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WIRELESS DECISIONS

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Lately all I have been hearing is how technology is truly changing the way we live and survive during these tough economic times.  People are making choices concerning the services they want, and the services they truly need.


Recently AT&T announced that they have experienced a significant ramp in consolidated revenue growth led by improved results in wireless and enterprise, and further expansion of wireless and consolidated margins.  This announcement sheds some light on the new needs and demands of both consumers and businesses.

The exploding demand for wireless voice and data services has fueled their increased revenue. This appears to be a direct result of what most folks are beginning to do . . . which is deciding between keeping a land line phone in the home and business or going completely wireless.  For many these days, it is a choice of simple economics.  For most consumers, it is the reliance on their wireless service that forces them to this decision.  I recently wrote about this in a previous post, "Wireless World", and now the proof of such movement is beginning to show.

I have spoken to folks who are fully committed to being totally dependent on wireless communications, not only for the cost, but for the accessibility.  Others say, why be so accessible to the whole world?  In 2008, no one can afford to be isolated from our global community.  What is happening right before our eyes is the evolution of how we communicate and obtain information.  It is through wireless technology that this change is being created and propelled.

Clearly, AT&T is staying focused on their customers and growth.  By providing quality service and cutting edge products, they continue to attract both consumer and business subscribers.  You can bet all of their competitors, both big and small, in this market will be pushing hard to keep up.  Such competition is good for the marketplace and makes AT&T a better provider.

With all of the new technology we have yet to see, it is exciting to know that marketplace leaders like AT&T still get excited about building their business one person and one business at a time.


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WIRELESS DECISIONS

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Lately all I have been hearing is how technology is truly changing the way we live and survive during these tough economic times.  People are making choices concerning the services they want, and the services they truly need.


Recently AT&T announced that they have experienced a significant ramp in consolidated revenue growth led by improved results in wireless and enterprise, and further expansion of wireless and consolidated margins.  This announcement sheds some light on the new needs and demands of both consumers and businesses.

The exploding demand for wireless voice and data services has fueled their increased revenue. This appears to be a direct result of what most folks are beginning to do . . . which is deciding between keeping a land line phone in the home and business or going completely wireless.  For many these days, it is a choice of simple economics.  For most consumers, it is the reliance on their wireless service that forces them to this decision.  I recently wrote about this in a previous post, "Wireless World", and now the proof of such movement is beginning to show.

I have spoken to folks who are fully committed to being totally dependent on wireless communications, not only for the cost, but for the accessibility.  Others say, why be so accessible to the whole world?  In 2008, no one can afford to be isolated from our global community.  What is happening right before our eyes is the evolution of how we communicate and obtain information.  It is through wireless technology that this change is being created and propelled.

Clearly, AT&T is staying focused on their customers and growth.  By providing quality service and cutting edge products, they continue to attract both consumer and business subscribers.  You can bet all of their competitors, both big and small, in this market will be pushing hard to keep up.  Such competition is good for the marketplace and makes AT&T a better provider.

With all of the new technology we have yet to see, it is exciting to know that marketplace leaders like AT&T still get excited about building their business one person and one business at a time.


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TECH TERM: Social Media

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TechTerm_Image 2008.pngWhat is Social Media?

Definition: Online tools and digital platforms used to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives, includes blogs, message boards, podcasts, wiki sites, and vlogs.  Messages can be delivered via text, images, audio, and video.


Examples of such social media sites are Facebook, MySpace, Digg, and YouTube.








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TECH TERM: Social Media

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TechTerm_Image 2008.pngWhat is Social Media?

Definition: Online tools and digital platforms used to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives, includes blogs, message boards, podcasts, wiki sites, and vlogs.  Messages can be delivered via text, images, audio, and video.


Examples of such social media sites are Facebook, MySpace, Digg, and YouTube.








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A "SPIKE" ON YOUR CELL PHONE

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It seems that Filmmaker Spike Lee's next film joint will be on the cutting edge of technology.  It will be "a collaborative effort involving hundreds of cellphone users sending in snippets under three themes starting with the concept of "birth."

It should be very interesting.  :-)




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A "SPIKE" ON YOUR CELL PHONE

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It seems that Filmmaker Spike Lee's next film joint will be on the cutting edge of technology.  It will be "a collaborative effort involving hundreds of cellphone users sending in snippets under three themes starting with the concept of "birth."

