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Russell Crows

I'm in a good mood today.Not only is it my birthday, but our little corner of the world was written up in the Hot Sites section of USAToday.

November 14, 2004 by in Tech Industry

Cisco, Kids

Cisco, Kids

The AMBER Alert system is a notification system that can let the public know when a child has been abducted and is missing. Distributed by email, electronic highway signs and broadcast television, it is named after nine-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was abducted and murdered in Texas back in 1996.

November 14, 2004 by in Cisco

BT To Brits: Here's A Little Sip of IP

BT To Brits: Here's A Little Sip of IP

BBC News reports that BT Groupwill offer one year's worth of free Internet telephone calls to the first 50,000 subscribers who sign up for the carrier's broadband servicefrom nowthrough December 31.The calls will go through BT Communicator, which is BT's Internet telephony software.

November 11, 2004 by in Telcos

Star Chip Enterprise

Star Chip Enterprise

I think that for IP to take off, enterprise network connections need to be plentiful and seamless. Yesterday, Broadcom took a big step toward making that happen.

November 10, 2004 by in Processors

IP On Your Cordless

IP On Your Cordless

Get ready for IP Internet access via cordless phones. One such solution, detailed today by CNET News' Ben Charny,involves loading Skype Net phone softwareinto a Siemens-manufactured adapter for cordless phones.

November 10, 2004 by in Mobility

IM Integration Is Suite Stuff

IM Integration Is Suite Stuff

I'm not a reflexive Microsoft hater. In fact, I'm open-minded enough to believe that IP telephony-related products that incorporate various Windows functionalities are both technologically and strategically well-considered.

November 10, 2004 by in Networking

My Take On Today's  FCC VoIP Ruling

My Take On Today's FCC VoIP Ruling

I've spent most of today reading the text of today's critical FCC decision determining that VoIP services such as Vonage's DigitalVoice are not subject to traditional state public utility oversight.The FCC believes that because customers of DigitalVoice and similar services can use their phones from a broadband connection anywhere on the planet, it is next to impossible to determine whether a VoIP call is local, interstate or even inernational.

November 9, 2004 by in Networking

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