MetroPCS has achieved a number of "firsts" in the U.S. wireless market, including being the first carrier to launch voice over LTE as well as the first - and only - carrier to launch rich communications service (RCS) capability. RCS is a standard that was created to enable network operators to offer advanced services such as video sharing and file transfer - and importantly, to do so in a manner that would be interoperable with other networks.
Over the past decade, the traditional telecommunications industry -- incumbent carriers focused on delivering voice -- have been bemoaning a continued decline in wireline services and voice minutes. The price on voice minutes has been steadily decreasing, be it a local call, long distance call or a conference bridge. Phone companies need to wake up to the fact that voice is data and there's money to be made in next-generation value-added services -- if they can get to that realization in time.
Sponsored By: Panduit
WEBINAR: Measure, Improve and Manage Your Data Center Energy Efficiency
Wednesday December 5, 2012
TIME: 2:00pm ET/ 11:00am ET
The rising cost of energy is impacting the data center bottom line forcing IT managers, Facilities Managers and CIO's to better understand current efficiency level and develop plans to improve efficiency.
In this webinar, Panduit will discuss best practices for increasing energy efficiency in the data center through metrics such as PUE to ensure that the efficiency can be maintained over the life cycle of the data center.
Attendees will learn:
Attendees will learn:
- An approach to benchmarking current energy efficiency in the data center
- Cooling capacity improvements that effect all over efficiency
- Maintaining efficiency gains over data center lifecycle
- Data Center Managers
- Facilities Managers
- Design consultants
As the world knows by now, last week Apple and HTC ended their patent war by coming to terms on a significant 10 year licensing deal - one in which HTC will license Apple's technology at some cost per smartphone. There has been a lot of noise about just how much HTC is going to pay Apple - with estimates ranging from $6 to $10 per phone, which would suggest a fairly high burden on HTC. The company also pays Microsoft a fairly hefty sum per phone as well on various Microsoft licenses.
Just when you thought she was going to include it in her next infamous giveaway show ("And YOU get a Microsoft Surface!") she apparently only loves Microsoft's latest brainchild enough to buy a multitude for her loved ones and not herself, as she was recently caught tweeting her love of the new product from her iPad.
What happens when that short, 140-character phrase, message or quip you post about everyday activities takes a dark turn?
I know what you are thinking. What if the government hacks into my e-mail? Will they discover you have been having an illicit affair with a married man? Will they learn that you have a tendency to send links to your favorite pornographic movies to your ex? Could they discover that you are the kind of person who does NOT pass along forwards from your great aunt, even though you know it could bring fourteen years of bad luck to you and your family?!
We all know the words, right? "The smartphones were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there."
Wait. That's not right. How about, "The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of e-readers danced in their heads."?
Hm. That doesn't sound like the way I learned it, either.
Admittedly, as technology goes, "phone booths" are about as retro as they come. But City 24/7 is set to be a bigger part of the operation than it likely wants to admit, as it began deploying a network of public information touchscreen billboard displays throughout New York City, making the outdoor information connection popular again.
Well it's that time again, and we are once again up to our armpits in tablets to choose from. Unlike last year when there really was just the iPad and the first Kindle fire, this year there are a number of compelling choices to make, and I've had a chance to pound on most of the tablets.
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