will be able to start over as part of a new company thanks to South Korea wireless phone service provider SK Telecom. If you remember I commented on rumors that Google will pick up Sprint a...

A Possible Sea Change at the FCC

For the last eighteen months I felt as if the FCC thought the cable companies were too powerful as a result of many rulings which seemed to be in favor of the telcos. It seemed even when the telcos were...

Will LTE Fuel IMS?

Will LTE fuel IMS? Bob Emmerson seems to think so and he has a great point. With similar elements defined in WiMAX, LTE and IMS, the chances that carriers will have to install more and more IMS components are good....
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