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AT&T has started to offer shared plans similar to Verizon’s Freedom package. AT&T One aims to simplify life for consumers, but according to C|Net usually combo plans confuse consumers. The plans have been introduced in select markets (Tampa, Florida and San Diego, California) and offer unlimited […] Read more »

it’s not about innovation or low cost. It’s about both. Our fundamental value proposition is high-tech, low cost. You gotta have both – Carly Fiorina in an interview with C/Net Read more »

Business 2.0 – Cover Story :: The tech industry is poised for a major eat-or-be-eaten phase. Who dines, and who’s bait? The answers will reshape the IT landscape — and dictate much about the future of jobs and investment. Erick Schonfeld and I worked on this […] Read more »

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BusinessWeek’s Stephen Wildstrom says that electronics manufacturers should “lose the extras” on their DVD players, and that by adding Ethernet ports and DVD recorders to their players they’re just making things needlessly complicated for consumers. He’s right that Panasonic’s DMR-E60S is remarkably graceless in its operation, […] Read more »

We use too many baseball analogies in the world of business, as it was pointed out to me by a public relations professional. She writes, “Do you realize that much of our everyday business vernacular revolves around baseball terminology?  “From the left field,” “touch base,” “take […] Read more »

“Chairman Greenspan has now officially lost the confidence of the bond market. Market participants are now going to begin questioning past cycle and current cycle policies by the Fed.” Doug Kass, a hedge fund manager at Seabreeze Partners in The New York Times. “Everyone has believed […] Read more »

It has been a bit of an up-and-down week. For the longest time, I was waiting for a review, any review of Broadbandits to show up. It didnÌt and that bothered me a little, after all I worked very hard on it. And then it did! […] Read more »

NCBuy: Weird and Offbeat News Stories :: 3M, which makes Post-It notes, has recently produced a revamped version of their sticky paper with a stronger adhesive so the Post-Its stick to plastics, wood, metal and mirrors. A spokeswoman for the company says the new Post-It Super […] Read more »

On My To Do List :: This neo-noir set in multicultural London is director Stephen Frears’ grandest film in a decade — and features the worst toilet scene since “Trainspotting.” [Salon] Read more »

Free Wi-Fi in Paris’s Parc de la Villette this summer: As Parisians filter out for their five-week vacations in the mountains and on the sea, free Wi-Fi sponsored in part by France Telecom appears…. [802.11b Networking News] Read more »

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Always knew that this day would come for TiVO. This is TiVO’s worst nightmare come true. I am going to be taking a look at some of the TiVO challengers in an upcoming post. Stay tuned More bad news for TiVo. Cable company Charter Communications is […] Read more »

Business 2.0- Together, AT&T, BellSouth, and Qwest Communications could create a new powerhouse and revive the entire industry. Read more »

Why am I not surprised that Indians decided not to send troops to Iraq? Actually the delay in taking the decision reinforced my long held view that as a nation, India is woefully out of touch with reality of the new global world order. Read more »

The city of Dusseldorf (Germany) is about to establish a city-wide municipal Wi-Fi network. The network will open with 50… [Muniwireless] Read more »

IGDNYC:: Despite a sluggish economy, New York-based corporate giants are on the move. And that should be great for moving companies. According to IGDNYC, “Several major corporations have relocated within Manhattan by signing large long-term leases, locking into place favorable financial terms while obtaining space better […] Read more »

Pretty sure San Francisco folks are uncorking the champagne! They finally beat NY on something! According to A study of 100 cities conducted by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, New York ranked a lowly #47 behind such tongue twisters such as Milwaukee (#42), Arlington (#46), and Birmingham (19). […] Read more »

Anyone who read An Equal Music, (and there are not many) would certainly agree, that anything Vikram Seth writes is not worth an initial bid of £1.5 million. Still the writer of the laborious and (to me) boring A Suitable Boy is seeking that much money […] Read more »

With airlines industry in a slump; rising unemployment and political and socio-economic troubles dotting the planet, I thought it was time for me to take a look at some bargain flights to places that might come in handy for those amongst us contemplating suicide or other […] Read more »

With airlines industry in a slump; rising unemployment and political and socio-economic troubles dotting the planet, I thought it was time for me to take a look at some bargain flights to places that might come in handy for those amongst us contemplating suicide or other […] Read more »

