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Google Currents Crashes Newsreader Party

Flipboard calls itself the pocket-sized social magazine and this is an apt description for a social newsreader so popular that this week when it launched an iPhone edition, it was overwhelmed with traffic and crashed. Obviously there is tremendous interest...

Microsoft, .XXX and White Spaces News

I'm off to Mass today to get ready for video shoots this week. In the mean time, check out the news from the latest daily TMC Techfast newsletter.  War of the Words: Better get your troops ready for the Twitter...

Altigen's iFusion: Fuses the Desk Phone & iPhone

The smartphone and tablet are taking the world by storm and this information isn’t lost on Altigen Communications the company who literally revolutionized the communications space in the nineties by merging the best of the PC and telephone into an...

Microsoft Surface Update Available. It's an iPoffee Table

The new Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface is now available for $8,400 or approximately the same price as 42 Kindle Fires or almost 17 entry level iPad 2s. A giant tablet-in-a-table, the super-sized 87 pound gadget runs Windows 7...

Blackberry Outage: Lives Saved, Accidents Down

Abu Dhabi saw accident rates plummet by 40% with no fatal accidents precisely at the time when Blackberry had its three-day outage in the country. Moreover, in Dubai the accident rate dropped by 20% during the same period (perhaps they...

Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Shows Great Potential

I finally got around to installing Microsoft's Social Connector and it was an interesting experience. The goal of the program is to let you see the social status of people you exchange email with. As you scroll through emails, you...

Prediction: Meg Whitman Lasts at HP 12 Months Max

By Now you know Meg Whitman is replacing Léo Apotheker as CEO of HP. Look, I personally like Meg Whitman - she is dynamic, energetic and ran eBay for a good while. Two of the major products under her were...

Windows 8 Targets Boot Time in War With Apple

Here is a typical scenario many of us deal with... While waiting for our laptop or PC to boot, we take out our smartphones or tablets to check email and work until the Windows-based machine ends it's leisurely boot process....

6 New Rules in a Post-Jobs World

Let’s face it, any company trying to compete with Apple in its core markets has been beheaded and frankly in the case of HP, embarrassed. For so many years, there were two ways of doing things – the established way...

Suggestion: Apple's First Move Without Steve Jobs

Apple went from computer innovator to little more than a joke. Then Steve Jobs returned and since then, the company has become the absolute leader in tech, consumer electronics, wireless, tablets, music, entertainment, app stores, retail, industrial design and those...

Latest Trends in Speech Technology, CRM, IVR, Collaboration and Cloud Computing

Speech analytics in greater demand At the recent SpeechTek 2011 conference in New York I gained some great insight into the state of speech technology. For example, Jeff Schlueter of Nexidia told me his company’s speech analytics solutions have been...

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...

iOS Allows Apple to Correct Microsoft "Mistake"

If you look back at the early days of Apple, Microsoft has been a major supplier to Cupertino's customers virtually from day one. Even today, Microsoft is the go to software provider for not only Macs but PCs. So whichever...

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...

Have Apple Laptops Crossed the Enterprise Chasm?

What my Trip to Silicon Valley Taught me About AppleThere is constant debate about what the future is of Apple and Microsoft and after a trip to San Jose, CA this week where my company met with over 175 leading...

Are you using Lync or USING Lync?

Thought leader and noted UC analyst Blair Pleasant is skeptical that 70% of the Fortune 500 are implementing and using Lync. But Steve Ballmer tells us that 70% are on Lync. As we all know, there is a difference between...

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...

Microsoft, Apple & Twitter News June 27, 2011

It’s been a busy day in tech and communications news – so far these are a few of the stories worth knowing about: Microsoft needs to get larger? Scott Rothbort at TheStreet gives us eight companies Microsoft should buy –...

Home Automation Could Be Next Tech Bright Spot

The future looks bring for home automation and energy management vendors Hold onto your hat tech investors – we already have some hot sectors like consumer electronics, wireless, the cloud, VoIP, collaboration, healthcare automation and security to name a few....

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...

HTML5 Week in Review

Big Facebook, Financial Times and Acrobat HTML5 NewsFacebook declares war on Apple: Its only Thursday and this week has been a huge one so far with regards to HTML5 – with Facebook looking like it will have a new HTML5...

8x8 Speaks Out About Skype Deal (Video)

Bryan Martin, CEO of 8x8 speaks to TheStreet.com regarding how his company compares to Skype - how long it has been in VoIP and and his vision for the future. It's worth a watch - and reminds me that 8x8...

HTML5 Shines on New FT App

According to Ed Silverstein on TMCnet's sister site TechZone360, The Financial Times recently released a web app at app.ft.com based on HTML5 and in doing so has shown the Splinternet may be reversing course. As you may recall, I...

Microsoft Taking Tablet Control

Microsoft is taking control of the companies allowed to sell its tablets and limiting the number according to the Wall Street Journal. There are two good reasons for Microsoft to change its traditional open system where everyone had a shot...
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