Kyt Dotson

Kyt Dotson

Kyt Dotson is a Senior Editor at SiliconAngle and works to cover beats surrounding DevOps, security, gaming, and cutting edge technology. Before joining SiliconAngle, Kyt worked as a software engineer starting at Motorola in Q&A to eventually settle at where he helped build a vast database for pet adoption and a lost and found system. Kyt is a published author who writes science fiction and fantasy works that incorporate ideas from modern-day technological innovation and explore the outcome of living with those technologies.

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Looks like MetroPCS May Beat Verizon to Finishing First 3GPP Long Term Evolution Network in the US

While the LTE technology is still in its infancy, it is still poised to replace standard 3G with wireless speeds rivaling 100 Mbps. Mobile wireless carriers such as MetroPCS and Verizon will benefit greatly to being the first kids at the finish line on these US projects. It looks like MetroPCS is the stronger runner […]

Pay-As-You-Go Plans Coming to Clearwire

Majority owned by Sprint-Nextel, the Clearwire service currently offers flat priced services for laptop wireless connectivity, but recently stated plans to develop a pay-as-you-go plan. From a brief Reuters article, Clearwire is the first U.S. service provider to offer fourth-generation wireless services but its biggest rival, Verizon Wireless, is expected to follow suit with a […]

The State of Localization, InfoGraphic

Another visual-information graphic from Social Media Graphics shows us the current State of Location Based Services. This graphic is just a little bit harder to read than most, as it avoids naming names and instead relies on logos (fortunately there is a prominent legend.) It looks like, in population numbers, Loopt dominates with FourSquare and […]

Facebook in Hot Water Over Teens Usage of the “Like” Button as Advertising

A recent lawsuit out of California names Facebook a defendant in a class action lawsuit alleging that their advertising model misappropriates the likeness and names of teens who use the system. The lawsuit hinges on the fact that advertisements, while shown to everyone, can also be “Liked.” A function of Facebook where if a user […]

Google’s SCVNGR Joins Facebook Places

This connection will put two extremely powerful technologies together: the social networking maelstrom of Facebook and the participatory culture insights of SCVNGR. Google’s offering connects location based social gaming in a way that generates a sort of casual ARG (Alternate Reality Game) for users. Enabling them to earn points, generate reputation, and involve friends, and […]

Google’s Acquisition Appetite in Graph Form

A giant graphic chronicling Google’s rise to power through an appetite for acquisitions has surfaced on Social Media Graphics, by and  The graph runs the length of almost four screen lengths, tracks from February 2001 to present, and splits itself into three columns: Building Revenue Streams, A Little of Both, and Cut Competitive […]

Intel Acquisition of McAfee Making Waves

The announcement of the acquisition of security software producer, McAfee, by semiconductor industry megalith, Intel, has generated mixed reviews. From the security software sector the thoughts are generally positive; while security analysts retain some reservations about the purchase. Intel makes their case for the acquisition quite solidly in an interview published on CNET where Intel […]

Twitter Monetization Off to a Rocky but Promising Start

For a while now, eyes have been on Twitter, wondering exactly how the service will monetize itself.  This has been amplified by recent changes Twitter is making with its features and staff. Especially looking at how microblogging doesn’t lend itself to easy advertising (no way to attach pictures or traditional advertisements to 140 characters at […]

Netflix Has Hit the iPhone

Joining a litany of devices that are already Netflix capable—like the Wii, PS3, Xbox360, PC, iPad, and iPad Touch—the iPhone is the newest into the fold. Subscribers to the DVD-by-mail and watch-on-demand company will have instant access to this product as long as they run iPhone OS 3.1.3 or higher. Starting at only $8.99 a […]

Hyper-local Meets Local Business: MerchantCircle, Yelp and Facebook Places

Today,   is launching a location-based publishing platform to go along with its hyper-local business directory.  This move is designed to put MerchantCircle on the map with competitors like AOL’s local content network Patch, Facebook Places, and FourSquare. With this system, local merchants both make money off their expertise and also guide further customers to […]