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SIP, Interrupted

Brough Turner in his post SIP revolution, massively delayed speaks about why SIP has not taken off for user-to-user VoIP: When SIP emerged in 1996, it’s support for direct connections from one user to another was extremely compelling. This was…

Diversion: SF Giants 2008 HDTV games

For 2008, the San Francisco Giants TV rights were sold to NBC-11 (KNTV) and Comcast Sports Bay Area. The SF Giants site has a cool feature to download a CSV game schedule. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include data about TV or…

Craigslist – Who do you love?

There has been an ongoing battle between spammers and Craigslist. More recently, VoIP bloggers like Dan York, Cory Andrews, and others took note of a thread on BroadbandReports.com discussing how Craigslist is preventing VoIP users from placing ads. The blocking…

CDC data shows wireless-only households on the rise

There has been a bit of buzz about the latest statistics from CDC/National Center for Health Statistics on fixed/mobile substitution (FMS). As Dean Bubley says “it’s quite refreshing to see a genuinely independent piece of research.” The CDC began looking…

Why Vonage spending more on marketing won’t work

Ike Elliot suggests that Vonage can’t afford to ramp (down) marking spending. He says: Vonage’s 2-year public company history suggests that the more they spend on marketing, the greater number of subscribers they add, and the greater number of net…

Another mainstream reality check

Tom Keating notes research indicating that one fifth (21%) of U.S. households have never used email. The source is a survey by National Technology Scan. Age is clearly a factor – 50% of those who have never used email are…

Andy points the way

Andy offers some ideas for what’s next in communications in a very thoughtful post. Unfortunately some of the responses have been a little less thoughtful, to the point of being downright acerbic – which is to be expected, I suppose.…

Mr Blog makes the Top 100

voipnow.org was kind enough to include our humble little Mr Blog blog on their Top 100+ Telecom Industry Blogs. One hundred is a lot of blogs, so I can’t brag too much, but it is a good list for sure,…