Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Help Hurricane Katrina Victims

Here you can find many a relief organizations working to help Victims of Hurricane Katrina. You can help these organizations in turn. Every bit counts, be it money or your thoughts.

M$ has a VOIP TELCO now

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Teleo, a VoIP provider which has developed technology to enable the placement of PC phone calls to traditional phones. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

VoIP technology is already featured in MSN Messenger as well as other Microsoft products and services.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

E911 deadline extended by FCC

Thousands of Internet phone users who have not yet acknowledged limitations to their providers' 911 service will get an extra month before their service is cut off.

On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission said it would extend the deadline another 30 days, to Sept. 28, 2005, for voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers to notify all their customers of the limitations of E911 service and for customers to acknowledge the notification.

Friday, August 19, 2005

GUPS to help Universities with VOIP

A group has launched an initiative to provide free phone calls within universities.The Robertson Education Empowerment Foundation's (REEF's) Global University Phone System (GUPS) will provide means to enable VOIP calls between universities using Linux based Asterisk (an OpenSource VOIP Platform). System which is refered to as GUPS is in beta testing.
Any University could join provided that they meet some basic requirements. More info and application is here

Friday, August 12, 2005

VOIP Wiretapping

It seems that VOIP Wiretapping has irked some people and others taking it in stride. I am on the second group! The reaction in the legal community—and technology world—is decidedly mixed. One expert says the agency is merely changing its interpretation of existing wiretapping laws to include the Internet among other, more established telecommunications channels, like wire-line and wireless phones. Others lawyers and experts say that the move is questionable—and may be regulatory overkill by the FCC.
Read more at the link....

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

VoIP Developer Conference Underway

Two days left on conferance and accoding to organizers, you are guaranteed to leave the VoIP Developer Conference better equipped to build high-demand VoIP applications.

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