First of all, the briefest of primers to let all of you know what I'm talking about.Most cell carriers, including mine (AT&T Mobility) offer subject-oriented content decks that offer links to stories and services from favored content partners.
Russell Shaw's blog describes the emerging world of converged content, plus the Internet and mobile carriers, devices and services that sell and distribute this content to enterprises and consumers.
Without mentioning Comcast's broadband Internet throttling by name, Google's Public Policy analyst and blogger Derek Slater has just made a post resoundingly in favor of the net neutrality legislation introduced this week by Congressmen Ed Markey and Chip Pickering:Today, Rep. Ed Markey and Chip Pickering introduced bipartisan legislation to help preserve Internet freedom and explicitly make "net neutrality" a guiding principle of U.
Not everyone is with the one they love on Valentine's Day.Maybe the one you love is on a business trip, on a faith-centered mission, off at graduate school, in Iraq or Afghanistan.
A newly published and quite intriguing Patent application from Microsoft describes technology for hand-activating page turning of Microsoft documents.Here's how this would work.
Skype for Linux 188.8.131.52 beta is now available for download.
Skype's now updated Skype for Mac with version 2.7.
Comcast, other cable IP phone providers complain to FCC over Verizon's "retention marketing" tactics
Cable television broadband Internet access and VoIP providers Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have filed a complaint with the FCC against Verizon.The complaint alleges that Verizon takes improper "retention marketing" steps to retain customers that have committed to try VoIP services offered by the three cable companies filing the dispute.
Our own Larry Dignan has been looking at Vonage's year-end financial report, and points out Vonage's debt issues.Noting Vonage's patent infringement settlement payments for more than $200 million for the year, Larry notes that:To wit: Vonage had $190 million in cash, marketable securities and restricted cash as of Dec.
One of the Boy Geinus Report's most credible sources (and they have quite a few) has information that Apple and AT&T will not force purchasers of the new 16GB iPhone to sign a new contract.The policy is not so simple, though.
Brian Dolan of Fierce Wireless notes that Skype's gm of mobile and hardware devices Gareth O'Loughlin, is wondering just where all the Skype-compatible WiMAX devices are at this year's Mobile World Congress closing out today in Barcelona.Brian makes the point that this lack of Skype WiMax isn't due to the tried-and-true reasoning that carriers view alternative channels to cell as cannibalistic to their traditional business models and reflexively defend these business models.
Appetite whetted?All it will take for you to read the entire Comcast-FCC document is to click here.
In a filing with the FCC yesterday, Comcast admits it messes with certain "P2P protocols."Plain English: When Comcast subscribers are exchanging large files- Comcast sees these as poential factors in slowing down its network, and reserves the right to employ digital chicanery to interrrupt these sessions.
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion has just said an early investigation is pointing to a problem with an upgrade of a data routing system as having precipitated yesterday's three-hour service disruption and resulting slow email thruput.That said, RIM had a reason for this undertaking.
Fellow VoIP blogger and multi-skilled polymath Tom Keating picks up on security consultancy GNUCitizen.org's description of a security vulnerability in snom Technology's model 320 VoIP phone.
VoIP, Inc. says they have hired legal representation to defend its Patent # 6501837 against what it deems is infringement "by some of the nation's leading Fortune 500 companies.
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