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Social Web as Next Frontier

Remember Cuil - the Google killer? The search engine launched with much fanfare and then disappeared from the scene pretty quickly when it was determined the site's results were not that good. Well the search engine is back with a...

Cleaning Up my Twitter Follows

Today is a big Twitter day for me. You may or may not realize that my Twitter feed is automated meaning my blog posts just convert over to Twitter posts. I have set up my account to get an email...

Avaya Facephone Prototype Announced

At ITEXPO West 2009 in Los Angeles, Avaya made news at their Social Enterprise Event when they announced a prototype of Facephone, a rich application which integrates multimodal communications with social networking. It is a communications network overlay on Facebook...

Mavenir Enhances Mobile Social Networking

Recently I wrote about Facebook and why the company should scare carriers as they take over the customer relationship and moreover commoditize wireless providers by developing people-to-people connectivity applications which run on any carrier network. As of today the wireless...

Facebook and Twitter Advice from Avaya at ITEXPO in LA

Just before ITEXPO in Los Angeles Sept. 1-3 be sure to check out the Avaya session titled Technology on Tap: The Social Enterprise - Are you ready for it? This is where you can learn how to integrate Facebook, Twitter...

The Facebook Threat to Carriers

Facebook and social networking in general are having challenges monetizing the tremendous volume of page views they generate but undeterred, social networking leader Facebook is expanding its potential to make money by selling virtual and physical goods in its gift...

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,...

IPhones Become Enhanced Services Platforms

One of the first truly useful wireless devices was the Palm 7 as it had a screen big enough to be useful and a stylus which allowed typing so a user could interact with web pages. As I recall, there...

All Hail the (Malicious) Human Brain

I am forever amazed at the creativity of human beings. Look at all the companies we have produced. The trillions of dollars of wealth we have created. It is amazing that our combined genius has dramatically raised the standard of...

Twitter and Iranian Democracy

I have always been proud to be an American for a number of reasons including the fact that our great country has almost always pushed for human rights and democracy around the world. Like any country, we are not perfect...

Photo Hijacking

Among the many problems we have to deal with in the world of technology such as hackers, scammers, predators, phishers, script kiddies, etc - there is something new to worry about. What if your electronic photos are hijacked from your...

Attention Developers: You Could Win!

There is nothing that builds a resume more like an award and if you are a developer, you definitely want to keep an eye on the new Dialogic Innovator Award contest which will not only give you some great bragging...

Will Google Wave Transform Communications?

Google Wave is an ambitious project from Google which allows true real-time communications by integrating chat, email, a wiki, social networking tools and more. In many ways it competes with other services such as Facebook and as such it really...

Get Your VoIP Avatar Ready

Even before it was trendy, I was a fan of 3D HD voice - In fact back in 2004 I featured DiamondWare onstage at ITEXPO in Miami as a killer app. Over the years DiamondWare began integrating its technology into...

TMC Looking for Sales and Marketing Interns

If you look at TMC from the outside and find yourself asking how you can get a job as an intern at this global integrated media company which builds communities online, in print and in person while gaining marketshare regardless...

Cisco's Plans for Flip video

For a good look into what Cisco is trying to do with the new Flip line of video recording devices it announced it will acquire today, check out this great article written by TMC's Michael Dinan who recently interviewed Charles...

SimpleSignal Adds Voice to the Cloud

"If it doesn't support FMC it isn't truly unified communications," says David Gilbert whose business card reads "The Big Cheese" at Broadsoft-powered hosted communications company SimpleSignal. Gilbert skipped handing me the lengthy press kits which are customary in our profession...

TMCnet Blogs Add New Social Networking Features

Great news for readers of TMCnet blogs. As you know we now have 40 bloggers and continue to innovate with technology and integration additions to our blogs which allow you to use your social networking login to comment on our...

Julius Genachowski to Head FCC?

TMCnet's Michael Dinan reports Julius Genachowski will head up the FCC as part of the incoming Obama administration. Genachowski is a former Harvard law classmate of Obama, chief counsel to former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, a VC and led the...

Is There a Need for Telco 2.0?

Recently good friend and PR 2.0 guru Andy Abramson commented on which people would be the ideal heads of a Telco 2.0 companies. I thought the post was quite intriguing as it got me thinking about the various people I...

Poked by the Long Arm of the Law

In Australia there are some cases in which you can send legally binding documents to people via social networking sites. Is this the future or what? Of course in the US, we still vote with a pen and paper. ...

Yahoo Adds Social Features to Mail

In a promising move, Yahoo will add social features to its mail service and increase the "sociability" of many of its services. In addition, you will now be able to turn the electronic mail service into a "scrapbook for your...

Let's Ban Friend Collecting

Social networks have great potential but there are some things that bother me about them. Recently I accepted an invite from someone who is in the industry. The next day I received an email from a childhood friend asking...

Facebook Benefits Obama Most

As candidates embrace more and more web 2.0 concepts, they begin to outpace many companies in their use of new age tools. Recently in fact the McCain campaign emailed a series of videos which let his supporters choose which video...

Google Gears Powers MySpace

There is a fascinating transformation always taking place in computing. Mainframe computing relied on dumb terminals and then as clients became smarter, we started to migrate to client/server environments. Over time, news ways of working appeared and disappeared and more...
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