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Google Acquires GrandCentral

GrandCentral Communications was just purchased by Google for an undisclosed sum. The company provides a service allowing telephony management via a single phone number which can be directed to a number of other numbers.   The significance of the...

PhoneGnome

Is PhoneGnome from Televolution the ultimate CLEC 2.0 Enabler?   We know the story all too well. Thousands of CLECs backed by the venture capital market flooded the telecom space in the hopes of all becoming the next AT&T. The...

Audi R8

At the UC For The The Trading Floor Conference in NYC we happen to be situated in The Audi Building. Enjoy the shots. Blogged via Wireless Handheld ...

eBay Google Spat

Due to a spat between Google and eBay, the latter has pulled domestic ads from the former. This decision will have a negative impact on the earnings of both companies. The argument is over Google Checkout and why eBay is...

Google and Apple Collaborate

Here is an excellent article from Susan Campbell on the synergies between Google and Apple in their new partnership. The potential for both companies to grow sales is obvious in such a collaboration. Just the YouTube/iTunes synergy alone is worth...

Democrats Say You are Lying

Here is an interesting story from CNET on Google’s need for more immigrants with H1-B visas. According to the article, some Democrats wonder if Google is doing enough to recruit Americans. The question worth asking is are these Democrats serious?...

Google Goes Green

Google announced today it has acquired PeakStream. The company makes tools for programming multiple processors and this technology can be applied to multicore chips such as GPUs or graphical processing units.   Speculation exists the company may have made this...

China and Google

Most articles about China and Google focus on how the search company is censoring its content for the benefit of the Chinese government. This article however has nothing to do with this situation. Instead I will be contrasting the needs...

Google Gears

Google’s announcement that they have launched Google Gears is significant as it means the plethora of web-based applications which once were not able to run without internet connectivity can now function without a connection. The technology is available as open-source...

Thank You Google

It has been months since Google somehow started to omit TMCnet blogs from their BlogSearch service. Since the service is so popular we wanted to find out we were delisted and se if there was a technical problem.   After...

Vulcan Flipstart, Verizon and YouTube

This is a busy news week with announcements and commentary from virtually all areas of communications and technology. Starting small, Gary Krakow has a review of the Vulcan Flipstart which is a company founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Gary...

Wireless 2.0

Google, Yahoo, Skype/eBay and others are very interested in ensuring they have direct access to consumers through licensed spectrum. In fact, on March 6, 2007, Google became part of a consortium called the Coalition for 4G in America. It...

EQO Funding

The investment environment for VoIP is pretty hot with news of funding two days in a row. Of course two data points a trend does not make but there seems to be lots of optimism left in certain segments of...

There is no Spring

Ok – not be alarmist. We all know there is global warming. Even Google had a melting Google logo on their site this past Earth Day. I have complained for the past five years there is no spring and this...

Behavioral Targeting

Imagine a world where advertisers would be able to predict your detailed behavior online. They would know when you are about to buy a song, a car, a present for your spouse – they would know virtually everything you are...

I Own Google Shares

A note of fair disclosure. I own Google shares. I always do my best to not let any business relationships influence my writing but since I am covering Google a great deal lately I thought this information is worth pointing...

Google/DoubleClick Merger: Expert Opinion

Recently I wrote about the merger between Google and DoubleClick and subsequently I decided to get an outside perspective on this acquisition from Tim Vanderhook, CEO and founder of Specific Media a company specializing in behavioral targeting of advertising in...

Google Buys DoubleClick

Google reached an agreement today to purchase DoubleClick for $3.1 billion according to the New York Times. This is a significant accomplishment for Google as Microsoft too was interested in acquiring the display advertising server company.   DoubleClick serves the...

Is Vonage the New Google

Now hear me out. I realize the title of my article is baffling and your brain is already calculating all the different ways you will flame this piece with negative comments.   You may be thinking of all the differences...

Entertainment Wars

Movie review site Fandango was snapped up today by cable company Comcast with the ultimate goal for Comcast being increased web traffic and support for a new site Fancast.com devoted to allowing consumers to watch on demand content on a...

Yahoo! E-mail

One of the most interesting parts of the technology space is actually the hosted e-mail market, where Yahoo!, has recently done something amazing with their e-mail product allowing you to have infinite storage. Now there was a time when Google’s...

Microsoft Acquires Tellme?

On my way into work this morning I saw two things. An amazing sunrise and a flock of geese flying. As far as the sunrise goes, I tried desperately to get my phone to take a picture of it so...

TMCnet Search

We are always trying to innovate here at TMC and recently we have been looking for a way to ensure TMCnet becomes even stickier than it currently is. Our goal is not only to be the primary destination for all...

IP Communications Stories February 26, 2007

Here are some good stories worth reading. I haven’t had a chance to give analysis and opinion on all of these but if I get a chance I will tackle some or all of these later. Enjoy:   VoIP Provider...

A Breakthrough Month in IP Communications

Skype, Google, Verizon, Vonage and Other Happenings   Please enjoy the March 2007 Publisher’s Outlook from Internet Telephony Magazine:   The last few weeks have been among the most newsworthy in IP communications since this magazine’s first issue in February...
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