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I am still feeling quite under the weather, but here are some links I wanted to share with you. You know blogging is over when press releases are issued to announce the launch of a blog. 4g versus 4G: Yet another standards war in the making. […]

I am still feeling quite under the weather, but here are some links I wanted to share with you.

  • You know blogging is over when press releases are issued to announce the launch of a blog.
  • 4g versus 4G: Yet another standards war in the making.
  • 35 including T-Mobile and Verizon to bid for wireless spectrum as FCC gets the auction going on January 26.
  • Future of Internet according to ….
  • The Future Operating System
  • PhoneGaim takes on Skype. Michael Robertson is at it again… pushing open standards!
  • ZWave versus ZigBee: ZWave has been in the market for 3 years and has 100 OEMs and works on a proprietary platform that can gurantee interoperability and works on a different frequency than WLAN (Zigbee experiences significant packet loss with a WIFI network present). (Link Martin Tobias)
  • IBiquity versus Satellite Radio… late the radio wars begin.
  • Prisoners of Context: Software is dead some say. Not Venky who theorizes that “the new opportunity is exactly to sell and make software in a manner that has shorter sales cycles, very fast implementation time-lines, easy to upgrade and easy to maintain software, and a small amount of services.” 
  • Comcast to boost speeds: Comcast is turning the heat on DSL by boosting its download speeds to about 4 megabits per second, up from 3 megabits per second at present. Upstream speeds are also going to increase by 128 kbps.
  • James Enck: The best way to play telecom themes in 2005 may actually be through ancillary sectors, and Media may be a case in point.
  • Newsweek has discovered VoIP and Jeff Pulver.
  • Doc Searls: At CES I saw fear — of Apple — in the eyes of Microsoft “partners” signed up with PlayForSure. Hell, Microsoft’s looks open next to Apple’s iTunes/iPod system. And remember too that Apple designed, and will continue to redesign, the iPod as a hardware extension of the iTunes software/retail system. Please there is an effort to get an IPod killer off the ground.
  • Nailed: Walter Piecyk drew attention as an analyst for making the rosiest tech stock prediction of all: a $1,000-per-share price target for Qualcomm. But that was not why he got into trouble with NASD. He shorted RF Micro Devices, and now is facing the music for it.
By Om Malik

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