It should be very interesting.  :-)




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COOL LINK FOR HOTSPOTS

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WIFI_April 2008.jpgHere's a cool link to help you find those Public WiFi Hotspots.  Hope it helps!  :-)








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COOL LINK FOR HOTSPOTS

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WIFI_April 2008.jpgHere's a cool link to help you find those Public WiFi Hotspots.  Hope it helps!  :-)








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TECHNOLOGY AND PEOPLE

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New technology can be somewhat overwhelming.  In our lifetime many of us have gone from living with a Black and White TV that only has 3 or 4 channels, listening to the hometown AM radio station to get all of your local information, to becoming excited by the invention of the cassette tape.

Now with YouTube, Internet Radio, and Google, you don't have to move from your computer screen to get any information you could ever need on anything or anybody.

With all of this new technology and innovation comes great excitement and interest.  These new products have changed the way we live and communicate not only with our friends and family, but with our world. On the other hand, how many new high tech devices do you own where 75 percent of the gadgets that have been added to upgrade the product aren't even used?
Don't get me wrong, I like the new technology and what it is doing to improve our world, but there has to be a better way to explain and engage people on how to use these new tools and products to their fullest extent.
 
Yes, people and companies produce new products to make money, that's a reality of this world. But true visionary companies and executives understand that the real way to get "paid" is to create products we can't live without, a product that will enhance our life, making it easier.
 
It seems to me that as technology advances, it should be easier to use.  However I keep hearing people talk about all these modern and very hip gadgets they own, but they don't use most of the functions.  Why?  Many cannot tell you the reason.
 
I bet the next big wave of hot technology entrepreneurs will be individuals or groups who are able to harness and provide user friendly products and content to the masses.  People want functional, simple, and affordable stuff in their lives.  More bells and whistle are fine and dandy, but if it rings and sings and you cannot get it to work, do you really want it or need it?
 
In there future this will be a key question that the innovators and producers of technology will face.


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TECHNOLOGY AND PEOPLE

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New technology can be somewhat overwhelming.  In our lifetime many of us have gone from living with a Black and White TV that only has 3 or 4 channels, listening to the hometown AM radio station to get all of your local information, to becoming excited by the invention of the cassette tape.

Now with YouTube, Internet Radio, and Google, you don't have to move from your computer screen to get any information you could ever need on anything or anybody.

With all of this new technology and innovation comes great excitement and interest.  These new products have changed the way we live and communicate not only with our friends and family, but with our world. On the other hand, how many new high tech devices do you own where 75 percent of the gadgets that have been added to upgrade the product aren't even used?
Don't get me wrong, I like the new technology and what it is doing to improve our world, but there has to be a better way to explain and engage people on how to use these new tools and products to their fullest extent.
 
Yes, people and companies produce new products to make money, that's a reality of this world. But true visionary companies and executives understand that the real way to get "paid" is to create products we can't live without, a product that will enhance our life, making it easier.
 
It seems to me that as technology advances, it should be easier to use.  However I keep hearing people talk about all these modern and very hip gadgets they own, but they don't use most of the functions.  Why?  Many cannot tell you the reason.
 
I bet the next big wave of hot technology entrepreneurs will be individuals or groups who are able to harness and provide user friendly products and content to the masses.  People want functional, simple, and affordable stuff in their lives.  More bells and whistle are fine and dandy, but if it rings and sings and you cannot get it to work, do you really want it or need it?
 
In there future this will be a key question that the innovators and producers of technology will face.


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SPRING CLEANING

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I know some of you are wondering what to do with all those books that you read this winter.  Check out this interesting article about a new used book trading site called, BookMooch.com.

Now . . . you can never say that I didn't help you clean up your mess!!!  :-)





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SPRING CLEANING

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I know some of you are wondering what to do with all those books that you read this winter.  Check out this interesting article about a new used book trading site called, BookMooch.com.

Now . . . you can never say that I didn't help you clean up your mess!!!  :-)





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SIGN OF THE TIMES

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In another sign of our ever changing times, here is a article about how we are now viewing more video content online.  

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SIGN OF THE TIMES

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In another sign of our ever changing times, here is a article about how we are now viewing more video content online.  

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MORE TECHNOLOGY, MORE PROTECTION

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Consumers must and have to be careful not to get "caught up" in illegally copying video and audio files.  Most people have no intention of breaking any laws, but the creation of new technology brings new consumer responsibilities and issues.

