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  • Creating A Universal Remote Control For Business Communications Crunch Network

    Creating A Universal Remote Control For Business Communications

    In the ultimate paradox, we have spent the last several years untethering our workforces while technically intertwining our personal and professional lives. Yet, for many, the notion of BYOD often results in a feeling of being AWOL. With 25 percent of knowledge workers out of the office on any given day, the ability to remotely connect back into corporate communications and collaboration tools… Read More

  • As Acquisition Rumors Swirl, Free Mobile Service FreedomPop Goes Live In The UK

    As Acquisition Rumors Swirl, Free Mobile Service FreedomPop Goes Live In The UK

    FreedomPop, the mobile carrier that gives away mobile, data and text services and upsells users on other services, is today announcing its first international launch outside of the U.S. The company is opening up for business in the UK as a SIM-only service — meaning no phones, initially, just the cards that you put into a phone that you bring to the network. The free service will… Read More

  • Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

    Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

    You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome user, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrome to Google’s servers are now served over QUIC. So what’s the big deal here? QUIC is Google’s experimental, low-latency Internet transportation protocol over UDP, a protocol… Read More

  • Windows 10 Technical Preview For Phones Now Available

    Windows 10 Technical Preview For Phones Now Available

    Microsoft has decided to make my job just a bit harder by naming all variants of Windows 10 clumsily, but if you have a phone that runs Windows Phone 8.1 and you want to try the next generation, ‘Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones” is now available to download for Windows Insiders, via the Windows Insider app. Microsoft’s Insiders program is easy to sign up, requiring… Read More

  • Zip Phone Lets You Make Free Calls Over The Internet…Without Launching Its App

    Zip Phone Lets You Make Free Calls Over The Internet…Without Launching Its App

    A company known as Zip Phone is making it easier to place secure, Wi-Fi enabled phone calls, in order to save consumers from using up the limited number of cellular minutes that come with their smartphone’s voice plan. That’s a more common problem outside of North America where unlimited calling plans are prevalent, though these consumers can still benefit from Zip Phone… Read More

  • Twilio Partners With Google And LiveOps To Launch A Chrome OS-Based Call Center In A Box

    Twilio Partners With Google And LiveOps To Launch A Chrome OS-Based Call Center In A Box

    Setting up a call center is a major undertaking, and by the time it is up and running, the hardware that powers most of the phone connections is already out of date. Twilio, which has long offered the kind of APIs and services that allow companies to recreate their physical communications hardware in software, today launched a new service for call centers in partnership with Google and LiveOps. Read More

  • Weave, A New Kind Of Telco For SMBs, Rings Up $5M Led By Ronny Conway

    Weave, A New Kind Of Telco For SMBs, Rings Up $5M Led By Ronny Conway

    Weave, a startup out of Utah that has developed a unique VoIP-based unified communications service for small and medium businesses that it is selling first targeting dentists (more on that below), is today announcing that it has raised a Series A of $5 million. The round of funding is notable in that it’s the first investment to come out of A Capital, a new VC firm started by… Read More

  • Vonage CEO Marc Lefar To Step Down

    Vonage CEO Marc Lefar To Step Down

    Home VoIP pioneer Vonage is looking for a new chief after its longtime CEO announced his retirement. Marc Lefar joined Vonage in 2008 and the company today announced he will step down after his replacement is found. And this replacement has a tough act to follow. Read More

  • Obihai Offers New Low-Cost Home Phone Options As Technology Change At Google Ends Free Service

    Obihai Offers New Low-Cost Home Phone Options As Technology Change At Google Ends Free Service

    My free lunch is about to end. I’m one of a few hundred thousand customers enjoying free monthly home phone service.* We use a low-cost analog telephone adapter (ATA) called an OBi, connected to Google Voice for free domestic home phone service. But on May 15th, Google is dropping support for the XMPP protocol that makes this work. While Google Voice and Hangouts will still offer… Read More

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