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Money, Market, Launch - News

I can't always write about everything happening, so here are some tidbits:The TCA added 17 more members at the CPExpo in Orlando as the TCA closes in on 550 members - about 200 of whom have signed up to get...

Brad Thor's Black List

I like spy novels. Since James Bond, I have been reading spy novels from Ludlum, Lustbader and Jack Higgins. The new breed of authors in this gnre are very good - Barry Eisler, Vince Flynn, Daniel Silva, Brian Haig, Randy...

The Moment of Truth in Sales

ZMOT is the zero moment of truth. It has changed significantly. If you believe the HBR article about solution selling being dead, then you believe that for savvy buyers, the salesperson is relegated to being a price jockey. It might...

Can You Beat the iPad?

As tablet after tablet fail to make it - I am talking to you HP, Blackberry Playbook, Dell Streak, MOTO Xoom, Asus and even Creative - does it make it even harder for another one to launch?We have three new...

Some VoIP Moves

Craig Walker, Grand Central's co-founder, is jumping back into the VoIP space, according to his tweet (and the TechCrunch article that had to follow said tweet). "LogMeIn's free screen sharing and online meeting service, join.me, just added free internet VoIP...

What Twitter Told Me This Week

I get a lot of articles off twitter. Too many to write about all of them so I am just going to drop some on you here. Please be advised that the FUSF rate for Q1 of 2012 has increased...

What is it with Agents and the Web?

When I skim through telecom websites, it is pretty obvious that most telecom companies - agents, masters, VAR's, carriers, ITSP's, ISP's - don't really give the web any love.The websites are rudimentary - many without an update in the last two...

Zero Moment of Truth

I hit up the newest gastro pub last night. It’s been open about 4 days. There were zero search results on Google about them. Just a flash-based website. It was slow in the pub. The staff was very attentive. The...

I Guess Mobile is the Future

There are many in telecom that think mobile is the golden land of the future. Google, Apple and Microsoft are in a championship scramble match for a large share of the mobile market - Win7 versus Android versus iOS.Microsoft bought...

VoIP is Everywhere even at the FCC

All the forecasts for VoIP (and Hosted UC and Cloud) are that it is taking off and growing. That’s probably because we have over 1000 VoIP Providers and that the cablecos pretty much deliver voice as VoIP, too. Plus even...

Google Sued by VoIP

VoIP Inc. has sued Google over Click-to-Call patents. The Reuters story is here. Apparently, VoIP Inc. tried to sue Google over trade secrets before, when VoIP Inc. was basic defunct, having shut down its VoIP operations and laying off all employees. At that...

The Future of Bell DSL

AT&T announced that they “nearly” hit 3 million U-Verse TV customers. In comparison, Bell added 2.8M new wireless customers in the 4th quarter and sold 4.1 million iPhones´╗┐. Bell has 95M wireless subscribers. [see PDF]. Wireless ARPU is $62.88. Total...

Google Voice LNP Available?

Google Voice is now porting numbers for $20! According to Engadget, TechCrunch and Android Cantral, Google is now porting numbers. However, when I try to reach the URL for porting at GV, 404 error. Plus nothing official on the GOOG...

Accolades

Since some folks think I don’t post any positive stuff, today’s post is filled with accolades. Here are some companies that deserve a gold star.For the sixth consecutive year VoIP Supply has been named one of the Top 100 Private...

J2 Buys Competition (and other M&A)

So Salesforce bought a Ruby based cloud platform company called Heroku for $212M, which my RubyonRails geeks say is a steal. Why? Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com, says: "Ruby is the language of Cloud 2, and Heroku is the leading...

Ignoring Reality

So the USTelecom Association had a webinar about Google Voice and its effect on the marketplace. They mentioned that Vocaltec, Vonage, ITXC and FWD hadn't done any damage, so don't worry. The presenter went on to say that Google is...

The Mobile Ecosystem Battle

Just finished recording a webinar for COMDEX-Virtual on Mobility + The Cloud = Convergence in Telecom. Khali Henderson, Editor-in-Chief of Phone+ magazine was on the panel with me. I shared this article her because it was relevant. Now I want...

Google is Not Killing Voice

Everywhere you look, people are aghast that Google added free calling to Gmail. Big deal. (Although you should read Jon Arnold's piece on it.) Most people aren't going to strap a microphone and headset to their computer to make PC-to-phone...

Who Will Own the Home Gateway?

In the article about the Intel-McAfee merger, I mentioned that Cisco's acquisitions have not actually resulted in any great innovation. The Flip is still the same old camera. The cable box is certainly cheaper, but less reliable. (I have gone...

SEO and Google Dollars

I was at Social Fresh a couple of weeks ago. It is a conference for marketers to exchange stories about social media. Here are some of my take aways:Social Media is still young yet. Even the "Social Media Gurus" haven't figured...

Is Google a Thief?

Google CEO Eric Schmidt made enough of an impression at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week that Yankee Group blogged about it. Google at the MWC.Much criticism against Google is that they steal from book publishers, TV and movie...

Google VoIP

Tom Keating has a blog post about Google's VoIP Plans. (Cue the Dr. Evil laugh). What Google is trying to do, according to Google VP of Product Management, Bradly Horowitz's hints at their future roadmap when he said, "What we're trying...

Ma Bell Versus Google

It's funny to watch Ma Bell fight Google, because Bell isn't used to fighting another company that also has billions of dollars - and millions of users. No CLEC was ever this big - nor cable company. And Google is...

The New FCC on Apple about VoIP

After Google Voice was rejected by the Apple iPhone store, the new FCC - Chairman Julius Genachowski, and Commissioners Michael Copps, Robert McDowell, Mignon Clyburn, and Meredith Attwell Baker - was prodded into action by Google. The FCC sent a...

Google Giving Voice to Startups

In a short article in INC magazine, one entrepreneur explains how he uses Google Voice for his startup business. He is a straddler - he has a full-time job while launching his own business. As noted by Ring Central, many of...
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