Archives February 2011

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Early reports suggest retailers experienced stockouts of the Nintendo 3DS within 24 hours following the recent launch in Japan (selling nearly 400K units). While Nintendo has a strong following in its native country the launches in Europe and North America could very well have similar outcomes – this in light of a relatively weak launch ...

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Buyers of the recently launched Motorola Xoom media tablet could be lured by marketing copy that states the device is "LTE ready". Since its unveiling at International CES 2011 in January, Motorola remained tight-lipped about the specifics for upgrading the 3G slate to 4G LTE service.

Could it be done via a software upgrade? Would ...

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AT&T announced it will begin direct sales of the Amazon Kindle 3G eBook Reader device starting March 6th, 2011through its retail stores.

Since the introduction of the "international Kindle" device in 2009, AT&T and its roaming partners have been the 3G wireless connectivity provider ​for Amazon's devices.

Through the agreement, Kindle 3G will be ...

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With the official alliance announcements out of the way, Nokia and Microsoft can now set to work on bringing their first Nokisoft handsets to market. Thinking about the players and the smartphone market as it is today, I would like to begin speculation on what Nokia will be delivering to the world with its first ...

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My (Sam Rosen) Executive MBA Class at Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business recently took our international trip to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. While I was unable to load the agenda with as many media and technology visits as I would have liked to, I was able to reach some conclusions about technology ...

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On February 4, 2011, the last IPv4 addresses were allocated, according to the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that oversees addressing for the Internet. There’s been much commentary about the impact this will have on Internet communications in general and the “Internet of Things (IoT)” in particular. The prevailing ...

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Cisco’s push into the consumer market has seen its ups and downs over the past couple of years. Some products have made a strong impact like the Flip cameras and the Valet line of routers, while others have not fared so well – think networked audio and Media Hub. However, the one consistency has been ...

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The restructuring of GPS design to support Glonass highlights the continued quagmire that is Galileo and represents a new shift in performance for the consumer location market.

With this week’s announcements from ST-Ericsson and Broadcom, Glonass has finally arrived to the mass market. Glonass is not without its own chinks in the armor, most recently ...

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Cisco announced today that it would acquire encoder / transcoder specialist Inlet technologies. In its press release http://goo.gl/6tASR it highlighted Inlet’s Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) technologies,required for delivering content to connected internet TVs, set-top boxes, internet adapter boxes, PCs, tablets and mobile phones.

Cisco’s acquisitions highlight the fact that delivering video to every ...

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