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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...

Tablet App Chasing Publishing Lemmings

If you remember a few months back I discussed how the whole idea of bailing out newspapers was terrible. I further asked where the innovation was from traditional publishers? Here is a paragraph of note (I bolded the most important...

Rich Buchanan Passes Away

One of the saddest posts I have had to make has to do with the passing of Rich Buchanan the former CMO of Ooma. Well regarded in the consumer electronics space and having a fantastic grasp of the communications market...

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....

D-Link, Much More Than the $99 Router Guys

Let's face it, it's an exciting time to be in the consumer electronics and technology business as consumers and businesses are buying better and faster devices while simultaneously upgrading their bandwidth connections including routing and switching technology. One of the...

Dear FCC: Please Ask Verizon and Others More Questions

Recently the FCC reached out to Verizon Wireless to inquire about why it is raising early termination fees on advanced phones and in addition, the commission wants to know how consumers will be notified that they are purchasing an advanced...

Google Maps Navigation Analysis

As Om Malik points out, turn-by-turn GPS navigation with voice guidance has come to Google Maps and carriers can't be happy about it. Who is even less happy? TomTom and Garmin. According to Google, less than 1% of navigation devices...

Live Life

Om Malik has some excellent thoughts about enjoying life after celebrating the birth of a new baby boy and attending a memorial service for a friend....

Blackberry Tour Takes GigaBeating

In the past few days I have run into two Blackberry Tour users. One had positive things to say and one terrible things. Om Malik sums up the problems. In short, Om got his social circle to switch to the...

Problems at Joost

Om Malik sums up the problems over at Joost quite well... The company is having a large round of layoffs and is losing the video war to Hulu and others. While Om explains all the factors which led to the...

Broadband at One Dollar per Mbps

Cablevision has released its 100 Mbps service in Long Island, NY termed Optimum Online Ultra. 100 Mbps is the download speed while upload speed is rated at 15 Mbps. While I agree with Om Malik that Cablevision is doing things...

Scary Times for AT&T?

Talk of serious Apple discussions regarding the iPhone running on Verizon Wireless should and will scare the dickens out of AT&T. IMHO the new Ma Bell needs to do anything and everything to keep exclusivity of this device. Especially in...

Skype coming to iPhone

The big news yesterday was that Skype is coming soon to an iPhone near you and while it seemed to take forever to make it happen I would be willing to wager that Skype will become one of the most...

Skype's Growth Staggering, Challenges Ahead

Om Malik does a great job analyzing the Skype earnings numbers hidden within eBay's quarterly results. Here are some of the numbers/details worth sharing.  $145 million in sales for the quarter26% greater sales than prior yearSkypeOut minutes go to 2.6...

Obviously VoIP is Alive and Well

  A Phoenix rising from the ashes -- not sure this is the appropriate image but it sure is colorful A few people have asked me recently to throw my hat in the ring about the health of VoIP. Many...

Ted Wallingford Adds me to Top Blog List

Ted Wallingford just posted his top 10 bloggers of the year and I am humbled to be on the list. Ted, I too should be adding more comments to all of these blogs... Yours too. Here are the other people...

Can Cisco Become a Consumer Electronics Company?

To Cisco's competitors and there are many, the company is a monster. Almost impossible to compete with on a level playing field. In the past I have mentioned how the way Chambers and company acquires and integrates new companies into...

Google Scraps Net Neutrality Push?

Om Malik has some interesting analysis of Google and its stance on Net Neutrality. The genesis of the story is a Wall Street Journal article discussing Google and how it is looking to peer its caching devices directly with network...

Cisco 4-Day Shut Down Spooks Market

Cisco is taking extraordinary measures to cut costs and has had its first ever 4-day shut down to conserve money. Generally this is a good thing to do but in this case, investors are nervous and not acting rationally and...

VON Shows Over

A Community Service Message I have been pretty silent about what has happened with Pulvermedia and the VON events because frankly, everyone else seemed to be covering the fact that the events are no longer taking place. Also, TMC used...

T-Mobile Suing Starbucks

T-Mobile is already not thrilled AT&T will replace them as the service provider of choice in Starbucks stores, now the GSM-based service provider who was early to embrace WiFi is losing revenue due to the new AT&T/Starbucks promotion of free...

Get Better Om

I just learned that sadly, Om Malik was recently hospitalized and thankfully is now feeling better. Malik is an excellent writer and I have always enjoyed his blogs and entries in Business 2.0. Although I am not aware of the...

VoIP-News Top Blogs

Thanks to VoIP-News who were nice enough to name me to their Top 25 VoIP Blogs of 2007. Here is what they had to say: VoIP Blog - Tehrani.com: Rich Tehrani is president of TMCnet. Tehrani's blog is for...

What We Learned From the Skype Outage

As organizations move to VoIP and other forms of IP communications it is imperative they realize the world of IP is far different from the PSTN and circuit-switched networks of yesterday. While Internet Protocol is the protocol of the Internet...

TMC Gets Some Press

Having your cake and eating it too is how it think about this article in the San Francisco Chronicle with a quote from TMC’s Tom Keating and TMC friend Om Malik. Here is an excerpt:   Tom Keating, chief technology...
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