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Dialogic & Aculab Focus on Growth

Please enjoy the April 2007 Publisher’s Outlook from IMS Magazine:   ---------   DSP Resource Board Vendors Expand Focus   The last few weeks has seen an explosive amount of news in technology and communications and trying to justice to...

Huge News Coming From Plantronics

I recently met with Plantronics executives and they were basking in the glow of being market share leaders in the bluetooth space. They were very happy with this achievement and were further excited to tell me about how they see...

Vista Analog Hole

George Ou over at ZDNet a past speaker at ITEXPO has some great analysis of a Vista security hole that is basically a backdoor left open by the new operating system’s ability to recognize spoken commands. Microsoft is downplaying the...

IMS: Are We There Yet?

Here is my unedited Publisher’s Outlook for IMS Magazine for February 2007. I start this column thinking about the most recent TMC IMS Expo last week in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The takeaway for me from this event is that the...

The Real Unified Communications Relationship between Microsoft and Nortel

The Real Unified Communications Relationship between Microsoft and Nortel   With all the IP communications industry focus on ITEXPO last week it was difficult to get a chance to share my thoughts on happenings from the prior week –...

Spirit DSP in 2007

Spirit DSP recently announced an enviable portfolio of customers for the 2007 year. They include Adobe, Agere, ARM, Atmel, Compal, Flextronics, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Interwise, Kyocera, LG, Marconi, MediaRing, Microsoft, National Semiconductor, NEC, Nortel Networks, Oracle, Paltalk, Panasonic, Philips Semiconductor,...

Microsoft and Nortel Stop the Messaging Madness

The average employee gets more than 50 messages every day on up to seven devices and today Microsoft and Nortel came together under the banner of the Innovative Communications Alliance to announce to the world that new software will help...

Innovative Communications Alliance

I am in New York today with Greg Galitzine on my way to the Innovative Communications Alliance meeting which is the new (since this past summer anyway) initiative between Microsoft and Nortel. I haven’t covered this topic too extensively and...

Is the Microsoft Zune Toast?

It is very tough to disagree with this honest assessment of the competitive landscape between the new Apple iPhone and the Microsoft Zune. In the real world the Zune is now probably toast. Why? Well the new Apple iPhone does...

Tech Musings: CES, Dell, Microsoft, YouTube

The world has gone gadget crazy this week and the media seems to be focused exclusively on MP3 players, video games and phones. But our obsession with toys is flooding the media with news that is taking the place of...

Microsoft to Trump Ferrari Laptopgate

With all this talk of net neutrality and AT&T’s recent concessions is it possible a much greater net neutrality problem will come not from Texas based AT&T but Redmond’s Microsoft. According to Scott Cleland and the Wall Street Journal, there...

WiFi Exploit

There is a new WiFi hole that needs patching and it seems many laptop users could be at risk . Using the exploit a malicious user within a few hundred feet can take control of someone else’s laptop. The problem...

Microsoft VoIP

Andy has an entry titled Microsoft to Enter the VoIP World today and it seems to sync up with what I am seeing and hearing from the company as well. It remains to be see how seriously Microsoft pushes into...

Paragon Wireless hipi-2200

I had a chance to see the Paragon Wireless hipi-2200 at ITEXPO - it does WiFi and GSM built in and has a standby battery life of 3 days with WiFi turned on! It is quad band with Windows Mobile.The...

iPod Vs. Zune

Is Apple scared of Zune? According to this article Apple has plenty of reasons to worry. What seems most innovative about the Zune device is its ability to support p2p WiFi as pointed out by Mike Elgan, this is the...

Microsoft Nortel Deal

I spoke with a few of Nortel’s competitors and they feel the recent news about Nortel and Microsoft collaborating is not such a big deal. They say there is nothing in the details that excludes any other communications vendor from...

Microsoft Patents

eWeek does a great job on this article about Microsoft applying for a verb conjugating patent. Not everyone is thrilled with the patent by the way – some cite that the patent system is out of control – conjugating patents...

Samsung MP3 Service

There is so much competition in the market to take out the iPod and it seems obvious that the synergy of iTunes and iPod is a tough to beat with a player or service alone. So while companies like SanDisk...

SanDisk takes on the iPod

I am impressed that SanDisk has come out with music player after music player. Each seems to be a better value than the last. The question is whether the American market and others will care much about the value difference...

Microsoft Should Buy SpiralFrog

Yesterday I gave Microsoft some ideas on how they might be able to take on the Apple iTunes/iPod model. One of my ideas involved having Microsoft eating some of the cost of movie and music downloads so they can increase...

Microsoft/Toshiba Zune

Years ago I used to read and perhaps even wrote about the fact that Microsoft would not be successful in the mobile phone business because they can't make an OS that doesn't need frequent rebooting. Years ago this was a...

Google WiFi

Few companies strike fear in the heart of Microsoft and the incumbent telephone companies like Google. Analysts and journalists seem to delight in asking the software leader and the companies comprising the new AT&T how they will fend off the...

Microsoft Speech Recognition Problems

Is it ambient noise that was the problem in this demo or something else? This demo shows how bad a live demo can go at times. Obviously Microsoft Speech Recognition software has to be better than this. I haven’t had...

What’s Hot Today?

Here are some hot stories from today:Microsoft to Solidify Unified Communications StrategyDVD duel: High-definition showdownNETGEAR Launches 200 Mbps Powerline Solution for High ...LAPTOP BOOM -- This one is pretty short though -- This one is pretty short though...

Tough Times For Microsoft

What on Earth do you do when the most popular search engine in the world starts to give away the software you charge for? Google -- as has been rumored for years -- has released a web-based competitor to Excel.How...
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