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RealNetworks: They’re Still Here

*+-A lot of new consumer apps that present a big variety are the work of developers fresh out of Stanford or MIT. And then there’s Ron Glaser (by the way, from Yale). Glaser’s RealNetworks has been...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 22nd, 2015
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The IoT and the Needs of Business

*+-In a recent column, Bob O’Donnell took a look at the rapid growth of the Internet of Things. The IoT is a large variable collection, from heartbeat monitors on your wrist to a camera watching … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 20th, 2015
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Windows Phone Bids for iPhone and Android Apps

*+-You have to give Microsoft credit for its efforts to get just about any app on the Windows Phone. The need is obvious. Microsoft is selling to a small part of the phone market at a...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 15th, 2015
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AOL RIP: Where The Net Was Born for Many

*+-A RIP announcement often gives us word of a celebrity who has passed away after they have left the public mind. The death of AOL, with its purchase by Verizon for $4.4 billion, is certainly the end of a company that … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 13th, 2015
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Failure Often Ends: Online Groceries Return

*+-Way back in the early days of the internet, one of the great ideas of web-based retailing was shopping for groceries online and having the order dropped at your home. Peapod, the first online service, actually...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 8th, 2015
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Why Phones and Pads Cannot Replace PCs

*+-The other day, I wanted to take a photo that had been sent to me attached to an email and make it a feature in a Facebook post. Now, if I had been working on … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 6th, 2015
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Why Politicians Don’t Understand Technology

*+-I think Senators Claire McCasgill (D-Mo.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y) are typical of the lawmaking world when it comes to thinking about technology. McCaskill, a second term member, has shown little interest in tech issues, though...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 1st, 2015
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Getting Apple Watch Apps Right Will Take a While

*+-The good news: Beyond the first apps, the Apple Watch’s software will certainly come along. Consider heart rate sensors and other features that will turn the watch into a useful tool that can contribute to medical uses and … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 29th, 2015
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TV’s Future: A Nasty and Growing Fight

*+-It has been regarded as a sure thing that the cable TV system is approaching the end as television distribution moves onto the internet. Many reports say it’s going to happen soon. But the the latest evidence … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 24th, 2015
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Netflix: A Lot More than “House of Cards”

*+-Netflix has become a big star by moving from its successful business of lending DVDs to streaming to the even greater success of its own productions. What’s less known is that Netflix has become a … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 22nd, 2015
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Apple TV, Roku, and the Future of Television

*+- Apple hasn’t made it a secret that the Apple TV will be a key element of the World Wide Developers Conference in June. We can only hope Apple has some major improvements developing. Today, Apple...

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Steve Wildstrom / April 17th, 2015
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Killing Tools Before They are Ready to Die

*+-Before the iMac appeared in 1998, the back of a Mac was crowded with ports. Among them was an Apple Desktop Port for the keyboard and mouse, a Local Network Port to connect with printers, … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 15th, 2015
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Why FiOS is so Frustrating

*+-The old Actiontec WiFi router that distributes Verizon FiOS internet service in my house for years has been causing trouble of one sort or another for quite a while. But my laziness about dealing with...

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Steve Wildstrom / April 10th, 2015
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Amazon’s Dash Button and the Internet of Shopping

*+-We’ve been hearing for years about how the internet would keep track of the refrigerator and let us know when we need milk and eggs. Now it is finally coming, as should surprise no one, … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 6th, 2015
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How to Fix Apple Pay

*+-Like anything new in the world, Apple Pay’s purchase service began attracting some fraud last year. It increased and generated bank complaints last month. But, while the effort is not really Apple’s fault, it would...

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Steve Wildstrom / April 3rd, 2015
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Meerkat, Periscope, and Hope

*+-I’ll give Ben Rubin some credit. Ready to launch his product and with a upcoming rival from Twitter breathing down his neck, the CEO of Meerkat launched the product in time for South by Southwest’s technology … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 1st, 2015
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Google: Good Guy or Bad?

*+-What is Google up to? In the technology world, Google is mostly seen as a good guy. Of course, its development of the working search was a critical contributor as was Apple with the personal...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 27th, 2015
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It’s a Different Microsoft, and It Matters

*+-Back in the days of Microsoft’s glories, the company lived on one simple approach to the world: Every decision the company made was to promote Windows. In a period when PCs were the only thing that … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 25th, 2015
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MacBook and the Future of Laptops

*+-The good looks of the new 12 inch MacBook got most of the attention when the light, thin laptop was unveiled. But the most important components were hidden inside the case and may be the...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 20th, 2015
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The Electronic Car: Today and Tomorrow

*+-What is an electronic car? To some, it’s the model of the future, the complete electrical car with the Tesla as the winner. For some, it is a car with improved electronic entertainment and information … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 18th, 2015
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Where the New MacBook’s USB-C Came From

*+-Though Apple bases its Macs on original designs, it relies on lots of components invented by others–though it often uses the technology first and/or better than the competition. The USB-C connection, the only connector except for...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 12th, 2015
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iPhone, Apple Watch and Better Medical Research

*+-For the past year, I have suffered from a serious illness, though blessedly at least for the time being, I’m in a healthy and functional condition. Not surprisingly though, I am interested in the efforts … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 11th, 2015
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New Hardware Means a Lot, but Software Means More

*+-I spend what is probably a silly number of hours a day reading, or at least glancing at, tech articles on the internet. They are concerned endlessly with hardware. The problem is, it is software and...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 6th, 2015
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Samsung Pay May Add Opportunity — or Confusion (ADDITION)

*+-Someday, sooner rather than later, we’ll be using our phones instead of credit cards for all our purchases. But the big question as the technology spreads today is are we — customers, merchants, finance companies … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / March 4th, 2015
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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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