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Living in a Post-OS World

Two of the major drawbacks to a perfect cloud-based existence where the browser serves all your needs are speed of remote apps/services and UI flexibility. It just so happens, two news items have coalesced recently to help usher in the...

iOS Allows Apple to Correct Microsoft "Mistake"

If you look back at the early days of Apple, Microsoft has been a major supplier to Cupertino's customers virtually from day one. Even today, Microsoft is the go to software provider for not only Macs but PCs. So whichever...

Keep Bing at Microsoft

From a  competitive position, it would be major trouble to remove Bing from the deep pockets of Microsoft. Talk of the business being potentially sold to Facebook when that company needs to focus on fighting Google+ makes little sense. There...

Have Apple Laptops Crossed the Enterprise Chasm?

What my Trip to Silicon Valley Taught me About AppleThere is constant debate about what the future is of Apple and Microsoft and after a trip to San Jose, CA this week where my company met with over 175 leading...

Are you using Lync or USING Lync?

Thought leader and noted UC analyst Blair Pleasant is skeptical that 70% of the Fortune 500 are implementing and using Lync. But Steve Ballmer tells us that 70% are on Lync. As we all know, there is a difference between...

How Skype and Facebook Work Together

It is fascinating to hear how Facebook and Skype work together - the news this week that the companies have a solution merging the best of social and video has shaken the industry up a great deal but now the...

Microsoft, Apple & Twitter News June 27, 2011

It’s been a busy day in tech and communications news – so far these are a few of the stories worth knowing about: Microsoft needs to get larger? Scott Rothbort at TheStreet gives us eight companies Microsoft should buy –...

Home Automation Could Be Next Tech Bright Spot

The future looks bring for home automation and energy management vendors Hold onto your hat tech investors – we already have some hot sectors like consumer electronics, wireless, the cloud, VoIP, collaboration, healthcare automation and security to name a few....

Quad: The Death of E-mail and Cisco's Social Enterprise Ambitions

Quad moves to the cloud, has native Cius tablet support and offers better interoperability Last week I took a train into the city from TMC’s Connecticut HQ to spend time with the Cisco Quad collaboration team – using Cisco telepresence...

HTML5 Week in Review

Big Facebook, Financial Times and Acrobat HTML5 NewsFacebook declares war on Apple: Its only Thursday and this week has been a huge one so far with regards to HTML5 – with Facebook looking like it will have a new HTML5...

8x8 Speaks Out About Skype Deal (Video)

Bryan Martin, CEO of 8x8 speaks to TheStreet.com regarding how his company compares to Skype - how long it has been in VoIP and and his vision for the future. It's worth a watch - and reminds me that 8x8...

HTML5 Shines on New FT App

According to Ed Silverstein on TMCnet's sister site TechZone360, The Financial Times recently released a web app at app.ft.com based on HTML5 and in doing so has shown the Splinternet may be reversing course. As you may recall, I...

Microsoft Taking Tablet Control

Microsoft is taking control of the companies allowed to sell its tablets and limiting the number according to the Wall Street Journal. There are two good reasons for Microsoft to change its traditional open system where everyone had a shot...

An Honest Critique of Microsoft and Steve Ballmer

For the last five years there have been calls for Steve Ballmer to step down from Microsoft and I have refrained from comment until today because a confluence of news and events has made commentary necessary. Specifically, David Einhorn, an...

Skype For Asterisk to Shut Down

One of the more exciting announcements in the open communications space was when Digium inked a deal with Skype to allow the most popular open source communications server to work natively with the most popular Internet telephony software.But yesterday Digium...

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...

VocalTec adds magicJack to Name

In Life and Internet Telephony, Timing is Everything VocalTec will now become magicJack VocalTec Ltd. – a nod to the fact that most Americans see more magicJack ads than they do even McDonalds and name recognition for VocalTec is virtually...

Microsoft Investors: Do Not Read

Doug Mohney writes about 5 buzz kills for the Skype acquisition by Microsoft. He has solid points but one wonders if the positives I mentioned earlier today don't cancel these challenges out....

In Wake of Skype Deal, Will Microsoft Investors Revolt?

In 1997 when TMC decided to launch a magazine focused on IP communications named Internet Telephony, the nascent market had VocalTec, a software manufacturer charging around $50 for their software and Microsoft with their NetMeeting software which was free. Overnight,...

Nokia Lays Off Due to Apple Success

7,000 people will be laid off by Nokia because of loss of market share to Apple. How bad is the situation? Well, a five-year chart of Stock performance of Apple and Nokia shows Apple up 400% and Nokia down about...

Voice Carrier Wants a Big Piece of the SMB VoIP Pie

The business VoIP market has a tremendous amount of growth potential based on a recent FCC report I highlighted last week. And perhaps the most exciting aspect of the market is there is no single leading player which comes to...

HTML5 to Allow 15-year Post Internet Boom Mega-Cycle

Investing legend Roger McNamee, managing director and co-founder of Elevation Partners was interviewed on CNBC this morning and explained why he is bullish on the tech sector. He goes on to say Apple is winning and tell us why. He...

Bing For iPad: You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave

Bing for iPad Home PageThe iPad gained a very valuable information portal today in the form of a new application from Bing which has impressed me a great deal. What is different about this software is it borrows from other...

FCC Reports Highlights 8x8 Business VoIP Success

While many technology decisions are made based upon what analysts or the media think, these sources can be flawed as they involve relationships – sometimes financial which could potentially skew how a specific company may be rated by the media...

So Google Can Alter its Results Manually?

Recently it was reported that former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt tried to have his political contributions hidden from Google. The news reminded me that a few years back I wrote about the cozy relationship between Schmidt and President Obama...
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