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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...

Microsoft, Google and EU Antitrust - Is Facebook Next?

In the recent antitrust allegations being brought against Google by Microsoft, some of the controversy surrounds Microsoft's inability to access YouTube content on its Windows smartphone as well as its Bing search engine. The challenge is being caused by the...

Why Salesforce.com Purchased Radian6

The recent Salesforce.com Cloudforce 2011 conference in New York Word of mouth advertising has always been important to business but today, a small group of people who others trust could be responsible for making or breaking a product or company....

How Poor Branding and Positioning Have Led to Tech and Auto Failure

Lessons Learned From Microsoft, Cisco, Volkswagen, Mazda and Apple MistepsWhy do Cisco and Microsoft have trouble entering new consumer markets and why does Apple have challenges when trying to get into the enterprise server market? According to an article from...

Apple Sues Amazon over App Store Name

Apple, not content to sue Microsoft for using the term App Store is now going after Amazon citing potential confusion in the market. In reality though it is tough to see how App store is not a generic term and/or...

How China is Unleashing a Sales Boom for Tech and Media

Shanghai at NightIn many parts of the world, rampant pirating of products takes its toll on businesses costing billions of dollars of lost sales and value. While countries like Iran violate rampantly with no signs of improvement, others are slowly...

Cisco Lowers Umi Price as Margins Become a Bigger Concern

Analysis of Cisco's strategy from consumer to enterprise, servers and switchesIts pretty simple really, if you are getting something which is pretty good and its free, you aren't likely to pay a lot for something better. I pointed out as...

Competing Effectively in a Facebook and Google World

With a sky-high valuation over $70B Facebook has to be super-aggressive to ensure they can support a valuation which seems to grow by the tens of billions every few months. And with the ability to hire some of the best...

Smartwatch as Information Hub

I am a huge watch freak - meaning I love all sorts of them from the most stylish to the most nerdy. The last watch I truly loved was the Tissot High-T which was amazing because it used the Microsoft...

Skype, FCC and Google News

Rich wearing the TMC hat(No, I couldn't find any St. Bernard pics)Apologies for not blogging in some time - I've been wearing my running TMC hat as CEO which means meetings, strategy sessions, mission statement updates, etc. TMC is growing...

Verizon Drives Stake Through Heart of Net Neutrality

Updated with modified quote from Hunter Newby January 28, 2011, 8:15 AM EST Updated again January 28, 2011, 4:37 PM EST for grammatical reasons -- My views have shifted on net neutrality over the years - to the point where...

If Super WiFi is A Dream, At Least I'm in Good Company

Updated Jan 27, 2011, 8:01 pm EST. It’s no secret that both Microsoft and Google are looking at white spaces and Super WiFi as an area of growth allowing inexpensive broadband wireless signals to be transmitted over long distances. But...

11 Things Facebook Should Do With Their New $1.5B

Facebook has just received yet another billion dollars in investment and this on top of the $500M from Goldman Sachs and Digital Sky technologies according the company. This is what Facebook should do with the money. 1)      Start an app...

Cbeyond Cloud Goes Beyond Footprint

Upcoming ITEXPO East 2011 exhibitor Cbeyond has been traditionally limited by the footprint where it could provide broadband services as a CLEC/ISP but is now expanding its cloud services nationwide. With a range of services from dedicated to SQL servers,...

What Microsoft Kinect Defection to Google Means

Could this be the first shot in the GBUI wars? If you are deeply involved as part of the Microsoft Xbox Kinect team, you would think there is no better job on earth than to work on a product which...

Twitter is Best Home for MySpace

Sure Myspace is troubled, just let go of about half their staff and will likely be sold off. Obviously Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL come to mind as acquirers. Google could potentially avoid antitrust concerns because Facebook is such a...

An App Store is an App Store

I generally agree with Microsoft that the term “app” is generic – meaning it is a general word used commonly and not associated with any company or brand. Certainly the term “killer app” has been around for decades so the...

Is Apple the Biggest Facebook Threat?

Now I am not saying Apple is today ready to take on Facebook but boy are getting to a point where the pieces are lining up nicely for the maker of super-cool gadgets to combine the best of its offerings...

Are Pay-TV Companies Suicidal?

I don’t mean to sound an alarm bell but run for the doors – if you are a cable company or telco, just what the heck are you thinking? Let me lay out the facts. Kodak is a shell of...

Apple Walled Garden Grows

While you have to admire the absolute genius the Apple iTunes App Store and its potential to rake in $2B in revenue this year, the success of the store is the worst thing in the world for those who...

SIP and HTML5 Convergence: Are You Ready?

Carl Ford is the loveable guy in the IP communications space I used to compete with but we are now family. It is really a great partnership and his company, Crossfire Media has partnered with TMC on a number of...

Microsoft Tablet Expensive but does Flash

Microsoft, the company which invented the tablet – Tablet PC just under a decade ago has a long way to go before they understand how to become an important player in the tablet space of today. In short order, the...

Skype, FCC, IBM and Tech News Before New Year's

While the week before Christmas and New Year’s is typically slow with regards to news, the huge blizzard which hit the northeast really started things off with a bang. A foot-and-a-half of snow hit the area around TMC headquarters in...
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