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Eftel has snapped up an SMB voice-service provider, and intends to achieve benefits from the purchase quickly.
Sharing patents doesn't make necessarily make losers out of inventors, suggests a new economics study. We need more studies like this to make sense of the costs and benefits of sharing ideas.
Not to be outdone by the rumors that Apple's iTV will (eventually) arrive with a built-in Siri of its own, Google has filed for a patent for a voice-based remote control that would tie into Google TV.
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.
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.
The company is concerned that, following the EU antitrust ruling, Microsoft's patent model is still not compatible with open-source licensing
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.
The House of Representatives handed the technology industry a big win by passing the Patent Reform Act. The bill changes the way damages for patent infringement are calculated, InfoWorld reports.
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.
VoiceSignal Technologies names many in infringement suit over rival's Dragon NaturallySpeaking software.
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.
Recently published patent provides further evidence that powerhouse is developing a voice-activated search engine.
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.
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.
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.
Despite holding more patents than almost any other firm on the planet, the computing giant has throw its weight behind calls for reform of the international patent system
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.
Silicon.com's Ben King talks about how companies that have adopted voice over IP have decided to run separate networks for other data despite the inherent benefits of combining them.
The worldwide VoIP semiconductor market is now experiencing significant growth as the deployment benefits of packetised voice are being continuously proven to service providers, businesses and consumers. Accelerated adoption across all system segments will enable the market to reach 1.
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