From science fiction to desktop for telepresence

December 22, 2009

Star Trek

Telepresence was science fiction in the 50s, a Disneyland attraction in the 60s, and eventually morphed into costly corporate “telepresence rooms” and other high-end systems, which relied on expensive dedicated communications lines.

from DealZone:

Next in M&A: the WordPress Hug?

November 5, 2009

Maybe it's time to add a new weapon to the old M&A arsenal of poison pills, dawn raids, and white knights -- the corporate blog. You could call it the WordPress Hug.

Did Cisco Flip too soon?

September 15, 2009

I’m in Silicon Valley this week meeting technology bankers and venture capitalists. Among the deal chatter, this is a question that came up more than once: Does Cisco feel a little silly for buying Flip camcorder maker Pure Digital, now that Apple has launched its popular iPod music players with built-in video?

from Commentaries:

Online video: Revolution, Evolution or Counter-Revolution?

August 6, 2009

Lots of news in online video world, some potentially significant. 

And some we can only wait and see about.

Google Inc, Cisco Systems and News Corp are separately doing things that could mean sweeping changes in the way video is produced and consumed on the web.

from Commentaries:

Evolution?

August 6, 2009

On Cisco System's quarterly earnings conference call last night, Flip camerasCEO John Chambers gave out an interesting tidbit about the demand for consumer video cameras among corporate users.

Cisco flipped for Pure Digital, but did VCs flip out?

March 23, 2009

Cisco’s $590 million all-stock purchase of Flip video camera maker Pure Digital last week may sound like a nice price for the venture capital-backed company, especially given the non-existent exit market right now.

March Madness: The great CBS experiment

March 19, 2009

Get your brackets filled out, hand over a few bucks to the office pool manager, and settle in for some March Madness. The NCAA basketball tournament starts today.

Economy check

February 26, 2009

It’s the question of the moment in the technology world: have we hit bottom?

Yahoo: new boss, and (almost) everyone’s happy!

January 14, 2009

We’ve had two months to ruminate, speculate and analyze about who will take over as Yahoo chief executive after co-founder Jerry Yang who decided 18 months in the hotseat was enough for him.

CES: Chambers talks portable

January 9, 2009

Cisco Chief Executive John Chambers is in Las Vegas again for the Consumer Electronics Show, where he unveiled products including a wireless audio hub for the home and promised new consumer product announcements as often as every two months from now on.