Net Neutrality and pCell: The Oddity of the Fight

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Feb. 26 to approve net neutrality rules for the distribution of internet traffic. The long fight is over. Hah! This decision will complete a level of debate and now move to another...

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Steve Wildstrom / February 27th, 2015
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Apple, Microsoft, and the Success of PCs

Maybe the disaster of Lenovo may help save the PC sales business. The world’s leading brand of PCs got into a lot of trouble when customers discovered a program called Superfish, ostensibly designed as a … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 25th, 2015
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Entertainment and the Internet

  Mark Cuban is one of the inventors of internet-based video, having gotten rich selling Broadcast.com to Yahoo in 1999. He still admits he doesn’t know that it is desirable for all the new means … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 20th, 2015
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How Apple Keeps the Competition Whipped

Apple observers are forever predicting the company is about to launch dramatic new products. For a long time, it was an Apple television, display and all. Now, expectations driven by some Apple research on what...

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Steve Wildstrom / February 13th, 2015
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Cyanogen, Android, and iPhone: The Future of Phones

Cyanogen Inc. is hardly one of the best known companies in the mobile phone business. It is a recent outgrowth from CyanogenMod, a not much better known developer of Google-free versions of Android for mobile devices. … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 11th, 2015
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Net Neutrality Heads for a Two-Party Fight

Don’t believe that the Federal Communications Commissions coming agreement of network neutrality will end a long-running fight. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler finally announced he will support a formal regulation line for internet services. With the...

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Steve Wildstrom / February 5th, 2015
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Watch Out for Popularity

The Harris Poll has come out with its 2015 Reputation Quotient (RQ) and the result suggests, at least in the tech industry, people should be careful interpreting the results. Actually, the No. 1 company on the...

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Steve Wildstrom / February 5th, 2015
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DISH Moves In

DISH Network is a company that has not gotten a lot of attention in the internet business. After all, it mainly exists as a cable TV competitor, suppling service to about 14 million customers through … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 4th, 2015
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The Trouble the Profit Causes Apple

Apple had a big issue with the the first quarter of its fiscal year. True, it’s a problem most companies would love to have, but it’s still a problem: Apple has piled up far more profit...

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Steve Wildstrom / January 29th, 2015
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The Big Picture for Windows 10

Microsoft’s latest in a series of Windows 10 show-offs yielded, seemingly as planned, attention for two display products under development — the 3D personal HoloLens and the giant Surface Hub. But the risk is not … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / January 28th, 2015
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The Challenge of Windows 10

With the move to Windows 10, as disclosed in detail on January 21st, Microsoft is finally making clear its support of a unified system for devices from phones to an 84″ Surface Hub. Windows 10...

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Steve Wildstrom / January 22nd, 2015
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It’s Scary: Government’s Fight Against Encryption

Most governments’ reaction to the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market in Paris seemed sensible. The major exception was a pledge by Prime Minister David Cameron to shut down encryption on messages … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / January 21st, 2015
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Why Obama Probably Can’t Succeed with Fiber

President Obama is vigorously–for a change–pushing two modifications in government policy for internet networks. One, changing the treatment of internet service to be more like the telephone service, is a complex issue with strong arguments on both sides....

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Steve Wildstrom / January 16th, 2015
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Engineers, Math, and Invention

By no stretch of the imagination am I a mathematician or an engineer. But nearly every January, I spend much of a week at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, the annual collection of lectures, seminars (and job … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / January 14th, 2015
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Palm and the Potential Silliness of CES

Ed Colligan, a founder and former CEO of Palm, got it right. In a post to Facebook (on former Fox PR head Lynn Fox’s page), Colligan says: “I think it’s amazing these companies think they can buy...

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Steve Wildstrom / January 8th, 2015
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Is Apple Ruining Software Quality?

Marco Arment, founder of Instapaper, podcaster, and coffee aficionado, wrote a weekend post criticizing Apple for inadequate quality focus on new versions of the Mac operating system. Arment certainly overstated his case more than a little and … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / January 7th, 2015
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DISH Steps Up the Fight with Cable TV

If I were looking for people to break down the force of TV show producers (including sports), broadcasters, and cable carriers, I’d keep a close eye on Charlie Ergen, founder and chairman of DISH Network. Just...

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Steve Wildstrom / January 6th, 2015
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Why I Am Passing on CES

A few months ago, as I was slowly recovering from illness, I assumed I would be unable to go to CES. The recovery came, but I found it hard to change my mind. My official excuse was...

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Steve Wildstrom / January 2nd, 2015
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Time to Take Internet Attacks Seriously

The attack on Sony and 

Steve Wildstrom / December 31st, 2014
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Where Can Intel Find Growth?

Jean-Louis Gassée, a veteran executive, investor, and observer of the tech industry, wrote an accurate and depressing account on the position of once high-flying Intel. Like Microsoft, Intel was unable to to keep up with a...

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Steve Wildstrom / December 18th, 2014
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Samsung Sees Role as Third Player in the Credit Card War

It looked like Apple and the banks on one side and retailers on the other were headed for a war over phone payments. But now, Samsung seems ready to make it a three-sided fight. An article … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / December 16th, 2014
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IBM Leads Apple Into the Corporate Market

The last time Apple and IBM did serious business, the companies were fighting over the processors that powered the Macs of the day. IBM had no interest in meeting Apple’s desire for G5 chips for laptops...

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Steve Wildstrom / December 10th, 2014
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Will the Tech Industry Ever Learn Philanthropy

In 2012, Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, bought The New Republic, an almost century old magazine of liberal politics and literature. The magazine has not be profitable for many years and Hughes, though in his … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / December 10th, 2014
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Why Wireless TV on the Road Disappoints

Driving home from New York on Saturday, I decided to use my iPad to catch the Michigan-Ohio State game (I was not, of course, behind the wheel at the time). I have used a phone … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / December 3rd, 2014
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The New Realities of Christmas Shopping (UPDATED)

If you had any doubt the realities of post-Thanksgiving shopping are changing, you have already missed the big change. The data from IBM’s U.S. retail survey (Tech.pinions subscribers can see Ben Bajarin’s analysis of the IBM Black … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / December 1st, 2014