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AT&T Lightspeed ahead! (NOT!)

AT&T won't be reaching 18 million homes this year with its "Lightspeed" U-Verse IPTV & VDSL broadband network, giving more credence to my AT&T U-Verse Doomed? article. The ironic thing is that AT&T just a few days go stated it...

Gizmo marries Yahoo, MSN Messenger (Live), Jabber, and Google Talk

Om has the news on SIPphone's Gizmo offering free VoIP calling to most of the major IM clients. While Yahoo and Microsoft already offer instant messaging interoperability, as far as I know, you can't do VoIP between these two IM...

AT&T U-verse Doomed?

Many have heard of the difficulties in implementing AT&T's U-verse IPTV service. AT&T's U-verse network is actually a fiber/copper hybrid, which pulls fibers to 3,000 to 5,000 feet from the homes they serve, where it then connects to mini-DSLAMs called...

Gates on Gates (I Mean Vista)

It's hard work selling a new OS today -- not like it used to be. Now we have Bill Gates being interviewed on what Windows Vista means to me, to you and to all of us. Guess if we really...

Why Can't Vista See Clearly Now?

All that software development time! yet we have problems already springing up in Microsoft's new Windows Vista! Today's dilemma is all about speech recognition (more here from the BBC) -- truly a technology that would seem to be embraced by everyone,...

A Dell by Any Other Name?

Today's announcement about Michael Dell becoming CEO of his own company through me off guard, especially since the disposed CEO, Kevin Rollins, was at the big Windows Vista launch shindig in NYC just two days ago! Wonder if anyone in...

Maybe Vista Is Big at Wal-Mart?

I get all kinds of stuff in my e-mail (you can only imagine!), but intrigued with today's Wal-Mart Wire, which featured -- can you believe it! -- Windows Vista! (Wire is the weekly e-flyer from the big bad boy...

Well, We Lined Up for Vista ...

Funny (for me, not for Microsoft) to see this report about no one lining up to buy the new Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office when it went on sale in SF. Well, if you attended the big soiree in NYC...

Digium podcast of Mark Spencer's new role

Mark Spencer, founder of the Asterisk movement, lead off the conference call by saying, "Today is one of the most exciting days in the history of the company." Them's some mighty big words! Mark explained that this came about while...

Vista Launch: Midnight Madness All Over Again?

While I'm getting ready for the launch celebration of Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office in New York City today (Bill Gates will come out of "retirement" for one of the presentations), it's very interesting to see how excited everyone...

Microsoft: Still Making Money After All These Years

While I'm all excited about the launch celebration of Microsoft's Windows Vista on Monday, it seems the big boy from Redmond is doing pretty good even without that coming boost. According to this report, Microsoft's revenues hit record levels -- so why can't we...

Is the Wii the Center of the Media Universe?

How about this for irony -- a simple hack enables Nintendo's Wii to access a computer's  media collection, with the Wii remote (you know, the one with the strap problem) then being used to view photos and browse iTunes playlists on a TV. ...

Apple vs. Cisco over iPhone

I was just on the phone with Garvin Thomas, a reporter from NBC11 News who wanted my take on the iPhone lawsuit between Apple and Cisco and to discuss what he learned. First, when you search the US Patent and...

HD DVDs & Vista: Problems Coming?

It's always amazing to me to hear about new products that are expected to do certain wonderful things and then simply fail to deliver. Now I don't what to knock Microsoft's new Vista operating system (which isn't even here...

Yahoo Messenger revamps for Windows Vista

Yahoo! Messenger today announced its plans to deliver a next generation version of its real time communications service designed specifically for the Windows Vista operating system. I spoke with a Yahoo representative and he told me that this will be...

Microsoft Carbon IPTV for the XBox 360 is real!

Microsoft Carbon for the XBox 360 is real. Microsoft Carbon is a rumored software add-on for the XBox 360 which would enable IPTV video playback. This, just after Slingbox also announced their IPTV offering called the SlingCatcher. Check out...

Do We See a White Flag in the DVD Format Wars?

Hey, how about this news about a forwarding looking company making a play to end the next-gen HD DVD format wars and also making everybody happy at the same time? Our report today comes from the New York Times about how Warner...

Playing Xbox Games on the Xbox 360

Nice that Microsoft included the ability to play your existing Xbox games on the Xbox 360 -- or at least many of them. You can download the list at the Xbox web site, and this backwards compatibility runs the...

Hictu! online address book with presence

We all have problems with our multiple digital address books, multiple IM/VoIP clients, which affects productivity - both professionally and personally. Checking each client to see which buddies are online or to look for a specific buddy is a pain...

Office 2007 To Office Mac: Drop Dead

Not too nice to hear that Microsoft's newly released Office 2007 isn't compatible with Office 2004 for Mac and that no timeline has been established for when it will be. (Can't believe this!) To see what a mess this makes out of...

3J Communications' 3J-W1D Skype phone

3J Communications announced the availability of its new 3J-W1D Skype phone to the US market. The new 3J-W1D is a remote wireless Skype phone with a blue backlighted LCD display and features built-in echo and noise cancellation as well as...

I Can See Clearly Now: Windows Vista Due Tomorrow

It's hard to get too excited about the official launch of Windows Vista tomorrow after spending all of that energy for the launch of PS3 (and to a lesser extent, Wii). But still, Microsoft's launch of a new operating sytem is...

PS3 Shortage Even Shorter

No wonder people were going crazy to get their PS3!  (Or someone else's for that matter.) According to reports, Sony may not have hit its reduced target for the number of machines available at launch. Now 400K units may seem...

Windows Is a Big Boy Now!

Hard to believe it's been 21 years since Microsoft launched Windows in 1985! Lots of blogging on this one today. It was a big deal back in 1985 with a big launch. I do think they did expect it to turn...

I surrender my email address to spammers

I surrender! I surrender! Just as Captain Kirk begrudgingly surrendered the Enterprise, as of today I have surrendered my corporate email account to the spammers. Spammers can have my email address, which has become completely overwhelmed with spam. As of...
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