The Rise and Fall of Clearwire

With no inside knowledge, we are still expecting that Thursday’s scheduled Q4/2010 yearly earnings call from nascent national WiMAX provider Clearwire will yield some solid news about the company’s path forward, including a full explanation of the rumors that say Clearwire will ditch retail operations and focus on being a wholesale provider to partners like […]

Free ebook “Moving to the Cloud” from Google

I know a lot of you are thinking of moving your applications and data to “the cloud”, a term I find rather vague and well, cloudy, but it means nothing more than using applications that are hosted elsewhere and storing your data out there. Now, there are drawbacks to “cloud computing” for example you don’t […]

Mary Meeker: latest Internet and mobile trends everyone should know

Morgan Stanley analyst, Mary Meeker, made an interesting presentation at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on the latest trends in global Internet use, mobile, media and more. She addressed 9 topics: globality mobile social ecosystems advertising commerce media company leadership evolution Steve Jobs ferocious pace of change in tech Although none of the […]

Report shows rise in broadband adoption, but there’s still a digital divide

The Department of Commerce’s Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today released a new report, “Digital Nation II,” that analyzes broadband Internet access and adoption across the United States. The study – the most comprehensive of its kind — finds that socio-economic factors such as income and education levels, […]

France faces tough choices in switch from copper to fiber broadband

Last week, French Senator Hervé Maurey released a report made at the request of French Prime Minister François Fillon, which explained how the French government can accelerate the deployment of fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure in France and prevent the creation of a digital divide between urban and rural areas. It is well known that […]