TMCnet News Alert and RSS Feeds - Powerful Resources

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TMCnet News Alert and RSS Feeds - Powerful Resources

I've been getting lots of great feedback on TMCnet's News Alert Service. This is a keyword based service allowing you to track anything we cover and we cover just about every technology that you need to know about. Once a day, you receive an e-mail for each tem you are tracking. Common terms from this week are WiMAX, CRM Excellence, DOD, WiFi, VoIP, White Paper of VoIP, SIP, H.323, Linksys, Bio-Key, VoIP Developer, Avaya, and Cisco. The service can be used for personal research, to eliminate the need to have to constantly search for the latest news and for competitive intelligence. This last area makes a tremendous amount of sense as it allows you to stay on top of everything your competitor does. Many people use it to track what is happening in their own company as many times we have the news before a company's own employees do. Use it well and I hope you find it useful.When you sign up for the News Alert service you immediately receive a confirmation e-mail that you must click on to authorize future alerts. Please check for it and if it goes into your spam folder, please unblock TMCnet e-mails so that you can recieve future news.TMCnet has also had RSS Feeds for a while and once you enter you your keyword preferences into the news alert service, you will receive an XML URL that you point your news aggregator. Here is the URL for a VoWiFi feed for example: is an excerpt of an explanation of RSS Feeds from O'Reilly XML.comRSS is a format for syndicating news and the content of news-like sites, including major news sites like Wired, news-oriented community sites like Slashdot, and personal weblogs. But it's not just for news. Pretty much anything that can be broken down into discrete items can be syndicated via RSS: the "recent changes" page of a wiki, a changelog of CVS checkins, even the revision history of a book. Once information about each item is in RSS format, an RSS-aware program can check the feed for changes and react to the changes in an appropriate way.

RSS-aware programs called news aggregators are popular in the weblogging community. Many weblogs make content available in RSS. A news aggregator can help you keep up with all your favorite weblogs by checking their RSS feeds and displaying new items from each of them.
 Here is a sample of an alert for the word VoIP from yesterday:Hello,
These are the stories from the past 24 hours matching your selected keyword, "voip":

Influential Military, Broadcast and Corporate Speakers Coupled with End-User Applications Conference Makes SATCON a Must-Attend Event
Posted: 9/28/2004 2:42:54 PM

Globecomm Systems Receives Two U.S. Government Satellite Infrastructure Contracts Valued at Approximately $5.9 Million, Which Includes an Initial Award Under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract
Posted: 9/28/2004 2:14:54 PM

DataLogic International Adds MicroLan to Panther Trak(TM)
Posted: 9/28/2004 1:18:38 PM

Dictaphone Announces Joint Marketing Agreement With The Call Center School
Posted: 9/28/2004 12:53:56 PM

Comwave Deploys Kagoor's Session Border Controllers For New North American VoIP Service
Posted: 9/28/2004 12:08:21 PM

Time Warner Cable Launches Videoconferencing Initiative with Viseon's VisiFone
Posted: 9/28/2004 9:15:56 AM

Airspan Announces Sale of WipLL 700 MHz Networks to Green Hills Telephone and other US Operators via System Integrator Stutler Technologies
Posted: 9/28/2004 9:11:54 AM

Airspan Announces Sale of WipLL 700 MHz Equipment to Cavalier Group, LLC
Posted: 9/28/2004 9:03:06 AM

Email Vendor Beefs Up Private Label Email Program; Provides New Billing Automation Tools and New Spanish Web Mail Interface
Posted: 9/28/2004 9:02:29 AM

Spirent Extends its Leadership in Push-to-Talk Handset Test; First Commercial Solution for Lab-based Evaluation of Handset Performance
Posted: 9/28/2004 9:02:28 AM

Viola Networks Secures $11.1 Million in Additional Funds
Posted: 9/28/2004 9:02:08 AM

Convedia to Participate in Global MSF Interoperability 2004 Event; Company Will Provide Multi-Service IP Media Server Functionality across Global Test Sites
Posted: 9/28/2004 9:01:25 AM

Popular Telephony and Logicom Collaborate to Deliver Peer-to-Peer VoIP Solution to the Consumer Market; The First Residential Peer-to-Peer IP Phone for Serverless Communications
Posted: 9/28/2004 8:45:59 AM

deltathree Appoints Noam Ben-Ozer to Board of Directors
Posted: 9/28/2004 8:32:21 AM

Net2Phone to Report Fiscal Year 2004 Earnings on October 13; Company to Present at Conferences Globally
Posted: 9/28/2004 8:31:16 AM

Ubiquity Software VP Jeff Liebl to Present at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo
Posted: 9/28/2004 8:31:06 AM

Axiowave and Veraz Partner To Enable Carriers To Offer ATM-Grade SLAs for VOIP Services
Posted: 9/28/2004 8:30:56 AM

2004 MBG Conference to Address Telecommunications Expense Management and the Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley
Posted: 9/28/2004 8:23:28 AM

Comwave Deploys Kagoor's Session Border Controllers For New North American VoIP Service
Posted: 9/28/2004 8:05:54 AM

Covad Statement on California PUC Rate Decision
Posted: 9/28/2004 8:02:11 AM

Bank of America Begins Rollout of Cisco IP Communications System to 180,000 Desktops at 5,800 Locations Throughout the United States
Posted: 9/28/2004 8:01:31 AM

Kevin Power, a Seasoned Telecom Veteran, Joins Popular Telephony Advisory Board
Posted: 9/28/2004 8:01:29 AM

Argentine Enterprises Driven by Cost Reduction, but Still Select Providers on Service Quality, According to Yankee Group Survey
Posted: 9/28/2004 8:00:55 AM

YAK Communications Inc. Reports Record Year End Results
Posted: 9/28/2004 7:31:03 AM

Dictaphone Announces Joint Marketing Agreement with the Call Center School; Companies to Generate Exposure for Complimentary Learning Management and Training Solutions
Posted: 9/28/2004 7:30:56 AM

Rostrvm Solutions takes the 'C' out of CTI
Posted: 9/28/2004 7:30:47 AM

Zhone Expands Triple Play over Fiber Carrier Solutions with New PON ONU Supporting IP Video
Posted: 9/28/2004 7:01:04 AM

Copper Mountain Announces VantEdge Solution for Emerging Ethernet and ATM FTTx Architectures
Posted: 9/28/2004 6:01:15 AM

Stratasoft to Present Conference Session At INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Fall 2004
Posted: 9/28/2004 5:30:54 AM

Yap International Appoints Telecommunications Executive Joseph Weaver as President and Chief Operating Officer
Posted: 9/27/2004 6:46:04 PM

IP-PBX Software Provider Artisoft to Acquire Vertical Networks
Posted: 9/27/2004 6:29:42 PM

Yap International appoints Telecommunications Executive Joseph Weaver as President and Chief Operating Officer
Posted: 9/27/2004 5:50:39 PM

LongBoard Partners with GIPS Licensing VoiceEngine(tm) to Deliver Unbeatable Voice Quality for the LongBoard OnePhone Application
Posted: 9/27/2004 5:25:29 PM

Scott County Telephone Co-Op Selects ''Last Mile Link'' System from Wave7 Optics for New ''Triple Play'' FTTP Network
Posted: 9/27/2004 4:11:54 PM

FoneFriend Plans to Acquire an Additional 40,000 VoIP Customers
Posted: 9/27/2004 4:07:54 PM 

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