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The Comunicano Daily for Tuesday January 28th, 2014

 
 
 
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Hello from Miami (Beach) and the 2014 edition of the winter version of iT Expo staged so well by the good folks at TMC. Clients are here, friends are here and everything but the sun is here, as an overcast Miami isn't what was expected. But this year's winter edition is likely to be one of the biggest in years. From what I can tell companies are back sending more people to the show and there's more going on...and speaking of on...ON TO THE NEWS! 

 
 

 

Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing are major themes this year as more and more money is going into backing the companies making it possible.

 
 

 
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Indiegogo crowdfunding platform raises $40m to finance world expansion

Indiegogo, the crowdfunding platform famous for financing films, tech startups and the Jamaican bobsleigh team, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $40m in funding as it looks at global expansion.

 
 

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FundersClub unveils Venture News -- a community news site for investors (exclusive)

Investing in startups requires a lot more than just giving money. FundersClub launched "Venture News" today, which founder Alex Mittal described as "Hacker News for private investors." The goal is to create a place where private investors can read and share relevant articles, promote interesting content, and have discussions.

 
 

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With Time Warner and Charter Cable both in play it means creativity in dealmaking will rule the day. Watch for something between Charter, Cox and Comcast...where one buys, the other breaks up and the third swaps systems with both.

 
 

 
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Comcast May Join Charter Team

The end may be coming even sooner than expected for Time Warner Cable. In the latest chapter of the Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) saga, Bloomberg is reporting that Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and Charter Communications Inc. are close to striking a deal to divide TWC's cable systems between them.

 
 

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Virtual healthcare a few years ago meant that insurers wouldn't pay. Well the times are a changing.....

 
 

 
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Former Apple CEO backs virtual doctor's office to create the 'consumer era' of medicine

For the past decade, former Apple chief executive John Sculley has been taking on the problem of reforming health care through new technologies. And now that the Obamacare rollout is in full effect, Sculley is betting on the Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLive to bring the practice of medicine into the modern area.

 
 

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It wasn't that long ago when the iPod was the rage. Now with the iPhone and the iPad, plus all the Android devices out there, it looks like the iPod has had its day.

 
 

 
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The age of the iPod is over

Over the holidays, Apple's iPad and iPhone sold better than they've ever sold before: 51 million iPhones and 26 million iPads in a single quarter. The lowly iPod, however, didn't do nearly as well. The company moved just six million of the trademark MP3 players, a 52 percent decline compared to the same period last year.

 
 

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Text messaging isn't just for consumers. Apps like Yammer and now Tiger Text are showing us that messaging is BIG in the enterprise. Watch for HipChat to also be a big player this year.

 
 

 
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Enterprise favorite TigerText gets $21M to prove messaging is not just for consumers

By On January 27, 2014 Messaging was one of the hottest categories in 2013, with apps like Snapchat, WhatsApp, and Line grabbing headlines, users, and venture capital across the globe. But for all their utility in the consumer realm, each of these products holds almost no appeal within the enterprise.

 
 

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What's driving enterprise tech? The good folks at Accenture did some digging and have identified a bunch of trends that will be impacting the big money market.

 
 

 
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Accenture's six tech trends driving change in the enterprise

Accenture is unveiling what it says are six technology trends driving big shifts in large enterprises. The $28 billion business consulting giant says that large enterprises can jump on these trends and be as nimble as tech startups who are trying to disrupt the status quo.

 
 

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Hotel room keys may become a thing of the past.....with your smartphone becoming the new key. Welcome to the Internet of Things.....and keyrings.

 
 

 
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Hotel rooms may soon have keys stored in smartphone apps

Guests arriving at the Aloft Hotel in Manhattan or one in Silicon Valley will soon be able to do something hotels have dreamed about offering for years: walk past the check-in desk and enter their rooms by using a smartphone as a room key. The boutique hotel brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.

 
 

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Human curation of all the news you need...coming soon. Sign up and be an INSIDer.....I did.

 
 

 
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Jason Calacanis launches Inside, a mobile news-curation app powered by humans

A A Jason Calacanis, the man behind media startups like Mahalo and Weblogs Inc., has his sights set on a new frontier that he thinks could be as promising as blogs were in the early part of this decade: namely, mobile content curation.

