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December 2010

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As a Friend let me help your on your way to the IPO.

December 30, 2010

If you are employed by Facebook, Groupon, Skype, Twitter and Zynga and have some stock in lieu of payment, I would declare them this year. As the stock market has been stagnant the NY Times suggests that 2011 will be the year of the IPO. I am sure the IPO will be a success like [...]

The Macro Vision of Meta Message is that It takes more than Broadcasting to Catch the Eye

December 28, 2010

Rovi, acquired Sonic Solutions for $720 M enabling them to offer a program guide for over the top video that will deliver programming from online video rentals. Rovi has transformed itself from the MacroVision copyright protection strategy to an Internet distributor. Already Sonic Solutions is being used by Best Buy, Blockbuster and CinemaNOW. This migration [...]

Shameless Promotion When it Comes to White Space

December 28, 2010

FCC Chairman Genachowski called the opening of TV White Space as SuperWiFI.

We are the first to do a spot check on whether the superWiFi is just around the corner or too hard to implement.

You can see the event here  but coming to the event is probably the smartest move you can make.  If you think about WiFI it started with a small amount of spectrum.

Until Women Had Faces

December 27, 2010

Zogby International surveyed nearly 2,000 about what technologies were the most impactful in our lives. The headlines about the study are missing the main point of the story. High Speed Internet won, but the reality is that almost everyone of the innovations being discussed were enabled by the high speed Internet. Here Is the [...]

If You Thought Defining Obscenity was tough Lets Talk about Wireless Security.

December 27, 2010

“I know it when I see it” is the famous quote of Justice Potter Stewart about obscenity,  But when it comes to Security it’s what you don’t see that can kill you.

It’s nice in the movies that the bomb always has an LED to tick away at the clock and blue and red cables to give you a fifty – fifty choice.

The big question we have to face in the future is how much choice do we really have? That is the point, IMHO, of Commerce Department General Council Cameron Kerry’s discussion with the Wall Street Journal about establishing a privacy office. 

Over The Top ViDEO WINS...

December 20, 2010

It may be that usage based services are just to hard to implement and the carriers are going to face increasing demand for over the top Video.  With the sale of the 700 MHz spectrum to ATT by Qualcomm the MediaFlo solution has departed, but the data demand includes over 20% for Video on demand services.

ATT intends to use the spectrum for carrier aggregation.  Carrier Aggregation is a strategy that allows the mixing of traffic between HSPA and LTE.