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Amazon Outage... UK Frenzy To Blame?

June 6, 2008

Amazon.com Is Unavailable

June 6, 2008

FTC Escalates Intel Investigation

June 6, 2008

  According to published reports, Intel Corp. has been subpoenaed by the Federal Trade Commission.   This is regarded as the first step in escalating an informal inquiry to a formal antitrust investigation into its business practices.   Intel has apparently been working with the FTC on an informal inquiry since 2006.   Intel said so far it has provided "thousands of documents" to the FTC, and added that the subpoena will provide for documents from other sources.   Intel’s formal statement regarding the subpoena can be read here.   In the statement, Intel points out that, "The evidence that this industry is fiercely competitive and working is compelling," and indicated a 42 percent drop in microprocessor prices from 2000 to the end 2007.

IP to Sizzle in Dallas This July

June 4, 2008

ABP Technology announced it is hosting the 5th annual IP Sizzles in Dallas July 28–30, at the Sheraton Grand DFW Hotel.   IP Sizzles is an industry event geared towards resellers and integrators and strives to serve as an educational opportunity where the audience can maximize their business opportunities by connecting with other resellers and integrators as well as industry leaders in VoIP, Wireless, IP Video, IP Infrastructure and IP service providers.   Attendees will have the opportunity to be among the first to see new products from AudioCodes, Mobotix, and others.   Speakers from throughout the IP communications community will focus on an overall theme on the importance of resellers and maximizing the profit channel.   Some of the key IP Sizzles 2008 exhibitors and sponsors are Aastra, Adaptec, AudioCodes, ClearOne, Digium, Linksys, pbxnsip, SMC Networks and snom. Other sponsors include Broadvox and XO.   There will also be a special session “Doubling Your IP Sales in Six Months” focusing on –Solutions Selling and Closing Sales” presented by one of America's top sales trainers.   Registration is open now.  

JC Murphy to Head CedarPoint

June 3, 2008

Time Warner Trial Set to Debut Thursday

June 3, 2008

Must be the VoIP

May 29, 2008

Small Business VoIP at Costco

May 28, 2008

SIP Forum Expands Membership

May 28, 2008

The SIP Forum recently announced significantgrowth in membership since the beginning of 2008. Currently, the SIP Forum has 46 Full Member companies and more than 5,000 individual members from around the world.   Companies that have recently joined the SIP Forum as Full Members include AudioCodes Ltd., Bandwidth.com, Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs), CGI Group Inc, Covergence, Dialogic Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft Corporation, NEC Unified Solutions Inc., Sonus Networks, Tekelec, and Telsis Limited.   According to Marc Robins, SIP Forum Managing Director and President of SIP Forum LLC, “The recent surge in our membership ranks is a clear signal that the work of the Forum is resonating with equipment vendors, service providers and developers of SIP-based IP communications products and services. Indeed, one of the reasons for our recent growth is the expanding support and momentum behind the SIP Forum's SIP trunking initiative called SIPconnect, which provides an industry-approved set of rules and guidelines for accomplishing trouble-free, direct IP peering between SIP-enabled IP-PBXs and SIP-enabled VoIP service providers.”   The organization’s mission is “To advance the adoption of products and services based on SIP.”   The Forum promotes SIP as the technology of choice for the control of real-time multimedia communication sessions throughout the Internet, corporate networks, and wireless networks.   Visit them online at SIPForum.org    

Vapps Rebranding Hi-Def Conferencing Service

May 19, 2008

Hoboken, NJ-based Vapps, Inc. has announced it is undergoing a bit of rebranding, and will use the term High-Definition Conferencing to describe the high-quality wideband audio fidelity of its audio conferences using Skype. High-Definition Conferencing replaces Vapps’ previous brand, High-Speed Conferencing, effective immediately.   By leveraging the wideband audio protocols available today, whether GIPS or wideband AMR codecs, Vapps believes they can offer the highest quality audio conferencing service available.   I caught up with Vapps at The Cable Show this week, and spoke with John Bennett, the company’s senior vice president who explained that the cable space is new territory for Vapps.   Bennett told me that business services such as the Vapps conferencing service can help cable providers offer their customers a wider variety of compelling applications.   The company also unveiled a brand-new Web site for users to gather more information on High-Definition Conferencing: www.hidefconferencing.com.   Vapps recently announced that automotive replacement parts retailer AutoZone selected Vapps’ Conferencing Enterprise service as the internal audio conferencing service for more than 4,000 retail AutoZone locations.
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