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Waking the Beast Without a Way to Control It

I was struck today by two seemingly unrelated stories today.  The first was an observation that Dropbox had been "incredibly tonedeaf" in adding Condaleeza Rice to their board given the NSA concerns.  The second story was about LinkedIn showing you open jobs at your own company.  There was some serious public blowback against Dropbox, such […]

EC Decision on Spectrum

Neelie Kroes (@NeelieKroesEU), Vice President of the European Commission’s Digital Agenda announced a decision intended to pave the way for broader 4G spectrum availability. Full text of the decision can be found here. My summary is that spectrum (1920-1980 MHz paired with 2110-2170 MHz) that was originally authorized for 3G in 1999, will be allowed […]

Awesome network technology cen…

Awesome network technology center, worth checking out. (@ Verizon Application Innovation Center)

I don’t mind saying I’m worried

Two things have happened over the last couple of weeks that really got my attention.  The first was someone in Greece hacking into my PayPal account which caused $200 to be pulled out of my bank account. I hadn’t really given much thought to having my bank account tied to Paypal. The incident got me […]

A Systems Approach to Social Customer Interactions

I worked on the Birds of a Feather project at Lehigh University with some really bright folks.  I got involved with the project at the request of Verizon, who wanted to better understand some of the business value that social networking technologies could deliver.  One of the projects that I worked on was to create […]

HTML5 Mobile Web Development

HTML5 first made my radar screen when Steve Jobs used it as the rationale for not including support for Adobe Flash on iPhones and iPads.  I had worked with a graphic typesetting programs that used font tagging before the first iteration of HTML. A good friend of mine, Chuck Musciano, wrote one of the first […]

My Top 16 Android Business Apps for the Road

As a sales executive in the technology industry, I spend a fair amount of time out on the road.    I have been pretty active in the mobile application space, so people often ask me what apps that I have on my phone.  Here are the apps on my home page right now. While I have […]

Verizon Wireless and Skype Got It Done!

Verizon Wireless and Skype announced at Mobile World Congress that they would be teaming together to offer Skype on many Verizon Wireless smart phones. I use both Verizon Wireless and Skype.  Verizon Wireless has a very reliable network.  Skype is a great application. Starting in March, I will be able to run Skype on my […]

U.S. mobile data service revenues jump to $10.6B in Q2

Mobile data service revenues in the U.S. topped $10 billion for the second straight quarter as the wireless data market grew 7 percent in Q2 to $10.6 billion, a 30 percent year-over-year increase. Research firm Chetan Sharma Consulting reports that Verizon Wireless and AT&T experienced the most quarterly growth, topping the 8 percent mark, followed […]

Help Start a Dialog around Innovation

I’m going to be part of an Innovation Jam at the Verizon Developer Community Conference in San Jose, CA next week.  The conference is for mobile application development, which is an incredibly dynamic environment.  The innovation jam has been put together by WIP, the Wireless Industry Partnership to stimulate a dialog around innovating to face […]