Saturday, November 12, 2005
Everyone is giving away something.
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Some Cool Stuff to check Out
Friday, November 04, 2005
Microsoft Gets Into the VoIP Wold with a Bang!
Microsoft acquires VoIP developer
Microsoft said it has acquired Media-Streams.com, a 23-employee Zurich-based company that develops VoIP business applications. The software giant says it plans to incorporate Media-Streams' technologies into its corporate IM platform, Microsoft Office Live Communications Server (LCS) and its Office productivity tools. Media-Streams' software is already integrated with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. The deal's financial terms were not disclosed. The move follows Microsoft's acquisition of VoIP startup Teleo this summer. Microsoft is incorporating Teleo's technology into its consumer IM service, MSN Messenger. The company's latest purchase will help it add VoIP to the Office Live platform, which already supports real-time communications via IM.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Great Cell Phone Site
This looks like a great cell phone site with offers from the big providers for each state.
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Another Cool Article
Unlimited Broadband Phone Service Options - Who's the Best? – You may want to give this one a read.
Friday, August 19, 2005
2.7 millionn Americans paid for VOIP in Q2 2005
TeleGeography found 2.7 mln US VOIP subscribers nationwide in Q2 2005, compared with just 440,000 in Q2 2004. The revenue generated from consumer VoIP services remained relatively small, at $220 mln, but that is expected to change quickly. TeleGeography forecasts annual VoIP revenue hitting $3 bln by 2007.
Now that is some serious growth!
Very Good Article
I just read a great article called Internet Phone Broad Band Phone Service is Reaching More Users - By Mark Thompson, Staff Writer at Broadband Phone Services dot Com. You may want to give it a read.
8x8 launches online community
VoIP and videophone service provider 8x8 has launched an interactive online community. The Packet8 Online Community allows users to network, post blogs, create forums, get technical support, list classified ads, share business tips and learn about Internet phone service with users worldwide. Many of the company's employees, including CEO Bryan Martin, have created their own blogs. The company cites a September 2004 AC Neilsen study that found that 40 percent of Americans say they participate in online communities. Viewing and participation in the Packet8 Online Community is open to the general public and free of charge.
For more details on the Packet8 Online Community: - read this company press release
Looks like the smaller IP providers are the ones who get how to really win over clients for life,
Thursday, August 18, 2005
New Stuff I found On Line
Next Business customers can now take advantage of Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) without having to upgrade or replace their current telephone systems. Denver-based IPtimize, Inc., a Managed VoIP (Voice-over-IP) Solutions Provider serving small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs), announced today that it has launched VoIP Connect, a telephone-line (“trunk-line”) replacement service that allows businesses to put voice traffic onto existing broadband Internet connections.VoIP is a technology that allows end users to make telephone calls using a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular (or analog) phone line. You can read the press release here.
Last on this posting you may want to check out Marc Cummings blog called Broadband Phone VoIP Happenings to see what his insights on the industry are,
Broad Phone Service Options
iPhone2 Inc. today announced that the Company has begun conducting an extensive beta test of its unique video phone and VoIP service. The service will initially be made available to a closed group of approximately 100 testers who have signed up for a pre-launch test. These testers will have an opportunity to experience the latest in video phone technology.
VoIP Video Phone Service is pretty cool but providers like Packet8 have had it for quite a while.
I also have noticed that as hot as VoIP seems to be Joe Consumer in general is still pretty much in the dark. Vonage is about the only group advertising online and their success is limited.
For companies planning major migrations to VoIP I found a planning guide that may be very useful There are 10 critical questions every business MUST ask before launching into VoIP. These are mission critical considerations for every service provider. You'll find a well layed out Planning Guide at VoIPNews.com.