 
 

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The Comunicano Daily for Wednesday January 22, 2014

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The year so far has been rather light on major news in my view. CES sucked up a lot of air, the two teams heading to the Super Bowl in New York are not from large TV markets which will drive down the value of the commercials that millions are paid for-and which get more viewing online these days.

Crowdfunding thanks to the Jobs Act is gaining momentum.  This is a major benefit to the startup world as more and more companies will deploy the MVP (minimal viable product) model to get off the ground and begin delivering services.

Google continues to make bold moves with the NEST acquisition-which may be the biggest tech news of the year so far.  So does T-Mobile, not so much for crashing AT&T's party, which was bigger news than AT&T had on their own at CES, but for steadily changing the way mobile companies operate in the USA.

And every week more and new mobile devices come to market with Phablets and tablets being the flavor of the year, and rightly so.

All in all, the winter weather has to be the story so far...so with that, lets get on with the NEWS!!!!

 

 
 

In 2013 the big story in mobile was over the top messaging services like WhatsApp and Line taking revenue away from the mobile operators. It was only a matter of time before the big boys fought back. Now Verizon Wireless is in the USA offering a $5.00 a month International Text unlimited add-on, while pricing calls as low as 1 cent for those outside the USA.

 
 

 
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Verizon intros $5 unlimited international messaging add-on

Verizon made a lot of noise with its Q4 earnings on Tuesday, but it also quietly introduced a new international messaging plan. The carrier's $5 monthly World Messaging Unlimited add-on gives customers unlimited international text messaging, as well as per-minute international voice rates for as little as 1 cent.

 
 

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Google's Chromecast brings all kinds of content to any HDMI equipped monitor but has only been available in the USA (legally). Now the big G is beginning to take the small plug in device outside the USA to other markets, aiming to disrupt and further make Android tablets and smartphones more connected inside the home.

 
 

 
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Simple design, lofty goals: Chromecast prepares for the global stage

As Google continues its push to invade living rooms the world over, the company bets big on Chromecast: tiny, affordable, and effective at hitting our sweet spot. (Credit: Seth Rosenblatt/CNET) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- The Chromecast was never part of Google's [X] division, but that doesn't mean that the company will let you see the living room test lab set up here for Chromecast testing.

 
 

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The old Blackberry leadership was following a consumer direction and it wasn't working. The new leadership is playing it very smart heading towards the enterprise market and leveraging the most important assets of the business-security and its QNX technology which is big in the connected car market.

 
 

 
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BlackBerry: Tech's dark horse in 2014

By On January 21, 2014 Is it over for BlackBerry yet? For so long the consensus has been yes that you half expect to hear funereal organ music on the company's earnings calls. Which makes it somewhat surreal to hear more contrarian voices arguing that, here in BlackBerry's darkest hour, the company is finally lining up the pieces to turn things around.

 
 

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John Malone was very big in the 80's and 90's in the USA cable market. He took his efforts outside the USA but is now back stirring up things as only he can. Malone is a force of nature and will make things very interesting this year as cable consolidates and as content continues to need ways to be delivered.

 
 

 
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The cable industry's Darth Vader is back to reclaim his empire

Last week, Charter Communications formally offered to pay $37.4 billion for Time Warner Cable. It was the third time Charter had placed a bid for TWC, and it was the third time in a row it was harshly rejected. Charter is the nation's fourth largest cable company, while TWC is number two.

 
 

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T-Mobile is moving into banking. After a successful test in Miami where demand exceeded their expectations, the mobile operator wants to serve the underbanked crowd, and make the mobile device the hub of their financial services. Given how banks are getting more expensive, and how services can be deployed quickly, this could be a very interesting play for them.

 
 

 
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Uncarrier T-Mobile wants to be your un-bank too

The carrier's Mobile Money program is designed to go after customers who haven't traditionally had bank accounts. (Credit: T-Mobile USA) What's the next stop for T-Mobile's Uncarrier train? It's the world of mobile banking.

