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Are You Busy or Productive?

Everyone is busy. Super busy. So busy. But are you productive? Are you stepping closer to your goals? Or just running...

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Coming of the Mobile Advertising Age

Many of you probably know about the yearly Internet Trends report that comes out from Mary Meeker.  There is always a lot...

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Procera Helps Carriers Shape Even Encrypted Traffic

One of the biggest challenges for network operators is certainly dealing with the growth of network traffic in a margin-compression environment. Video...

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MultiTech Intros New 4G-LTE Cat 1 and LoRa Solutions

For anyone who worked with PCs during the 1980s they remember MultiTech as a major player in the world of modems. In...

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Cybersecurity and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

There are perhaps four major cybersecurity incidents in my mind which are world-changing. The first is the OPM data breach which allowed...

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Value-Added Services in the VoLTE World - Enterprises

From an enterprise value-added services perspective, voice conferencing could be a good one.  Enterprises still need to host conferences, so conferences that...

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Value-Added Services in the VoLTE World - Leveraging the Device

Looking at the subscriber from a different perspective, that is, one who is going to use the mobile device as an on-ramp...

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Dear Mr. VC

May 12, 2005

To be more politically corect: Dear Mr. or Mrs. VC

Many of my readers are in the VoIP community – you know who you are… You were doing VoIP in the late nineties – when it wasn’t fashionable and you used to call it IP telephony or Internet telephony. I am running into more and more of these people and they often ask me if this time the IP revolution is for real. The answer is absolutely.

As President of a leading publishing and trade show company having been involved in VoIP since its inception and having launched the first magazine in the space, I think I have a unique perspective on the market. I am seeing more optimism and sales than at any time before.



VoIP Quality Study

May 11, 2005

I have been deluged with requests about this study. The last time I wrote about it I told you that Packet8 was the quality leader so far. I haven’t had a chance to read this as I am on my way to visit a number of VoIP companies today and am running late. Enjoy the release.

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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.

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