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Goodbye Area 775, Hello Skype

If you recall, I cancelled Vonage back in April due to dissatisfaction with my service. I was ecstatic about the prospective of the features offered by Gizmo Project Area 775.

VoIP Advantages and Pitfalls for Small Businesses

If you’re just starting your business you may not have an office with a dedicated phone line, which can be an expensive hassle.

Microsoft Could Make Mobile Phone Ads

Microsoft may be in talks to acquire Third Screen Media, which identifies itself as a “marketing technology” company. If the deal goes through, Microsoft would gain access to technology that can deliver ads to cell phones, as well as the firm’s established customer base. Third Screen Media’s clients include USA Today and the Weather Channel.

Google Reader Is On The Phone

Catching up with RSS or Atom feeds can be as simple as flipping open the phone and launching one’s Google Personalized Homepage.

Bono Endorses Phone, Tries To Cure AIDS

U2 singer Bono is doing his part in the fight against AIDS: he’s endorsing a red phone. Some of the proceeds from this red version of Motorola’s Slimline SLVR model will go to a global fund to fight AIDS and other diseases.

VoIP Choices Ringing Off The Hook

Skype, Microsoft, AIM, Yahoo, Lycos, all of those companies have or will have options for doing phone calls from the computer; at stake is the biggest prize of all – keeping a person using a given provider’s other services.

Is a Free Phone Number Enough to Kill Skype?

Don’t bet on it.

Phone Call About Xbox 360 Blogging Features

While I was at dinner tonight with the LiveSide guys Jason Bogovich called, his voice full of excitement.

Cool New Features in Skype Beta

Skype launched a new beta (version 2.5.0.72) today of its software for Windows that has some pretty neat new features.

Microsoft Researching Search By Camera Phone

The Web Search and Mining group with Microsoft Research Asia thinks the best way to search for information on something you see is by taking a picture of it.

Who’s Going Mobile?

With new developments in the mobile market happening almost continuously, I thought it was worthwhile to visit some of the recent highlights.

PayPal Mobilizes Money By Phone
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With a PayPal account, users can send and receive payments from their using text messaging from their mobile phones.

Yahoo Sings Praises Of Messenger With Voice

The portal company launched version 7.5 of its Yahoo Messenger with Voice client along with pricing aimed at undercutting eBay-owned rival Skype.

Phone+ Magazine covers off Mobile Computing

I love free stuff and I get loads of free magazines etc… (why pay when loads of companies give away the stuff!)

Easy Skype phone

One of the first things I did upon my return to Amsterdam today was install a very cool gadget I bought in CompUSA on Saturday – a Linksys Skype phone.

MySpace Mobilizes Phone Blogging

Young people like MySpace, but love their cellphones; MySpace wants to tap into that love with a line of mobile phones and a service so users can carry their brand wherever they go.

Vonage Users Do It On The Phone

Can you guess VoIP company Vonage’s latest selling point? Nope. Try again. Sorry, no. It’s cheaper phone sex. Seriously. No, really, it is.

Samsungs New Mobile Phone Storage: Cornice

Longmont, Colorado-based Cornice Inc. announced in January a new deal inked with Samsung for their 3 gigabyte Storage Element (SE) in the production of Samsung’s SGH-i300 embedded music smartphone.

Google Toolbar SMS May Log Your Text Messages

Devin Reams notices that Google’s Firefox Send To SMS extension reserves the right to log all of your text messages, and I’ve checked, and the same policy applies to a similar feature in Toolbar 4.

Blogger Outreach by Phone

Op-Ed News is reporting that US Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass) held a conference call with a group of political bloggers to provide an update on a filibuster he is planning with Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass) to stall the confirmation of US Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.

Robert Fripp on Business

Robert Fripp is a famous guitarist. He’s in the audience aggregation business.