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D-Link, Much More Than the $99 Router Guys

Let's face it, it's an exciting time to be in the consumer electronics and technology business as consumers and businesses are buying better and faster devices while simultaneously upgrading their bandwidth connections including routing and switching technology. One of the...

Cisco Sports Technology Wows Crowds

 Cisco is betting a huge amount on video via its telepresence investments as well as initiatives of Linksys and the recent Tandberg acquisition. But it doesn't end there. They are leveraging sports and specifically sports technology to drive more bits...

Volcanoes, Google Censorship, Facebook and More

While the world has been awash in news regarding volcanoes and the beginning of endless probes of Goldman Sachs I decided to spend some time putting together other news you should be aware of. After all, if you are watching...

Covad and MegaPath Announce Merger

Dan Foster, MegaPath chief sales and marketing officer, earlier this month told TMC's Paula Bernier that MegaPath would be "active" in M&A in the next six months. Obviously this wasn't a case of overhyping the truth as in a press...

Let Companies, not Government Create Jobs

Maybe it's because I am a techie or perhaps because I have seen how the post office, tax code and department of motor vehicles works - but I am fairly certain that an investment by Intel - in this case...

The Microsoftization of Google

You have to give Google credit; they seem to want to make the world a better place by opening up the world and making technology and services more accessible. And they are powerful enough to make it all happen -...

Tech, Telecom: The Energy is Back

 Communications, wireless, consumer electronics, cloud computing, virtualization -- in a turbulent market, it is good to be in technology. Monster.com was one of the companies I considered to have a natural monopoly in the US job search market a decade...

Tools I Used at ITEXPO East 2010

I used a slew of technology at the show but two products are worth special mention. The first is the Flip Mino HD video recorder which excelled in low-light conditions and allowed me to take rapid and high-quality videos of...

ITEXPO East 2010 Miami a Great Success Thanks to You

A humble thank you to my followers who came out in support of ITEXPO this past week in Miami. Thank you conferees who braved a tough economic climate and came to the show. I also want to extend appreciation...

Avaya, Nortel, Telepresence & IP Fax Round out Show Daily

In the latest ITEXPO show daily taking place this week in Miami, there are articles about Avaya, Nortel, Shoretel, Cisco and may others. Check it out and see you at the show....

Interviews With ITEXPO East 2010 Participants

Next week's ITEXPO, Jan 20-22nd in Miami promises to be one of the best shows in the communications and technology spaces. When you consider all the knowledge you can absorb at the show with collocated events which portend the future...

Mitel's IPO and the Future of Communications this Decade

2009 was a momentous year for Nortel - finally imploding under a combination of extreme debt, acquisition challenges, Asian competition and the remnants of a financial scandal from years past. Recently I analyzed the acquisition of Nortel's enterprise unit by...

How Immigrants Can Help Employ US Workers

I received an email today from Richard Herman, co-author of "Immigrant, Inc. --- Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy (and how they will save the American worker)." I asked to accept it as a guest blog and received...

Will Avaya's Nortel Acquisition be a Success?

Avaya recently completed its acquisition of Nortel's assets and the most important question in the enterprise communications space for 2010 is what happens next. Avaya and Nortel were two of the industry's most dominant players and also fiercely competitive -...

Fewer US Patents Means Fewer US Jobs

I often try to balance out my writing - not being too extreme in either direction and since yesterday I ended the day with a very positive piece about the billions of dollars in communications M&A transactions, today I thought...

Apple Rumored to Buy VoIP Player iCall

Back in December 2004 I suggested in my Publisher's Outlook column of Internet Telephony Magazine that Apple should get into the VoIP market and I even coined a product name - the VoIPOD. Here is the entire paragraph from the...

The History of the Internet and Net Neutrality

If you are looking for a single article which will illuminate the evolution of the Internet, the challenges regulators had when policing phone companies, the competition between cable and phone companies and net neutrality, look no further than this article...

Interop New York 2009 Videos

I got back from Interop New York 2009 last night and was pretty excited to conduct a number of video interviews in the new TMC Newsroom set. One of the videos I was particularly excited to conduct was with Dr....

ITEXPO East 2010 Miami Update

I just came across this web page with some important details on ITEXPO. I mentioned the keynoters in a recent post and I still think they are one of the best combinations of thought leaders in our space. Google Voice,...

Sagem-Interstar Adds Fax Support to Microsoft Exchange 2010

There has been a premature rush to declare fax dead and the reality is fax is alive and while it is declining, it is still a strong business for companies helping the transition from fax to fax over IP and...

HP Buys 3Com

HP is acquiring 3Com for $2.7 billion and there are a number of reasons for this move. First of all, it is obvious the tech market is hot and Cisco and other companies are optimistic about the future as evidenced...

ITEXPO Keynoters Announced

We are thrilled to announce a slew of top notch keynoters for the upcoming ITEXPO which takes place in Miami, FL Jan 20-22, 2010. I will share them with you by first explaining why they were invited: A keynote picture...

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...

Supercomm 2009 Video Interviews

I conducted dozens of videos this week at Supercomm and many were done in the TMC newsroom. I posted a few of them below for you to see. Feel free to check out the complete list of Supercomm video interviews...

Boston, Silicon Valley to Rule VC World

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article today talking about Dallas-based venture funds which flopped by investing in telecom and networking companies. It explains that funds in Silicon Valley and Boston are doing better than those in Texas, Washington...
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