Net Neutrality Classification

Net Neutrality is the idea all internet data will be treated equally by Internet Service Providers, such as AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner, and Level 3, and last week was a big week for Net Neutrality advocates. The FCC approved rules that will classify the internet similar to how public utilities are treated, regulations and… Continue reading Net Neutrality Classification

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality has been in the news lately thanks to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski recently adding to 2 principles to the existing 4. Net Neutrality, in general, is the idea that all data traveling over the internet should be treated equal. Opponents, including major internet providers AT&T and Verizon, say allowing some bandwidth hogging application,… Continue reading Net Neutrality

Analog & High Definition & Minutes

This week there were 3 significant technological developments. The first was the disconnection of most analog cellular signals. Basically the original cell phone has died. AT&T and Verizon, the big, and essentially only, two in the mobile game turned theirs off. Number 3, Sprint, never had an analog network. The second comes from Japan. Toshiba… Continue reading Analog & High Definition & Minutes

February 1st

I’ve been gone for a while, but I have a new philosophy on posting. My plan now is to post more often, but make them a lot shorter, occasionally adding one of my typical multi-paragraph posts. That’s almost it for now, but I also want to comment on Microsoft’s unsolicited bid for Yahoo. Why? I… Continue reading February 1st

Windows Mobile 6

This week I upgraded my Cingular 8525 to Windows Mobile 6 (WM6). I say Cingular instead of AT&T because it is old enough that it is Cingular branded (externally) and needed the last ROM update to be internally AT&T branded. Here are my thoughts from my first weekend with the upgrade: IMAP is fixed. When… Continue reading Windows Mobile 6

Mobile Phone 101

I’m writing this because as I drafted another post I realized not many people are knowledgeable about mobile phone technology and a quick Mobile Phone 101 class may be helpful to many. In the United States there are 4 major mobile phone operators (listed in order of number of subscribers); AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and… Continue reading Mobile Phone 101

Corporate Predictions

People seem to love predictions so I’m going to make a few business predictions I can see happening in the next year or so. First is the one that gave me the idea of writing this post; Google buying Adobe. Imagine 2 of our favorite Silicon Valley brands combining and giving us on- and off-line… Continue reading Corporate Predictions