Speechmatics raises $62M for its inclusive approach to speech-to-text AI

Last week I wrote about an AI startup that’s building technology that can alter, in real time, the accent of someone’s speech. But what if the AI goal instead is to make it possible for pe

Qualified raises $95M to help Salesforce users with sales pipeline generation

Lead generation is a critical cornerstone in the world of sales — in a seemingly infinite sea of potential customers, you need to know who wants to buy, or who might buy, what you are selling so

Ericsson to acquire cloud communications company Vonage for $6.2B

Ericsson, an international networking company, decided it needed a dose of modernization and this morning announced its intent to acquire cloud communications company Vonage in a $6.2 billion deal. Wi

Brands that hyper-personalize will win the next decade

When people reach out to customer service, they’re seeking more than a solution to their immediate problem. They want empathy and understanding.

Vonage brings number programmability to its business service

Chances are you still mostly think of Vonage as a consumer VOIP player, but in recent years, the company also launched its Vonage Business Cloud (VBC) platform and acquired Nexmo, an API-based communi

Vonage CEO Marc Lefar To Step Down

Home VoIP pioneer Vonage is looking for a new chief after its longtime CEO <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nasdaq.com/article/vonage-holdings-ceo-to-retire-20140407-00590">announced his retirement

Vonage Continues To Challenge Skype With New Mobile App For iPhone, Android

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/vonage">Vonage</a> has been battling Skype for many, many years, but they're not letting up now that the latter has been acquired by Microsoft. The Internet

Raising The Most Money Doesn't Mean Your Company Will Become The Most Valuable

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/financial-advice-money-bag.jpg"> One of my favorite recent blog posts is Seth Godin's “<a href="http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2

Call All Your Facebook Friends Free With Vonage

Have you been looking for a way to call your Facebook friends on your iPhone or your Android device? Haven’t figured out their numbers yet? A new solution from Vonage offers free calls to all yo

Ooma Has New Cheap International Calling Plans

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/ooma-logo.jpg">Ooma is stepping up their offering in the international calling game. The VoIP service providers latest plans are about as

MSI announces new GE600 gaming notebook

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/imageb.jpeg" />MSI just announced their latest, the GE600 gaming notebook, is now available for purchase. Built around an Intel Core i5 p

Apple Isn't Even Bothering To Lie Anymore

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/vonageiphone-136x200.jpg" width="136" height="200" />I mean, seriously. Apple's <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2009/08/21/the-simple-truth-w

Vonage now charges 29% in fees (at least for me)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/vonagebill.jpg">I have been using Vonage since July 2004 and have had zero complaints with the service. It constantly works well and the

Vonage apparently not so attractive anymore

Times are tough for Vonage right now as they struggle to gain new customers. During the second quarter of this year, Vonage only signed up 2,080 new customers compared with 56,691 from the same quarte

Vonage launches a new Pro package that includes VoIP calling

Vonage has launched a new package called Vonage Pro, which enables users to place VoIP calls anywhere they have a broadband connection. Jamie Haenggo, Vonage’s chief marketing officer had this to sa

Comcast and Vonage, new best friends

Comcast and Vonage have promised to never fight again and to work together to balance “network congestion” with “ensuring that over-the-top VoIP services like Vonage work well for consumers.”

Sprint and Vonage settle for $80 million

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Sprint ordered Vonage to cough up almost $70 million plus 5 percent of future revenue for patent infringement damages. Today the fiasco has been settled for $80

Vonage Ordered To Pony Up $69.5 Million To Sprint

That’s gonna leave a mark. Apparently Vonage infringed upon six of Sprint Nextel’s patents, which is a big, expensive no-no. Sprint will receive $69.5 million plus 5 percent of Vonage&#821

Hey, Maybe Vonage Isn't Dead Yet

Vonage released its second quarter financial results today (I’ve embedded the release below with the new Zoho Viewer that launched last night). And while the stock continues to slide, revenues a

Vonage Beta Testing New Ambit VOIP Gateway

Consumer VOIP service Vonage is beta testing a new, self-described “cool and sleek, yet simplistic and approachable” gateway device produced by Ambit. The device, an Ambit VDV21, includes