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 Silicon.com 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: