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Funny and Fake Facebook Pre-IPO Letter

This email has been circulating and is funny enough to share:A Letter from Mark ZuckerbergAbout Facebook’s IPOMENLO PARK, CA (The Borowitz Report) – On the eve of Facebook’s IPO, Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published the following letter to potential...

Global Unrest is Tech's Fault

Protests, riots and flash mobs are popping up all over the world from Greece to London and Israel to the US. This past week we even saw a global stock market sell-off due to a Paris-based bank’s alleged financial problems...

Avaya Touts People-First Model

This week at IAUG - the Avaya user group event in Las Vegas the company launched a new program called Ace Your Apps with the goal of making communications more people centric while allowing corporations to integrated their UC solutions...

Will Contact Centers Boost US Employment Again?

It was 1991 when the US was in the midst of a recession and economic development agencies worldwide started to court the editors of this publication to write articles about their location as attractive places to start a new center....

Why PAETEC Acquired XETA Technologies

Updated at 6:15 pm EST 2/9/11 with comments from Arunas Chesonis chairman and CEO of PAETEC at bottomLast week at ITEXPO the rumor on the street was PAETEC may be doing a deal in India soon since Chairman and CEO...

More US Problems and a Few Solutions

I have said many times the reason the US is in as bad a situation as it is today has to do with the fact that the Internet has accelerated the transfer of manufacturing jobs to China and service jobs...

Congratulations China, Now the World's #2 Economy!

Deep down beneath the Rich Tehrani many of you know, I am fiercely competitive. I believe if you lose, you learn from your mistakes and try again. Lose again, try again and so on. I have seen enough semi-talented people...

Tablet Update and Oracle Sues Google over Android

It's been a very busy tech morning so I spent some time assembling news you should be aware of before you grab your morning bagel and brew that pot of coffee. Tablets, Tablets Everywhere First off is an article from...

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...

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...

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...

Can Deflation Create US Jobs?

Over the past year it has become evident that deflation is a driving force of the US economy. Margins are being squeezed in virtually all businesses. Even areas of the market where you might think there is pricing pressure don't...

We're No Shrinking Violet Says Nortel's Carrier Chief

Nortel is an interesting company from the perspective that they have an inherent advantage in their product development as they cater to two separate markets - enterprise and carrier, which need similar products. The company can afford to easily sell...

Condolences To Families Of Indians and Others Killed In Attacks

I would like to extend my condolences to those people who lost loved ones and friends in the terrible Indian terror attacks of this past week. In addition, I would like to mention how horrible I feel for those who...

Flood us With New Careers, not Money

As most people looking for technical talent know, in the U.S. there is full employment in the tech space. In addition, it is very difficult to hire foreign tech workers as the government makes workers and employers jump through hoops...

Quickorder for Starbucks

Check it out... I was scanning engadget and came across Quickorder software which enables the iPod Touch to let customers order their coffee at Starbucks without human interaction. I think this is a great idea and in many areas of...

Mother of all Outsourcing Jobs

Where would the world be without outsourcing to other countries? Call center jobs, back office work… Even architecture, legal and medical jobs have found their way to India. Now, the latest market to get outsourced is surrogate motherhood. As with...

Pakistan in Chaos

I swear this blog has not become a forum for Middle East views and politics but Reuters reports, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule in an attempt to reassert his flagging authority against challenges from Islamist militants, a hostile...

Tata Acquires Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford

A major passion of mine is automobiles but I rarely write about the subject. I a just learned India’s Tata will purchase Land Rover and Jaguar from Ford. This is pretty big news as it puts an Indian company behind...

Richard Gere in Jail?

I remember a simpler time when American celebrities were only arrested for possession of drugs. But kissing?   See: Indian court issues warrant for Gere over kiss...

Costly CRM

OK so I am using a blog as a sounding board to complain. I do this often. Perhaps this is part of my unique charm? ;-) Since the holiday season is approaching I will complain without telling you what company...

VoIP Ban Mulled in India

I was just reading the VoIP Lowdown blog where I happened upon an entry discussing how India is losing tax revenue in telecom because of VoIP. They are considering banning it according to the entry. What is surprising, if this...

Homeshoring

There was a great article in BusinessWeek a while back titled Call Centers in the Rec Room focusing on how companies are beginning to recognize the problems associated with outsourcing to countries that have agents witch accents. Apparently companies are...

India Phone Growth

I am in Phoenix today and as I woke up I came across this story about how India telecom growth is exploding. In fact a record 3.79 million new connections -- 3.51 million mobile phones and 280,000 fixed lines --...

Gartner IT Predictions

Here are a few predictions Gartner makes for the future. Gartner’s pretty well-respected and their predictions carry a great deal of weight. My biggest concern is the point that is made in the report suggesting that companies are spending more...
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