Mobile & Wireless

House of Representatives

Election Night – The Emperor’s New Video

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November 8, 2006 — It’s about 1:30am on the East Coast. Election coverage is winding down. The Democrats took control of the House and everyone is still waiting to see what will happen with the Senate. Of course today’s really big news is that Verizon will be offering YouTube content on its Vcast and FIOS […]

International CES

Putting CES 2006 in Perspective

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The most interesting thing about CES 2006 (The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas) was my cab ride home from Kennedy Airport.  I struck up a conversation with my cab driver, and here’s what I learned. Amir Ramin, originally from Persia (the country we know as Iran) has been in the U.S. for over 22 […]

Microsoft Outlook

Making the Best of a Bad Situation

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Outlook didn’t just crash, it crashed and burned.  Nobody I know had ever seen this kind of a problem before.  I called my IT guru and described the problem–dead silence on the other end of the phone.  This was bad, and I knew it was going to get worse. The nuclear option: a low-level hard […]

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What If Your Mousetrap Is Actually Worse?

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“If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.” This quote is attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, an author, philosopher, thinker and Unitarian minister. He was […]

Internet TV

IPTV is not what you think

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I WAS ATTENDING THE CABLE and Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) “Thrilla in Phila” conference on Monday at the Philadelphia Convention Center. CTAM holds several cable-centric confabs throughout the year and always puts on a great show. One session, in particular, caught my eye. It was entitled, “Integrated One-Two Punch of Traditional and New Media.” […]