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Google Instant a Hit, But Not Why You Think

There has been much back and forth over the release of Google Instant, a new service which shows search results based on what you type and before you are finished. Common wisdom tells us this improvement will allow Google to...

Apple, Sony, Microsoft, Google and ITEXPO News September 1, 2010

It has been an extremely exciting week again for tech news and moreover for me personally as I got a chance to open up my Sony Dash and it is a very cool addition to my desktop as it allows...

ITEXPO West 2010 Update August 24, 2010

I have lots of exciting news to report about ITEXPO West 2010 Oct 4-6 in Los Angeles - there will be a total of 12 collocated events at the show. Some of these include, 4GWE, Smart Grid, M2M, CVx, SPEC,...

Google Far More Feared than Microsoft

"What happens if Google chooses to come into your space with your own content?" I grew up at a time when companies were afraid of Microsoft because whenever they came up with a good idea, Redmond would copy it and...

DashPad App Store Alternative to Get Weather Widget

Recently I wrote about the DashPad environment from PXL Creations which allows iPad users to utilize Safari instead of the App Store to install widgets which multitask and allow you access to a bunch of tools like a calculator, notepad,...

Apple App Store the OPEC of the West

I try to always look out for my readers and as such I have been one of the harshest critics of closed app stores and how they could change the computing paradigm via censorship which is not good for users....

Google Buys GIPS - Here's Why

When it comes to enabling technology, Google's new mantra is its better to be needed than liked I first met the company called Global IP Sound around 2002 at TMC's ITEXPO and Pulvermedia's VON expos. What differentiated the company tome...

Steve Jobs is My Hero but He Scares Me

I should start out this post by saying I believe that the momentum Apple has gained in the mobile and now tablet space is probably close to unstoppable in the near-term. Short of Steve jobs resigning and someone messing it...

For Apple, It's the Simplicity Stupid

How Apple's dead simple interfaces and walled-garden approach are wreaking havoc on the competitive world of technology and entertainment If you have any interest in the future of computing read this post from Charlie's Diary which explains why he thinks...

Is the iPad a Work Device?

Should Apple's competition be scared? Absolutely. Apple has done it again. Yesterday TMC received its iPad and you may recall me watching it as it left China and made its way to Alaska. Once it was set up I took...

TV Disruption to Happen More Slowly Than You Think

If you have any interest in understanding how the internet will or will not disrupt television broadcasting you must read this article from Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital. Bill explains in well-thought out detail that affiliate fees will block disruption for...

Apple Stores Are a Weapon

Anyone who has ever passed by an Apple store knows that they are generally packed. I have passed by dozens and it never ceases to amaze me that the traffic in the store is laser-focused on various devices, gadgets and...

Microsoft's Huge Mobile Gamble

The mobile market has come full circle from multitasking to single-tasking Microsoft's Windows Mobile and its predecessors distinguished themselves as an operating system which are very desktop-like when compared to devices like a Blackberry or Palm VII. At the beginning...

Microsoft Uses Courts and Other Companies to Fight Google

In the blink of an eye a company can become invisible on a search engine due to an algorithm or policy change and in the process they can lose millions of dollars or more. Last month an internet marketing company...

The Microsoftization of Google

You have to give Google credit; they seem to want to make the world a better place by opening up the world and making technology and services more accessible. And they are powerful enough to make it all happen -...

Apple Antitrust Issues

Apple has a very closed ecosystem and at least some think the company may be headed down the road of antitrust litigation if it isn't careful. This article asserts the problem Apple could get into is an area where Google...

Microsoft Under Scrutiny

In a recent post I mentioned that years back I launched the world's first Tablet computing conference and at the time our fortunes were tied to Microsoft. Obviously the tablet PC market did not take off and now that the...

Espionage via APT or Advanced Persistent Threat Widespread

Corporate and government secrets are currently being stolen on a grand scale - can anything be done about it? If you are one of those people not easily rattled, please have a seat and get ready to shake. A new...

Patent Pooling Taking Off

I suggested companies join the RPX patent protection club back in 2008 as I have seen how patent litigation can destroy a company's profitability and force it to lose focus. RPX as you may remember is a firm whose goal...

China Hack: Is Nothing Secure Anymore?

 When you couple a massive government spying program with triple encryption and unknown exploits in Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Adobe's Acrobat, you get a terribly troubling outcome. It seems the Chinese have banks and banks of engineers hacking the world's...

Smart Buildings remind me of the CTI/VoIP Opportunity

For telecom veterans who were active in the communications space in the nineties you remember the excitement the industry enjoyed when Microsoft and Novell entered the telecom markets with TAPI and TSAPI protocols to interconnect communications systems with computers. The...

Apples iTablet Confirmed - Why it May Ruin Tech

Some of the most exciting news for all of technology has to be the official introduction of a new product category at Apple - the tablet. After all, the iPod and iPhone were responsible for billions of dollars in new...

Discounts for Communications and Technology Events at ITEXPO

To all my readers, Happy New Year. Please feel free to take advantage of these special conference & expo rates (check out these low travel rates as well) as my gift to you. I hope to see you at the...

Think Smartphones Need More Memory? Just Wait.

Luca Filigheddu complains about memory limitations of the Blackberry platform and goes on to explain how the App World experience provided by the maker of these devices is a joke. He does correctly point out however that compared to an...

Should Amazon Collect State Sales Tax?

Amazon and other ecommerce vendors enjoy a tremendous advantage in these times of fiscal responsibility as many of the products the company sells do not involve sales tax in most states. There are arguments for and against Amazon paying taxes...
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