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Apple car Followup

I recently wrote about Apple Car and how it made sense for them to enter the car business as a service, not a product. That is, rent-per-trip. I pointed out that if they serviced 100 cities with 10,000 cars they would…

Getting the Message

Over the past several months I’ve been using Cisco Spark and Unify Circuit for projects and communications. Here’s a few take-aways from the experience. I get it. There’s a reason why messaging apps (Facebook Messenger, Line, WeChat, Hangouts, Snapchat, and more)…

My New E-Bike

I’ve always loved biking. Growing up in California meant I could ride my 5-Speed Schwinn (yellow Sting Ray with a banana seat) to school year round. In high school I rode a green Centurion 10-speed. In College I got my…

spikɪn ɪŋglɪsh

I was asked by a Chinese student why English spelling is so irregular and complicated. It got me to thinking. You know, English spelling was not “standardized” until the late 1800s. Before then, you could spell things phonetically. Just look…

Blab with @DisruptiveDean on BroadSoft and Intellinote

BroadSoft announced it acquired Intellinote – this is part of its Project Tempo vision announced last Fall. Adding Workstream Messaging to the UCaaS mix is a good move. I wrote about it earlier this week here. Dean Bubbly of Disruptive…

Flows vs. Sessions

Most network engineers think flows are the same as sessions, but they are not. Sessions are different from flows in six subtle, but important ways. Next generation networks are being driven to be session oriented due to the limitations of…

Apple Could Dominate Cars

If I ran Apple I might get into the car business, but not in a way everybody is expecting. Everybody thinks Apple is gong to sell an Apple car and somehow make a profit in this low margin business. That…

Can We Solve the Tower of Babel That is Text?

In this UCStrategies Industry Buzz podcast, Michael Finneran contends that text is the single most important and widely used medium of communications to have emerged in the past 20 years, but that it is about the farthest thing from an “integrated network” that has ever…

Can We Solve the Tower of Babel That is Text?

In this UCStrategies Industry Buzz podcast, Michael Finneran contends that text is the single most important and widely used medium of communications to have emerged in the past 20 years, but that it is about the farthest thing from an “integrated network” that has ever existed. The conversation includes Experts Phil Edholm, Joseph Williams, Jon Arnold, Blair Pleasant, JR Simmons, Roberta Fox, and Dave Michels.