Monthly Archives: January 2015

Telco Toast? Google’s Wireless Service Could Be Pretty Darn Disruptive

Google is reported to be launching a wireless service in the US based on both the Sprint and T-Mobile networks.  This could be another failed Google half-effort.  But it could also be “the” disruptive event in wireless.  On par with AT&T’s One-Rate … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage, Net Neutrality, and Dangerous Curves.

OK, I am not actually going to try and compare gay marriage to Net Neutrality.  But there is a link.  Profound social shifts in what seems like an instant.  In both cases, society is following its (predictable) hockey-stick adoption curve. … Continue reading

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Lets Have a War! Putin’s Solution to Cheap Oil?

I’ve been thinking about risks for 2015.  Which got me thinking about Putin’s grim situation.  Low oil rices are already making things tough.  Its only going to get worse.  So what’s his fastest route to reversing that oil price drop? … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality, FCC, and Title 2. Wow.

It seems more likely FCC Chair Wheeler is going to propose full blown “Title 2” common carrier regulation for internet service.  This is a huge progression from early 2014’s talk of Internet “fast lanes.”  Some thoughts. The real regulatory question is … Continue reading

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4,000 Miles Later.

For valid reasons too complicated to even try explaining, I have driven somewhat over 4,000 miles in the past 3 weeks from Berkeley, CA to Michigan and on to DC.  With some (very enjoyable) stops at the Grand Canyon and Little … Continue reading

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