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Will the Clinton Vs. Trump Outsourcing War hurt your Business?

With tens of millions of jobs lost in the U.S. due to outsourcing (including contract manufacturing), we can expect the topic to...

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Why Android Sucks: Part 2

Earlier this month in a piece titled Why Android Sucks you learned that Dell decided to stop updating Android devices. The article...

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2016 State of WebRTC

Where are we really with WebRTC?  It’s not generating the buzz it used to. There are not many specialized conferences anymore.  Even...

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What It Means to Master an Agency

After rumors swirled at CP Expo in Vegas in March, the announcement is finally here: Sandler Partners is acquiring X4. This...

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Why You?

This was another Me-too week in press releases. It was ILEC SD-WAN week with announcements from AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon. It...

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Zang to Grow Communications PaaS offerings at All About the API

Here at the All About the API 2016 show in Las Vegas I got a chance to catch up with keynoter Davide...

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PlumUC Pipes in on Skype4B for Partners

On Microcorp's weekly agent call, the first topic was the Office365 opportunity for channel partners. (One slide from that call shows...

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Unicorn Awareness 3 of 147 (gain of 2): WeWork

May 28, 2016

NONE TO S.W.I.F.T.

May 22, 2016

Unicorn Awareness 2 of 145: Kik Interactive

May 19, 2016

Unicorn Awareness 1 of 145

May 5, 2016

It’s Time for a Serious Reboot.

May 4, 2016

M&A's, Internationalization and Balkanized Spectrum

June 18, 2013

Today's Wall Street Journal has a field day of activity from Clearwire's  new found respect, Verizon Wireless invading Canada and Liberty Media looking to acquire Kabel Deutschland.

Add this to the T-Mobile / MetroPCS / DT activity and the confusing life of Sprint / Softbank / Dish Networks and you have a whirlpool of competition.

So what is the lesson here?

I think this a story about markets and monies as opposed to synergies.

On the market side with the reality is that there will be little synergies in these mergers.  Technology, management and spectrum allocations will stay in place.  However, the US market seems to be ripe for a stronger number three.

For Liberty Media and for Verizon the issue is saturation.  Growth 
On the money side, with the Fed suggesting tapering is coming, the cheap money window is closing.  










Ho Hum, iOS7 is Here

June 11, 2013

The problem with Software as a Cult is when the cult leader passes, the clothes of the emperor don't fit the other team members well.

It's not that Steve was everything to the company.  It was that he had a loyal following.

Nothing in what Apple is doing is bad right now.  And in fact they are doing a great continuance while updating the style and giving people more freedom.

However,  the wow of wireless computing is now past the hype stage and those who lived for the earth moving of Steve's announcements are having to cope with the reality of choice.

Wall Street has loved and hated Apple in huge cycles.  While Apple has been pretty consistent.  







Are the New Times are Better: WebRTC vs. VoIP?

June 6, 2013

The New Times are Better: WebRTC vs. VoI

June 6, 2013

If you have been with me in at past events, you know that things have a tendency to go in cycles  And go knows I have seen a lot of cycles.  I can remember listening to the father of analog switching telling me that digital was overrated.  I can remember my own ATM bigotry as I would talk about differentiated services which no one had truly developed, while the Internet stole the show.  I remember QoS VoIP debates that treated the session like a call and fundamentally did not see the amazing results possible with Best Effort.

Google Smoogle, MSFT offers B&N $1B for Nook

May 9, 2013

You can't make this stuff up, but I am not sure how valid this rumor is given that it seems to have disappeared from Techcrunch.  It was reported that Microsoft wanted to buy into Nook from Barnes and Noble for $1B.

The interesting thing is after discussing the problems B&N had in getting apps onto their devices to the point that they punted to Google Play.

However, now we hear that Microsoft would rather have Nook join the bandwagon of Windows8 then Google Play.  

This has a lot of interesting aspects to consider.

Does Microsoft expect the Nook to migrate to Windows8?

Does the Nook have enough power to manage Window8 and what is the  implication for existing applications?

Or does Microsoft see a bigger app store play that is universal?

More should be revealed in the next few weeks if the rumor is confirmed until then it brings home the problem of penetrating the app market.

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