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Make Money in VoIP

January 10, 2006

How to make money in VoIP is perhaps the most often asked question in the business. The market is exploding with growth but not everyone knows how to generate an income from such a fast growing market. What are the tips and tricks you need to know to ensure you come out on top of the VoIP revolution?

Lately I have been thinking about all the varied ways companies and people are finding to make a living by selling VoIP products and services. Some people for example have done an amazing job as affiliates meaning they get a piece of every sale they direct to a company.

The Real Hacker Damage

January 9, 2006

Like any good computer Samaritan I do all I can to avoid having my computer taken over and used in denial of service attack or to send volumes of spam messages on behalf of those malicious people who benefit from both of these activities.

I think I am well protected. My corporate virus scanner catches e-mail threats such as executable files sent via e-mail that could cause damage if clicked on. I have an anti-spyware program that updates regularly and scans constantly. I occasionally run anti-adware programs to stop malicious programs from monitoring websites I visit and possibly steal passwords I type in.

I also subscribe to the Microsoft Windows Update program and every night my computer checks for updates and installs them automatically.

In addition I scan through volumes of e-mail, the majority of which is spam and malicious content designed to steal passwords and/or my identity.

If all this wasn't enough of a productivity drain, I have noticed a new and more annoying problem that is zapping corporate productivity.







Trumping Alex

January 9, 2006

TMCnet Testimonial from Warren Buffet

January 6, 2006

I sent this e-mail to the TMC team today and thought we have so many more people coming to TMCnet now that many of my newer readers may not be familiar with this news. We are obviously very proud to receive such a letter and once again thanks to all of you for helping to make TMCnet so successful.

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Team,

I just want to make sure you are all aware that Warren Buffet sent Tracey Schelmetic a complimentary e-mail about her tmcnet article a while back.

We have added so many new people in the last months, I am not sure everyone knows about it.

Enjoy!

In case you aren’t aware, Mr. Buffet is one of the most well-known investors in the world and founded the Berkshire Hathaway fund that owns companies like Geico.











Google Buys Monster?

January 6, 2006

Broadband in Space

January 5, 2006

NASA has just recently announced that they have communicated bidirectionally from a an earthbound space station with a spacecraft using a laser. More amazingly the laser communication was 25 million miles away! As opposed to radio waves, lasers can pack a lot more data into a signal and subsequently allow much more data to be transmitted.

If you think Skype has latency now, wait till your grandkids are using it on one of Jupiter’s moons!

A major challenge with laser communications in space is keeping transmitter and receiver locked onto each other. This is like trying to aim the beam of a very strong laser pointer, akin to the type used in a conference room, at a target millions of miles away.

Radio waves radiate outwards from a transmitter in spherical ripples rather than pencil-thin beams like lasers.





Milliondollarhomepage Auction Takes Off

January 5, 2006

I am not sure if my eyes are deceiving me but it seems the bid price for the last 1,000 pixels of the Milliondollarhomepage are now at about $700,000! That is not a typo mind you. The actual number is $699,100.00. Is it possible that the last 1,000 pixels will generate more revenue than the rest of the site?

Alexa Record: 1,151

January 5, 2006

I just sent this e-mail to my fellow TMC team members and just had to share it with everyone as I am so happy with the news:

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From: Rich Tehrani
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 3:14 PM
To: All TMC Team Members;
Subject: New Alexa Record for one day, 1,151

Congratulations team!

http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?&range=2y&size=medium&compare_sites=&y=t&url=tmcnet.com#top

Traffic Rank for tmcnet.com (what's this)

















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Google Video and Pack

January 5, 2006

Google Video



With all the talk of Google taking on Microsoft, what may be overlooked is a slew of other companies who will lose large amounts of share to the company best known for sifting through the world’s information and categorizing it. For example the Wall Street Journal reported the company will allow users of its video search service to also download videos for a fee.

So while the media is transfixed on the looming fight between Google and Microsoft, the search leader turned left and took on Apple. Perhaps the media should be focusing more on the reality of the situation which is obviously Google vs. virtually everyone else.

This sentiment was echoed by Bill Gates as CNBC reported this morning that Gates thinks IBM is a much bigger competitor to Microsoft than Google.



Deploying New Services

January 4, 2006

I received this article recently from Lucent. It is an article about Lucent services but it nevertheless is worthy of reading as it details some next generation services we will be seeing service providers deploy in the future. For example I like the idea of video greetings that can be sent via “virtual characters.”

I also like the idea of celebrity greetings and certainly these are being rolled out slowly but surely. I think many people would love a Donald Trump greeting that says “Thanks for calling… To avoid getting fired leave a detailed message after the tone.”

There is more to the article but if you are intrigued so far, give it a read and feel free to leave your comments at the bottom.

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