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7 Trendy New Jobs

April 21, 2006 is reporting that 7 new trendy jobs have popped up. Here is my take.

Director of mobile computing:

It would be even better if Apple designed mobile computing solutions so we wouldn’t need so much support!

Director of internal controls: This is the new Sarbanes-Oxley manager. If it keeps companies ethical I am all for it. The cost of this department is making many public companies go private.

Business continuity director: Post 9/11 this is much needed.

Chief people officer: They manage that warm cushy team atmosphere.

TMCnet Video: part 2

April 21, 2006

Here is the release on TMC video – I have had many questions on this today. We are very excited to get this rolling.


Critical Mention Launches ClipSyndicate, a 'One Stop Shop' For Web Site Publishers to Syndicate Video News Segments From Respected Broadcasters  
Clear Channel, MultiVu, a PR Newswire company, and Other Leading Broadcast  News Providers, Ink Deals with ClipSyndicate to Drive Syndication Revenue and Brand Extension to Vertical Web Sites

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical Mention, Inc., the leading Web-based television news search and broadcast monitoring service, today announced the formation of a new technology platform and business venture, ClipSyndicate, providing an exceptional value proposition for broadcasters, advertisers and Web site publishers in the "long tail" of the Internet. Broadcasters can extend the reach and value of their news clips, advertisers are able to get their video and banner ads in front of targeted "eyeballs" and Web site publishers are provided with the simplest way to syndicate and profit from timely and respected broadcast news segments that are relevant to their users/visitors.

ClipSyndicate enables broadcasters and other video content producers to easily monetize their content and extend their brands through an Internet distribution channel that syndicates video clips to thousands of vertical Web sites in need of content for their end-users, while providing advertisers new reach to an extremely targeted audience.

Save The Internet

April 21, 2006

I received an e-mail below from pushing me to The e-mail and site are intended to save net neutrality. With all the talk on this topic I expected the savetheinternet domain to have huge traffic. I checked to see when it was registered and the records indicate it was picked up back in January 1999.

Quoted in RCR Wireless

April 21, 2006

I was recently quoted in RCR Wireless a magazine from Crain Communications. If you don’t subscribe, you should check it out at I am a subscriber by the way. Here is the article.

Yahoo and China

April 20, 2006

It is unclear if Yahoo! really did help convict this Chinese activist but what can Yahoo! do – It has to obey laws in China like it does in every other country. I hope President Bush speaks to China’s president Hu Juntao about this today.

But realistically, China is China and unless there is a revolt from the people what are we really going to change?

Inter-Tel 7000

April 20, 2006

Industry analyst and telecom veteran Mark Ricca says “Inter-Tel has done a masterful job in developing a platform that is being designed to successfully leverage advanced IP technology to provide a rich, intuitive feature set that can be an asset to any business” What is that has Mark so excited ?? The Inter-Tel 7000 of course.

Scaling up to 2,500 users per site, the Inter-Tel 7000 is designed to be a pure, standards-based communications platform utilizing SIP technology at its core. The platform also is designed to be redundant and secure, and to provide easy-to-use interfaces for remote management and configuration.

I can safely say I have never ever seen a release with so much analyst representation. It seems the analysts love Inter-Tel and especially the 7000.

New Way To Die

April 20, 2006

Great news for those considering ending it all using electricity but who think the blow dryer in the bath tub and swimming in the rain are just -- well -- too played out. Release follows below:


IXEurope Sponsors Britain’s Fastest Electric Vehicle in Speed Record Attempt
IXEurope, one of Europe's largest and fastest growing independent datacentre outsourcers, is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of Primetime Land Speed Engineering as it embarks on its latest Electric Vehicle Land Speed Record Attempt.
(PRWEB) April 20, 2006 -- IXEurope, one of Europe's largest and fastest growing independent datacentre outsourcers, is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of Primetime Land Speed Engineering as it embarks on its latest Electric Vehicle Land Speed Record Attempt.

On 7 July this year an event unique in British Land Speed history takes place on the runway at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire when current UK Land Speed Record Holders Primetime Land Speed Engineering will be making an attempt on the British Land Speed Record for Electric Cars using their battery powered streamliner ‘e=motion’.

Primetime’s 700hp electric car is already the fastest vehicle of its kind ever designed and built in the UK, having posted an FIA Accredited 189.9mph during half-power testing in Nevada, USA, last year, although a full attempt for the World Record had to be abandoned due to technical problems.

Guy Willner, the CEO of IXEurope commented: “We are delighted to see this renewed enthusiasm after encountering technical problems at the World Record Attempt in Nevada, USA, last year. The team has been working hard in preparation to ensure nothing can stop them this time. This is a fantastic effort by a world class team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of battery powered technology.

Million Customer VoIP Club

April 20, 2006

Speaking at the ATA next week

April 18, 2006

Yes I am on my way to Louisville, Kentucky to speak on VoIP to a group of hundreds of resellers and next week I get the privilege of addressing a different group altogether – contact center executives. What I like about seeing and meeting with such disparate groups is that I see the different perspectives of the market. I also thoroughly enjoy talking with service providers like I did recently at the Voice Peering Forum in Miami recently.   If anything, addressing different groups keeps me on my toes and the content as fresh as can be. I am always tweaking and trying to find the absolutely most relevant yopics for my presentations.   Here is a release that will hit the wires soon:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   For More Information, Contact:                                                                                    Kristyn Emenecker                                                                   Co-President, ATA NY Metro Chapter                                                Mercom Systems, Inc.                                                              (201) 507-8800 x.

IMS Party at GlobalComm

April 18, 2006

We are about to announce details of our annual Supercomm – whoops – GlobalComm party that we put on with the IPCC. This is now the third year of this party. Last year it was at Sears Tower, the year before on a cruise ship and now it is bigger and better - at Chicago Landmark Soldier Field.

There is a new theme this year and you cannot miss this event.

It will now be an IMS party co-sponsored by the IMS Forum –formerly the IPCC. It will also be sponsored by TMC's new IMS Magazine and IMS Expo.

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