Posts Tagged "Cisco"

On Motorola Home’s sale

Has Google blundered its way out of the TV industry?

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TVs

Living room wars

The battle for your TV set is on.

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TVs

The third screen

The next war in the internet arena may be for the last screen silicon valley hasn’t conquered: the TV screen.

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Google

Google Acquiring Motorola

Why Google acquiring Motorola makes sense.

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Webalizer.conf hacking

I’ve been working on cleaning up my webalizer.conf file in order to get better statistics. Since I haven’t seen anyone posting the following information, I figured I would, since it might interest people who are using the Webalizer stats tool. Adding the following lines to your webalizer configuration file (webalizer.conf) will allow you to get much cleaner reporting of user-agents. GroupAgent Check&Get Program: Check&Get (Bookmark Manager) GroupAgent eXactSite Program: eXactSite (HTML authoring. stupid user!) GroupAgent FavOrg Program: FavOrg (Bookmark Manager) GroupAgent Fetch Program: Fetch (Offline browser) GroupAgent GetRight Program: GetRight (Download Manager) GroupAgent HTTrack Program: HTTrack (Website Copier) GroupAgent Lachesis Program: Packet Loss Report (ftp.intel.com) GroupAgent lachesis Program: Packet Loss Report (ftp.intel.com) GroupAgent MSFrontPage Programming: Microsoft FrontPage (stupid user!) GroupAgent Offline Program: Offline Explorer (Offline Browser) GroupAgent Powermarks Program: Powermarks (Bookmark Manager) GroupAgent SuperBot Program: SuperBot (Web Site Copier) GroupAgent Teleport Program: Teleport Pro (Offline Browser tenmax.com) GroupAgent WebStripper Program: WebStripper (Offline Browser) GroupAgent WebZIP Program: WebZIP (Offline Browser) GroupAgent Alcatel- Device: Alcatel Mobile Phone GroupAgent AvantGo Device: AvantGo (Offline Browser) GroupAgent Blazer Device: Blazer (PalmOS browser) GroupAgent DoCoMo Device: I-mode Compatible Mobile Phone GroupAgent Elaine Device: Palm browser GroupAgent Ericsson Device: Ericsson Mobile Phone GroupAgent MOT- Device: Motorola Mobile…

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Cisco acquires Linksys

Today’s announcement about Cisco’s acquisition of Linksys is one that leaves me scratching my head a little. What is the logic behind this? Could this represent a change in Cisco’s strategy? Or is it a realization in the part of the networking equipment vendor that its future may not be enhanced by moving into the now heavily depressed telecommunication field. Let’s imagine for a second what this could do in the long term. First of all, by acquiring Linksys, Cisco gets a strong foothold in the small office/home office market as well as the hobbyist/consumer market. Why? Largely because this is where Linksys’ strength is. What Cisco gets out of this is a new source of revenues in a market it has had troubles getting into. The announcement that they will not change the name of the company and will let it run as an independent unit seems to point to that end. Second, it provides Linksys with strong support in enterprise sales. Linksys has been getting into the enterprise largely through the back-door, with employees installing cheap wireless routers in offices. Now, with Cisco’s backing they can get into the enterprise as part of a more complete solution. The…

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It’s Connectivity, Stupid!

Here in New York City, I take my wireless connectivity for granted. The same thing was true of my trips in Europe. Carrying a cell phone and a wireless Palm has never really been a problem and, for a while at least, I was convinced that the wireless revolution was upon us any minute now. Last week, while on a business trip in California, I bumped into what may be the largest barrier to a wireless Internet: lack of connectivity. San Francisco had OK coverage but the Silicon Valley, supposedly ground zero for the Internet revolution, seemed to lack the proper infrastructure. At any moment, your connectivity is jeopardized and a move of a few feet can make all the difference in the world between connection and lack thereof. All and all, a sad state of affairs. However, it was perfectly understandable, considering all the hills and valleys covering the area. What is more worrisome is that I have yet to find someone else addressing this issue. In the last week, I have talked with several people in that area and most of them looked at wireless internet access as somewhat of an oddity. All the people I talked to…

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