James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bank of America: 'Safety and security' will be a 1.5 trillion dollar industry by 2020

The cyber realm has never been more dangerous, and no one is completely immune to the dangers stemming from Russian hackers-for-profit, the Chinese government, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, and trans-national organized crime groups.
Already, companies ranging from Target to Sony, along with the US government's Office of Personnel Management, have seen the catastrophic cost of a major data breach.
But this risk creates a huge market opportunity, as this graphic from Bank of America demonstrates.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Soon you might finally have a choice where your internet comes from

If you live in the United States, then you're familiar with the dismal state of internet service. Chances are that if you can even get broadband where you live, then you have no choice who you pay for service, you pay a lot, and your bill is only going to go up.
That could be about to change.
On Wednesday, the tech world learned about Starry, a company that aims to bring ultrafast internet service wirelessly in cities.


If you want to work in tech, you need to know these 2 essential programming languages

The answer to the question, "Which coding language should I learn first?" is widely debated and depends mostly on what you want to do with your code.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

How Microsoft Plans to Beat Google and Facebook to the Next Tech Breakthrough

The company behind Windows and Office is remaking its research arm to ensure its greatest inventions actually find their way into people’s hands.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Apple will start opening centers around the world to teach people how to build iOS apps

Apple on Thursday announced it’s opening its second-ever iOS App Development Center, where it can train and teach students how to build iOS applications for iPhones and iPads.
This new iOS App Development Center will be located at a partner institution in Naples, Italy. Apple had previously built the first iOS App Development Center in Brazil.


This popular major at Stanford produced some of the biggest names in tech

Symbolic Systems is one of the most popular majors at Stanford.
It's also one of the toughest programs to get through as it combines courses in psychology, computer science, and linguistics.


How two Googlers who left the company's top-secret lab sold their startup to Spotify

On Wednesday, Spotify announced it had acquired both New York City-based startup Cord Project and Dublin-based music discovery startup Soundwave.
In its announcement of the two new purchases, Spotify stayed vague, only saying it would use the companies it acquired to build "engaging and innovative music experiences."


Apple is opening a European development centre to teach children to code

Apple is going to open its first iOS development centre in Europe, with the aim of teaching children and young adults how to code.
In a press release announcing the centre, Apple touted the massive affect its operating system and software products have had on Europe, including supporting over 1.4 million jobs.


Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?

In the fall of 2013 a young software engineer named Charles Pratt arrived on Howard University’s campus in Washington. His employer, Google, had sent him there to cultivate future Silicon Valley programmers. It represented a warming of the Valley’s attitude toward Howard, where more than 8 out of 10 students are black. The chair of the computer science department, Legand Burge, had spent almost a decade inviting tech companies to hire his graduates, but they’d mostly ignored him. Pratt began teaching computer science classes, helping to revamp the department’s curriculum, and preparing students for Google’s idiosyncratic application process. It was one of several initiatives meant to get the school to churn out large numbers of engineers.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tech’s ‘Frightful 5’ Will Dominate Digital Life for Foreseeable Future

There’s a little parlor game that people in Silicon Valley like to play. Let’s call it, Who’s Losing?
There are currently four undisputed rulers of the consumer technology industry: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, now a unit of a parent company called Alphabet. And there’s one more, Microsoft, whose influence once looked on the wane, but which is now rebounding.