 
 

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Back when I was in Australia in 2013 I noticed that startups there raise money not only from the usual VC route, but using a modified form of Crowdfunding with unaccredited investors. This type of approach, thanks to the JOBS act will be making its way to our shores shortly. We're already seeing lots of rewards based programs like CrowdTilt, KickStarter and Indegogo alive and well, as are equity based groups likeOurCrowd and AngelsList so the space is HOT.

 
 

 
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One country has been doing equity crowdfunding for 8 years. Here's what they learned

Even before crowdfunding became a global phenomenon on the rise, investors in Australia had already been funding startups through equity investments that work a lot like crowdfunding. And they've been doing it for almost eight years: long enough to learn quite a lot about what works.

 
 

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While BlackBerry market share has been slipping, Microsoft has been gaining. The stats don't lie. Take a look at where the Windows platform devices have been gaining share.

 
 

 
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Here Are 24 Countries Where Windows Phone Outsells The iPhone (And Why It Does)

Statistics may say Windows 8 is a flop but, contrary to popular opinion, Windows Phone is far from down and out in the battle for our mobile affections. In fact in many parts of the world sales are rocketing past the iPhone. This month Microsoft broke these areas down country by [...]

 
 

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Bitcoin is a rising form of payment. Mark Andreessen has a really detailed and well penned piece on why it matters.

 
 

 
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Why Bitcoin Matters

Editor's Note---Marc Andreessen's venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, has invested just under $50 million in Bitcoin-related start-ups. The firm is actively searching for more Bitcoin-based investment opportunities. He does not personally own more than a de minimis amount of Bitcoin.

 

 
 

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Combine Homeland Security and the MPAA and introduce Google Glass and watch the follies. Not only are the Homeland Security people challenged by the rapidly changing technology going through airport scanners, but they are undertrianed on what technolgy can do what, so they are forced to do what they know, not what they should know. I don't blame them, as much as recognize they need better training and more common sense vs. brute force tactics when they are confronted by new technology.

 

 
 

 
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Feds Question Man For Wearing Google Glass In Movie Theater

 

Federal authorities say they questioned an Ohio man they suspected of recording a movie in a theater with his Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device. The government says no action was taken after the man confirmed the Google Glass was also a pair of prescription glasses with the recording function inactive.

 

 
 

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If you ever wondered what a FANBOY/FANGIRL is look no farther. The Verge has a wonderful (and long) article today on just what they are, what motivates them, how they behave and delves into their psyche. It's a very good, but long read.

 

 
 

 
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Fanboys

Anytime anybody in the universe says something negative about Microsoft, Brad Thorne* loses it. He fires up Twitter: "You're fucking pathetic!... You have your head so far up your ass!... I can't wait until you eat your smug words!" Thorne, a fortyish IT manager with a preppy wardrobe and shy grin, is actually a nice guy in person.

 
 

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Skype is doing a lot to reducate theri user base while also expanding their communication to their customers with their blogs. They've been at this for a while and candidly, it's the best source of what's up with Skype these days as they are far less PR oriented, and have become more customer centric in their approach. Of course, there will always be news around the business aspects of the service, but more and more of what matters to users is not in the news as much as it's in their blogs.

 
 

 
 

Skype's Pursuit of the Perfect Video Call

 
 

The debut of Skype video calls forever changed how the world communicates. But, at Skype, we were never satisfied with just being able to make a video call. As people were still marveling at the "Wow, I can see you on my computer" moment, we had already set out to pioneer an ever richer and...

 
 

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Managing Skype Notifications for Restful Moments

This age of information we find ourselves in is nothing if not wonderful. Whatever your interests and whoever your friends are, they're never any further than the tips of your fingers. Sometimes, though, the flow of information can all become a little too much to handle.

 
 

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Apple's 1984 commercial is timeless. It's a cinematic work of art as much as it was a defining moment for the company, setting them up as "cool" and "trendy" and separating them from the rest of the PC business...forever.

 
 

 
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Apple's Iconic 1984 Commercial Turns 30 Today 

 

For any longtime Apple fans, it's amazing to think that today marks 30 years since the January 22, 1984 airing of the Nineteen Eighty Four-inspired Macintosh commercial, directed by Ridley Scott. Not only did the commercial usher in Apple's most famous desktop computer brand, but it also served as a perfect articulation of the Apple identity: an identity that continues along the same lines three decades later.

