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As Predicted: Apple Pays Less For Components and Charges More for Devices

I recently had a chance to use the Nokia Lumia 900 and at the local AT&T store here in Norwalk, CT – the device sells for just $49.99. The phone is gorgeous and powerful and is cheap. If you order...

15 Things to Know About Tim Cook's Comments

Last night Apple's Tim Cook was at The All Thing D tech conference and this is what you need to know about his comments: He says he will blow us away in 2 weeks at the WWDC There is more...

GM to Facebook: Your ads Don't Work

When you are about to have one of the largest public offerings in the world - north of $100 billion and much of the reason for the size of your IPO has to do with advertising revenue, there is nothing...

Two Get Prison over $4.4M in VoIP Fraud

Every technology which can be used for good can be used for bad as well and that is what I couldn't help but think about when I learned a federal judge sentenced Vinod Tonangi and Harjeet Bhambhani to over a...

Kickstarter: Sometimes the Cloud Can't Keep a Secret

Data breaches happen - a while back Moveable Type upgraded its blogging software and posts scheduled to be seen at a later date were given away by tag pages which posted immediately. In other words if a blogger wrote about...

US Database of Stolen Cellphones to be Established

Today is a bad day for thieves, very bad. You see, electronics are the number one item stolen – even more so than cash and finally the US will be implementing a system to ensure stolen cell phones no longer...

The Need for More Fiber is Very Real

As the mobile revolution has grown, the one constant has been the need for faster connections and/or fiber to cell towers. For years TMC has interviewed Hunter Newby and Jason Cohen of Allied Fiber about the need for fiber throughout...

Cyberloaf to Better Productivity

Web addicts rejoice, it turns out surfing your favorite sites during the day can make you more productive at work. Scientists tested students by seeing how many letter "e"s they could find - this was their work. And they contrasted...

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...

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...

Silver Lake on Tech, Jobs and Growth

Silver Lake Partners has a portfolio of companies worth $30B including Skype, Avaya, IPC, Groupon, Zynga and Sunguard and in a recent interview with the WSJ's Alan Murray, CEO Glenn Hutchins discusses how well the US technology market is doing...

RockMelt Ties Social Networking to Browsing

The unfairness of it all – was all I could think when I had to access the Opinion section of the Wall Street Journal via the web after getting accustomed to finding it on an iPad app. Those poor people...

What Verizon, Time Warner Think of Video Shift

As TV shifts to mobile phones and the web it is interesting to see Verizon, Time Warner Cable and Time Warner the entertainment company all think they will be OK as the evolution continues. Verizon thinks FiOS will help them...

Sony Dash, AT&T Femtocell, 3PAR, Dell and HP

This morning my new Sony Dash arrived in my office and I have been meaning to set it up all day but failed. This gadget is essentially an iPad which is more chunky, cheaper and needs a plug to operate....

HP Outbids Dell for 3PAR

A commentator on CNBC said this morning that Dell just can't catch a break - this was in reference to the fact that HP just jumped into the 3PAR bidding ring with an offer one-third greater than Dell's. According to...

Google: Privacy Died Long Ago

This past weekend the Wall Street Journal interviewed Google CEO Eric Schmidt and there were some interesting comments about how Google knows so much about you and moreover knows your location and as such the company can remind you to...

Vuvuzelas Equal Profit Online

How the World Cup and Entrepreneurial risk-taking turned an idea into profitThe power of the Internet coupled with a good idea allows companies to make money more quickly than ever. Consider the case of the simple vuvuzela - the super-annoying...

CenturyTel Qwest Merger: Experts Weigh In

When it comes to mergers in the telco business, one thing I trust are the insights of Peter Radizeski who's TMCnet blog - On Rad's Radar is a must-read if you want perspective into the communications market with the sugar...

Mossberg iPad Video Review

Walt Mossberg has had an iPad for about a week and in a video review he points out some of the good and bad. The bad first - he points out a lack of USB ports (there is a USB...

Why is Nokia Closing Flagship Stores?

Although the Internet was supposed to reduce the need for brick and mortar locations and in reality growth in ecommerce does come to some degree at the expense of catalogues, contact centers and of course retail stores - It seems...

Allow Free Markets to Solve the Newspaper Problem

The controversy between newspapers and Google has been going on for quite a while and recently Rupert Murdoch has threatened to pull the content from his various companies such as Fox News and Wall Street Journal off Google and instead...

Internet Music Saved?

There is some good news and bad in the recent negotiations between record labels and internet streaming sites which bring you radio over IP. From the AP: The revenue-sharing deal announced Tuesday is between SoundExchange, a nonprofit that collects royalties...

BT Delays Ad Targeting

Back in December of last year, Peter Radizeski reported on privacy issues, lawsuits and executive departures from companies in the advertising targeting business. Two companies cited were NebuAd and Phorm. Phorm made headlines again today when BT announced it was...

What AT&T Earnings Tell us

AT&T just reported earnings and revenue (release) was down slightly - 0.6% or $30.57 billion. Most of the 1.2 million net new wireless customers purchased iPhones which shows just how dependant the company is on Apple for its wireless growth....

Who is Bidding on Nortel?

According to the Wall Street Journal, there are a number of companies vying for pieces of Nortel. The LTE research and carrier groups may go to Nokia Siemens Networks or NSN if the JV between Nokia and Siemens has its...
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