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Highlights of “How Google Works” at the Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley

October 26, 2014
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Introduction: Google is well-known for its unique philosophy, culture and innovative spirit. From Android smart phones/tablets, wearable devices to self-driving cars, Google continues to push the boundaries of what is possible with technology. On October 2, 2014, Eric Schmidt, Google Executive Chairman and Former CEO, joined co-author and Google Advisor Jonathan Rosenberg to discuss “How Google…

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Viodi View – 10/20/14

October 20, 2014
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Catherine Moyer, GM of Pioneer Communications, discussing their use of Google Apps at the 2014 NTCA Fall Conference.

The melding of broadband and the cloud with the physical world; the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) will be bigger than the Internet. The resulting creative destruction caused by this next wave will be even bigger than what the Internet has caused over the past…

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Autonomous Vehicle View – 10/17/14 – Blurred Lines

October 17, 2014
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Michael Robinson’s Vision of How the Cloud and Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Everything The cloud is blurring the lines between things that were once disparate. This was the high-level message provided by renowned automobile designer, Michael Robinson, as he gave his vision of the future at the…

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OTT to TV for the Independents: a BroadbandVision Show Report

Shirley Bloomfield of NTCA interviews Jeff Gardner of Windstream at NTCA.

The BroadbandVision 2014 show was held in Las Vegas last week. While smaller than the TelcoTV show that used to be held for a similar audience until last year, the BroadbandVision show…

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Sprint to Shut Down WiMAX Service ~Nov 6, 2015

October 9, 2014
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Overview: At long last, Sprint has confirmed it will be turning off of its WiMAX service on or around November 6th, 2015.  That’s a little over 1 year for owners of…

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Viodi View – 10/06/14

October 5, 2014
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Ken Pyle interviews Paul Bunyan Communications' Gary Johnson at the 2014 NTCA Annual Meeting.

On occasion I write things I really have no interest in publishing. The following article and video interview fall into that category. Over the past month, it has been reviewed…

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Autonomous Vehicle View – 10/05/14

October 5, 2014
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Image showing what a vehicle might look like without a steering wheel.

[Note: This is a biweekly round-up of some of the articles on autonomous vehicles that elicited commentary from this author. Note, with all the buzz about autonomous vehicles, this list isn’t…

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Peter Thiel – the Ultimate Enigma- at Commonwealth Club Event

October 3, 2014
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Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, VC/hedge fund manager and author of Zero to One, was interviewed by NY Times’ Quentin Hardy on Sept 30, 2014 at the Commonwealth Club of…

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Google’s Actions Hurt Broadband Rollout, Particularly in Rural America

September 25, 2014
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Kurt Gruendling teaching how to use Google Apps to rural customers

Lack of relevant content, affordability and digital literacy are the three dominant barriers to the adoption of broadband, according to the World Bank Broadband Strategies Toolkit. The Google Apps Partner…

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