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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...

Nortel's Web.Alive Brings Virtual Worlds to Business

While Nortel faces financial struggles and unprecedented debt, there are bright spots in the company's portfolio which most reporters will ignore because - well good news doesn't sell. I for one think it is always worth exploring the silver linings...

Learn From Nortel's Woes

Yesterday I spent a good deal of time filming my opinions on the latest news in the TMC Newsroom and didn't get time to blog at all. Rest assured, I was sharing my opinions - but in this case on...

Skype Mobile 2.5 Beta Now Available

The latest version of Skype for mobile devices including Windows Mobile is the beta version - 2.5 which is supposed to be more stable and also look more like its cousin which runs on your PC or Mac. I tried...

Microsoft Response Point Podcast With Richard Sprague

Microsoft's Response Point is an SMB phone system with big features. Priced reasonably and supplied by partners who make the hardware, this small business phone system has big features like voice recognition and a lot more.But more importantly, this...

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...

What the New Yahoo CEO Needs to Do

With financial markets in turmoil and Jerry Yang being responsible for more or less botching the Microsoft deal, it is obvious he needs to step down. The only question is why did it take so long? Here are thoughts on...

Nokia, Sun: Sales Down, Oracle Sells Hosted CRM, American Airlines Does Mobile Boarding Passes and Microsoft Offers Free Financing

Here are some of the news items which caught my eye recently with some commentary: Nokia predicts the recession and a lack of credit will reduce cell phone sales. Nokia Siemens too says there will be a slowdown next year....

Microsoft Does Not Want Yahoo

Steve Ballmer is a master negotiator. C'mon - we know he wants Yahoo. We know Microsoft needs Yahoo but still, he plays coy and says he is not interested. Very smart. It looks like these comments were responsible for Yahoo...

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...

AudioCodes Earnings up 15.3%, Adds HD Voice

In a tough market, AudioCodes did not disappoint. They beat their numbers by 2 cents per share as revenues rose 15.3% year-over-year to a record $46.6 million. GAAP net income rose to $3.1 million and non-GAAP net income rose...

Apple's Potential Antitrust Issues?

There was a time when Apple accused Microsoft of being the 800 pound gorilla of software and using its weight as an unfair weapon against the competition. Fast forward a decade or so and Microsoft is seeing competition from...

Google's Can't Search Its Own E-mails?

Google is the best company in the world at complex search, by far. Hands down. They do it better than anyone. Yahoo and Microsoft have thrown billions at projects which they hoped would allow them to catch up with Google....

Strategy Change: Make Money

In my conversations with a number of CEOs of small tech and communications companies, one thing has become clear. The market for exiting businesses has become tougher. This is common sense and the added challenge is with today's stock...

LifeSize HD Conferencing Improves While Saving Customers Money

 There are few technologies which are a crucial part of helping companies not only save money but also become more productive and efficient. As technology and especially the internet and broadband IP communications continue to transform industries, conferencing and...

Is the Shoe The Ultimate in Green Technology?

I come across hundreds of news items each day. On some days it is thousands of news stories. Occasionally I see something odd and obscure but strangely compelling. For example, in Japan, NTT has created a shoe which generates three...

Which Web 2.0 Companies Are in Trouble?

I came across this interesting article from Rafe Needleman about web 2.0 startups which will not make it through the economic downturn. Here are my thoughts on some of the companies on his list:Twitter: I agree the company needs to...

Mobile Banking to Skyrocket

If you are looking for business opportunities, you may want to think about mobile banking as the market is set to take off. When you consider analysts estimate over 100 million mobile banking users will be created in the next...

ITEXPO Best Show Ever for Microsoft Response Point

There was tremendous buzz about Microsoft's multiple announcements at ITEXPO West 2008 in Los Angeles last week and I was very happy to hear that ITEXPO was the best show Microsoft's Response Point team has ever been involved with. It...

More On Google Buying Skype

You may have noticed some posts regarding Skype being for sale and possibly acquired by Google this past weekend. While a few people have speculated Google would be the only purchaser, Andy throws in Oracle and Cisco. I agree with...

8x8/Packet8 and Microsoft SMB VoIP Collaboration

Breaking News There is big news out of ITEXPO this week in Los Angeles. 8x8 and Microsoft just released the news that the two companies will be working together to offer Packet8 VoIP SIP trunking service with the Microsoft...

ITEXPO West 2008 Microsoft Keynote

X.D. Huang General Manager of Microsoft gave a very interesting keynote where he first focused on the many things coming out of Microsoft Labs -- in particular -- an interface which mixes real objects with virtual ones. Using cameras on...

Second Gates/Seinfeld Ad Better

The second installment of the Microsoft Bill Gates Jerry Seinfeld advertising campaign is surprisingly better than the first. It is just as confusing but there was something about it which compelled me to watch and have real interest in what...

Dvorak on Bill Gates/Seinfeld Ad

I just couldn't help busting out with laughter as I read the John Dvorak analysis of the Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Gates ad which I recently wrote about. If you are looking for humor mixed in with your tech, it is...

Boost Your Smartphone Battery Life

As phones get smarter and we use them more to surf the web, send emails and other things, the batteries seem to get smaller. Some tips to get the most out of your battery are to turn off the radios...
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