Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent says focus on fast broadband, IP is key to comeback

Verizon: LTE service didn't keep up with demand | WAN specialist Talari adds $15M in venture funding

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Alcatel-Lucent says focus on fast broadband, IP is key to comeback
With its new-found focus on IP networking and fast broadband access, Alcatel-Lucent is poised to take advantage of a worldwide explosion in mobile devices and the rush of service providers and operators to the cloud, company executives said at the networking vendor's tech symposium this week. Read More


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Verizon: LTE service didn't keep up with demand
Verizon's network wasn't ready for the flood of new traffic that it had to deal with after the company rolled out LTE service, admitted CFO Fran Shammo. Read More

WAN specialist Talari adds $15M in venture funding
Talari Networks, a San Jose maker of WAN virtualization/aggregation appliances and software, added $15 million to its coffers via a new round of venture financing. Read More

FCC app lets consumers check how mobile broadband providers stack up
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has released a smartphone app that will allow users to measure the speed of their mobile broadband connection, while providing aggregate data to the agency for measuring nationwide mobile broadband network performance. Read More

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Application Performance in a World of Cloud and Mobility
Cloud, mobility, and networking have shifted the dynamics of application performance. As a result, IT is under more pressure than ever to improve application performance. Learn how to ensure that employees and customers can access applications effectively without being forced to expend more resources on network upgrades. Read more >>

Geek-themed Meme of the Week: Vertical Video Edition
No. 22 in our Geek-Themed Meme of the Week series addresses a common issue that has plagued many a cell-phone videographer. Want more? Check out the "Geek-themed Meme of the Week Archive": And if you'd like me to consider one that you've found - or created - please feel free to send it to me at buzz@nww.com. Read More

Geek-Themed Meme of the Week Archive
They are inescapable on the Internet. Most are awful. A few are not, so we have started publishing a selection of memes that amuse me. One every week. Here's the archive. Read More

Holiday gift guide 2013 [2013 Cool Yule Tools]
The holidays are here, and it's time to rock! With more than 140 products to choose from, let us take you on a journey through our favorite personal technology products and gift ideas for the techie on your list. From phones to computers to the hottest video games, we've got a bunch of great gift ideas. Please peruse and share with friends and family! Read More

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Gift Guide 2013: Phones, tablets and computers
In the past, we used to separate out categories for cell phones, tablets and computers. In theory, we still could create separate guides just for those products - there are so many options to choose from and not a week goes by where another phone, tablet or computer hits the market. Read More

Gift Guide 2013: Work gadgets
The merging world of personal technology and workplace technology is always a fascinating scene to observe, so a lot of devices here can be utilized at home, and vice versa (see our Digital Life article for home-related tech gift ideas). But for the most part, we're confident that your work life will improve with these gadgets - peruse the writeups for gift ideas for your favorite colleague! Read More

Gift Guide 2013: Games and gaming gear
Let's face it - this holiday season is going to be really good for the video gamer on your holiday list. Not only are there two new gaming consoles coming out (the Xbox One and Sony Playstation 4), but there are a bunch of games that will keep you entertained for months on end. Plus the accessories to enhance those games and experiences continue to be top-notch. Read More


20 hottest tech toys for the holidays

Cool Yule Tools 2013: Our Tester Elf-approved picks for awesome gadgety goodness.


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