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Making Sense of Blockchain and Nothing Can Be Hidden in it?

The Bitfury Group and First Block Capital, on January 11, 2018, announced they had invested in Emercoin and would support the ground-breaking...

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Openpath Intros Next-Gen Access Control System

As everything in our lives has become smart; the phone, speaker, lights, cities, thermostats and doorbells, the reality is that pretty much...

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ZiipRoom Intros Must-Have Videoconferencing Solution

Friction or resistance is generally used to slow things down. In fact, a car's braking system is a great example of something very...

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Small Businesses Have Unique Needs When it Comes to Communication Systems

If you have a small business, chances are you have a business communication phone system someplace on premise.  That PBX communication system...

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ChatBots are Marching

Chances are you have talked to a Chatbot and didn’t even know it.  Like most contact center innovations, Chatbots have been driven...

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Why is the PSTN Long Tail So Long?

Even though VoIP and IP communications in general is now dominating all landline communications, why is the PSTN still there?  Why doesn’t...

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Cloudstudio with Your UCaaS, Would You Like Fries With That?

McDonald's is famous for asking customers if they want fries with their order and as a result, over the years, they have...

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Michael Powell

October 14, 2005

I had a great discussion with Michael Powell today as he prepares for his discussion at the upcoming Internet Telephony Conference & Expo. Wow! It was great to speak with him. He was about as cordial as a human being can be. After the conversation someone in my office commented that he could have been Carly Fiorina’s cousin as he was abut as cordial and nice as she was on the phone.

Productivity Skyrockets

October 14, 2005

Productivity is so important to companies everywhere and in my opinion we may be on the verge of seeing it skyrocket? How you ask? Rich, is there some new VoIP gadget that I will see at ITEXPO in a week that will change my life? Is it that funky Linksys/Skype phone that Tome Keating blogged about a week or so ago?


October 14, 2005

DRAM Price Fixing

October 14, 2005

Imagine how much cheaper computer prices would be if there wasn’t rampant price fixing in the DRAM memory markets! Excerpt:

Samsung Electronics Co. and its U.S. subsidiary Samsung Semiconductor Inc. have agreed to plead guilty and pay a $300 million fine for participating in an "international conspiracy" to fix prices on dynamic RAM (DRAM), the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Samsung's fine is the second-largest criminal antitrust fine in U.S. history and the largest criminal fine since 1999, the DOJ said.

Resolving the investigation was "paramount" to Samsung, said Chris Goodhart, the company's director of marketing communications.

Need a VoIP CTO?

October 14, 2005

Michael Khalilian

October 14, 2005

Mike Khalilian is the chairman of the IPCC, the group that has partnered with Internet Telephony Magazine to award the VoIP Service Provider Awards in a week or so in LA at ITEXPO. I bring this up because Mike was just quoted in this article about how CLECs need to immediately embrace VoIP.


So Khalilian wants to emphasize to the CLEC community that VoIP does indeed work, and that the technology costs for VoIP are below $100 per subscriber. That number was inflated only because of the large amount of money pioneering VoIP service providers spent advertising through major media outlets, he says. “Some of our friends spent over $100 million in the last couple years” on marketing, he adds.

Air Canada Pillows

October 14, 2005

You will now have to pay for pillows on Air Canada flights. I think this is a great idea. I have suggested since 2002 that airlines charge for food and now some are. I would rather pay for the privilege of having food or a pillow than not have the option to have it.

The problem is with the payment system.

VoIP in Hollywood

October 13, 2005

Back To Avant Browser

October 13, 2005

OK. I respect Tom Keating’s technology acumen a great deal. He is probably one of the smartest and most knowledgeable in the space. So when Tom tells me how good Firefox is and how well it works for him.

Will BellSouth Buy Vonage

October 13, 2005

I got my head handed to me by the mere mention of the fact that BellSouth might buy Vonage for a whole hunk of cash. Bloggers can be so moody sometimes . Anyway now it seems some of the same bloggers that basically told me I was insane to suggest that BellSouth was in talks with Vonage are pontificating on this actually happening.

More interesting is the fact that the valuation I put out there seemed insane even to me and by Skype standards today may have been too low!

I don’t mind getting slammed by bloggers. It is kind of fun actually.

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