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August 24, 2009  12:25 PM

Google and wireless regulation in the U.S.

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, Google, iPhone, net neutrality, Skype, T-Mobile, VoIP

There’s more debate on the smartphone VoIP front as both Google and T-Mobile deny there were any deliberate restrictions placed on Skype for the T-Mobile Android handsets....

August 10, 2009  1:53 PM

Paid content trends indicate deals are in order

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, online content, paid content

News Corp is planning to charge for viewing at least some of its key news sites to access stories, and likely all four major publications including The Financial Times and The Sunday Times. The shift isn’t unique—The Wall Street Journal charges for its online...

July 16, 2009  12:10 PM

SaaS impact felt on software market

Posted by: Tom Nolle
cloud-based services, Google, managed services, software as a service (SaaS)

Showing that oversimplification isn’t unique to network reporting, there’s recent discussion that SaaS will have a major impact on the software market by making it harder to justify incremental functionality in “resident”...

July 8, 2009  6:20 PM

New Google OS: Solidifying the cloud/SaaS partnership

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, Google, Microsoft, netbooks, SaaS

Google is said to be announcing a new PC/netbook operating system today, a move that would make Google’s competition with Microsoft a very real thing and not just media hype. Rumors about the new OS are that it will be based on

July 1, 2009  6:44 PM

Cisco talks cloud offerings, focuses on Microsoft, Google

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, cloud-based services, Google, hybrid cloud, unified communications, Virtualization

Cisco is talking a lot at its annual user conference, Cisco Live, but it’s not always being definitive. Cisco is said to be considering an expansion to its WebEx collaboration suite to include

June 29, 2009  1:47 PM

Google Voice “UC” offers telecom-providers major angst

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Add new tag, Google, UC, unified communications

Google is now starting to admit new users to Google Voice, and the new offering is certainly a step that will give telcos worldwide some major angst. Google Voice is a free service that provides a...

June 4, 2009  5:10 PM

Verizon’s public cloud extension of private cloud

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, Cloud Services, Verizon

In what’s at least a functional up-staging of AT&T’s hosted storage announcement, Verizon has jumped into the cloud computing space with a

June 2, 2009  12:56 PM

Google e-book plans target Amazon

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, Android, Cloud computing, Google

Google wants to sell e-books and is working to sign up authors and create a framework for the deal, which would obviously compete with Amazon’s Kindle. We think the two companies have seen each other...

June 1, 2009  1:48 PM

Google’s Wave: Early assessments a bit “off”

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, IM, IMS, UC, unified communications

Google’s Wave is gathering a lot of comment, but in our view, much of it is missing the key points about the notion. Part of that problem lies with Google’s own...

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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...

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