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Viodi View – 06/23/14

June 23, 2014
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An image showing how swarms of insects and birds as an analogy for what autonomous vehicles will do in the future.

My aha moment from last week’s SMPTE ETIA Conference was triggered by the FCC’s Matthew DelNero’s excellent presentation on the history and status of Net Neutrality. That is, and it’s something that has been said for years by many experts, the entire telecom legal and regulatory morass needs to be simplified and flattened in a…

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Viodi View – 06/09/14

June 9, 2014
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The garage is no longer needed to house a car with a vehicle-on-demand service.

Wayne Gretzky’s quote of, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been,” has become an oft-used metaphor in presentations in the telecom world. An important point, not mentioned in his quote, is to be aware of the external factors that could the alter the path of that puck (e.g.…

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Google’s Potential End Game – Transport and Organize the World’s People, Not Just Information

June 2, 2014
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Graph showing evolution of the vehicle in the digital age.

The Year 2040 – Somewhere in Silicon Valley It’s 8:07 am and my next door neighbor, cheapskate Charlie, has been waiting outside his door for a few minutes for his ride, which is guaranteed to be at his house within a 10 minute window. He looks at his garage and is reminded that he will…

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Viodi View – 05/27/14

May 27, 2014
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Beware of the Unseen Competitor was a title of an article written many years ago that warned broadband operators of the rise of competitors from completely different market sectors. Of course, it is the Internet and the intelligence of the things that helps turn products into mere features and brings in competition from seemingly disparate industries. In the Korner below,…

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Viodi View – 05/12/14

May 12, 2014
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Ken Pyle interviews Sheldon Laube of Artkick with the Monalisa painting in the background.

Operational and incremental improvements using cable television infrastructure as a wireless network and as an enabler of the Internet of Things were big themes of the recent four-day Cable Show confab in Los Angeles. Although 4K was prominent in multiple booths and displays at the conference, much to my surprise, there were no blockbuster announcements…

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