Uncommon Wisdom:

October, 2010


October 14, 2010  12:03 PM

AOL/Yahoo acquisition — out of place in social networking world



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AOL, mergers and acquisitions, Social networking, Yahoo

The rumor that AOL and some private equity firms have been in talks with Yahoo regarding an acquisition seems to be most rooted in the Wall Street Journal, but some insiders tell us that it’s...

October 13, 2010  3:41 PM

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 — no compelling operator advantage



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft, open APIs, Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has launched its smartphone operating system initiative -- Windows Phone 7 -- and from what’s been revealed so far and...


October 11, 2010  6:22 PM

Is Facebook Showing Us Something with Groups?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Facebook, mobile broadand, social media

With its new implementation of Groups, Facebook has revamped the way it maps relationships into something multi-dimensional...

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October 8, 2010  12:11 PM

Will Cisco’s Umi gamechanger break networks, policies or both?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, HD video conferencing, net neutrality, usage-based pricing, video calling

Cisco released its expected consumer videoconferencing solution with the somewhat cutsey name of Umi. To make things worse, it is supposed to have a horizontal accent line over the...


October 7, 2010  12:29 PM

Alcatel-Lucent sheds light on Open API, LTE & IMS strategy



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, IMS, LTE, open APIs

Alcatel-Lucent had an invitation event for industry analysts this week, and since the group was small relative to normal events, it was a good opportunity for discussion and engagement. The goal was to give us an idea of where Alcatel-Lucent was going in the near term and in a more strategic...


October 4, 2010  11:59 PM

What does Verizon’s data center spending tell us?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, customer experience, data center, Verizon

Verizon announced it would be making a major investment in data centers for cloud computing, among other things. The major investment is that it will be adding space for more than 5,000 servers and expanding to about 200 data centers worldwide, including sites in Australia and the UK. While...


October 1, 2010  12:04 PM

Net neutrality dies in House; There’s always Title II



Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, net neutrality, telecom legislation, Title II

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif), the House sponsor of an attempt to pass legislation to direct the FCC’s decisions on net neutrality, has withdrawn the bill for lack of support.  This ends, at least for...


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