Verizon Retools for Mobility, Concentrated FIOS Focus with $15.54 Billion in Transactions

By: Peter Bernstein    2/9/2015

Verizon has announced not just one but two blockbuster transactions which will give it $15.54 billion to fund realignment moves designed to sharpen th…

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Video to the Waiting Room: Just What the Doctor Ordered

By: Bob Wallace    2/6/2015

Have you ever wished you could make better use of the average 30 minutes plus in the waiting room before your scheduled appointment with the doctor?

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HD Voice Codecs: Skip AMR-WB, Proceed Directly to EVS

By: Doug Mohney    2/6/2015

A couple of handset manufacturers I recently talked to mentioned that they were looking at implementing AMR-WB into their IP phones. Everyone currentl…

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Anthem Hacked and Speculation is Possibly Vulnerable for More

By: Peter Bernstein    2/5/2015

Unfortunately, the predictions of industry experts that 2015 was going to be another good year for the bad guys has already become accurate as Anthem,…

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3 Ways to Protect Your Business in the War on Net Neutrality

By: Special Guest    2/5/2015

While the debate over net neutrality remains centered around what it means for consumers and ISPs, there's an even bigger threat brewing that could im…

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Title II for ISPs and Mobile Operators It Shall Be

By: Peter Bernstein    2/4/2015

In front of the scheduled February 6 release of his proposed plans on how to create a new net neutrality regime, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took advanta…

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More About Net Neutrality via Title II Reclassification; FCC Chairman Blogs

By: Paula Bernier    2/4/2015

In an op-ed that just went live, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler talks about how this week he will circulate to other FCC membe…

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How Microsoft Could Have Helped the Seahawks Win the Super Bowl

By: Rob Enderle    2/3/2015

Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft, is the Seahawks owner and I'm sure like most of us he wasn't too thrilled with the final Sea Hawks offen…

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Wheelings & Dealings: Jay-Z Makes Streaming Music Play, Set to Buy WiMP

By: Steve Anderson    2/2/2015

It's a strange new trend that features entertainers as a new source of investment revenue, and not so long ago we saw this exemplified as Dr. Dre got …

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Verizon Needs Tough Love on Copper Policies

By: Doug Mohney    1/29/2015

New regulation on broadband and telecommunications providers is at top of mind here at ITEXPO. Jeff Pulver, founder and chief executive of …

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OTT Video Set to Top $6 Billion in 2019

By: Tara Seals    1/29/2015

When it comes to over-the-top (OTT) video, it has grown not only in developed regions but also in emerging markets, both as an alternative and complem…

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Digium CEO: Businesses at Every Level Can Get Started with UCaaS

By: Allison Boccamazzo    1/29/2015

Digium CEO Danny Windham made one thing clear during his keynote presentation at ITEXPO 2015: Businesses of all kinds, at every developmental level, c…

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When Gaming Isn't a Game: 3 Best Practices to Protect Your Hosting Service Against DDoS Attacks

By: Joe Eskew    1/28/2015

The unprecedented number of security breaches, hacks and DDoS attacks on gaming communities, software manufacturers and even Hollywood studios grew to…

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No Hackers Took Down Facebook; Hour's Outage Mostly Internal

By: Steve Anderson    1/28/2015

Facebook released a statement not long after the outage had hit, revealing that the cause of the shutdown was not "...the result of a third-party atta…

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Why You'll Never See An iPhone with a Sapphire Screen

By: Rob Enderle    1/28/2015

Sapphire isn't as hard and while manufactures Sapphire may be fault free, any chipping can create an artificial fault that will cause a phone screen t…

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2015 In Cybersecurity: Sadly, Another Bumpy Year is Ahead

By: Special Guest    1/27/2015

After a rough 2014 for cybercrime, it would be great to say, "Oh, that speed bump is behind us," or, "We built some magic widgets that will solve the …

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Content Translation in the Mobile Era: 3 Lessons to Learn the Easy Way

By: Special Guest    1/26/2015

The tech industry is working hard to destroy the virtual Tower of Babel. If you only speak English and Skype a Spanish speaker Microsoft will now tran…

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Super Bowl Sunday - Game on for TV Everywhere

By: Bob Wallace    1/22/2015

NBCUniversal is using the largest annual live sports viewing stage - the Super Bowl - to pitch consumers the benefit of a cable TV subscription - by o…

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Corporate Video Usage Widens and Gets Creative

By: Tara Seals    1/22/2015

At least 40 percent of organizations that use real-time video applications are employing it in more than a dozen use cases.

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Eat Your Heart Out Apple: Dell Tablet to Film Hollywood Movie

By: Rob Enderle    1/19/2015

I don't mean the tablet will be used in the film, I mean it will be used as the camera to create the movie. The tablet in question is the Dell Venue 8…

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Obama Administration Wants To Crack Down On Fruits Of Hacking

By: Oliver VanDervoort    1/19/2015

The law also makes it a felony to traffic in information such as passwords and trafficking will now include posting a link. Basically, the new law wou…

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OneWeb Satellite Broadband Venture Secures Funding, Generates Questions

By: Doug Mohney    1/16/2015

Will the world be surrounded by the largest satellite network ever created? OneWeb, formerly known as WorldVu Satellites, secured an undisclosed amoun…

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White House's Sweeping Cybersecurity Package Already Sparks Debate

By: Tara Seals    1/16/2015

Against the backdrop of a seemingly never-ending spate of data breaches, the White House made a renewed push this week for better cybersecurity legisl…

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America's Got Talent and It's Thriving on OTT TV

By: Bob Wallace    1/16/2015

Consider for a moment where subscription OTT services like Netflix, Amazon etc. would be today if it weren't for their creation of original series pro…

