VoIP Articles

Skype dominates VOIP

Most people have heard of Vonage, but Skype-which still causes eyebrows to lift when I mention it to audiences-dominates the Voice Over IP (VOIP) market in North America.

How your Business Can Save Money with VoIP

Many of you have probably already heard about VoIP, or voice over IP. This is a technology that allows you to make telephone calls using the internet. From a consumer standpoint VoIP offers significant savings in monthly phone bills and long distance charges.

How to Choose the Best Small Business VoIP Solution

Telecommunication cost is always an obstacle for small business owners, especially if you need to call domestic or international long distance. The long distance cost factor alone, depending on the type of business you’re in, can make the difference in the success of any small business.

The Continuous Alarm Bell for Telcos

BBC News interviewed Niklas Zennstrom, the CEO of Skype, on Friday. The wide-ranging interview includes commentary on Zennstrom’s early venture with Kazaa and discusses Skype and its impact on traditional telephone services.

Yahoo Dials Up VoIP And Blog Deals

The new acquisitions place the search and portal company in the broader Internet calling and in the blog updater service sectors.

Yahoo Spending On VoIP And Blogs

The portal company goes on a shopping spree and picks up a couple of technology companies.

Yahoo Punches DialPad And Gets VoIP

Yahoo continues to add to their myriad of services with the recent acquisition of DialPad. DialPad is an Internet telephony provider and will give Yahoo a nice lift further into the market.

The Onslaught Begins: Yahoo and MSN Messenger Begin the Assault on Skype!

Many of you have probably already read some of the many articles about the latest release of Yahoo messenger which incorporates VoIP..

Does This Make Om Malik the Pat O’Brien of VOIP?

Om Malik likens VOIP to the “It Girl” Lindsay Lohan, saying it gets a disproportionate amount of ink for no apparent reason. Of course he’s just kidding. Obviously he knows it’s important given how frequently he enlightens readers about it.

Cisco VoIP Phones Have DoS Problem

A software flaw in Cisco’s Internet phones could create problems for users by crashing their phones.

Spymac Eyes Skype For VoIP

The huge community of Macintosh users will connect users of Apple’s OS X via the free telephony network.

Yahoo IM To Get VoIP Support Today

The Sunnyvale-based web portal company expects to debut a new version of Yahoo Messenger today.

Office Getting VoIP Functionality From Microsoft

The company’s signature software suite will enhance collaboration, and include Voice over Internet Protocol technology.

VoIP Gets A Big Business Nudge

Revenues for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services topped $1.3 billion USD last year.

VoipBuster and free phone calls

My online friend Uri Levanon called me today from Israel. He called to my SkypeIn number.

That’s in itself isn’t remarkable. What is, perhaps, is that he called that number – which is a normal landline number in London – from his internet phone service. Not Skype this time. Uri was calling from The VoipBuster. For free.

AOL Introduces VOIP Service

America Online has decided to throw their hat into the voice-over IP industry by introducing an AOL-branded VOIP feature called AOL Internet Phone Service.

AOL Expected To Introduce VoIP Services

America Online, the much-discussed ISP, has announced they will be introducing voice over IP services in about a month’s time.

FCC Steps In Against VoIP Blocking Phone Company

A North Carolina phone company has been fined by the FCC for blocking customers from making VoIP calls.

Phone Companies Feeling the Pinch From VoIP

BBC News: Dutch phone company KPN has announced plans to cut 8,000 jobs over the next five years after it reported a sharp drop in annual profits.

VOIP and IVR Enterprise Blog Solution

Voxeo Corporation provides standards based, hosted and customer premise IVR solutions.

Use VoIP and Go To Jail

Last week, I posted commentary on problems using SkypeOut, the paid-for service offered by the Skype internet phone service.