 

 
 

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For all you GMAIL users out there..here's a killer cheat sheet.

 

 
 

 
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The Minimalistic Gmail Cheat Sheet

Did you know that you can browse through gmail without using the mouse much? This is a cheat sheet that provides you with an in depth view of gmail sh

 
 

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My Travel Tips Are Going Viral

Of late I've been helping contribute to other blogs, sharing my knowledge and insight after years of going on the road. By sharing these tips I'm helping those who have yet to go through the whole process of staying connected on the road.

Most recenly, the L.A. Times Travel Editor sought me out to be on her panel during the Los Angeles Travel Show. As a result she has taken some of my suggestions and worked them into a story that has jumped all over the news world. So has TravelTrust, one of the nations top corporate travel agencies.

In addition to being a news source for reporters, I've been contributing to the Gigsky Blog, with two posts, one on "staying connected" and the other on how to travel lighter and not lose your luggage. 


AT&T-Sponsored Data-It's Nothing New, But It Could Become Very New

I find the brewing pot of noise around sponsored data that AT&T announced this week all to be a bit funny. Why? Sponsored "data" has been around for a very long time. Radio programs were sponsored as far back as the 1920s. Public television has been sponsored since the 1950.

Just as mobile data runs over licensed spectrum, so does radio and television. So the sponsoring delivery of content, whether it comes from Hollywood or Microsoft, there's really no difference. What is at stake is the past protestations of mobile operators that they need more spectrum, that they need to charge high prices to support it. Instead, there are many ways to make money and keep the cost down. Sponsored data is one of those.

For now, the sale of sponsored data is being looked at as an enterprise play. It's not. It's an advertising and marketing opportunity on so many levels. As a matter of fact, there are more marketing promotion opportunities around sponsored data than there were with television or radio.

For example, from the device in your hand, the network can now know exactly where you are when you're consuming the data. That means they can offer you more targeted "ads" or "commercials." This opens up a whole new world of broadcast promotion, the likes that are just about to be imagined.

The flip side--WiFi. It's not licensed but it is being sponsored. If you ever wondered why the cable guys are all so bullish on WiFi. It's for the same reasons. They want to sell the right to deliver the content over it.

 


Who Needs A Laptop? I've Got the Cloud

It all started with my MacBook Air. Once I had my first one, I started using cloud storage. I had so many different Macs and PC's that storing files "in the cloud" was more logical than trying to keep files in sync or traveling around the globe with a portable hard drive. Next came the iPad and apps that could access the cloud storage services.

Today, I signed a contract-without my laptop. I did it on my iPad, and how I did it was rather easy, even though there's no Microsoft Word for the iPad (well, there is some Office 365 thing.) I did it with a combination of all cloud services.

1. CloudOn-the app and services virtualizes Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
2. Box.net-i can store the file there and save it from my email.
3. Echosign-Adobe's virtual signing system

Did I need Box? Not really. It's just storage. I basically went from reviewing the final version using CloudOn, where I could really see the tracked' changes to insure all was done as discussed, and then went back to the email attachment, said open in Echosign and executed the agreement, sending it with the signature blocks added to our client.

In the past I would have had to go to a business center, print out, scan, send. I did none of that, and got all the work done in less than 10 minutes. This not only saved time, it gave me time to do more. Like write this blog post.


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The Comunicano Daily for Wednesday January 1 2014

 
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So it's a New Year and I'm still over in Portugal for another 24 hours, then over to London for some quick meetings and a flight back to the west coast just in time to head to Las Vegas for CES...So, taking a look at the stories in the news today is a heavy dose of looking back, and looking ahead and CHANGES..Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher are moving on and away from the Wall Street Journal with big news on what is next after All Things D for them so out with the old (literally) and in with the new brings former ABC Tech Star Joanna Stern over to the new WSJD and a move to the west coast...all that and more and you'll find in onl if you move .....Now On To The News.

