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What Skype for Web Means for WebRTC

  Skype has finally decided to bring its VoIP and video platform to the web in an effort to better compete with a new wave of companies leveraging browser-based WebRTC technology. Today, they announced Skype for Web (Beta) which works...

Thanks PopSci: Web Page Integration may be the next Social Frontier?

You may have heard that Popular Science has shut down its comments citing studies which show comments can influence the readers perception of a story. Specifically: Another, similarly designed study found that just firmly worded (but not uncivil) disagreements between...

Microsoft EU Fine Shows Irony of Tech Antitrust

Microsoft was just fined a whopping $732M by EU antitrust regulators for breaking a voluntary agreement to give 15M users a choice of internet browsers beyond IE. The challenge according to Microsoft is they had a technical glitch which first...

A Little Heavy Chrome

Google has a new heavy metal-based TV commercial which has a Halloween undercurrent. The ad touts the $249 Samsung-made Chromebook as being smaller, better on batteries and good for “scaring off viruses.” It goes on to discuss its lack of...

It's Time for Apple to Allow Default iOS Browser Choice

Google’s Chrome browser was released for iOS today and it is getting good reviews. After becoming the leading desktop browser it has also become the number one free app on the iTunes App Store. But there are two big problems...

Yahoo Reinvents Mobile Browser with Axis

Yahoo has taken the mobile browser and improved it dramatically by integrating search and allowing users to view results rapidly without the need to open page after page. While Google allows similar functionality on a desktop what Yahoo has done...

Google Holiday Promo For Your New Gadgets

Google is holding back nothing in its desire to promote all its top products and services this holiday season. Sure they have massive amount of advertising space they can utilize on their search and AdSense ad network but they also...

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...

11 Reasons Why Google Needs Retail Stores

It is becoming clear the world is gravitating towards everything Apple sells and even worse for the competition is Cupertino is setting the tone for product launches, making the rest of the tech world play perpetual catch up. Even...

RockMelt Ties Social Networking to Browsing

The unfairness of it all – was all I could think when I had to access the Opinion section of the Wall Street Journal via the web after getting accustomed to finding it on an iPad app. Those poor people...

The Splinternet Grows. HTML5 to Slow it Down

The only thing we need now is an open HTML5 store which handles the billing for developers who want the widest audience possible as their creative work is monetized. In January of 2008 I used a term Splinternet to describe...

Twitter Plunger Presents Tweets Based on Web Page

You know TMC as a global media company reaching millions reporting on technology and communications. What you may not know is that in our spare time - and yes, every now and then we get some of it, we like...

Think Smartphones Need More Memory? Just Wait.

Luca Filigheddu complains about memory limitations of the Blackberry platform and goes on to explain how the App World experience provided by the maker of these devices is a joke. He does correctly point out however that compared to an...

Droid Ads Say iPhone is Girly

Verizon's Droid ads pit the new phone against the Apple iPhone - comparing their manly device to one they infer is girly. To determine which phone has the most testosterone I put both phones through their paces. The verdict? Well,...

Google Scaring Apple to Death?

If you don't think the Google business model of giving away as much as possible and subsidizing it through ad revenue is striking fear in the hearts of the tech world, you would be wrong. Even Steve Jobs seems afraid;...

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...

Why Google Purchased On2

Today Google announced it will buy mobile video codec company On2 Technologies for $106.5 million in stock. While Dan Rayburn does a great job of pointing out why this deal wasn't done, I submit the reason has more to do...

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...

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...

Does the Google Chrome OS Matter?

It was a given that Google would eventually formally announce a new OS for netbooks and other computers. The company already has its Android OS in a number of cellphones and the netbook space is the next logical move upmarket...

Windows 7 Beta Review

One of the only reviews I have seen of Windows 7 Beta which is geared towards the telephony world comes from Alec Saunders. According to Alec, "7" missed some drivers but he was able to work through the problems or use...

Google Chrome: The Google of Browsers

The long-rumored Google browser may be here. According to this blog, it is called Chrome, is open-source and will do lots of things other browsers already do and some that others don't. The project has a focus on security and...

Marcelo Rodriguez on Corruption

Marcelo Rodriguez has some very interesting commentary over at Voxilla. He observes a great deal of behavior in the US that smells of corruption. This is in response to a blog post that Russell Shaw posted and I picked up...
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