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Video is the Minitel Star

January 9, 2005

The French have always been an enigma to me. They go on strike around the clock, have a restricted work-week of 35 hours and they still do reasonably well financially as a country despite the fact that they have untold weeks of vacation at a time. I don't know how long you can keep up such a lackadaisical pace of work in a global economy but so far so good Something the French don't get credit for too often is the Minitel system which did some of the same things the Internet now does for many of us... Helps with directory assistance.

Andy, Jeff and Tom are Wrong Yet The Earth Still Spins?

January 9, 2005

If you haven't been watching, you missed some some serious Skype controversy in the blogosphere. Some of the most frequent and best-known VoIP bloggers Andy Abramson, Jeff Pulver and Tom Keating are wrong according to this post from Stuart Henshall titled, It's Not Skype. The story goes as follows. January 7, 2005 Andy reported the Skype Answering Machine is insecure and if you have multiple clients running one person can hear what the other person is saying.

Will VoIP Complexity Hamper its Growth?

January 9, 2005

Sometimes I get to thinking, are we overdoing this whole technology thing? Sure I love to print digital photos at home and get my e-mail on the road but now I need to constantly buy paper and ink as well...

Service Providers, Follow The VoIP Money into the Enterprise

January 8, 2005

Following up on yesterday's blog entry, Service Providers: Follow the VoIP Dollars, another area which is obviously ripe is the business market. The last 10 years have been an interesting period in technology as it seems the tide has shifted...

VoIP Regulation, Where are we headed?

January 7, 2005

Are we one Step Closer to VoIPOD?

January 7, 2005

Here is a great story on the Motorola/Apple iPhone partnership. Interestingly the concept of a VoIPOD is getting closer but not in the way I intended. Service providers should be looking at the iPOD/iTunes model as how to sell bundled hardware and software and most importantly reduce churn. Problem is, this article (excerpt below) starts off by saying an angry Apple customer is suing because they cant use their iTunes software on other devices.

TelTel a Skype Killer?

January 7, 2005

I am probably behind the curve on this one but TelTel seems to be in a position to really give Skype a hard time. Where Skype doesn't support SIP, TelTel does and as such the industry will rally around it....

Does Passion Somehow Equate To The Best Educational Experience?

January 7, 2005

If you haven't been tracking the VoIP Blogs lately you likely missed some recent comments by Andy Abramson made about Jeff Pulver. Andy comes to the conclusion that Jeff Pulver's passion somehow equates to him putting on the best VoIP...

Service Providers: Follow the VoIP Dollars

January 7, 2005

So where will service providers make money if prices in the US are eroding so quickly? The answer is elsewhere, which is why companies like Vonage are launching VoIP service in the UK. While the media (myself included) obsesses endlessly...

The Importance of VoIP Security

January 6, 2005

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