Yahoo VoIP

By | August 22, 2005

Each week, more and more companies are jumping on the VoIP train. The next major company like to debut a new, integrated VoIP service is Yahoo. I just learned that Yahoo bought Dialpad back in June, and that acquisition certainly gives them a big headstart on integrating VoIP with their Yahoo Messenger client. My friend Ed over at Televoce forwarded me an article from that helped me get caught up.

The incumbent, monopolist-wannabe, Bell descendents won’t give up easy. Massive lobbying and huge campaign donations by the big phone companies has led tools like Orrin Hatch to do everything they can politically to shutdown any innovation that threatens the former Bells.

For more interesting VoIP news, check out these recent columns from Bob Cringely:

  1. NeuStar Is VoIP’s Only Guaranteed Sure Thing
  2. The Likely Sale of Skype Will Be Another Kick in the Head to Old-Line Phone Companies Worldwide
  3. Thanks to the Supreme Court and the FCC, U.S. Telcos Are About to Reinvent Their DSL Businesses

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