While there is much kvetching and hand-wringing of late regarding impending demise of the dead-tree business (sic) that is the newspaper industry, there is another dead-tree business that is descending quickly toward irrelevance:Â The Yellow Pages. Every year, beginning around this time, trucks shunt around cities and visit every household in North America, and indeed […]Read more "The Yellow Pages: Adapt or die?"
http://news.com.com/2100-1033-982130.html By Ben Charny Staff Writer, CNET News.com January 27, 2003, 4:00 AM PT Read more about VoIP A group of telecommunications giants is quietly pushing a proposal that could create hang-ups for up-and-coming Internet-telephone rivals. At stake are rules used to divvy up the 5.2 billion unassigned phone numbers set aside for use in […]Read more "Cable Industry Sees VoIP Looming…"
Begin forwarded message: > From: Jeff Pulver > Date: Sat Mar 15, 2003 6:00:01 AM US/Pacific > To: FWD [at] LISTSERV.PULVER [dot] COM > Subject: [FWD] FBI, DoJ OPPOSE COMPANY’s EFFORT TO WIN REGULATORY > FREEDOM FOR VoIP OFFERING > Reply-To: Free World Dialup – The Future of Dialing > > > Hi All, > […]Read more "FBI, DoJ OPPOSE COMPANY’s EFFORT TO WIN REGULATORY FREEDOM FOR VoIP OFFERING"
http://www.ispcon.com/SNEditorial/sn_detail.asp?ID7 Wednesday, October 30, 2002 The stupid network: Why I’m not sold…yet There may yet be a place for special packet treatment, and the silicon to do it By Scott Mace, SERVICENETWORKS.com You know things are bad in the Internet industry when the best-sounding idea out there is David Isenberg’s call for the return to […]Read more "Not Sold On The Stupid Network…"
In the mid- to late- nineties, as we all know, incumbents and competitors built millions of miles of redundant fiber optic cable, thinking that the opportunities to transit data and voice traffic would represent huge growth in the industry. But one thing seized up: demand hit the ceiling. Most of these networks now lie fallow, […]Read more "On Shorting The Microprocessor Business"
http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/020822/045743.html Thursday August 22, 2:36 pm ET Press Release SOURCE: Infonetics Research Next Gen Voice Product Market Hit $233.6M In 2Q02; Strong Growth Expected In Asia Pacific SAN JOSE, CA–(INTERNET WIRE)–Aug 22, 2002 — Worldwide revenue for next gen voice products totaled $233.6 million in 2Q02, an 18% decline from 1Q02, and is projected to […]Read more "NextGen Voice is Hot In Asia?"
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/cn/20001026/tc/net2phone_sues_rival_for_hiring_its_employees_2.html Thursday October 26 02:00 PM EDT Net2Phone sues rival for hiring its employees By Wylie Wong, CNET News.com Net2Phone has sued rival start-up Dialpad.com for hiring two of its executives, the latest example of the fierce competition among tech companies to attract and retain employees. At stake is the ability of workers to pursue […]Read more "Net2Phone Sues Dialpad For Hiring…"
Ouch! Cisco’s been reeling since this came out yesterday. It’s a brutal slamming of Cisco’s print-your-own-money acquisition strategy. There’s a Silicon Valley saying that if Cisco’s stock ever drops below %20 they’ll be killing each other trying to get out of the parking lots along Tasman Drive. I have personal experience with the “House of […]Read more "Cisco’s Bids: Its Growth By Acquisition Will Pose Problems"