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Entrepreneurs who build a product for their own use are likely to build a successful company around it, according to a study out from the Kauffman Foundation. The survey found that such “user entrepreneurs” have created about half of startups that last five years or more. Read more »

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The slow death of DSL will cause the rapid rise of expensive broadband if Verizon’s Fusion service is any indication. Verizon launched home-broadband powered by its wireless network — letting consumers trade unlimited slow broadband from a wire for faster, capped and more expensive service. Read more »


Nearly $2 million in funding. An ex-Cisco executive team. The promise of networking technology that could unite compute and networking under one configuration scheme. Cumulus Networks is a startup that has it all. It’s stealthy, but here’s what we know. Read more »

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Alcatel-Lucent took home the Oscars of the infrastructure industry. Its LightRadio technology has won it customers. Plus, Alca-Lu also worked with Telefonica to light up the LTE network in Barcelona. So here’s what is sees as the keys to success for the telco industry. Read more »


The guys at the Lamp Post Group in Chattanooga, Tenn., have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to bandwidth. The city boasts the first real gigabit speeds in the U.S., but it doesn’t have another gigabit city nearby to talk to. Anyone want to help? Read more »


At MWC executives of two prominent operators said the industry has significant challenges in the form of over the top providers commoditizing their revenue streams without those companies putting any significant investment of their own into the network. Here’s what operators should do. Read more »

Better tools for big data.

Big data today, is what the web was in 1993. We knew the web was something and that it might get big, but few of us really understood what “big” meant. Today, I believe we aren’t even scratching the surface of the big data opportunity. Read more »

Fiber may not just be for undersea and long-haul networks anymore.

Last week IBM launched the first third party virtual switching platform for VMware environments. This is an important development because as the first tier of network switching moves into the server, the virtual switch becomes extremely strategic real-estate and control point for emerging SDN architectures. Read more »

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