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  • Cisco Snags Tropo Communications Development Platform

    Cisco Snags Tropo Communications Development Platform

    When you think of Cisco, it’s easy to pigeon-hole them as a networking equipment company, but Cisco also has a communications and collaboration side that includes WebEx. Today, it announced its intent to buy Tropo, a Twilio-like communications platform for adding telephony, messaging and other communications tools to any application. As I wrote yesterday, APIs are making it simpler… Read More

  • What We Learned Running A Mobile Network At Burning Man

    What We Learned Running A Mobile Network At Burning Man

    This ia a guest post by Tim Panton, a senior engineer at Voxeo labs. I’m in the middle of the desert in Nevada – a dusty, half-naked guy walks up to me: – “You have working cell service here ?”
    – “Yes, we built our own.”
    – “I have to make a call, can I use it?”
    – “Sure.” He makes a call to sort out a… Read More

  • How The Future Of Web Advertising Is Linked To The Call [Updated: It Already Is]

    How The Future Of Web Advertising Is Linked To The Call [Updated: It Already Is]

    We’re all now familiar with how adwords campaigns on Google work. You buy keywords commonly used in search terms, such as “plumber in X town”, and send people to a response mechanism, usually a web site. But increasingly that response mechanism is not a just a web site but a phone number as well – sometimes it’s even just a phone number. But these days… Read More