 

 
 

 

Let's start first with a few items of note from the teams at GigaOm, TechCrunchVenture Beat and The Verge.  Chris Albrecht leads off with a few things that need a new start in 2014.

 

 
 

 
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Four tech notions that need a fresh start in 2014

The end of the year always brings out the best intentions. Out with the old bad habits, in with the new. To that end, here are some fresh starts worth embarking on January 1: The NSA/privacy: Revelations accusing the U.S.

 
 

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James Altucher, a contributor to TechCrunch, has a very powerful and moving piece all about Change. With so many people making New Year's Resolutions, it makes for a timely read.

 
 

 
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Why 2014 Is The Year You Change

Editor's note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is "Choose Yourself!" (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow James on Twitter @jaltucher. I stopped going to classes. I had a scholarship that paid all my living expenses ($1,200/month) so I didn't want to quit (ugh, and get a job?).

 
 

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It looks like ABC is making Changes on when people can watch first run programming online. Janko Roettgers at GigaOm has the details. This is very important as more and more cord and cable cutting is occuring, and the revenue models between content providers and delivery outlets will be changing. Consumers will be cutting back on their cable plans and paying for direct access. This will still mean the cable operator gets a cut, but how they do it will be hotly contested...Stay Tuned on this topic.

 
 

 
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Bad news for cord cutters: ABC starts restricting access to full TV show episodes

A A Fans of Modern Family, Scandal, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Revenge just got another item to add to their list of New Year's resolutions: find their cable account credentials. Starting on January 6, ABC will require viewers to sign in with their cable account information if they want to watch new episodes of the network's shows online the day after they air on TV.

 
 

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No end of year/start of year is ever complete without the best and worst. Oh, and of course there's always JibJab and their satire on the year i review--A MUST WATCH. But there's also a few items of note from TechCrunch, and VentureBeat that all give a good look back..

 
 

 
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The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team! It's the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You've seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year.

 
 

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The Best And Worst Gadgets Of 2013

2013 was a heady year: a time of hope; a time for sadness; a time for twerking; and a time for doge. But it was also a time for gadgets. As we wait for 2013 to come to a close and hope for brighter things for the year to come, here's a look at the gadgets we loved, the ones we hated, and the ones that we found aesthetically offensive.

 
 

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Here’s the only list you need: All the tech, people, and products that mattered in 2013

We're not quite ready to say goodbye to 2013, but the time has come anyhow. Before it's time for Auld Lang Syne, here's a look back about the companies, products, people, and reporting we loved most in 2013.

 
 

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VentureBeat’s 12 most popular stories from 2013

As we wind down the last day of 2013, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the stories that have proved the most popular with our readers this year. It's a surprisingly diverse mix: From super-popular game franchises to really obscure indie games, from the ancient Apple vs.

 
 

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2013 was a more amazing year than you think

Vivek Wadhwa is a fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University, director of research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at Duke's engineering school and distinguished scholar at Singularity and Emory universities If you go by the headlines, the iPhone 5S and Google Glass were the big technology stories of 2013, and Twitter's IPO was the event of the year.

 
 

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Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher have left the building...But they'll be in new digs, and doing likely more to change the tech journalism world than we can imagine. Coming in to what will be called WSJD is Joanna Stern and a host of new folks who are going to have big shoes to fill. Smartly, they will take a different tact and this will only be good for the news junkies and tech hounds..

 
 

 
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You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello

This is the last day of the All Things Digital site, which began life in April of 2007 as a year-round extension of the D conference we launched in 2003. Since then, we have published nearly 40,000 posts and attracted millions of loyal readers.

 
 

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Trade Up: Ditch These Gadget Gifts Now

By Geoffrey A. Fowler and Joanna Stern Let's just clear the air as we head into 2014: In the holiday buying frenzy, you might have ended up with a few tech regrets. It's OK, Black Friday and awkward family members can do this to the best of us.

 
 

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The Verge has a very, very, very good piece on the era of the upgrade. It's a delightful and insightful read. 

 
 

 
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Welcome to the Age of the Upgrade

Everyone is an early adopter now, and it is glorious As the 1980s came to a close, a curious thing happened to American consumers: they began to really understand what the word "upgrade" meant. This realization occurred thanks to a magical fusion of technological advancement and capitalistic opportunity: the video game console.