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Facebook At Work: Marketing Tool, Not Firing Offense

By: Steve Anderson    1/15/2015

Facebook At Work is available for iOS and Android, as well as a Web-based version available directly at Facebook itself, and at last report, all invol…

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Google Needs to Cure its ADD Before it is Too Late

By: Doug Mohney    1/14/2015

At risk of offending, Google has a cultural attention deficit disorder problem. It needs to start working to fixing it and put more effort into strate…

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President Obama Announces Steps for Affordable Universal Broadband: Competition and Local Choice Part of the Plan

By: Peter Bernstein    1/14/2015

It has become an indisputable fact that broadband connectivity and economic vitality go hand in glove. In the digital age it has become increasingly a…

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Word Lens, Faster Translations Means a Better Google Translate Experience

By: Steve Anderson    1/14/2015

Learning another language can be difficult, especially while living in areas in which only one language is spoken for several miles around. So to help…

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Facebook Set to Bolster Amber Alert System with News Feed

By: Steve Anderson    1/14/2015

The Amber Alert may be one of the most heartbreaking concepts out there. Reserved for when a child goes missing-the mechanism itself is actually a bac…

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Today's TechFast: It's All Rock 'n Roll To Me: Datacom Reportedly Gaining on Telecom

By: Rory J. Thompson    1/14/2015

Want to be in the know first thing in the morning? Click HERE to start your free subscription to Techfast -- and for the latest news from each day in …

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The Ubiquitous Social Media 'Buy' Button and the Journey of Authentication

By: Richard Moulds    1/14/2015

Last year, two of the world's largest social media sites, Facebook and Twitter, announced the addition of 'buy' buttons to their offerings, giving use…

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Qualcomm's AllPlay vs. Plays for Sure vs. Sonos: Getting to Critical Mass at CES

By: Rob Enderle    1/14/2015

AllPlay is Qualcomm's initiative to recreate the Sonos experience but across a number of vendors. The goal is basically to get the industry to a point…

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CENTCOM Under Fire as Pro-ISIS Hackers Seize Twitter, YouTube Accounts

By: Steve Anderson    1/13/2015

For anyone who's been on the Internet for any length of time, it's likely that person already knows someone who's had a Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube …

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Salesforce 2015 State of Marketing Report, Reveals Top Priorities for Marketers

By: Peter Bernstein    1/13/2015

With the enhancing of the customer experience (CX) now firmly entrenched globally as a C-level top priority, and marketing/outbound communications of …

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Connected Brains at CES 2015

By: Doug Mohney    1/12/2015

The brain got a lot of attention at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Concussion monitoring, game control through brainwaves and better mental heal…

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Audio and Voice Play Key Roles at CES 2015

By: Doug Mohney    1/12/2015

Among the unmanned drones, wearable devices, and connected everything (home, car, pet, child, head) stocking up the aisles of CES 2015, voice and audi…

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CES 2015: Intel Compute Stick Offers a Tablet's Power in a Thumb Drive's Footprint

By: Steve Anderson    1/9/2015

Not so long ago, it was said with something like a lament that technology was constantly getting smaller. Computers were shrinking from the room-filli…

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CES: 4K Gets Ready for Its Close-up

By: Tara Seals    1/9/2015

4K Ultra HD represents an increase in TV resolution that is four times higher than conventional high definition (HD) television. So far, a lack of con…

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The Real 3D Printer News from CES 2015

By: Doug Mohney    1/9/2015

The 3D printing market is on the verge of going ballistic in the areas of price, materials, and concepts. I spent time on the exhibit floors and media…

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DISH 'Details' Work-in-Progress, Millennial-Targeted, OTT Service

By: Bob Wallace    1/8/2015

DISH Networks outlined the framework, minus critical detail for sports fans, for its long-awaited OTT service at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las …

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Today's TechFast: 5G, Telehealth &CRM

By: Stefania Viscusi    1/8/2015

TMC's Techfast newsletter for Thursday, January 7, 2015: In a saturated market, the key to success is stealing customers from the competition. C…

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Best of CES: Some Truly Amazing Products and One Killer Keynote

By: Rob Enderle    1/7/2015

I've been in Las Vegas now since Saturday, and have attended an impressive number of briefings and events. I've also walked most of the major show seg…

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Today's TechFast: Ask, and Ye Might Receive

By: Rory J. Thompson    1/7/2015

TMC's Techfast newsletter for Wednesday, January 7, 2015:

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Does Verizon Have its Eyes on AOL?

By: Steve Anderson    1/6/2015

2015 is getting off to a flying start, as new reports suggest that Verizon Communications may be setting up talks with AOL about a few important topic…

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Work Smart: 2015 is the Year of Productivity in the Cloud

By: Special Guest    12/31/2014

In 2014 we saw cloud prices race towards $0. As they're now in a commodity business, major cloud storage vendors such as Amazon and Google have announ…

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The Amazing Stories of 2015

By: Rob Enderle    12/31/2014

As we approach the final countdown to the end of the year I thought I'd list some of the big stories and some of the important angles that otherwise m…

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Neohapsis 2015 Security Predictions

By: Special Guest    12/29/2014

Predictions are a tough task in an industry as fast-moving as technology, and security rides the fastest part of this tiger's tail. Nonetheless, our t…

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Microsoft: The Killer Cloud Voice Provider

By: Doug Mohney    12/29/2014

Next year may get uncomfortable for the hodge-podge of business cloud voice providers scattered across the landscape. Microsoft is coming to town, and…

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The Year of Video Streaming: 5 Trends to Look for in 2015

By: Special Guest    12/24/2014

When I first started working on streaming media products in 1999, my colleagues and I were convinced that online video was going to be big someday. Ma…

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