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The New Guard in Telecom: Amazon and Facebook

Mobile World Congress, for me, has always been a combination of looking forward towards our future while at the same time reflecting...

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The New Guard in Telecom: Amazon and Facebook

Mobile World Congress, for me, has always been a combination of looking forward towards our future while at the same time reflecting...

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Why TelePacific is Re-Branding

In this podcast, I speak with TelePacific's SVP Ken Bisnoff on why TelePacific is re-branding. The CLEC of old is gone....

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Communications Tech Development = Code + Human Resources > Enter OpenSIPs Summit 2017 Amsterdam

A big difference between a successful communications technology corporation, startup or project and a flop is the development of the solution behind...

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Telecom Tidbits (part # 2450)

Amazon Using Trojan Horse Approach To Go After Smartphone Voice Market. Amazon is agressively pursuing the voice personal assistant market, focusing...

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Telecom Tidbits (#2449)

Telecom is still broken. Ordering a 1GB Internet port in a Lit building has turned from a 2 week turn up...

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Shock! IBM Reverses Telecommuting Policy. Here's Why

It's mind-boggling. It's incredible. The biggest news in tech culture is without question  the reversal by IBM regarding a telecommuting policy which...

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The Week in Review

August 5, 2005

Here are some stories worth reading from the past week:

Vonage: Pimp That Phone:

Bush to Nominate Kovacic as FTC Commissioner

NetCentrex Buys IMS Company

Vonexus to Host Orlando Seminar on Maximizing ROI with Microsoft-based Voice over IP

VoIP Developer Show 'Packed to the Gills'

VoIP Developer vs. MacWorld?

FCC Deregulates DSL

Live Football Over the Phone, Internet

Services Over IP

Coveting Thy Neighbor's WiFi

USF Gets a Boost

Pannaway: Turning Copper and Fiber into Gold (Part I)

It's All for the Kids!

Loquendo to Unveil Latest Speech Tech

NextNine Supports FTS Billing & CRM

Loquendo Enhances Voice Platform

Customer Service/Support Stats

QAS Updates Address Quality Assurance

Your Technology Annoys Me

More IT Jobs -- But Not Too Fast

SMB Owners “Apprehensive” About VoIP

CobbleSoft Shoots For "Smarter Service"

Mellenia, VoX Announce Agreement

IBM, Avaya Announce Collaboration Collaboration

Jacada Loses A Penny A Share

Turning Your PocketPC Into a Universal Remote

Siebel's Cleveland Reaffirms Commitment to Hosted CRM

Bush to Nominate Kovacic as FTC Commissioner























































Oprah Spam

August 5, 2005

Russell Shaw on VoIP Developer

August 4, 2005

Intelligent Design

August 4, 2005

I went to public school until fifth grade and at that point my parents decided to move me to a private Jewish school where I could learn Hebrew and religious teachings along with my secular education. The education I received was much better than public schools as my classes were smaller and there was a much greater culture of learning in the school. I also became religious at this school

The only thing that didn't sit well with me was dinosaurs. I couldn't figure out how the story of creation left out hundreds of millions of years of dinosaur evolving, eating each other and doing the sorts of things they do.

Epygi Labs

August 4, 2005

Epygi has been working with other companies as a design house. Expect to see a number of products designed by Epygi but rebadged by other companies.

So far they have developed a WiFi telephony phone and have designed a VoIP test platform for a semiconductor company. They are focusing their designs on the VoIP space and the new design company is called Epygi Labs at the moment. The name may change but for now that is the name

I have always been impressed with the features and cost/feature ratio of Epygi's products.



Press at VoIP Developer

August 4, 2005

VoIP Developer Buzz

August 4, 2005

Siebel Doing Much Better

August 4, 2005

Here is an e-mail I received from Siebel’s Bruce Cleveland recently. Look for an interview with him in the August 2005 issues of Customer Interaction Solutions Magazine (subscribe to Customer Interaction Solutions) in my High Priority column. As you will read in the next few weeks in the magazine, I really think Bruce Cleveland is one of the best things that ever happened to Seibel Systems. He has the energy and vision they need at Seibel and is willing to talk to the press in an honest and straightforward fashion that is quite refreshing.

Discounted VoIP Events

August 4, 2005

I had two exhibitors ask me today what it means when trade show organizers focus so heavily on discounting their conferences. Is this a sign of weakness they asked? While I am no expert on the balance sheets of other communications events and I don't think it is appropriate to comment I did have a conversation with a few exhibitors who likened such practices to what some car companies are doing with their employee discount programs.

They wondered if this focus on almost giving away conference passes is the equivalent of selling super-discounted cars that are of poor quality. They further wondered if this is a sign that some trade show companies have overextended themselves and just aren't able to attract attendees to their events.

I try to stay neutral in such discussions but I thought this worth sharing.



VoIP Developer Photos Continued

August 4, 2005

Funny thing. I saw an article today comparing TMC's VoIP Developer Conference to MacWorld. I can't seem to find the link at the moment and Google isn't cooperating. While I am flattered to even have TMC's VoIP Developer event be mentioned in the same sentence as Mac World, these are pretty dissimilar shows.

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