Coltrane on the decks, a muted foghorn somewhere in the background – oh it is yet another foggy Sunday in San Francisco! A perfect time for me to think about my beloved New York, the crazy, erratic and energetic city I left behind to come out […] Read more »

For almost a year, I have wanted to cut the cord, the phone cord that is. I dreamed of a day when I could simply have one number, one computer and one mobile phone. And still enjoy the benefits of an always-on connection. Unlike others, I […] Read more »

India uses corDECT to provide cheap premises equipment for voice, Internet: It what sounds like a variation on a theme that was HomeRF as well, this system could provide substantially lower costs of using fixed wireless to provide data and voice to the final mile–or final […] Read more »

Herschelle Gibbs makes a stylish return to form as South Africa thrash Zimbabwe by nine wickets in Cardiff. [BBC News] Read more »

Three out of total six carriers are now offering some semblence of what is 3G wireless technology. Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS users could get all you can eat almost high-speed, but always on internet access for about $80 a month. Now Cingular Wireless has become […] Read more »

Vikram Solanki’s innings of 106, which helped England to a convincing six-wicket win over ring-rusty South Africans, could yet be seen as a watershed in the drive to harness the talent and affinity for the game of young Asians. Solanki, like Nasser Hussain was born in […] Read more »

“Curry flavoured condoms, they exist, they exist indeed. I know of one specific place where they exist and that’s just off Kensington High Street.” Tanuja Desai Hidier, the 34 year old author of Born Confused [] Read more »

Alan Reiter, one of the smartest commentators on the world of wireless has a few strong opinions on our cover story, The Next Big Thing. “The article is worth reading, although the writers get a bit too enthiusiastic in some areas,” he writes. The sentence which does […] Read more »

A man who wants to buy Clinique for Men, for example, has to want the stuff so badly that he will walk up to the women’s cosmetics counter in a department store, where Clinique for Men is sold. A man who wants Diesel jeans has to […] Read more »

Business 2.0 :: Forget Wi-Fi. The real wireless revolution is being driven by the cell phone — and is already creating rich opportunities for huge players and small startups alike.Download file Read more » :: Now, three years after the bubble burst, new telecom books generally offer a negative take, focusing on villains rather than on visionaries. A recent offering in this vein is Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist (John Wiley & Sons, $24.95). Read more »

I was on KGO TV San Francisco last night talking to David Louie about Oracle and People Soft. Today at 1.35 PST I am chatting live with the good folks over at WBIX-Business Radio in Boston about WorldCom, and of course, my book, Broadbandits. Read more » :: The trend started innocuously a few years ago, when novelty cameras that plugged into mobile handsets were marketed to gadget-obsessed kids in Japan and Europe. But in the past few months, a global phonecam revolution has begun to emerge. Take the device’s portability, add […] Read more »

One word: consolidation. Get ready for many more big merger announcements. [Werblog] Read more »

Rediff India is reporting that Intel Corporation chief operating officer Paul Otellini is advising Indian CEOs to accelerate Wi-Fi (wireless networking) adoption in order to continue its growth in a technology savvy global economy. Talk about a blatant sales push, for a technology which I understand […] Read more »

Reliable sources have informed us that Apple Computer is negotiating to buy Roxio, reports Loop Rumors Recent erratic stock activity confirms this information with very high volume trading over the last few weeks. It’s no secret that Apple is trying to make inroads to the PC […] Read more »

Did you know that you can two of the five “axis of evil” countries using Verizon Wireless’ International service, but not to India. Wonder why? Anyone has any answers please let me know. [Verizon Wireless International page] On further checking over the Internet, AT&T Wireless is […] Read more »

Technology stocks might be treading water or might be sinking lower if the current pattern of insider selling at some of the top performing stocks – Cisco, Dell, Networks Appliance and a handful of others are any indicator. CNN-Money has a great piece on the insider […] Read more »

Sometimes the most obvious application can prove to be a killer application. While rest of the world searches for grid nirvana, analyst Ahmar Abbas suggests a very simple use of the grid computing resources. ‘So, after shooting the future Palme D’Or winning masterpiece with our digital […] Read more »

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