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Jeff Barak

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Looking to pitch your innovative idea to successful high-tech investor (and Hollywood A-list heartthrob) Ashton Kutcher? Don’t bother. If your idea is that good, Kutcher and his partner Guy Oseary, who just happens to be Madonna’s manager, will find you. With investments ranging from ...
AT&T's move into home security is the natural move for service providers looking for new revenue sources to replace declining voice and SMS revenues. AT&T is not the first service provider to enter this market in North America – Comcast has its Xfinity Home monitoring service and Ver...
Why are AT&T and Google paying for New Yorkers’ free Wi-Fi? A recent Amdocs survey into service provider Wi-Fi strategies provides a pointer. Announcing another free Wi-Fi service for a New York neighborhood recently, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg made an interesting point: “Keep in min...
As the Formula 1 Grand Prix season opened this weekend in Australia, Vodafone announced that it would be ending its sponsorship of the McLaren racing team at the end of the year, leaving McLaren with an annual $75 million hole in its budget for 2014 and onwards. But not for long, it se...
An LTE-enabled Cadillac? Driving (and parking) will never be the same again… I explain what’s new from behind the wheel of GM’s new connected car at Mobile World Congress. Actually, the only thing 4G won’t accelerate is the driving speed of the LTE-enabled Cadillac, which will hit th...