Friday, April 25, 2008

Squawk Box April 25

by alec on April 25, 2008

Today’s wrap up of the news of the week focused on microsoft yahoo and skype.

The discussion on microsoft – yahoo was about their financial results and testosterone levels… I’ll let you listen to the podcast below to get more on this.

While skype achieved its goal with their mobile release: We were talking about them and a few callers were actually getting excited about Skype again.

Enjoy the podcast and see you next week.

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Nokia N82: a journalists’ workhorse

by alec on April 25, 2008

The Technical Image Press Association today crowned the Nokia N82 camera phone the “Best Mobile Imaging Device in Europe“. The specs on the N82 are virtually identical to the N95, but it comes in a sleeker candy bar form factor. The jurors said “This Carl Zeiss Tessar focuses from 10cm to infinity and produces sharp prints up to and beyond A4 size. Several scene modes are also available to optimize the Nokia N82 for great images, whether shooting portraits or night shots.” As a journalist’s tool, the N82 also supports mapping, and geotagging of the images.

Although I’ve become a huge fan of the Apple iPhone, it’s also clear to me that Nokia phones are head and shoulders above the crowd when it comes to photography and other advanced media capabilities. Today’s award reinforces that the N-Series devices are far more than the simple phones of yesterday. They’re serious tools.

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“Quest for Refund”: an epic AT&T tale

April 25, 2008

On March 11, I wrote a very upset blog posting about an AT&T error which resulted in my being over-billed hundreds of dollars.A reader, Jason Yeung, suggested I write AT&T President Randall Stephenson, and was even kind enough to supply several email addresses for Mr. Stephenson, and his telephone number. So I did. Two days […]

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Engaged, Broadsoft? Or just shacked up.

April 25, 2008

It seems everybody is jumping into the mashup platform game these days. Just yesterday, Broadsoft pumped out a release announcing their new developer program. According to the release, the new Broadsoft Xtended Developers Program “allows software developers to integrate BroadSoft’s carrier-grade voice applications with unified communications solutions and leading Web-based business and consumer applications such […]

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Microsoft’s contribution was TCP/IP

April 25, 2008

There’s a fascinating blog discussion going on here, here and here. The conversation is around Marc Andreessen’s refusal to trash Microsoft and Bill Gates on stage.   Andreessen points to the way in which the company drove the industry forward in the 1990′s, and Mathew Ingram says “love them or hate them, at least Microsoft standardized […]

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