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TMC Partners with Ex-VON Execs, Launches 4G Event

Today the TMC team announced a new venture in partnership with Carl Ford, Scott Kargman, Joann Varello and others from the former VON team who currently work for Crossfire Media. The partnership includes web sites and events and will focus...

More On Google Buying Skype

You may have noticed some posts regarding Skype being for sale and possibly acquired by Google this past weekend. While a few people have speculated Google would be the only purchaser, Andy throws in Oracle and Cisco. I agree with...

Discussion: Is Skype For Sale?

Andy Abramson doesn't think will be sold but others speculate it will and that Google would be the only potential buyer. I would add Microsoft, Oracle and IBM to the list. Even Cisco may have interest. Why? Skype helps any...

People I Saw at ITEXPO West 2008

I have had a chance to see so many people yesterday and this morning at ITEXPO -- here are a few photos I took.Here is Brough Turner -- he is CTO of NMS the company which is in the DSP...

More on Airplane Broadband and VoIP

If you haven't been paying attention you just may have missed the fact that bloggers have been going crazy lately about VoIP blocking on planes and the associated ways of getting around said blocking. Long story short -- SIP was...

Skype: Five Years and Counting

Seriously... Five years already? That is how old Skype is? Well time has really flown and I agree with Tom Keating that Skype really made VoIP a household name -- thanks to Vonage too of course who reminded us all...

Ribbit Sold to BT

Seems like the rumors were true. Ribbit was sold to BT for $105 million according to ZDnet. Here are some thoughts on the matter from Andy Abramson as well.Why would BT buy a company focused on communications development? The primary...

Road Warrior Bible

Everyone needs an ultimate guide. Whether you like to fish, run marathons, play chess or whatever. Andy Abramson recently published what I would consider to be a road warrior bible and it is full of great resources to not only...

Leaving Vancouver

I feel weird writing this entry as I never told you I was in Vancouver to begin with. After leaving NXTComm, I came to the west coast of Canada because there are a number of companies in the area worth...

Being Part of Squawk Box

I spent part of my morning on Alex Saunders' Squawk Box -- a gathering place for industry analysts and thought leaders to discuss important technology issues of the day. Topics today included Ariel Waldman's harassment allegations against Twitter. This conversation...

ITEXPO West 2008 Day One - Andy

We are looking forward to the best three days of IP communications excitement this year here at ITEXPO in Miami. I just saw Andy Abramson's post and it reminded me that he won't be able to make it to the...

Get Better Om

I just learned that sadly, Om Malik was recently hospitalized and thankfully is now feeling better. Malik is an excellent writer and I have always enjoyed his blogs and entries in Business 2.0. Although I am not aware of the...

VoIP-News Top Blogs

Thanks to VoIP-News who were nice enough to name me to their Top 25 VoIP Blogs of 2007. Here is what they had to say: VoIP Blog - Tehrani.com: Rich Tehrani is president of TMCnet. Tehrani's blog is for...

What We Learned From the Skype Outage

As organizations move to VoIP and other forms of IP communications it is imperative they realize the world of IP is far different from the PSTN and circuit-switched networks of yesterday. While Internet Protocol is the protocol of the Internet...

Skype Outage

Skype is out and the blogosphere is abuzz. I learned about the outage from TMCnet’s Tom Keating and now it seems both Andy Abramson and Irwin Lazar have written about the outage as well.   I am actually surprised this...

Andy Abramson Gets Married

When tech bloggers get married we blog about it and take photos of the event with our gadgets. Andy Abramson is getting married soon in a vineyard in France. This will be the first wedding at this particular vineyard and...

Road Warrior Bill of Rights

Although Andy is a bit more high-maintenance than me (at least when to comes to hotels) I think his latest post could have easily been called the Road Warrior Bill of Rights....

Hotel Broadband Problems

Sure, Jeff Pulver and Andy Abramson are right on when they talk about the sad state of hotel broadband. In a perfect world, we should all work together and start a community site where we can post our broadband access...

Skype Developer Program

If you haven’t noticed, one of the latest trends in communications development is producing applications which work with the Skype ecosystem. Headsets, collaboration software, conference phones and myriad other devices and solutions now interoperate with Skype.   And who can...

Andy Abramson on Verizon Patents

I just came across Andy Abramson’s post on Verizon’s VoIP patents which discusses the fact that 3COM may be one of the companies sitting on a VoIP patent eerily similar and earlier than one of the Verizon patents being used...

Robert X. Cringely

For almost 2 decades now I followed the writings of Robert X. Cringely. Admittedly I used to read his column every week between the late eighties and mid nineties. As my own publishing and writing career started to take off...

Crippled Mobile Phones

I have written in the past that the iPhone could be responsible for opening up the cell phone world by forcing carriers to give use better devices. Moreover it was my hope that cell phone carriers would see the light...

Sprint Accolades

It is good to see Sprint is getting accolades from Andy Abramson. Road warriors can get very frustrated when we don’t have connectivity. Based on Andy’s report the service provider should be commended for their excellent customer service. I love...

I Still Think Vonage is Innovating

Even though not everyone agrees, I believe Vonage is still innovating. OK weather and traffic aren’t the most interesting applications out there but they are sticky. In addition, Vonage is doing the smart thing by coming up with new services...

Macs Do IP PBX

My daughter Priscilla – almost 3 is about to get her first computer and it seems her friends have them already. I can’t believe that at 3 you can behind in computing but apparently it is so. I suppose she...
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