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Tech helps e-Estonia Replace Delaware as Corporate Capital

Set your business up in Delaware is what you’ll hear from an attorney if you decide to set up a US corporation....

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Nothing But Vanilla Pudding

Do you remember playing musical chairs in school? The music begins a chair is removed and you circle around until the...

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Talking API and UC with Zilkr

In this podcast, I sit down with Omar Paul, co-founder of Zilkr, a platform for communications APIs and SDK. In the...

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Will the Clinton Vs. Trump Outsourcing War hurt your Business?

With tens of millions of jobs lost in the U.S. due to outsourcing (including contract manufacturing), we can expect the topic to...

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Why Android Sucks: Part 2

Earlier this month in a piece titled Why Android Sucks you learned that Dell decided to stop updating Android devices. The article...

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2016 State of WebRTC

Where are we really with WebRTC?  It’s not generating the buzz it used to. There are not many specialized conferences anymore.  Even...

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What It Means to Master an Agency

After rumors swirled at CP Expo in Vegas in March, the announcement is finally here: Sandler Partners is acquiring X4. This...

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Skype Affiliate Program

May 25, 2005

The next telecom gold rush it seems is affiliate programs and Vonage and all other VoIP companies have them. Except Skype of course. Well then again, Skype isnt a phone company… Or are they?. Well of course they are and as Tom Keating reports Skype now has an affiliate program meaning you can earn money and a lot of it in fact, if you can get more people to sign up and pay for Skype service.

Salesforce.com and Merrill Lynch

May 24, 2005

IPCC AT Supercomm

May 24, 2005

Here is what the IPCC and it's head Michael Khalilian are up to at Supercomm this year. I am on a panel with Mike at SuperComm and am looking forward to hosting our SuperComm party with the IPCC again this year. Last year we co-sponsored a cruise with the IPCC.

Industry VoIP Forum IPCC to Sizzle at SUPERCOMM
Annual Meeting to Feature Guest Speakers From Vonage and Time Warner  - - All Service Providers Invited - -

IPCC Chairs VoIP Panel; Exhibits the Latest Voice Over IP (VoIP) Technology; and Co-Sponsors Networking Event for SUPERCOMM Attendees

Fremont, CA – May 19, 2005 – The International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC),  the industry's technology marketing forum working to advance Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) over broadband cable, wireless, and wireline, announced today its numerous activities taking place at SUPERCOMM 2005, June 6-9 in Chicago. SUPERCOMM is the world's premier annual exhibition and conference for communications service providers and private network managers.






Broadband Competition

May 24, 2005

I had to share this -- it is a post on an e-mail list from cybertelecom.org:

When the 21st Century Communications history is written, it will be shown that Michael Powell did MORE for the advancement of disruptive unlicensed wireless broadband than all the FCC staff, other 4 Commissioners, Congresspersons, and Telco Lobbyists combined. Its all now in the hands of the techno-luddites, greedy and dying Telcos, clueless lawyers both inside and outside the FCC, and politics-driven remaining Commissioners.  And thus the muscle-bound Regulatory Gods  will complete  the Communications Revolution the RBOCs started. So instead of a technical, economic, regulatory solution led by the United States that digital wireless promised in the first place starting with the 1984 Report and Order authorizing spread spectrum it in the ISM bands the REST of the world will run with the digital wireless we developed and whip our ass globally in extending broadband connectivity for their entire populations. We will be adopting and buying THEIR solutions within 5-7 more years, instead of selling it to them.

You think Martin or the other Stooges are going to be its savior?



Just Got to Speech-World

May 24, 2005

Nicole Sara Tehrani

May 24, 2005

Salesforce.com Announcement

May 22, 2005

911 Report Card

May 22, 2005

With all the talk of 911 lately I thought it important to share this information on a report about 911 originally from 2001. AN interesting detail is that 231 counties did not have 911 coverage at the time of this report. Please see this link for details.



The Effectiveness, Accessibility and Future of America's 9-1-1 Service

9-11-2001

A Special Report by DISPATCH Monthly Magazine

We've received a copy of National Emergency Number Association's (NENA) long-awaited, 24-page "Report Card To The Nation," and have combed it for interesting details. It seems primarily intended as an introduction to 911 for legislators, to offer basic analysis of the current systems, and as a method for promoting Congressional action on several issues.







LA Times VoIP Story

May 21, 2005

European VoIP 911 Perspective

May 21, 2005

Here is a comment Tom Keating received on his VoIP Blog -- a European perspective on 911 and VoIP:

I fail to understand all this fuss, or better, with my European and Italian frame of mind, I understand it in the sense it is a nice way to slow down the use of VoIP.

I think the solution would be much easier than what it looks.
We talk about "dumb network" and "smart devices at the ends", it shouldn't be impossible to use the intelligence of the device to be able to configure for example your IP phone to send together with the IP number (which can change in a case of a dynamic IP) also the name and address of the owner.
And in the case of an owner who has more than one location it could be programmable with 2 or 3 addresses and a feature that allows us to change address whenever one has the need.

Besides, everything will be solved when we finally will all have a static IP (hopefully very soon with IPv6).
That would also solve other problems like spamming, since the Internet user would be traceable.

And I wouldn't agree that 911 saved all those lives.
We do not have it and still it doesn't look like the death range is much higher...

I guess it is more a psychological issue.

I also think that in most cases when you are able to dial a number you should also be able to say your name and location.















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