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The future of VoIP: CoIP

Madhu Yarlagadda from Yahoo says that text, voice and video are converging over the same set of protocols used by VoIP and that Instant Messenger will be the application that enables users to seamlessly move between them -- creating 'CoIP', communications over IP.

published November 4, 2005 by

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VoIP: Ready for prime time

Madhu Yarlagadda from Yahoo explains the reliability issues that have prevented VoIP from taking off. But he says that through Stun, Turn and Ice technologies, VoIP now offers 100% reliability and is ready for prime time.

published November 4, 2005 by

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Powell swan song has VoIP tune

VoIP's future is bright, but industry leaders must continue to focus on effective regulation, Michael Powell said as he delivered his final speech as head of the Federal Communications Commission to a Voice on the Net conference audience in San Jose, Calif.

published March 9, 2005 by

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Home digital home

Will digital homes be comfortable and easy to use or a tangle of wires and standards? Intel spokeswoman Jennifer Lashua gives CNET correspondent James Hilliard a tour of the chipmaker's latest technologies, brought together to make digital living simpler.

published November 4, 2004 by

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Are consumers ready for VoIP?

Hoping consumers are ready to embrace Internet-delivered phone services, Linksys has announced a partnership with Verizon to provide its VoIP phone adapters to new Verizon subscribers . Correspondent James Hilliard asks Linksys founder Victor Tsao and Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney if the average consumer is ready for Internet telephony.

published September 30, 2004 by

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Skype goes mobile

Skype for Pocket PC Version 1.0 promises to bring Internet telephony to Wi-Fi enabled PDA devices using the Pocket PC operating system. CNET's Rafe Needleman gets a demonstration from Skype product manager Eileen Broch at DemoMobile in La Jolla, Calif.

published September 15, 2004 by

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AT&T jumps into VoIP

In an exclusive Face to Face interview, AT&T CEO David Dorman tells ZDNet's editor in chief, Dan Farber, that he's going after an untapped market -- VoIP. Dorman sizes up the competition, discusses claims that his company is undervalued, and defends AT&T's declining top line.

published August 25, 2004 by

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Security is key for VoIP

While bottom-line savings are a popular draw to voice over Internet Protocol, ZDNet's David Berlind talks to Jeff Ridley of ShoreTel and David Heard of SecureLogix about the importance of securing the system against the same attacks that plague data networks.

published May 17, 2004 by

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