Uncommon Wisdom:

August, 2010


August 30, 2010  5:30 PM

Next up for Google: Streaming full movies (for a fee) on YouTube?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The Financial Times reports that Google is negotiating with most major studios on a plan to offer streaming movie rentals via YouTube, though we're hearing that the studios would like to see a...

August 27, 2010  2:24 PM

New Cisco acquisition targets server-based content strategy

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Cisco has announced it will acquire ExtendMedia, a content-management play that extends Cisco’s increasingly successful server-side content strategy for network operators. While operators originally saw content as being...


August 26, 2010  1:23 PM

New Google VoIP: Transforming step in voice services market

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Google has confirmed an integrated VoIP offering for Gmail -- a service is already slightly integrated with Google Voice. The GUI looks much like the Google Voice interface, and it would make no sense...


August 25, 2010  1:23 PM

Verizon/Google net neutrality joint venture: An articulation minefield

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Talking about its much-criticized joint declaration on net neutrality with Google,

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August 23, 2010  11:00 AM

India’s ban lifted on China’s Huawei, ZTE

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

India lifted a ban on buying telecom gear from the giant China vendors Huawei and ZTE, marking an end to one of the few formal barriers to the two price leaders remaining...


August 20, 2010  12:05 PM

New round of net neutrality talks begins — no FCC invite

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Another round of talks on telecom regulation and net neutrality kicked off with the implicit sponsorship of the Information Technology Industry Council. This session includes a broader...


August 19, 2010  12:53 PM

Web traffic analysis: Is web dying or just changing?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Is the web dead at 20? A number of sensational comments suggest it's true, and some of Cisco’s traffic trend data seems to show the same thing. There are also suggestions that even if the web is alive, it may increasingly be just a way of getting onto a social website or receiving Tweets....


August 18, 2010  12:54 PM

FCC broadband report: Who’s got the speed?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The FCC has released a report on broadband speeds, and the results are unsurprising. Users get perhaps

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August 16, 2010  12:23 PM

FTTH customers happier than DSL and cable — but at what cost?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Probably to no one’s surprise, FTTH customers are happier with their service than cable or DSL customers, according to some recent research commissioned by...

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August 13, 2010  1:08 PM

Social networking growth to slow in U.S.?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

A new report from eMarketer says that social networking in the U.S. may be approaching saturation, meaning that the growth in users is likely to match population trends, and usage per user...


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