Archive by Mark Donahue

Rich Karpinski named editor-in-chief; Jason Meyers returns to Connected Planet

CHICAGO (December 3, 2009) — Connected Planet announces the appointments of Rich Karpinski as editor-in-chief and Jason Meyers as director of custom content and events. Both will report directly to group publisher Wayne Madden. more

Connected Planet Podcast: Google Chrome

Google released its Chrome operating system, built around security, simplicity and speed, to the open-source community last week. Designed for netbooks, the OS is expected to give Microsoft a run for its money. Ian Drew, executive vice president of marketing at chipmaker ARM, discusses what Chrome means to the industry, and outlines ARM’s plan for Google’s netbook OS, as well as its mobile OS Android.

Listen to this podcast HERE.

Connected Planet Podcast: Study peers into telecom, media crystal ball

Oracle and consulting firm The Future Laboratory recently completed a study, “Capitalizing on the Digital Age”, which examines how the digital world and new communications services are changing consumer behavior. We talked with both companies to learn what service providers need to know about this vision of the future.

Connected Planet Podcast: TV white spaces

The white spaces between TV signals have been hailed as potential bonanza of free broadband spectrum. But Spectrum Bridge co-founder and chief marketing officer Rick Rotondo isn’t so sure. Plenty of spectrum is available, but it’s mainly in rural areas, he said. For the big markets white spaces might wind up being useful tools for short-range wireless connectivity, but a big broadband wireless access or mobile overlay is unlikely. In this podcast Rotondo shares some of the findings in its TV white space trial in Virginia, and explains why a company that brokers license deals between operators is so interested in unlicensed spectrum.

Listen to this podcast HERE.

Connected Planet Podcast: Z-Wave on home energy management

Home energy management is an essential part of plans for the electric grid’s make-over. It’s already being done at an application level, but there are still issues to be worked out, including standards to bring together numerous players. Connected Planet spoke with Z-Wave Alliance chairman Raoul Wijgergangs about how the market is shaping up.

Connected Planet Podcast: How ‘free’ video will be monetized

Traditional “free” broadcast video and cable models are colliding with online distribution, clouding the picture of video monetization. David Allred, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Sezmi, offers his company’s take on the future of video services.

Connected Planet Podcast: NBC Universal on policing P2P downloaders

With net neutrality looming, content owners and service providers are challenged more than ever to deal with customers improperly downloading copyrighted content. Connected Planet talks with Richard Cotton, executive vice president and general counsel for NBC Universal, on how he sees this important issue playing out.

Listen this podcast HERE.

Tel TV: Interview with Rob Pullen of Tellabs at SUPERCOMM 09

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