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Smart home 101: A beginner's guide to all things automation

If you're new to the whole smart home thing, this is a good place to start.

By February 6, 2015


Use your phone to talk to your house

Lowe's and monitoring-tech company AlertMe welcome the home of the future with a cloud-based home-monitoring system.

By July 19, 2012


Earthlink to acquire regional carrier ITC Deltacom

Internet provider Earthlink to pay $516 million to merge with ITC Deltacom, a regional carrier in the Southeast.

By October 1, 2010


Facebook opens chat, and AIM plugs in

Using Facebook Connect and an open standard for IM, the social network is letting others tap into its chat service. AOL is one of them.

By February 10, 2010


Telecoms are missing their cloud opportunity

If you talk to your favorite telecommunications company, you find them concentrating on how they will compete in cloud infrastructure, platform and software services.

By August 16, 2009


Adium gets its Twitter on in version 1.4

The open-source multiprotocol instant-messaging client for the Mac operating system is getting better, as it integrates new functions for the popular Twitter microblogging service.

By March 13, 2009


BT guns for Android and Skype with Ribbit buy

In the deal, announced Tuesday, BT has agreed to pay $105 million in cash for Ribbit, which bills itself as "Silicon Valley's first phone company."

By July 29, 2008


Google-Yahoo deal good news for IM, but...

Tucked into the Yahoo-Google ad agreement is a deal to bridge instant-messaging services. That's great news for IM, but it doesn't fix underlying flaws of online chat.

By June 14, 2008


Scaling Twitter for the masses (from a technical perspective)

Building application scale is the key to SaaS and Cloud Computing. Twitter's single-thread application needs some re-thinking in order to meet the demand of it's users.

By May 5, 2008


Why start-ups fail

And a great many do. There are lots of reasons, but in my experience, the most common cause is they develop technology and not products.

By August 15, 2007