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How Nuance is Powering the Voice Economy

It's no secret that voice interfaces have become one of the most successful product categories in recent years. With the price point...

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FCC and FTC Co-Host April 23rd Expo on Robocall Blocking

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo on Monday, April...

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Why Not Move to Cloud Fax?

  The last couple of weeks I explored the topic of SIP Trunking.   One of the benefits I discussed is that cloud...

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Jabra Responds To Evolving Workplace with Engage 65, 75

After exhausting interviews with 400 call center professionals and IT administrators, Jabra set out to design headsets for the evolving workplace. Respondents...

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CounterPath Now does Collaboration

President and CEO Donovan JonesYears before it was fashionable, CounterPath had a soft-client, allowing an app to give mobile devices compatibility with...

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Kollective Improves Network Performance via P2P Technology

Enterprise network congestion on continues to be a problem as software updates and files continue to grow in size. Add to these challenges,...

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Could Scheduling Logins Make us Safer?

Hackers are relentless. Today it was discovered the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) suffered at least 240 data breaches and another 800 suspected...

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Katrina Telemarketing Ban Lifted

September 16, 2005

Paris Hilton Hacker Jailed

September 16, 2005

Mainstreaming VoIP

September 16, 2005

More examples of the mainstreaming of VoIP. See TheStreet.com’s bullish article. Excerpt:

1. Since its inception, the quality of VoIP service has come a long way. Early VoIP products required both parties in a conversation to be at a computer.

ITEXPO On Fire

September 15, 2005

EU Adopts English

September 15, 2005

I got this in e-mail from a friend and had to share. Too Funny.

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European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy.

The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growingb publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f".











New York Times Starts Charging!

September 15, 2005

I have heard grumbling from the New York Times for a few months now about online revenue. There was a BusinessWeek article for example a few months back that mentioned the company was struggling to find a way to charge for their content.

I really had a tough time believing that the company would generate significant revenue by charging and I knew if they started they would lose lots of traffic. Somehow the Wall Street Journal has pulled it off but even though the Wall Street Journal probably has roughly the same amount of content, they have 1/3 the readership of the New York Times based on Alexa.com data.

WSJ can probably charge because they are giving out substantial financial information people feel is worth paying for.

Here is a chart that compares how the two sites rank. This rank is a combination of unique visitors and page views over time and smaller numbers are better as they are closest to the #1 most viewed site online.

Getting back to the Times, they have reached a compromise where some of the columnists will not be available to non-subscribers unless they pay a $49.95 fee.







IP Conferencing and Collaboration

September 15, 2005

Check our new IP conferencing and collaboration channel on TMCnet. I really like the design of this site. It just went live today and am sure it will get lots of attention from the many people looking for news on the IP conferencing and collaboration market.

It seems that with gas prices going higher and higher, market growth has nowhere to go but up, up, up.

MSNBC Newsbot

September 15, 2005

Finding VoIP 2.0

September 15, 2005

I am blown away by how many people are registering for Internet Telephony Conference & Expo from overseas. We had more international attendance in our Miami show than any other domestic VoIP event. I wasn’t sure if we would be able to do the same in California next month. It seems the interest level is very high overseas and many of our conferees – service providers, enterprises and resellers are registering from around the world.

I suppose the whole Skype/eBay acquisition is part of the reason.

eBay/Skype Amusement

September 14, 2005

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