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Quoted in the New York Times

The last few weeks have been pretty hectic as a number of reporters have been asking me about VoIP and net neutrality in order to get my opinions on the matters. I have lost track of all the different reporters...

TMC News Snapshots

Here is a new service from TMCnet – News Snapshots™ that will allow you to have a single page to go to keep track of important companies and topics in communications and technology. Bill Gates even gets a page. A...

PPLive and Net Neutrality

I was a bit harsh when I said it was game over for the LECs in a recent blog entry about content providers providing a Tivo-like service that prerecords a number of programs so as to simulate live TV. This...

VoIP, Nortel, Blackberry and Google Analysis

You can learn a great deal about the VoIP and broader communications and technology markets if you just listen (or in this case read) carefully. For example this week saw the launch of a new VoIP service by the name...

Google Pages

I just tried out Google Pages and thought the service was pretty cool. I designed a page in about a minute with nothing to download. And while the product is still pretty basic it allows anyone to rapidly set up...

Game Over for LECs

I have been meaning top read this article for a few weeks. It is the Verizon view on network neutrality and there are some good points made by the telecom giant. But here is a thought that hasn’t come up...

The Search

I recently finished reading The Search, How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture, a book by John Battle. I have to say that reading this book helped me recall the history of search,...

Getting Paid to VoIP

It seems that many of the predictions of the dotcom days are coming true. Online ads are a multibillion dollar industry and the industry is not slowing down. Virtually all companies sell online and all industries sell using the web...

China Censorship

The US government has concerns about critical servers being housed in China as the Chinese government could potentially gain access to information on their shores. In addition the US government is concerned about human rights in China and elsewhere.Rep. Chris...

Olympics

I guess I am a bit jaded. I saw the opening of the Olympic games last night and was impressed with the intro -- especially the legions of performers who emulated a giant skier. After that it was pretty boring...

Google on the Desktop

Russell Shaw has some great analysis on what Google could be up to. It seems logical based on his analysis that we will soon see Google competing with Microsoft Office. It would further seem that this software could indeed be...

Chris Savage on Two-Tiered Internet

I subscribe to a telecom regulatory list CYBERTELECOM.ORG and there are some lively regulatory discussions that take place on this list around the clock. One of the current hot topics is how the LECs are after content providers to provide...

Paris Peeved at Google

Let’s face it, the French don’t like when their culture gets overrun by cultures from other countries such as let’s say those countries where people show a proclivity to wear cowboy boots and 10-gallon hats. Perhaps Chirac had a bad...

Google and Dell Billion Dollar Deal

This morning, CNBC reported that Google is in close talks with Dell to install Google software on all Dell computers for a one billion dollar fee. CNBC continued to theorize that this will be a huge threat to Microsoft, a...

E-mail Tax

Perhaps I an now spoiled by the open and free nature of the Internet but I am pretty annoyed that Yahoo and AOL are considering taxing e-mail by charging money to ensure messages are not marked as spam. Sure the...

Eroding Privacy

There is the assumption of anonymity on the Internet. When you surf alone in a room you might be inclined to think no one knows what you do or what sites you visit. To the surprise of many, there are...

Alexa Competitor: Consumer Input

I have noticed a huge surge in Alexa popularity on the net and it seems to be a direct result of financial sites using Alexa to determine how a company is doing via its web traffic. Furthermore the advent of...

Google Buys TellMe

One of the predictions The Deal made on CNBC today is that Google will buy voice portal pioneer Tellme. This is a logical acquisition as Tellme is a very strong player in voice portals and as a bonus is profitable....

Google as Ad Agency

You know I think it is time to call a spade a spade. Google doesn’t want to be called an agency and past interviews with company execs categorically deny the company is an agency or has any intention to become...

Alexa

Recently someone told me that Alexa was spyware. I asked them why they said this and they responded that this is what they heard from a friend. I directed them to the Alexa toolbar and they got a better idea...

Google Buys Monster?

Rumors of Google or someone else acquiring Monster have generated a gain in Monster’s stock price of 80% since May of last year. Does Google need Monster? In my opinion they will benefit from such an acquisition as it allows...

Google Video and Pack

Google VideoWith all the talk of Google taking on Microsoft, what may be overlooked is a slew of other companies who will lose large amounts of share to the company best known for sifting through the world’s information and categorizing...

Quoted

I got quoted in quite a few newspapers and magazines recently regarding the RTI vs. Google case. More recently I noticed press in ITWorldCanada and Techworld.Rich Tehrani, VoIP industry watcher and president of Technology Marketing, has written about RTI in...

Patents

You know when I signed up for this job, no one ever said there was going to be so much patent news to cover. Yesterday I wrote about Google vs. RTI and also Yahoo! vs. Forgent Networks. Now there is...

Patent Troll

I found a great site that discusses computer and related technology patents. The site is called Peter Zura's Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog. Peter describes 2005 as the year of the patent troll. Here is an excerpt from his post titled 2005:...
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