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On Aereo, Supreme Court Needs to Get with the Cloud

There are some good thoughts from Carl Ford on the Supreme Court Aereo ruling which says the company cannot transmit content freely received over public airwaves over the internet while also providing a DVR service and charging customers. Carl argues...

Craiglist as Kidney Transplant Lifesaver

When Selena Hodge needed a new kidney she turned to an unlikely place – Craigslist. The site which many blame for inflicting great pain on the newspaper classified business turned out to be not only be the solution of last...

French Web Precursor Minitel to Shut Down

France Telecom is shutting down Minitel - the precursor to the web - a service which provides information services to the carrier's customers. In less than a year, the service will be shuttered despite recently having about 10 million subscribers.Like...

Regulatory 2.0 Conference in DC Tomorrow

In an age where the government is so crucial to shaping communications and technology through its decisions on mergers, net neutrality, spectrum and a host of others, it is imperative that we take these actions into account as we plan...

Use PayPal in the Mall?

For as long as I can remember the mantra has been the Internet will kill (insert your industry here). Magazines, brick and mortar, movies, music, photos... You name it. The truth is, in many cases the predictions were accurate.The interesting...

Gasbuddy.com A Winner As Oil Prices Rise

So many products have their costs correlated to gas prices – in fact last night the company that pumps my septic tank told me they are seeing profits go down and will need to raise prices because diesel fuel...

Google Uses Phone to Reconnect Egypt to Internet

Recently I discussed the purchase of SayNow by Google – a voice platform company complete with an API. Now, Google has taken the SayNow technology and collaborated with Twitter to allow users to call specific phone numbers to have their...

TMC Seeks Product Marketing Manager

How TMCnet Global Online Communities look online (Click to enlarge or go to TMCnet to see a larger version) (Channels run along the left border)Due to great success achieved by TMC's customers, we have seen massive growth in our online...

Billions Lost to Business Disruption

CDW recently performed a survey discussing just how much money is lost by business to disruption. Here are some of the findings: 200 businesses completed the survey Half (51 percent) experienced problems connecting to their IT network from other locations...

A Blow to Sanctions: Iran Now Powers Regional Internet

As Iran pursues its nuclear ambitions it destabilizes the entire region and threatens to spread nuclear war technology throughout the middle-east. Just one side-effect of this trend will be much easier access to nuclear material by terrorists and Iran is...

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...

Are .CO Domain Names Important?

Dotcoms are what people recognize most online with .BIZ and others taking a distant back seat. Yet when I heard the .CO domain names were coming I immediately saw how they would be similar enough to .COMs that perhaps they...

US Visa Fees Surge: The Good and Bad

This past Friday, US President Obama signed into law a new bill which drastically raises the cost of hiring foreign workers using H-1B and L visas from $320 to $2,320 in situations where a company has more than 50% of...

Altering Language to Achieve Government Objectives

Language is obviously crucial to describing and understanding the world around us but did you know the particular language you speak can influence how you see the world as compared to speakers of other languages? This weekend I had a...

Lebron James now on Twitter

 Over the weekend I tweeted the fact that Lady Gaga has surpassed President Obama in Twitter followers and separately the matter was reported on by TMC's Juliana Kenny. But look out Presidents and Ladies alike, there is a new King...

Survey: Mobile Phones Much More Favorable than Social Networks

In a tough decade, what could people count on to make their lives better? Communications - yes communications. 50% percent of people surveyed by Pew viewed the last decade unfavorably and 27% viewed it positively. Here are some of the...

Tech Lubricates Theft, Can it do so For Law Enforcement?

The Internet is an incredible lubricator and margin compression resulting from immediate and widespread information dissemination is destroying industries on a level never before experienced. Examples include the newspaper business which has seen classified ad revenue jump to Monster and...

US Schools Must Improve

US high school students rank a disastrously low 25 out of 30 industrialized nations in math. I have written before about how bad our school system is and how a country like Iran - where my family is from and...

Ixia Acquires Catapult, Agilent N2X Data Line

The pace of tech acquisitions is not slowing and one area worth watching is the testing market where Ixia has recently picked up Catapult Communications to further its wireless IP performance testing strategy - especially as the company positions itself...

Heading Back from CTIA San Diego

As I sit here on the runway at the San Diego airport I contemplate the journey home. I have become spoiled with Internet access on all long trips as I switched all possible flights from American Airlines to Virgin America...

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...

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...

Biden's Website Number

When I first heard Vice President Biden's reference to website number, I thought for sure the Obama administration was going to earmark (bad choice of words, let's try) allocate funding towards Internet numbers or VoIP. Boy was I excited. I...

Tame That Inbox Gone Wild

I have been struggling for years with an inbox gone wild. I receive over 1,000 emails each day and between deleting spam and reading newsletters, contracts, working with vendors in the space, distributing press releases and meeting requests, dealing with...

President Obama And The Coming Tech Revolution

I will admit it is difficult to put the words tech and revolution together less than 24 hours after John Chambers cratered confidence in technology with a conference call which mentioned that the next quarter will likely see revenues...
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