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August 26, 2008

Inventor sues Google, Verizon, others on voicemail

Inventor Judah Klausner filed a voice mail patent lawsuit on Tuesday against Google, Verizon Communications, and others. Verizon has already sued Klausner over the validity of his patents.

April 10, 2008 by

Sony ICD-UX80

The ICD-UX80 is a good all-round digital voice recorder but is let down by counter-intuitive controls and the fact it can record only in MP3 format.

October 18, 2007 by

BlackBerry Patent app boosts ability to simultaneously work with voice and data applications

A newly published BlackBerry Patent application entitled Advanced Voice and Data Operations in a Mobile Communications Device describes a technology that greatly eases these related processes.The Patent Abstract provides at least some insight into what is being proposed here:A system and method for integrating voice and data operations into a single mobile device capable of simultaneously performing data and voice actions.

May 17, 2007 by

Asterisk open source company "not worried" about Microsoft patent heat

Ever since the "patent infringement" hissing and dissing match between Microsoft and the open source community flared up earlier this week, I've been wondering how Asterisk open source solution providers are looking at this issue.True, none of the 236 open source patents Microsoft is claiming infringement upon directly relate to voice.

October 4, 2006 by

SIP protocol VoIP phones

Voice over IP offers clear benefits over PSTN calling, but the hardware has been over-complex and difficult to set up. We examine five VoIP phones that you might want on your LAN.

November 29, 2005 by

Manchester Unity surfs insourcing, VoIP trends

The chief information officer (CIO) of health benefits provider Manchester Unity is riding the wave of two of the most prominent enterprise ICT trends in 2005 -- insourcing and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). David Musgrave told ZDNet Australia today that the projects -- which included "buying back" a 60-seat call centre from a third-party outsourcer he declined to name, as well as a comprehensive network upgrade -- had left him in need of a holiday.

September 23, 2005 by

VoIP mistakes mirror early Wi-Fi deployments

Companies are deploying VoIP services without fully considering the security implications, which is exactly what happened with early wireless network implementations, according to security experts. Voice over IP, where voice calls are broken up into packets and passed around a corporate network together with the organisation's data traffic, can provide enormous benefits for companies -- such as cheaper international calls -- but they also increase the risk of a security breach.

June 21, 2005 by

The benefits of patents

Richard Stallman doesn't like the proposed EU directive which would legalize software patents in the European Union. That's not surprising, because the software libre movement he founded and the software license, the GPL, he wrote aim to remove all entanglements from the software development process, whether based on a secret (proprietary source code) or on patented algorithms.

March 30, 2005 by

Feds seek advice on VoIP security

The federal government recognises the potential benefits of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology but is investigating the risks involved for national security purposes.In a request for tender briefing document, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) said it hopes to hire a consultant to identify the threats associated with the adoption of VoIP.


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