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Why Silicon Valley won The Tech War with Boston

Just a kid, that's all I was in the early eighties in high school as I took a class in BASIC. I was always fascinated by all things electronic and whether it was video games or advanced scientific calculators, I...

Google Maps Navigation Analysis

As Om Malik points out, turn-by-turn GPS navigation with voice guidance has come to Google Maps and carriers can't be happy about it. Who is even less happy? TomTom and Garmin. According to Google, less than 1% of navigation devices...

Speaking at VoIP Conference and Expo 2009

I really excited to speak at the Illinois Institute of Technology Rice Campus for the VoIP Conference and Expo 2009. This will be my first time to this event and interestingly the third time in recent weeks in which I...

Do You Need a SmartWatch?

I am a bit of a watch nut and especially a lover of watches which are rich in technology. As of today I don't wear one because my mobile phone has pretty much replaced it but the last one I...

Can Droid Touch the iPhone or is Resistance Futile?

In February of 2007 I asked candidly if the fact that Verizon chose not to carry the iPhone will be remembered as a telecom blunder and more importantly I predicted in a year's time that we would look back at...

An Amazing Week for Wireless at CTIA

Where is my Mobile Data? An overwhelming amount of wireless, communications and tech news is the best way to describe the last few weeks. Perhaps one of the most important nuggets is a catastrophic loss of T-Mobile USA Sidekick customer...

Microsoft Bombs with Windows Mobile 6.5?

With so much riding on Windows Mobile 6.5, you figured Microsoft would get it right. A tremendous headstart in the mobile OS game has been squandered as RIM, Apple and now Google eat marketshare like famished termites in a mostly...

Aspect Touts Tellme Speech Recognition Integration

Recently I had a chance to speak with Alan Burnstine - Sr. Product Manager at Aspect and he had some very interesting things to tell me about how his company's IVR/ACD/dialing solutions integrate with Microsoft's Tellme for post-call surveys. As...

Italian Antitrust Regulators Target Google

Last night in a post about Gmortgage I discussed how Google is helping to kill off the newspaper business with the help of others in the space such as eBay and Craigslist. Today I learned of an antitrust investigation against...

Microsoft SecondLight Touch Computing Demo

At ITEXPO in Los Angeles last year XD Huang wowed the audience with a video of future touch-screen technologies which integrate the real and virtual worlds. It was quite amazing and I will never forget it. I just can't wait...

Google Listen: The Mobile Platform Wars Have Begun

 Google today unveiled Listen, an application which allows users of the company's Android devices to search for content in podcasts based on keywords in the headline and description of the content. To me the incredible thing about this application is...

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...

Today's IPTV is Like Driving a Ferrari at 55 MPH

In a recent meeting with Minerva Network's Italian-born CEO Mauro Bonomi, he told me today's IPTV service is the equivalent of driving a Ferrari at 55 MPH and his point is the technology needs to shift into the fast lane.Mauro,...

Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple and Google News Make Historic Week

This week marks a huge change in the world of technology and the events which have taken place will forever change the landscape of the market as we know it. News of Microsoft and Yahoo finally finding a way to...

Brief Results of My Silicon Valley Trip

I spent a solid week in Silicon Valley and as I wrap up my trip and reflect back on the companies I met with I was pretty happy to see a good deal of optimism from the communications and technology...

Avaya Purchases Nortel Enterprise Assets

The highly anticipated news of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions business being sold to either Siemens or Nortel is here. The envelope please... And the winner is... Avaya - subject to bankruptcy bidding rules and court approval of course. Here are some...

Avaya Purchases Nortel Enterprise Assets

The highly anticipated news of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions business being sold to either Siemens or Nortel is here. The envelope please... And the winner is... Avaya - subject to bankruptcy bidding rules and court approval of course. Here are some...

Intel's Earnings: Good or Bad?

For decades when you purchased a new Microsoft product you knew it would take more disk space, memory and processor speed than most competitive products on the market. As an ex-MIS Director I can tell you firsthand how new Windows...

iPhone Flash Support: The Real Apple Tax

A fascinating soap opera of video format wars precedes us and one has to wonder why exactly Adobe's Flash format is not supported on the iPhone.Microsoft came out with an ad and PR campaign recently which focused on the excessive...

BT Delays Ad Targeting

Back in December of last year, Peter Radizeski reported on privacy issues, lawsuits and executive departures from companies in the advertising targeting business. Two companies cited were NebuAd and Phorm. Phorm made headlines again today when BT announced it was...

iPhone 3G S: Its the Apps Stupid

There is so much fanfare about the Apple iPhone 3G S so I went to the Orange store here in Nice, France to check the lines. It was slow and steady with people coming in and asking about the phone...

Microsoft Stops RIM/iPhone Reimbursements

I just learned that Microsoft will stop reimbursing employees for use of non-Windows Mobile devices. I had heard at a dinner with Microsoft employees at ITEXPO last winter in Miami that use of an iPhone at the company is an...

iPhone OS 3.0 Review: Batteries Not Included

I have to admit I was impatient and when I learned I could follow some easy steps to upgrade to the shipping version of the iPhone 3.0 software before the June 17 general availability date -- I just had to...

Bing, Will You Bother?

While I am impressed with Microsoft's Bing search engine it lags Google in Blog and news searches, and is not as accurate as evidenced by it returning screen-scraped versions of original content instead of filtering these results like Google does....

Lost Smartphone? Take These Precautions First

I spent much of Sunday in Manhattan with the family and while there stopped by one of our favorite restaurants for lunch. A bit later in the day my wife realized her iPhone had gone missing. The last place she...
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