Archive for September 2nd, 2009

Verizon joins RVU for true whole-home DVR

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) announced today it is joining the RVU Alliance, a non-profit organization aimed at developing a specification for a new ‘pixel accurate’ remote user interface (RUI), as its fifth Founding Promoter and first telco member. The alliance also includes Broadcom, Cisco, DirecTV and Samsung among its members. more

Mac desktop virtualization vendor does carrier cloud automation too

If you work on a Mac, you probably are familiar with Parallels, the company and software that lets Mac users run the Windows operating system and applications in so-called “virtualized” fashion. In recent weeks, the privately-held Parallels announced a new app to help making a Windows-to-Mac switch easier and another update helping users run Windows and Linux side-by-side.

But for all the attention the vendor’s desktop virtualization business gets — including its success fueling visions of a possible IPO sometime soon –  Parallels also does a healthy business providing hosting companies, including telecom service providers, with an industrial strength platform for automating, virtualizing and provisioning managed services and new cloud computing applications.

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Could targeted ad opportunity be over before it starts?

Blessed with a treasure trove of information about their users — including down to the IP level thanks to technologies like deep packet inspection — most large telecom service providers have advertising at least somewhere on their new service revenue white boards.

Don’t count the pennies on those (potentially billions of) impressions too early. more

Nokia adds services to devices, creates solutions

Nokia used its Nokia World 2009 event, going on this week in Stuttgart, to introduce new hardware, a slew of new services and a new division aimed at showing the power of combining the two. more

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