Telco TV, Wait And See


Verizon and SBC lost a major legislative battle in Texas this week.  They had hoped that they could strike a deal with the state of Texas to roll out their IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) services.  Instead, they will have to do what the cable companies had to do years ago — negotiate municipality by municipality.  […]


What Podcasting May Be …


Remember Razzles?  Back when I was a kid (when the Earth was cooling), they had a wonderful advertising campaign that asked the question: “…is it a gum or a candy?” Razzles were truly unusual.  They were a bizarre cross between a sucking candy and chewing gum.  Nobody knew how to describe them, so the advertising […]

Google Video

Google’s Free Video Servers


Dave Burstein, the Editor of DSLPrime, told a room full of people about Google’s Video service yesterday.  He was not casual in his delivery.  He said, and I paraphrase — they (Google) will host and serve your video free of charge, the higher the resolution, the better. I must have been on an other planet […]


MyGoogle vs. MyYahoo!


Right now in a server farm very, very close … Episode 1 … MyWars (MUSIC: Gigantic John Williams theme). It is the time of the rebellion and the ever-evolving semi-rich content sites of Yahoo! are under attack by the ever-evolving semi-rich data sites of Google.  There is no good or evil … only war. Just […]


What Podcasting Isn’t


An old friend of mine sent me an email a few days ago that went something like this … “Maybe you can help me out.  I’m looking for sponsors for our Podcast show.” One has to be a friend to have a friend, so I dutifully visited his website and listened to a few of […]