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The Cable Show 2010 – From Internet TV to “CloudTV”

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Los Angeles – In proof that marketing triumphs over common sense, the phrase “CloudTV” has been trademarked and is being hyped at The Cable Show 2010.

ActiveVideo Networks (www.activevideo.com), the “global leader in cloud-based interactive television solutions” is proud to demo its latest and greatest apps here in LA.  Demos include “web-style” personal and [...]

Jeff Pulver talks HD Commnications with cable companies

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This week, Jeff Pulver is in Denver for the CableLabs Summer Conference and will be speaking on a HD Voice panel for the invitation-only event on Tuesday.

Since CableLabs is the non-profit R&D consortium for cable operators, it will be interesting to see what CableLabs and the bigger operators have to say about HD [...]

Over at at hdconnectnow.org….

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I’ve got a piece up about cable providers in North America looking at HD…

You can find the piece at– http://hdconnectnow.org/?p=58

Comcast shows iPhone love

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Comcast has announced a free mobile app for the iPhone to allow its customers access to all of the company’s “favorite” services, including  a unified email inbox, visual voice mail, address book sync, TV listings, and trailers.   One could almost image a Comcast product manager opening up his window and yelling “Can you hear [...]

Verizon wireline's 7 day service window

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If you want to know one of the supporting reasons why Verizon continues to lose landlines, it boils down to one word: service.

My Verizon landline died sometime yesterday. I placed a service call last night and was told the latest someone would show up would be July 13 – seven days from the [...]

Comcast goes cheap voice – announces international bundle

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Deja cheap minutes! Comcast has jumped onto the how-low-can-you-go bandwagon, announcing a bundle of 300 anytime international minutes for a flat fee of $15 (well, $14.95 per month.  This fits in with the preaching I did late yesterday about vanilla voice minutes and this morning’s manifesto about the third wave of voice communications being [...]

HD Communications – Optimum LightPath talks about its business HD Voice offering

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Optimum Lightpath’s HD voice offering is as much about being just another hosted application as it is about better quality voice calls, said company officials.

“One of the great promises of hosted voice is as the feature server is upgraded, [customers] don’t have to pay for an upgrade, said John Macario, Optimum Senior Vice [...]

HD Communications – Cablevision fired the first business HD voice service shot in North America

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Optimum Lightpath, Cablevision’s business arm, has announced what it terms the “first” high-definition voice service for mid-sized to large businesses, with service available in June 2009 in the New York metropolitan area.

The release touts using Optimum’s hosted VoIP service, shiny new Cisco IP phones, and the company’s fiber-optic network to deliver the best [...]

Summary: 29 things I learned at the HD Communications Summit

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If you don’t feel like plowing through all of the HD Communications Summit pieces, here’s a recap of what went on.

1)       Jeff Pulver can still pull over 100 of the “right people”  to an event just after InterOp and just before the U.S. Memorial Day weekend.

2)       The baseline for a PSTN/POTS phone [...]

Presentations at the HD Communications Summit – pictures

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