 
 

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Search and seizure of you gadgets gets upheld when it comes to border crossing. One more reason for the cloud, cloud storage, using a browser, etc. Let them take the laptop, tablet or phone. All they'll get are the apps.

 
 

 
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District Judge Upholds Government's Right to Search Electronics at Border

The government's right to search travelers' electronic devices at the border was upheld in a ruling released by a federal judge on Tuesday, which dismissed a lawsuit challenging this policy. In his opinion, Judge Edward R.

 
 

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Sprint is making moves. The first is the desire to acquire T-Mobile. The second is to build their business business back up, using the retired but not forgotten Nextel brand.

 
 

 
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Sprint, T-Mobile Deal Moving Forward With Investor Support

Seth Fitzgerald | On 31, Dec 2013 A deal between Sprint and T-Mobile may be moving forward now that investors in the companies have given their approval. While investors may be showing their support since the deal would boost Sprint's power in the industry, any deal would still have to make it past regulators who are likely to challenge the move.

 
 

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Nextel Wants To Revive Sprint As A Business Brand, Merge Boost + Virgin Mobile Into 'Sprint Freedom'

It was only six months ago that Sprint decommissioned and shut down the Nextel iDEN push-to-talk network, and while the carrier has no plans to bring that legacy service back, the brand is another story. According to a source close to the company, Sprint wants to introduce Nextel again - as a brand for business services.

 
 

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Bitcoin is not something to think is a passing fad. It's something that will be changing how money is exchanged and already is starting to take hold. Just like PayPal changed payments, Bitcoin is starting to do the same. Chris Dixon's piece sheds lots of light on the subject.

 
 

 
 

Why I'm interested in Bitcoin by Chris Dixon

 
 

 

Some people assume that all Bitcoin advocates are motivated by a libertarian political agenda. That is certainly not my agenda. I'm a lifelong Democrat who supported Obama in the last two elections. I think the Federal Reserve plays an important function, and I don't agree with people who think inflation should be our nation's primary economic concern.

 

 
 

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LTE Advanced is something I'm starting to see as I travel. It's actually been here in Portugal for about a year. Speeds are insane. Like 150 megs mobile. And what this means is sports and entertainment will take on a whole new life on mobile.  I've gone more deeply on this with my thought on AndyAbramson.com

 
 

 
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LTE-Advanced Is the Real 4G

Have you ever called your cellphone carrier to report poor signal strength? Sure you have. And did that carrier do anything significant to fix the problem? Of course it didn't-unless you live in South Korea.

 
 

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LTE-Advanced is a Sports Programming Opportunity on Steroids

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LTE Advanced is something I'm starting to see rolling out as I travel. It's actually been here in Portugal for about a year though not really named LTE-A. The speeds are insane. Something like 150 megs on mobile. So what this means to me is how sports and entertainment will take on a whole new life on mobile devices.  As someone who grew up working around the growth of PRISM in Philadelphia, where it was one of the USA's first regional sports and entertainment networks to offer cable customers home games of the Philadelphia Flyers on cable, to be able to watch first run movies without leaving their homes before HBO carried them and to see other premium content, I can see the parallels so very clearly.

We'll start  to see sports packages on your mobile devices that make MLB's At Bat seem rudimentary. This is also going to be a massive opportunity for the PayPerView business and for out of market rights and viewing. For example, Real Madrid can sell their rights to specific operators in specific markets outside of Spain. Exclusively. For the operators, they can build on fan loyalty, or better yet, Real Madrid can become a globally operating MVNO, where the money they make on the content, easily covers the cost of voice, text and data

This would also be a boom to mobile operators who would rather be infrastructure providers and pipe suppliers, letting others take on the marketing of the services, which creates a massive opportunity for a company like ITSON, who wants to change how mobile subscribers pick, buy and consume their plans and services a massive opportunity. This is why net neutrality rapidly comes to the front line, but there will be so many different business plays by the operators possible, the question will become which model will work best where.

The IEEE's Spectrum has a nice take on what the technology means as it makes you realize what's ahead for us with mobile.