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Favorite Robots

All this talk about Siri – is Siri a robot? Personally, I don’t think so. Siri is an impressive voice recognition engine with some very clever programming associated with it. The break thru in Siri really isn’t in what it…

Happy Independence Day

This is a follow-up post from last Summer’s proclamation that Halloween and Independence Day should be swapped. See: Have a Scarey Fourth of July In that post, I made some compelling, dare I say brilliant, reasonings why these holidays should be…

Next Conference: Astricon

Astricon is coming up next week. This time it’s here – not only in Colorado, but actually in Boulder County. I missed Astricon last year, but attended several before that. It is a great conference, though it is one that…

Poor Retail

SaaS, or Shopping as a Service is killing retail. If there was one investment or model that I would have considered safe forever – say 20 years ago, it would be retail. If I had, I was sure wrong. The…

Skype’n with Dave Gurle

I recently posted on NoJitter an interview with David Gurlé – formerly of Skype. David and I tried an interview while he was at Skype, but due to the quiet period associated with Skype’s upcoming IPO, we had a lot of…

IBM Wants Bureaucrats to Socialize More

The IBM Federal Community Cloud just got a little bit more socialable. Last week, IBM introduced a new set of social collaboration tools for Obama’s cloud. President Obama has been pushing a “Cloud First” initiative for Government IT projects. The…

SIRIously This Sucks

Guest Post by Colin Berkshire: I’d like to have a word with the folks behind Siri, it’s a big iPhone disappointment. Apple is the master of crafting expectations and then meeting or exceeding them. This is a key part of…

A Layer 3 Elevator

For years, I’ve used the metaphor of escalators and elevators to explain the difference between Asynchronous and Synchronous (TDM and VoIP). It’s not a perfect analogy, but people get it. It goes something like this: Escalators are a consistent speed…

Announcing TalkingPointz

Welcome to my new site: talkingpointz.com – the new home for PinDropSoup. It was four years ago this month that I started PinDropSoup as a telecom blog. A lot has changed. It was initially just a hobby, but the page…

Coming Soon: UC Talking Pointz

Coming soon are incredible new UC research reports – in-depth, detailed, articulate research written by me. TalkingPointz in depth UC research is coming soon. TalkingPointz reports offer deep discerning research into specific brands and solutions. Unified communications continue to radically…