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In my world of communications and technology, there are three orgasmic topics that are guaranteed to get attention: Android and the next mobile device. New devices are being rumored weekly and launched monthly. Tablets. The upcoming tablet wars, the next…

Why Tethering (Thus Rooting) Is the Killer App

Tethering is a very clever notion. It means the cell phone can act like a Mi-Fi. It combines its wireless Internet connectivity with its Wi-Fi connectivity and turns a smartphone into a portable access point. Since most people seem to…

ITExpo: StartupCamp, Smart Grids, & UCIF

On October 4th, I’m heading to ITExpo in Los Angeles. I attended my first ITExpo last January in Miami. It’s a pretty unusual show, kind of a circus but with more than three rings. You’ve got the ITExpo show itself…

This Week

A round-up of my posts from this week. The Other Voice Channels The majority of voice systems are procured through indirect channels. The old term was “Interconnect,” the provider interconnected branch equipment to the carriers. Other terms include Dealer, VAR,…

The Missing Lync

The news this week is Microsoft has given its Unified Communications family a new (and fourth) name – Lync. Names are tough. Coming up with a great, innovative, and successful product or service is the easy part compared to naming…

Quick Impressions on Google Instant

Today, my newsfeeds were clogged with chatter about Google Instant News. If you want to know more about the feature see any other site. Here is what the other sites didn’t mention: The concept of speed and time continue to…

Say Cheese

Video systems are hot. Web cams, video phones, telepresence, video surveillance, back-up cams for cars, cam-corders, Flips, camera phones, iPod cams, and others. I am surprised how much video is working its way into our routines.  I think we are…

Priority Inbox – SPAM in Reverse

The concept of Google’s newest email feature – Priority Inbox is fairly simple, but I have my doubts about its usefulness. If you are not familiar with the feature, take a look at this simple video. “;” alt=””>   It…

Video far from Clear

Lots of news in video recently. A few months back, Google announced WebM – a royalty free licensing program using the GIPs VP8 video codec it acquired (Skype uses VP7 for video between Skype clients). The move threatened the patent…