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Closing of Gizmo5 / SIPphone, a sad day for open-standards VoIP

March 4, 2011
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Closing of Gizmo5 / SIPphone, a sad day for open-standards VoIP

Gizmo5 (formerly known as Gizmo Project and SIPphone) will be shut down by Google April 3, 2011, according to the website. Google acquired Gizmo5 in November 2009, reportedly for around $30 million. With the passing of Gizmo5, so goes one of the last and largest open-standards based VoIP services. Gizmo5 supported the interoperable SIP Internet standard protocol.…

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Hands on with SipToSis SIP / Skype gateway

October 12, 2010
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Hands on with SipToSis SIP / Skype gateway

I’ve known about SipToSis for quite a while but I’ve never worked up the energy to experiment with it.  I finally thought it was about time to do so. When I first considered all the moving pieces to getting it working, I gave myself about a 25% chance of success. To make it even more challenging, I decided to…

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PhoneGnome participatory marketing challenge

December 3, 2009
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PhoneGnome participatory marketing challenge

It’s been over 4 years since PhoneGnome’s initial release.  It has evolved a great deal over that time and I’ve learned a lot. Over on the PhoneGnome blog, we look at where it is, and where to go from here: http://www.phonegnome.com/blog/2009/12/02/phonegnome-participatory-marketing-challenge/

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Rejected by Skype

April 23, 2009
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I didn’t make the grade.  They’re not going to let me play with “Skype for SIP”. I guess I’ll find a way to make it through another day, somehow.

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Skype for iPhone challenged by limitations

April 2, 2009
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Skype for iPhone challenged by limitations

Apple’s decision to not allow “background” apps and AT&T’s decison to not allow voice calls over their network, severely limit the utility of Skype’s iPhone application. No calls unless you can get Wifi. In general, incoming calls are impractical, even if you’re on wifi, since the Skype app has to be the one and only…

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Skype For SIP Beta

March 23, 2009
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Via Pat Phelan, I signed up telEvolution Inc. for the Beta.  We’ll see if we hear back or if they accept us. It looks like Skype For SIP supports calling from Skype into a SIP PBX, but not calling a Skype user (free call) from a SIP PBX.  It supports placing calls from SIP using…

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Michael Robertson moves beyond Skype open/closed debate

February 10, 2009
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Michael Robertson moves beyond Skype open/closed debate

Rather than bicker over what “open” means and whether Skype is open or not, Michael Robertson has just ignored the whole thing and taken action instead. Today, Gizmo5 launched OpenSky, a SIP to Skype gateway. if you want to call a Skype user named echo123 you simply call SIP address  sip:echo123@opensky.gizmo5.com The free version can…

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Amen to Michael Robertson in note to Skype

September 19, 2008
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Andy refers us to a letter Michael Robertson (CEO of Gizmo) sent to Chris Libertelli at Skype.  In part, it says: [in regards to Skype demanding that wireless companies open their networks], Skype’s actions do not mirror their words to the commission which diminishes credibility for Skype to demand openness. … It appears that when…

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