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Should T-Mobile Buy Sprint?

3/6/2008
The latest rumor sweeping the wireless world is that T-Mobile's parent, Deutsche Telekom, may acquire troubled U.S. carrier Sprint. Is this really such a good idea?

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Business Mobility To Grow While The Rest Of IT Stays Flat?

2/11/2008
Based on the sheer volume of press releases I have received so far from the Mobile World Congress, it seems as if they should have re-named the show Mobile World Advertising Congress. Despite the deluge of new mobile advertising networks and mobile search ad solutions, there is some business mobility news coming out of Barcelona.

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Is FMC Dead?

2/8/2008
BT has silently killed its much-hyped fixed-mobile convergence service, Fusion. Three years ago FMC was the hottest thing since sliced bread. Now its biggest champion, BT, is walking away. Is this a sign of things to come?

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Does Steve Jobs Hate 3G?

1/15/2008
Earlier today I was sitting around in a design-induced stupor as I gazed longingly at online pictures of Apple's latest killer product: MacBook Air. For all of its amazing design, the MacBook Air is missing one important technology: 3G. Why doesn't Apple build 3G into its notebooks?

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What If Mobile Search Doesn't Use Text Input?

1/10/2008
Everyone knows that Google is prepared to conquer the mobile Web. Prompting all these initiatives is Google's drive to dominate the mobile search and ad markets. I have one issue with Google's strategy: It assumes that mobile search will operate like desktop search, using text input. What happens if mobile search doesn't work the same way as search on the desktop?

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Will Mobile Disappoint Yet Again In 2008?

1/2/2008
It's the second day of the year and it seems almost everyone is finalizing their schedules for CES next week. Filling the news void, bloggers are busy rehashing the big news from last year and pontificating on the new year. So, I decided to add my own thoughts to the mix. What does mobile promise in 2008?

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Microsoft Says Verizon Announcement Will Give CIOs More Choices For Mobility

12/3/2007
If anyone besides Google stands to gain from a wireless market with open network access, it's Microsoft. Open networks could allow Microsoft to leverage its massive global user base of Windows and Exchange with millions of Windows Mobile smartphones to create a mobile world where businesses can seamlessly integrate their Windows products from e-mail server to desktops to smartphones. This has been the promise of Windows Mobile from the beginning, but after more than five years the reality has ye

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Will Open Networks Force Apple To Unlock The iPhone?

11/29/2007
Almost milliseconds after Verizon Wireless said it will open its networks to outside devices starting next year, I was swarmed with e-mails asking me if the iPhone would soon be able to run on Verizon's network. At first, I said no. EDGE phones don't run on CDMA networks. Then, I thought through the question again.

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Gmail As Designed By Microsoft

11/21/2007
Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, it's time for some holiday chestnuts. Here's one: What if Microsoft, and not Google, had designed Gmail? How would the application be different? Let's take a look.

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Will Google's OpenSocial API Program Kill Ning?

11/1/2007
Google this week stormed into the social networking world and stole Facebook's thunder with its new OpenSocial API program, an effort to create an open standard for creating and integrating applications into social networking platforms. While the rest of the blogosphere is pondering Facebook's fate, I want to ask another question: Does OpenSocial spell the death of Ning?

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Is The Web Headed For Meltdown 2.0?

10/31/2007
In recent months I've seen a lot of anxiety in the tech marketplace. Bloggers, pundits, and industry insiders all seem to suggest that Web 2.0 is headed for Correction 2.0. Are we in the middle of another bubble?

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