The cold-blooded reality of our absolutely breathtaking technological revolution means that the laws and rules of how it is handled change just as rapidly.  Clearly the playing field has changed, but not the basic tenants of what is right or wrong.

The need to protect copyrighted material is of the utmost importance to both the consumer and creators of content.
What is copyright?  Well, the "Merriam-Webster Dictionary" definition states that it is "the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical, or artistic work)".

Consumers must be very careful not to cross the line, and owners of this new technology must continue to educate folks on the proper ways to use these products.  You have to be sure as a consumer that when downloading music or videos, it is legitimately and legally available for your personal use.

Most consumers are not downloading copyrighted material for the purpose of creating bootleg copies for mass distribution. However, the creation and innovation of our modern technology has made it much easier for those who would to do so.  And that is the fine line that both the consumers and the copyright holders need to balance.

Consumers must continue to be aware and vigilant about what they can and cannot download from the internet.  They have to make sure their computers and accessories are both equipped to handle and manage these issues.

Many of the large internet providers have begun exploring how to create a more secure internet for copyrighted content.  So the push has begun to give greater protection to copyright holders.

The copyright holders and content providers must also continue to educate the public about the negative effects of illegal downloading on both the creators and the providers.  Yes it is about money, but it is also about the long-term effect on our creative community.  These issues of copyright protection affect not only our artists, but our scientists too.

Everyone wants to be paid for their hard work and efforts.  In these tough economic times where many people are working harder and making less, would you be upset if someone decided, without your knowledge, to claim the time you worked as their own?  Think about it . . . your hard work and money being claimed by someone who had absolutely nothing to do with you or your efforts.

If you were a copyright holder, these are the thoughts and fights you would live with everyday.  What would you do to protect your rights and your livelihood?



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MORE TECHNOLOGY, MORE PROTECTION

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Consumers must and have to be careful not to get "caught up" in illegally copying video and audio files.  Most people have no intention of breaking any laws, but the creation of new technology brings new consumer responsibilities and issues.

The cold-blooded reality of our absolutely breathtaking technological revolution means that the laws and rules of how it is handled change just as rapidly.  Clearly the playing field has changed, but not the basic tenants of what is right or wrong.

The need to protect copyrighted material is of the utmost importance to both the consumer and creators of content.
What is copyright?  Well, the "Merriam-Webster Dictionary" definition states that it is "the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical, or artistic work)".

Consumers must be very careful not to cross the line, and owners of this new technology must continue to educate folks on the proper ways to use these products.  You have to be sure as a consumer that when downloading music or videos, it is legitimately and legally available for your personal use.

Most consumers are not downloading copyrighted material for the purpose of creating bootleg copies for mass distribution. However, the creation and innovation of our modern technology has made it much easier for those who would to do so.  And that is the fine line that both the consumers and the copyright holders need to balance.

Consumers must continue to be aware and vigilant about what they can and cannot download from the internet.  They have to make sure their computers and accessories are both equipped to handle and manage these issues.

Many of the large internet providers have begun exploring how to create a more secure internet for copyrighted content.  So the push has begun to give greater protection to copyright holders.

The copyright holders and content providers must also continue to educate the public about the negative effects of illegal downloading on both the creators and the providers.  Yes it is about money, but it is also about the long-term effect on our creative community.  These issues of copyright protection affect not only our artists, but our scientists too.

Everyone wants to be paid for their hard work and efforts.  In these tough economic times where many people are working harder and making less, would you be upset if someone decided, without your knowledge, to claim the time you worked as their own?  Think about it . . . your hard work and money being claimed by someone who had absolutely nothing to do with you or your efforts.

If you were a copyright holder, these are the thoughts and fights you would live with everyday.  What would you do to protect your rights and your livelihood?



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TECH TERMS: Vodcast & Podcast

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TechTerm_Image 2008.png Folks keep asking me what are Vodcasts and Podcasts?  

Definition: Vodcasts is a Video recording, and a Podcast is a Audio recording.  They are both hosted on a Web page and accessible for individual downloads by using "pull" technology, such as RSS feeds and MP3 players.

Keep your eyes and ears open.  Both video & audio coming soon to "Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr."


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TECH TERMS: Vodcast & Podcast

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TechTerm_Image 2008.png Folks keep asking me what are Vodcasts and Podcasts?  

Definition: Vodcasts is a Video recording, and a Podcast is a Audio recording.  They are both hosted on a Web page and accessible for individual downloads by using "pull" technology, such as RSS feeds and MP3 players.

