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Digium/Asterisk World Has Nine Booths Already

With all the gloom and doom talk, I thought it might be worth sharing some really good news. I just got back into the office this morning after traveling for a few days and heard the great news that Digium...

Strategy Change: Make Money

In my conversations with a number of CEOs of small tech and communications companies, one thing has become clear. The market for exiting businesses has become tougher. This is common sense and the added challenge is with today's stock...

Fring on iPhone Mini Review

I downloaded Fring for the iPhone this past weekend and have been testing it over the last few days. My take is when it works, it works very well. When it doesn't -- well, it just plain doesn't.As you may...

Asterisk World Comes to ITEXPO

As a major supporter of open source -- especially in the communications market, I cannot be more thrilled to announce that Digium will be co-hosting Digium/Asterisk World at ITEXPO this February in Miami. It is well-known that open source companies...

ITEXPO West 2008 News to Date

To keep up with some of the news from this week's ITEXPO here at the Los Angeles Convention Center, check out the following show dailies from the past three days. Tuesday, September 9thThursday, September 11thMonday, September 15thHere is a news...

Zippy's Thoughts on ITEXPO

I just came across an article by Richard Zippy Grigonis regarding the success of ITEXPO in light of the incredible competition over the years. Reading it, reminded me of shows of the past which I enjoyed going to. Zippy --...

CRG West Promotes John Savageau

John Savageau one of the hardest working people I know in the carrier hotel/data center business was just promoted to CTO of CRG West where he will get to focus more on the company's peering and ICT offerings. Perhaps no...

More IP Communications/VoIP Interviews

I know many people enjoyed my 60 crucial IP communications interviews from ITEXPO speakers and exhibitors but there are a few more which I am glad to share with you.Please Enjoy:Jim Greenway U4EA, Steve Johnson Ingate, Jeff Silbert M5....

Telus Nabs Huge VoIP Deal

Congratulations are in order to Telus who won a $7 million dollar deal with an 18 month RFP to provide VoIP and call center solutions to Vancouver's 311 contact center which supports 200 sites including City Hall, the 311 Contact...

iPod Touch: Your Next Office Phone?

Recently at a launch event, Steve Jobs had a less than earth-shattering presentation where it seems the news of his health was more interesting to most reporters than the products being rolled out. Having said that, there was apparently huge...

Behavioral Advertising Hanging by Political Thread?

I have seen many industries flourish and die as a result of government regulation which changes at times like the wind blows. One of the latest casualties may just be companies who focus on behavioral tracking such as NebuAd. As...

Come to ITEXPO -- Get Famous

I made a logical leap in my headline -- inferring you can get famous -- in this case, written up in Popular Science Magazine if you come to TMC's Los Angeles ITEXPO conference in just over two weeks. Let me...

Comcast Caps Usage

I have mixed emotions about the Comcast cap of 250 GB/month of bandwidth. On the one hand, it is good the company is telling users what is acceptable and what is not. At least we now have a number and...

HTC Dream: It's About The Services

While reading Michael Dinan's article on the HTC Dream which discusses the advanced services we can expect on this device, I can't help but wonder if Google's strategy is to ensure their cell phones are able to run Google services...

Communications, Speech Markets Have Positive Outlook

Two days -- two shows, two cities and two trains which left at dawn. Wow... What a rush. What I picked up from the Channel Partners (Boston) and SpeechTek (New York) shows is  the communications market and the call...

Communications and Technology Stories August 14, 2008

Please enjoy some communications and technology stories while having your morning (or evening) tea or coffee. My thoughts in brief -- Extreme is smart to jump on the energy efficient bandwagon, Jajah claims to have over 10 million users in...

80% of E-Mail Illegitimate or From Unknown Source

A look at my inbox confirms the findings of research which tells us that 80% of e-mail comes from illegitimate or unknown sources.Officials say the study relies on a sample of 2.3 million IPs pulled from the Return Path Reputation...

iPhones Shortage Persists

Greg Galitzine cited a website called Topmuffin when writing that the iPhone shortage has dissipated. I checked the iPhone availability site at 5:00 AM on July 25 and there were zero phones available in Connecticut, New York, California, Florida and...

Wireless Expense Management Channel

One of the hottest areas in the communications space is wireless expense management and as entire wireless costs worldwide continue to skyrocket, companies really need to do anything and everything they can to get a handle on what they are...

ITEXPO Prius Giveaway

I have had a number of positive comments about the fact that we are giving away a Toyota Prius at ITEXPO in LA, September 16-18, 2008. Most of the comments are thanking me/TMC for being environmentally friendly and more importantly...

Will FlyWire Change Our Lives?

If you believe WiFi has changed our lives then you will have to admit Belkin's FlyWire technology which allows HDTV signals to be beamed around your house has the similar potential to change the way television is consumed.Of course it...

Larry Ellison and SaaS

Although many people in technology are saying that SaaS is one of the fastest growing segments of the market, Larry Ellison, the founder and CEO of Oracle  had some negative comments about the industry lately. I found an article describing...

Slow News Holiday?

I suppose when I start to see talk of invisibility cloaks on TMCnet I have to assume it is a slow news holiday. ...

CallVantage Service to End?

I wouldn't be surprised to see AT&T CallVantage service come to an end. Tom Keating has more on what is speculation at the moment. UVerse is obviously a competitive product to CallVantage but you need AT&T DSL to get it....

Speech Rec Harnesses The Internet

While perusing the Blackberry Reseller channel on TMCnet I came across this really interesting article about Vlingo's new, free web-based service which allows Blackberry users to utilize speech recognition instead of a keyboard when communicating. While speech rec is not...
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