telephony

CallPage lets you call your website visitors

Poland-based CallPage offers something other customer interaction apps don’t: the ability to call your website visitors as soon as they click on your page. In a world where the difference betwee

Dialpad gets AI injection with TalkIQ acquisition

Sometimes two companies get along so well together and fit each other so perfectly, they almost have to come together. That’s what happened when Dialpad, a business communications platform whose

The new Casio G-Steel B100 is a smartwatch that hides its brains

Casio has been doing some interesting stuff lately. With their latest Edifice model they began toying with the idea of an analog watch that connects to your phone and can set itself to any timezone au

Traaqr connects your online identity with your real one

Traaqr, a St. Louis-based company, has just announced the launch of their interesting and clever new service. Essentially the system connects online interactions with real world customer service repre

With Dialpad-Amazon Echo integration, Alexa can make phone calls for you

Dialpad, a cloud-based business communications platform announced a new Amazon Echo integration this week that enables you to perform a number of business phone tasks by asking Alexa. So for example y

Starbucks is going to try out a mobile order-only store

Starbucks introduced its mobile ordering system in 2015, and it’s been a victim of its own success in some ways. Customers at popular spots are eager to use the mobile ordering system to choose

Burner, a service that generates temporary phone numbers, makes it easier to ghost conversations

If you’ve ever wanted a text message conversation to simply go away, but still wanted to do it gracefully, there’s a new bot that will help¬†do that for you. Burner, which helps users crea

Schoolmint Raises $5.6 Million For Its Online Student Enrollment Platform

Digital enrollment, where parents can go online on their desktops or mobile phones, to register their children for school, seems like an obvious way to harness the power of the internet to simplify an

More Money Into The Cloud As NewVoiceMedia Gets $30M For Its Contact Center Solutions

As more businesses move their IT from on-premise solutions and into networked, cloud-based services, startups that are building products for them to do this are raking in yet more funding as they gro

Y Combinator-Backed Profig Launches An Affordable, Feature-Rich Instant Phone System

<a target="_blank" href="http://profig.com/">Profig</a>, a new Y Combinator-backed startup, just launched its instant virtual phone system for small and medium businesses. The service is geared toward

YC-Backed Plivo Launches Its Scalable API Platform For Voice & SMS Apps

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.plivo.com/">Plivo</a>, a telephony startup from the current Y Combinator batch, is today launching its API platform for voice and SMS applications. Despite the soun

Jaxtr: free phone-based VOIP social network 2.0

Boy, if only these guys had "user-created" somewhere in their mission statement. It’s already a Web 2.0 smorgasbord. If I understand it correctly, the idea is that you and your friends

Ribbit wants to introduce telephony to Facebook, other software apps

How badly do you want to be able to call your friends directly from your Facebook profile, without actually picking up your phone? A new technology company by the name of Ribbit Corp. hopes your answe

Fonality Trixbox Appliance: Telephony is Fun Again!

I would totally consider the Fonality trixbox Appliance. I know we have some hardcore IT people in our audience, so check out this hot box of Asterisk-based IP-PBX open-source telephony action. The ap

Voice Activated Answering Machines Delivers Messages, Therapy

I actually picked up one of these voice activated answering machines the other day for about $250. Aside from giving me my messages when I ask it to, it also gives out great advice for real life situa

snom 370 IP Business Phone

VoIP is hot right now for a good reason. It drastically reduces the cost of telephony by allowing high-bandwidth voice communications to be conducted over the Internets rather than through telco routi