Keep your eyes and ears open.  Both video & audio coming soon to "Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr."


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On yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the United States Congressional Ceremony Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Capital Hill.  It was a great event that brought together the Congressional Leadership from both political parties.  The keynote speaker of the event was Dr. King's son, Martin L. King, III
 
His death has profoundly affected not only my community, but the entire global community.  His legacy of non-violence and faith lives on today.
 
I received my invitation to attend this event via the internet, which made me think about how much technology has changed our world and how we view it.  The events from that day 40 years ago are still affecting how we live and think today.  Our booming technological and innovative world has been shaped by that movement and his comment to bring people together.
 
This is the one sure thing the internet does . . . it brings people together.  It evens the playing field.  And that was the goal and the continuing legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.
 
The history of this fight for justice and change can now be studied on the internet.  It means that generations of people from all over the world now have a opportunity to fully understand the scope of what this man and a generation of people, who I called or call, Mama, Daddy, Uncle, Cousin, and Neighbor have accomplished.
 
I wonder how different the world would have been if the internet had been around at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.  Do you think that all of the innovation and creativity we have achieved would have come to pass without the "Movement"?
 
Even with all of this new innovation, there is still talk of discrimination and barriers.  We know there is a digital divide between the haves and the have-nots.  What is more compelling is that the folks under 40 now see this divide shaped by class and economic status more than race.  How refreshing.
 
Come to think of it, this man, Dr. King helped lead the Birmingham Bus Boycott at 26 years old.  Let's hope that the young people of today and tomorrow continue to lead us to end this digital divide of both race and class in both our nation and the world.

DR. KINGS'S DREAM AND THE INTERNET . . . UNITING PEOPLE

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On yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the United States Congressional Ceremony Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Capital Hill.  It was a great event that brought together the Congressional Leadership from both political parties.  The keynote speaker of the event was Dr. King's son, Martin L. King, III
 
His death has profoundly affected not only my community, but the entire global community.  His legacy of non-violence and faith lives on today.
 
I received my invitation to attend this event via the internet, which made me think about how much technology has changed our world and how we view it.  The events from that day 40 years ago are still affecting how we live and think today.  Our booming technological and innovative world has been shaped by that movement and his comment to bring people together.
 
This is the one sure thing the internet does . . . it brings people together.  It evens the playing field.  And that was the goal and the continuing legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.
 
The history of this fight for justice and change can now be studied on the internet.  It means that generations of people from all over the world now have a opportunity to fully understand the scope of what this man and a generation of people, who I called or call, Mama, Daddy, Uncle, Cousin, and Neighbor have accomplished.
 
I wonder how different the world would have been if the internet had been around at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.  Do you think that all of the innovation and creativity we have achieved would have come to pass without the "Movement"?
 
Even with all of this new innovation, there is still talk of discrimination and barriers.  We know there is a digital divide between the haves and the have-nots.  What is more compelling is that the folks under 40 now see this divide shaped by class and economic status more than race.  How refreshing.
 
Come to think of it, this man, Dr. King helped lead the Birmingham Bus Boycott at 26 years old.  Let's hope that the young people of today and tomorrow continue to lead us to end this digital divide of both race and class in both our nation and the world.

THE DREAM CONTINUES . . .

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On this day, 40 years ago we lost a Dreamer.  Fortunately for all of us his legacy lives on.



Dr. King (Memphis - April 3, 1968)



The King Center

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site


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THE DREAM CONTINUES . . .

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On this day, 40 years ago we lost a Dreamer.  Fortunately for all of us his legacy lives on.



Dr. King (Memphis - April 3, 1968)



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MOBILE TV: SONY & AT&T PARTNER UP

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Sony has just signed a deal to provide content for AT&T's new MediaFlo TV service.  MediaFlo is a live TV service that will allow you to view content on your phone.  The new deal between Sony and AT&T will allow you to see movies such as "Ghostbusters" and "Philadelphia".  Our wireless and mobile world continues to grow.



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MOBILE TV: SONY & AT&T PARTNER UP

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Sony has just signed a deal to provide content for AT&T's new MediaFlo TV service.  MediaFlo is a live TV service that will allow you to view content on your phone.  The new deal between Sony and AT&T will allow you to see movies such as "Ghostbusters" and "Philadelphia".  Our wireless and mobile world continues to grow.



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