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David Byrd : Raven Call
David Byrd
David Byrd is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer for Raven Guru Marketing. Previously, he was the CMO and EVP of Sales for CloudRoute. Prior to CloudRoute, He was CMO at ANPI, CMO & EVP of Sales at Broadvox, VP of channels and Alliances for Telcordia and Director of eBusiness development with i2 Technologies.He has also held executive positions with Planet Hollywood Online, Hewlett-Packard, Tandem Computers, Sprint and Ericsson.
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Random but Pertinent Thoughts

Ericsson leads in the world of wireless.

Amazon Kindle Fire is the most sold Android tablet but sales have fallen from 4.8 million in 4Q2011 to 750,000 in 1Q2012.

SBCs and ESBCs are important to the success of VoIP and SIP with Sonus and Acme Packet leading the market.

Apple has more than a winner in the iPad. It has market dominance.

Microsoft and RIM are fighting for third place in the smartphone market. Microsoft will probably win.

RADVISION needed to be purchased by Avaya. It was losing mindshare as a standalone company.

Marketing salaries can be quite promising. A Creative Director with more than eight years of experience can command a salary of $163,000 (I am assuming that is either on the east coast, west coast or Chicago because no one in Dallas is going to pay that).

Video conferencing with Skype and ooVoo is easy, inexpensive and very rewarding. My Skype ID is David.Byrd.

SIP Trunking and VoIP are the future for communications.

Net Neutrality proposals offered during shareholder meetings at Sprint, AT&T and Verizon fail. Big network providers win, consumers lose.

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson can demonstrate a lack of integrity by ascribing to a degree he does not have for years and still maintain his job.

Android is forecasted to control nearly 50% of the smartphone market in 2017 with Apple at 27% according to Ovum.

It takes 3.5 hours at 225oF to smoke ten chickens. I know because I did it last night. And this weekend I have to smoke 17 pounds of salmon, 17 pounds of cheese and 28 pounds of bacon. I need to charge more.

See you on Monday.

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