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Libra, Where Commerce meets Communications

It was inevitable that some organization would do this, and Facebook just might be able to pull it off. As many of you know, I generally ignore Facebook as a user (I do maintain a TalkingPointz page on Facebook), but…

Facebook Jumps the Shark

Facebook Workplace is Facebook’s new enterprise service. The company is going to attempt to expand from its consumer social-app that is associated with wasted time and cat videos to an enterprise communications and collaboration tool associated with productivity. Good luck…

The Future of Cellular

Apple users are familiar with FaceTime. It’s Apple’s proprietary VOIP service. You can make voice or audio calls between IOS devices. What is nice about FaceTime is that it works over cellular and Wi-Fi transparently. The handoff between WiFi and…

Apple’s Two Face on Facetime

“Were going to the standards bodies starting tomorrow and we’re going to make FaceTime an open standard.” Jobs lied. I can think of no other word for it. Those words of Steve Jobs are clear and unambiguous. See them yourself in…

UC Alliance Anyone?

The Tech Sector had a rough month in May. Kevin Kelleher of CNN Money asks (but doesn’t answer) the question Why Are Blue Chip Tech Stocks So Blue? Exhibit A, of course, is the Facebook (FB) IPO, which in its first…

Google Apps in the Enterprise? Not!

I’m a big fan of Google Apps. I regularly collaborate with others on various projects, and find Google Docs a powerful tool. Most of my documents include multiple editors. I despise making multiple copies and sending them via email –…

Industry Update

The iPhone and iPad have broken more records than the iPod did CDs. Microsoft buying Skype was a game changer, but the new game remains a mystery. Here is the current industry round-up. Read it quickly as things are changing…

Microsoft Should Buy Skype

Update: About 20 hours after this post, The WSJ reported a Microsoft Skype Deal was very likely. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier tonight that Microsoft–in what would be its most aggressive acquisition in the digital space–was zeroing in on…

Multi-Modal Communications 2

Continuing the series on Multi-Modal communications, I thought I would start with some examples in the consumer space. Three examples are below, and they are just scratching the surface of the possible. Multi-mobile adds dimension to voice communications – it…

Twitter is Great, but Facebook is for the Birds

The problem with social media is… it’s social. I don’t sit behind my laptop all day to be social. Honestly, if I want to be social, I might actually decrease use of the computer and lieu of the phone or…