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Recession or Not: Anytime is a Good Time to Start Company

Angel investor, Ron Conway, of investment firm SV Angel has recently completed and audit of the 500 plus companies they have invested in over the last 12 years and has formed some surprising conclusions from the data he found. Speaking at the Social Currency CrunchUp, organized by TechCrunch, Mr Conway talked about his expectations that […]

Quiet Release of SkypeKit SDK, New Ideas at Skype?

After languishing under the marginal management of Meg Whitman at eBay, Skype has been returned to the original founders and they seem to have some fresh ideas about what to do with the technology. With barely a whisper Skype released SkypeKit SDK in June. Their hope will be that 3rd party hardware developers will license […]

DTH Satellite Television Surges Over Telecom & Cable

While the news media preoccupies itself with the battle of titans, telecoms versus cablecoms for pay-TV market share, satellite delivered direct-to-home service has been quietly and steadily gaining on them both. According to TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, the DTH pay-TV sector now claims 150 million subscribers with a growth of 13% to 15% per year. This growth trend continues […]

Sweeping Landmark Ruling, Now Legal to Jailbreak iPhone in US

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a blessing for some and a curse to many since its inception back in 1996 as part of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) accords. Wether you love it or hate it, the DMCA has shaped and carved the digital landscape from technologies, business models, to the use […]

New Broadband Service Coming to United States, LightSquared

With a $7 billion investment, from hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners, LightSquared has announced plans to build a coast-to-coast, wireless broadband network. A wholesale only service, based on a mix of terrestrial and satellite networks. They plan to have the system launched by late 2011 and cover 92% of the US by 2015. In a telecom era […]

Google’s App Store Achilles Heel, Few Apps -Eventually Few Phones

Much has been made of the open versus closed environment that is apps on the Android platform and the Apple iOS  platform. One with a seeming Opensource OS, multi handset environment and the other a proprietary operating system bound to a fixed set of devices. These conversations can seem complicated and they are further muddled by […]