Posts filed under ‘VoIP’

The way to create a new product or service when you already have one.

Contrast Digium’s careful step-by-step community involvement in the design of Asterisk Scalable Communications Framework with the way Skype treats their ecosystem (like Fring and Nimbuzz )

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Continue Reading November 15, 2010 at 3:02 pm 4 comments

The cracks start to appear in the Skype architecture.

An increasing number of Skype’s endpoints don’t fully interoperate.

Continue Reading September 3, 2010 at 10:44 am 3 comments

The zero-install femtocell – AKA FaceTime

So where does Facetime leave the carrier ? On the face of it Apple are doing them out of minutes for no return. Surprisingly the carriers are probably going to be pretty relaxed about it.

Continue Reading July 4, 2010 at 10:51 am 5 comments

The Countess of Lovelace, ordinary or exceptional?

She was an extraordinary woman, exceptionally rich, well educated and clever. She was often ill as a child. Her father (Lord Byron) was hardly conventional, these factors combined to give her the opportunity to explore and develop her mathematical abilities, a thing that very few women of her time (however rich) were allowed to do

Continue Reading March 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm 1 comment

The way to communicate via clouds.

In essence I’m proposing the equivalent of tabbed-browsing for your ears.

Continue Reading March 17, 2010 at 8:43 pm Leave a comment

The island phone system adventure…

The pacific island of Niue currently has no GSM operator, we are working to install a pilot system to provide mobile phone coverage using OpenBTS and asterisk – both of which are open source.

Continue Reading February 25, 2010 at 4:27 am 11 comments

The HD bandwagon

I noticed a very pragmatic attitude, everyone needed to know immediately
what the business case was – no Web 2.0 “lets build it, scoop up a million users, then worry about income” here, these guys are not interested in free or freemium !

Continue Reading September 23, 2009 at 5:59 pm 2 comments

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