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What's With the MSO Consolidation?

Charter was the first company to make a play for TWC. Now reports are in that Charter is chasing Bright House....

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Expect Security Funding Bubble to Pop in 3-5 Years

Security is one of the hottest areas in tech right now. Indeed, there is infinite possibility in this space because technology...

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SmartPhoneMan and His Interaction with Media Servers on St. Patrick's Day

Last week we made it about halfway through SmartPhoneMan’s day.  Let’s finish his day.  Right now, he’s in a rush to...

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Verizon Invites the Channel Once More

Jon Arnold wrote up a good review of Verizon's Broad Cloud offering (VCE). One glaring problem is that it targets in...

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Media Servers and St. Patrick's Day

Last week I wrote about the important role media servers play in the network.  Today is St. Patrick’s Day and let’s...

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What Can You Learn from Target?

I was reading a couple of articles about Target. The retailer has not been doing well lately, including closing all Canada...

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Media Servers Will Play an Increasingly Important Role for Telco Apps

Media servers play an important role in enabling many of the real-time communications applications many of us use every day.  When...

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Interoute VoIP Peering

May 10, 2005

Interoute announced today the launch of ARENA, a commission-free voice trading web based exchange in North America and Europe for the telecommunications industry. Arena enables operators to enter the voice market quickly without the infrastructure investment. By logging-on to the Arena web portal, a community of global and national carriers, resellers and ISPs connected to Interoute's Virtual Voice Network (VVN) can seamlessly open routes to each other, regardless of their location or the protocol they are using. Interoute is located in New York, Washington, DC and Atlanta in the U.S.

More than 100 customers, ranging from large national carriers such as Indian telecommunications operator VSNL and Czech Telecom through to ISPs and VoIP operators such as Streamdoor, have been using Interoute's VVN since it originated in May last year.

FreeScale MSC8122 and MSC8126 DSPs

May 9, 2005

Here is the latest release from Freescale, new DSPs useful in many VoIP implementations.

MSC8122 and MSC8126 DSPs based on StarCore® technology lead in low power consumption and combined performance, scaling up to 2GHz.
               
AUSTIN, TEXAS – May. 10, 2005 – Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) is leveraging its multi-core processor design expertise and advanced process technology to address customer needs for higher signal processing performance at lower power consumption. Freescale, the No. 2 supplier of programmable digital signal processors (DSPs), is the first to manufacture a multi-core programmable DSP on 90 nanometer (nm) process technology and bring it into volume production.

Freescale’s 90 nm MSC8122 and MSC8126 DSPs integrate four StarCore® DSP cores onto a single die. These second-generation multi-core devices are designed to deliver a high-performance, yet cost-effective solution that effectively quadruples performance over single-core DSP offerings.





Scansoft Buys Nuance

May 9, 2005

Who would have thought? These are two leaders in the space. Speech is an interesting business – The market will be huge and become the future of the contact center, used as an interface to speak with computers and more. There is no question the market will get bigger.

GM, Ford Junk Bonds

May 9, 2005

I received this release today and it details some of the reasons Detroit’s automakers are in trouble. It is difficult to disagree with any of this. Friends often tell me that domestic cars are cheaper and have better incentives but who wants a domestic car? Obviously this isn’t too positive for Detroit and they better wake up quickly if they want to be around to supply cars for the next generation.

40MPG.ORG: GM, FORD JUNK BONDS SHOULD BE CALLED “YAEGASHI BONDS” TO RECOGNIZE LAGGING U.S. AUTO LEADERSHIP

Why New Debt From Ford, GM Should Be Named for a Japanese Engineer;
Poll:  63% of Americans Already Worry About U.S/Japanese “Hybrid Tech Gap.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.///May 9, 2005///Now that the Standard & Poor’s rating agency has downgraded the General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Co. to junk bond status, Wall Street should take the next logical step and refer to any such new debt issued by the struggling U.S.






Google Down

May 9, 2005

Vonage Funding

May 8, 2005

This company is on a worldwide tear and I remain impressed at how fast Vonage is growing, receiving funding and just basically dominating headlines everywhere. Sure I warned the industry months ago that is we don't get our act together on 911 soon the mainstream media would circle VoIP like hungry sharks. Ands sure Vonage is now being circled by every newspaper and attorney general in the nation. But still, they are doing an amazing job growing the industry, and growing their company.

Firefox

May 8, 2005

Tom Keating got me hooked on Avant Broswer over a year ago so when he writes about his thoughts on Firefox vs. Avant Browser in a post titled FireFox Tabbed Browsing, I had to read his thoughts on the topic. What makes me so interested in this saga is the fact that I am getting hammered by spyware and other garbage that keeps infecting my computer via Internet Explorer. At some point I am either going to switch to FireFox or get a beta of the new MS browser I am hearing so much about.

There was a time that Microsoft would develop a product, gain 90+% market share and then rest on its laurels.

Eliminate Spyware

May 8, 2005

This may be the best response to one of my posts. The following was a response to my Spitzer Spyware Suit I am not a lawyer but these ideas to eliminate spyware seem like they have merit and if there are any lawyers out there in cyberspace reading this blog, please opine on if these ideas make sense. Until then, I hope this excellent response helps stamp out spyware forever.

I don't understand why everyone does not take advantage of their local small claims court to sue spyware companies. The process is pretty simple.

More VoIP URLs

May 8, 2005

More recent VoIP URLs. The best of the bunch will have to be voipwithjoy.com registered to Champion in Marietta South Carolina, US. search4voip.com is an interesting one as well and although the site the site that feeds me with these URLS, www.whois.sc tells me it is taken, it does seem available.

0049-voip.com
0049-voip.net
0049-voip.org
21voip.net
a-voipsolution.com
betavoip.com
blackvoip.net
bmhvoip.com
businessvoipstore.com
dsl2voip.com
dsltovoip.com
first-class-voip.com
first-class-voip.info
fones4voip.com
homevoipstore.com
isgvoip.com
kea-voip.info
nwvoip.net
phone-4-voip.com
qlevrvoip.com
sdvoip.com
search4voip.com
snvoip.net
tsrvoip.com
virtualvoipoffice.com
voip-vergleich.net
voipaffairs.com
voipcharleston.com
voipchart.com
voipconsultant.net
voipcozumel.com
voipflyphone.com
voiphiltonhead.com
voipiseasynow.com
voipkosten.com
voiplanet.net
voipmanufacturer.com
voipmanufacturers.com
voipmaster.biz
voipmrytlebeach.com
voipmyrtlebeach.com
voipnowonline.com
voipphonemail.com
voipraleighdurham.com
voiprdu.com
voiprichmond.com
voipsavannah.com
voiptest.info
voipvirtualoffice.com
voipvoicemail.com
voipwithjoy.com
vzvoip.com
chatvoip.com
imvoip.com
internationalvoipnetwork.com
ivmvoip.com
ivvoip.com
voip-fr.net
voipeu.com
voiplynx.com
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Speech-World Attracts Top Companies

May 6, 2005

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