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July 12, 2011  11:49 AM

It’s Groundhog Day in the networking biz, Google+ and all

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IMS, Microsoft, networking revenue, Skype, Social networking, voice services

As some things change, others stay the same. That’s about how I see things fresh from two weeks in Brazil.  We’re seeing changes in the networking business space as Google vies anew with Facebook and Twitter, and yet the moves raise the same issues we’ve faced all along. In the economic...

June 1, 2011  1:31 PM

Collaboration market moves from VMware and Apple

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, collaboration, social media, Social networking, Virtualization, VMware

VMware is buying enterprise social/collaboration player Socialcast, and the move is demonstrating a lot of interesting things about the future of collaboration, virtualization, and of course VMware. We may be on the...

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...

August 19, 2010  12:53 PM

Web traffic analysis: Is web dying or just changing?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband access, Internet traffic, regulation, Social networking

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 13, 2010  1:08 PM

Social networking growth to slow in U.S.?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Social networking

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...

June 19, 2009  3:28 PM

EU tackles social networking privacy regulations

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Add new tag, legislation, privacy, regulation, Social networking

European regulators have often been more aggressive and pro-consumer than those in the U.S., and now they’re looking at the privacy implications of open social network platforms like...

May 29, 2009  2:10 PM

Google’s Wave redefines UC market; challenges Twitter?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Social networking, UC, unified communications

Google may not be saying it, but they’ve just showed their hand in (and maybe redefined) the UC market. Google Wave, announced at the Google development conference, blends...

March 11, 2009  4:10 PM

Social networks drive telecom services change

Posted by: Tom Nolle
next-generation services, over-the-top, Social networking

New research has demonstrated the impact of social networks on basic communications behavior was demonstrated by research just published showing that membership for social media has surpassed use of...

February 23, 2009  3:22 PM

The wisdom of mobile social networking strategies?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
mobile operators, Social networking, wireless data

One of the interesting outcomes of the Mobile World Congress this year was the interest shown by mobile operators in social networking. Operators appear to be continuing their strategy of driving...

January 8, 2009  8:46 PM

Cisco breaks out with Eos social networking

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, collaboration, services delivery platform, Social networking

Cisco has taken a big step outside its traditional networking boundaries in search of additional revenue opportunity. Perhaps its most significant excursion is the one into the application software space with Eos, a social networking system that is targeted at media companies...

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