“Opera Mini, Opera’s mobile browser, grew its monthly users by 11 per cent to nearly 40 million users in October from 32 million users in August. In terms of page views, Opera Mini delivered 17.2 billion last month, a 238 per cent annual increase, indicating that mobile web usage is growing fast. Since September’s report, page-views have gone up by nearly 15 per cent.”
“During the Cisco Partner Velocity summit, one of the guest speakers raved about Cisco’s commitment to marketing. The same guest speaker raved about the Flip video camera’s simplicity. Then, the speaker made a stunning statement: ‘I had forgotten that Cisco owns the Flip.’ … As consumers prepare to buy a range of gadgets and gizmos this holiday season The VAR Guy wonders: Wouldn’t it be wise for Cisco to start promoting the fact that the company owns the Flip?”
Johna Till Johnson writes about telepresence.
“Most telepresence adopters turn to service providers to obtain dedicated bandwidth. Why? Because telepresence requires a great deal of bandwidth; up to 6 Mbps per-screen, per-room. IT managers also see telepresence as a high-profile application. When a company has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to deliver a premium video conferencing solution often utilized by top executives, IT job security depends on delivering a high quality user experience. IT architects simply don’t want to take the chance that a critical telepresence session among executives, customers, and/or partners is interrupted because of issues on the data network. Despite increasing deployment of technologies such as WAN optimization and QoS, they simply aren’t willing to chance a network-related issue disrupting a telepresence session.”