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Trackle, a Worthy Service

For those old-timers like Yours Truly who still depend on e-mail for much of my communications, a new service from a company called Trackle makes it easy for me to subscribe to a number of services which can be pushed...

IP Communications/CRM Feature High on Forbes Growth List

Forbes just released their list of fastest growing tech companies and there are a mix of companies on the list from semiconductor to biotech. Of special note is SalesForce.com who comes in at number 3 with EPS growth of 40%....

Drop Your iPhone for a Gphone?

I know Carl Ford loves his Android-based Google phone but I have always thought this device to be inferior to the iPhone. But you know what, there are other opinions worth sharing and this one from Smarterware explains why it...

Wireless Carriers Give up on New Services

Google recently released an application called Latitude which allows you to give your friends access to your whereabouts on a Google map. When I tried to download it on my iPhone I received a message saying it is coming soon....

Bailed Out CEOs Get Pay Limits

We interrupt this regularly scheduled expo for important financial news. I should mention I abhor corporate CEOs and executives who enrich themselves without increasing shareholder value. What I hate even more is the following... A CEO or executive who has...

Loving Boingo

I am sitting here in LaGuardia Airport in New York, waiting for my flight to Miami for ITEXPO and loving Boingo. I thought it would be a hassle to download and use it but it was the easiest thing I...

Amazon Net Grows 9% in Latest Quarter

Amazon continues to perform and the company has shown it is dominant in the world of ecommerce. For the year, net sales grew 28 percent over 2007, to $19.17 billion. This includes a 9% increase  last quarter -- a quarter...

Is Eric Schmidt Protecting a Google Monopoly?

Photo courtesy of NY Times Eric Schmidt seems to be everywhere but most often attached to the hip of President Obama. I have a simple question to ask. Many of us know Google is more or less a monopoly...

Rumors of Google Buying Skype

eBay is doing nothing with Skype -- they say there is no synergy but there are ways to show ads for products the company sells to people making video and audio calls. I have yet to see the two companies...

IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Google and Intel, The Real Earnings Story

You may have heard Intel and Microsoft missed their numbers but Google, Apple and IBM did well. Most people are trying to make sense of what is happening here. After all, to most financial analysts, these are all tech companies...

Truphone Does it Again

One of the hottest companies in communications is Truphone. With a super-passionate CEO named Geraldine Wilson, they are taking the world by storm while offering truly useful software-based VoIP on virtually any and all platforms from Nokia to iPhone and...

Yahoo's CEO Gamble

Yahoo just replaced Jerry Yang with Carol Bartz the former Autodesk CEO and I am impressed and concerned. Bartz has an excellent resume with honors and awards as long as anyone:      50 Most Powerful Women in Business, Fortune, 2005...

Windows 7 Beta Review

One of the only reviews I have seen of Windows 7 Beta which is geared towards the telephony world comes from Alec Saunders. According to Alec, "7" missed some drivers but he was able to work through the problems or use...

FlyCast Adds Streaming to PCs and Google Android

While on vacation in the Cayman Islands last week I was lucky enough to haveDSL where I was staying and brought an AP and lit up the beach. I fired up Pandora to listen to music and after about a...

Look Out Google, Here Comes MSE360

Recently I came across a search engine which was new to me called MSE360. I tried it out and was impressed that a search engine I have never heard of could be so accurate. It is not perfect mind you...

Blackberry Storm Gets Dedicated YouTuble Client

Why did Google need to hire those tens of thousands of people over these past years? Well apparently so they can turn on a dime and develop applications like the new YouTube client for the Blackberry Storm.What does this tell...

Cuil: Lack of Money, Not Focus?

I have mentioned in the past that Google has a tremendous advantage in search over Microsoft and Yahoo because it is able to focus better as it has less going on. If that were true, now that Google has become...

Why Verizon Just Did The Web a Huge Favor

The Web's Gain is Google's loss This is an important time of year for cybersquatters as one of them just lost a $33.2 million dollar case against Verizon. The details are as follows... A company called OnlineNIC was ordered by...

Google Android vs. Apple iPhone

Trying to find a reason to purchase an Android-based phone instead of an iPhone? If so, check out this article which describes the state of Android, the future and finally some applications you just can't get on an Apple-powered phone....

Silicon Valley Closes for Christmas

While the tech industry was immune from much of the slowdown in this recession during the first part of the year, the economic crisis which took hold in September of certainly changed all that. Now, many Silicon Valley companies are...

Google Scraps Net Neutrality Push?

Om Malik has some interesting analysis of Google and its stance on Net Neutrality. The genesis of the story is a Wall Street Journal article discussing Google and how it is looking to peer its caching devices directly with network...

Click Fraud Still at 16%

Despite a tremendous amount of dollars being lost, efforts to thwart click fraud have not reduced it by much. In fact there was a miniscule 0.2% drop in click fraud this quarter over last according to Click Forensics. 16% is...

Thoughts on Blackberry Storm and Verizon HTC Touch Pro/XV6850

After my Black Friday trip to the mall in Connecticut, I made another trip to the Westchester Mall in White Plains, NY. I was surprised to see the light customer turnout but this could have been because of the freezing...

Guess Who's Back, Back Again... Redmond's Back. Tell Icahn

Carl Icahn is pushing hard to get a Microsoft Yahoo deal done as he picks up more Yahoo shares and waits for something to happen between the two companies. The latest? Microsoft will potentially pick up the search business for...

Google iPhone Mobile App With Voice Search Works Well

I have had a chance to test the new Google Mobile App for iPhone with voice search and remain impressed. What is great about the service is the fact that you can say a company name followed by city and...
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