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China blocking Skype here we go again

I just blogged this morning about how China was going to have 210.11 billion minutes with revenues of RMB 52.53 billion Yuan by 2007 but then commented, "So ummm China blocks Skype, one of the leading VoIP players and China...

China loves VoIP or hates VoIP?

Came across the news release below which claims that in China "it's estimated that by 2007 VOIP calls will amount to 210.11 billion minutes with revenues of RMB 52.53 billion Yuan." So ummm China blocks Skype, one of the leading...

VOCAL's Skype Analog Telephone Adaptor

VOCAL Technologies, Ltd. (www.vocal.com), a developer of software and hardware solutions for the communications industry, gave me an exclusive on their new line of analog telephone adapters (ATAs) that will support Skype Internet phone service, extending Skype service to any...

Buying a Viper using click-to-call VoIP

Cool - looks like my favorite car (Dodge Viper) and my favorite technology (VoIP) are merging together. The next Viper I buy from DaimlerChrysler can be done via VoIP using click-to-call technology from eStara (see release below). Of course, I...

Skype keynote address covers the whole gambit

Skype's Niklas Zennstrom gave his keynote address to a jam-packed audience. He talked about the history of Skype, the present Skype (including the eBay acquisition), as well as the future of Skype. He listed some interesting statistics during his presentation...

VoIP mega-merger mania?

With Internet Telephony Conference & Expo in Los Angeles next week, I've been hearing some buzz about some major news to coincide with the show, including at least one possible merger of a well-known VoIP player. We recently had mega-VoIP deal...

GIPS adds PCTEL to its growing portfolio

GIPS signs up yet another hardware manufacturer to use their remarkable voice engine used in Skype, Google Talk, and other VoIP solutions. PCTEL is going to use GIPS technology for to be used on mobile phones, PDAs, and PCs. PCTEL has...

Skype Trojan update

According to ZDNet, a Trojan horse, a variant of IRCbot, has been circulating on the Internet in an e-mail purporting to be an update to Skype. Yet another social engineering trick to try and get you to open the attachment. Lately...

USRobotics Skype Phone

It seems to be a busy week for Skype phones coming to market. First, was my exclusive review of the Linksys CIT200 Skype phone and now as of Monday, USRobotics is offering a Skype-compatible phone. I should point out that...

IPEVO Skype phone

IPEVO, a Silicon Valley-based subsidiary of PChome Online specializing in affordable Skype-enabled devices has launched a new USB-based Skype phone called the Free-1. The Free-1 USB phone only costs $29.99 so they aren't kidding when they say that they offer "affordable...

Skype and Linksys Partner

As I predicted, Linksys and Skype would be announcing their new partnership in conjunction with the launch of the Linksys CIT200. I already reviewed the Linksys CIT200 yesterday, but figured I'd share the release in case you missed it. I...

Linksys CIT200 Skype phone review

Linksys CIT 200 'Skype' PhoneLinksys has partnered with Skype to offer a cordless DECT 1.8-1.9Ghz phone complete with a backlit color display, backlit keyboard, and other features, called the Linksys CIT200 Cordless Internet Telephony Kit. The Linksys CIT200 is tightly...

Putting Skype on the backshelf

I was reading Mark Evan's blog which pointed to a post by Terry Frazier stating that Skype is "disruptive but not compelling". He continues by saying, "I've removed all Skype add-ons - Pamela, Jyve, Vskype/festoon, HotRecorder - and logged...

Free SkypeOut dialing hack

In my recent post on a free 411 directory assistance service I stated that in theory you could use SkypeOut to dial 800-FREE411 and then have 800-FREE411 connect your call free of charge, but you'd still use up your SkypeOut...

Free 411 directory assistance

Just discovered a free 411 directory assistance from Free411.com. It's pretty cool, I just called it and it asks city and state. It repeats what you said in a female voice and asks if what she said is correct....

Mplat FlashPhone for VoIP

The Mplat FlashPhone F2K is a USB device that supports Skype, Google Talk, MSN, Xten, etc. with an integrated microphone and external headphones/ear buds.I don't know what the deal is with the wet promo image they used on their website....

Skype 1.4 is now out

Skype 1.4 was launched late last night. As I have previously stated, it has some sound improvements, call forwarding, a toolbar, personalization features (ring tones), and a few other bells and whistles. Click here to download Skype. ...

More on FCC VoIP wiretaps

It appears that the new FCC rules to allow a backdoor for wiretapping is not going to happen without a fight. Declan McCullagh reports that The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said Wednesday that it plans to file suit against the...

FCC must like Groundhog's Day

The FCC once again backed off again on enforcing a deadline for broadband VoIP providers to disconnect all customers who haven't acknowledged the e911 limitations. The decision to delay the enforcement came yesterday, just a day before the deadline would...

FCC requires some broadband and VoIP Providers to accommodate wiretaps

I must have missed the FCC's announcement 3 days ago that the FCC was going to require certain broadband and VoIP Providers to accommodate wiretaps. The 59-page FCC report is a bit lengthy for me to digest today, so maybe...

Skype v1.4 Released (soon)

Skype is releasing the new version of Skype for Windows v1.4 later this week, codenamed Aviator. Skype for Windows v1.4 is still in beta, but will be released as official public version later this week. Skype told me, "We have...

Rich Tehrani quoted in the Economist

Rich was quoted in the Economist (premium content) regarding the Skype/eBay deal. Here's an excerpt of the article since it requires a subscription: (Update, found the entire article here)That is because Skype can add 150,000 users a day (its current...

IPdrum launches

IPdrum will hold its official product launch of IPdrum Mobile Skype Cable - a product that enables Skype enthusiasts to make and receive Skype calls over the GSM network. The IPdrum Mobile Skype Cable connects Skype to a mobile telephone...

AOL TotalTalk

It would appear that AOL is going after the broadband VoIP market with a product called TotalTalk to be rolled out October 4th- look out Vonage and Skype! I should point out that AOL rolled out TotalTalk in Canada awhile...

Microsoft vs. Google the Tit-for-Tat war

Two days ago I pondered whether Google would acquire Technorati or finally build their own blog search engine. Just a few hours later from this post, Google announced Google Blog Search. Actually, I planned it that way! ;) Of course,...
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