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Should RIM Be Judged on its Hires or Fires?

No company wants Apple as a competitor as the company has more momentum than the euro crisis. But that is the challenge companies like Nokia and RIM face on a daily basis. Yesterday I delved into the problems RIM faced...

E-mail Focus Built and Hurt RIM

Compaq’s iPaq ( pictured), brought to market early last decade was a blockbuster device from the standpoint of its aesthetics. It had a bright color screen, had great audio at the time and felt good in the hand. Competing the...

Surface Tablet: Microsoft's Desktop Hail Mary

If you are Steve Ballmer, going to the mall and walking by an Apple Store loaded with people buying tablets, music players and phones which don’t run his software has to be as pleasurable as preparing for a colonoscopy. He...

Connecticut DMV Uses Smartphones

I am sitting here at the Connecticut DMV and while standing in line I was thrilled to see an employee with a smartphone and printer approach me and give me a "reservation #" so I could then wait at the...

Attention Social, App and Search users, YOU are the Product

Original image from Shutterstock A little understood notion is that for those people using free services and apps, you are the product and generally speaking the advertiser is the customer. The exception is when no ads are shown and...

TMC Contributor Wins Two First Place Journalism Prizes

I was happy to learn one of TMC's contributing writers Deborah Hirsch has just received two first place prizes at the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' annual excellence in journalism awards.I wanted to wish her a very public...

Disruption Targets Currency Exchange Kiosks

Technology has resulted in massive margin compression among industry after industry. Retailers have to struggle to make money to pay their brick and mortar overhead while consumers routinely see and touch the merchandise in their store while buying it online...

Determining if There is a Spectrum Shortage

Those of us who have been in the wireless space for years take for granted that there is a spectrum shortage but the New York Times had a compelling story discussing how spectrum sharing and smart antennas will help alleviate...

At Utah Olympic Park

I stopped by the Utah Olympic Park in Park City and took the tour which was very informative. Sadly, I didn't get to see any athletes training. I did notice AT&T had very fast service here with full bars throughout...

Goodbye Android, we hardly Knew You

New research is showing that Android has some real problems. Obviously Google knows this and it’s part of the reason they purchased Motorola and as Henry Blodget points out are opening an online tablet store. David Beckemeyer too weighs in...

Consumers Tell Mobile Carriers how to Save Millions

Wireless carriers spend millions on contact center calls related to device questions from their subscribers and to lean more Amdocs recently commissioned a survey which shows that while 83% of the 2,900 consumers surveyed are aware of self-service options, only...

Aito Technologies Helps Carriers Leverage Sentiment Analysis

In the US, some of the most challenging times for carrier sentiment had to be when comedians and shows like SNL poked fun at the iPhone for not working properly on the AT&T network. And in such situations where the...

Monetizing the Mobile Data Explosion with Tektronix Communications

Remember when you were in the engineering lab and you relied on a Tektronix oscilloscope to analyze signals? I do and I deeply craved one of my own but could never afford one. But the company once part of Tektronix,...

NQ Mobile Protects Android Phones from Malware and Viruses

Last year Roger McNamee mentioned that he doesn’t think Android has a bright future because of the malicious apps proliferating on the platform and to his point Android malware is up over 400% with no signs of slowing down. This...

Neustar Aims to Make Mobile App Development Easier

With over half a million apps in the Apple App Store alone one might argue that developers have all the tools they have to develop compelling applications but what if there was a way to take traditional apps and integrate...

VSS Monitoring Switching Fabric to Reduce Carrier OPEX and CAPEX

A major cost to carriers the CAPEX and OPEX associated with network monitoring and test equipment. Andy Huckridge of VSS Monitoring explains carriers spend up to $300,000 dollars on this test equipment and yet they only use the devices at...

Volubill Helps Carriers Deliver Enhanced Wireless Services

The FCC has a web page dedicated to bill shock and encourages wireless users who haven’t achieved a successful resolution with their wireless carrier to call and complain. The same page explains one in six users has at one time...

Ascom Wireless Test Solutions Advance to Handle Burgeoning Data Demand

The number of people using their cellphone as a primary device is continuing to increase and this includes campus and corporate environments where the ease-of-use of a single device makes using a smartphone running Android, iOS or something similar the...

Taqua Leverages WiFi, Introduces Backhaul Product at MWC 2012

Taqua has a made a name for itself serving carriers of all sizes with products like the T7000 for wireless and wireline switching, the T7100 for media management, trunking and peering as well as the TCS6100 for small cell and...

Ubidyne Shows Active Antennas Help Optimize 4G LTE

One of the biggest challenges facing the communications industry is lack of wireless spectrum. Wireless carriers are already struggling to keep up with users who download more and more content with ever-faster devices sporting more processors and higher-resolution screens. Just...

AirWatch Highlights MDM in a Post-PC Era

Yesterday Apple CEO Tim Cook showed a chart of how the iPad alone is selling more unites than PCs from any other individual vendor. This is an amazing achievement when you consider the iPad is a few years old and...

How Aricent Group Enables Rapid LTE Adoption

One of the most important companies in the wireless space you may never have heard of is Aricent Group, the product engineering, carrier services and design company which renamed itself last year by combining Aricent and frog (formerly Frog Design)....

VMware Mobile Virtualization Helps Secure Consumerized IT

A great step forward for enabling security and management of devices in the brave new world of consumerized IT Virtualization has certainly been a hot space over the last few years in-part due to the increased reliance on cloud-computing as...

Samsung Opens Galaxy Note Attraction in Barcelona During MWC

In Barcelona this week Samsung had a giant booth-like structure at Plaza Catalunya where they showed off the 5.3" and 10.1" Galaxy Notes. The lines were massive the entire week this structure was in place and the manager told me...

AudioCodes Shows MailVision "Carrier Skype" Solution at MWC 2012

AudioCodes is showing a VoIP client which is a Viber or Bria-like app which also connects with many third-party solutions. It is designed to be superior to typical consumer solutions as it connects with many social networks and also has...
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