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Marketing Goes Almost Painfully Local

Pay attention, you might just overhear something One of the most memorable business stories I hav e heard was when a consultant friend of mine flew to a large customer to quote on a substantial project. He was traveling with...

Anthropomorphized Ads Go Mainstream.

Anthropomorphism or assigning human characteristics to nonhuman objects is alive and well in the world of advertising. Perhaps the best example of advertisements which embody this technique are of the “Mac Vs. PC” variety where the Mac character is...

Living in a Post-OS World

Two of the major drawbacks to a perfect cloud-based existence where the browser serves all your needs are speed of remote apps/services and UI flexibility. It just so happens, two news items have coalesced recently to help usher in the...

Keep Bing at Microsoft

From a  competitive position, it would be major trouble to remove Bing from the deep pockets of Microsoft. Talk of the business being potentially sold to Facebook when that company needs to focus on fighting Google+ makes little sense. There...

GigaOm Tells You Why HTML5 Will Be Huge

It is no secret that HTML5 is important - the question is how big will it be? Word is out at GigaOm, that it will be huge - and moreover it is coming fast. Thanks to an article from Colleen...

Metaswitch Thrutu iPhone App Lets Carriers Become Social Hubs

Earlier this year I came across Thrutu from Metaswitch newtorks - an application development platform allowing carriers to leverage rich social features and provide them as services to customers. In short, this is the exact sort of solution wireless phone...

Nosh from Google a P2P Foursquare Meets Zagats

I just met with Craig Walker the Founder & CEO of Firespotter Labs and he went over where his Google-backed companies will be innovating in the future. As you may recall, Walker founded Dialpad and Grandcentral which eventually got acquired...

Time for Carol Bartz to Leave Yahoo!?

When Yahoo! announced Carol Bartz as the new CEO I expressed my concern that she had zero media experience. I really thought in this ever-changing world of media and what has turned into a rapidly evolving world of social, Yahoo!...

Google+ Targets Facebook not Twitter

There have been numerous discussions lately regarding how Google+ could be a Twitter killer and while anything is possible, my research shows that Facebook is in the most trouble. Perhaps the most compelling argument for Google as a Twitter killer...

Dragon Go! Shows Speech Tech is Alive and Well

One of the most interesting mini-reviews I have done was with Dragon Go! from Nuance - an iPhone app which I found to be deadly accurate in my testing. Not only did it recognize my voice with a moderately loud...

SEO Webinar: Last Minute Butterflies

No matter how many webinars and speaking engagements you do - there always seem to be the last minute butterflies which encourage you to nail your subject matter before presenting. I am going through the slides for my presentation on...

Want Google+? Check Your Gmail

For those of you with a Gmail account you don't use regularly, be sure to check your account if you hoping to get invited to Google+. I had a number of invites in my Gmail box and so did TMC's...

You Have No Business Being on Google+

In case you missed it, Google is asking you to hold off listing your business on Google+ for the moment. The company is working on integrated Google+ business listings which will tie into Adwords and other Google features and until...

Tech Bubble Talk from Eric Schmidt

Are we in a bubble or not? Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt thinks the idea is worth paying attention to. He isn't declaring we are in one but he says either the revenue growth of these new tech companies is...

Did Social Just Make UC Irrelevant?

If you are working with a phone system maker who isn’t innovating rapidly, beware - their days could be numbered. I hate to be sensational but you have to wonder, with real-time video & voice communications embedded into social networks...

How Skype and Facebook Work Together

It is fascinating to hear how Facebook and Skype work together - the news this week that the companies have a solution merging the best of social and video has shaken the industry up a great deal but now the...

Google+ Becoming Serious Facebook Threat

Microsoft was known for producing winning products after its third attempt - we may be saying something similar about Google soonGoogle, a company known as the king of search - certainly has a mixed record when it comes to other...

Survey: Games Most Popular Smartphone Apps

And surprise, most people will pay for appsGames, weather and social networking apps are where people are spending a tremendous amount of their time followed by mapping, news, music and entertainment. These are the results of a new survey from...

TMCnet Reviews magicJack Plus

TMCnet's Tom Keating reviews magicJack Plus which I first discussed last December and he is impressed - specifically with its ability to utilize both Ethernet and USB - meaning a hotel room for example where only a WiFi connection exists...

Verbalizer: Bringing the Power of Google and Voice to Hackers

Google Voice Search for Desktop is good but it can be improved and that's the idea behind The Verbalizer from Breakfast which is an open-source development board designed to help even those who aren't extremely technical to build their own...

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....

New Google Antitrust Probe and the Obama Connection

I asked in January of 2009 if Eric Schmidt was intentionally cozying up to candidate and then president Obama to protect a Google monopoly. The same year I brought the question up again as a response to an article in...

Now You Need to be a Lawyer to Understand Tech?

It seemed to start off slowly but now the trend is gaining momentum - lawsuits over patents in tech are everywhere and its tough to make decisions which are best for your company when you aren't sure if the products...

Cablevision Allows E-Mail Sign-ups in TV Ads

Yes Virginia, cable companies are innovating Just yesterday I discussed in an article about Cisco Quad that it is very hard it is to determine who the leaders in tech will be in the future. And today when I learned...

Quad: The Death of E-mail and Cisco's Social Enterprise Ambitions

Quad moves to the cloud, has native Cius tablet support and offers better interoperability Last week I took a train into the city from TMC’s Connecticut HQ to spend time with the Cisco Quad collaboration team – using Cisco telepresence...
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