Open source networking and VoIP, EQO VoIP long distance

By year end open source fans will have a unified platform for networking and VoIP thanks to a partnership between Digium and Vyatta to integrate Asterisk with Vyatta's Open Source Router. EQO has added long distance mobile VoIP and messaging at local rates to its mobile social networking service. European WiFi hotspot provider Trustive reports that hotspot users are paying for way more than they get. No surprise there. Trustive also predicts that VoIP will be the killer app for … [Read more...]

IM Getting More Mobile

There's no shortage of buzz about video on mobile phones. But an unscientific survey by the Silicon Valley Business Journal says that 83 percent of readers have no interest in watching video on their phones. Another five percent would watch if it was free. And only 10 percent have actually done it. Which leads me to think that video is not going to be the killer app that boosters claim. Instead, instant messaging may be the application that erases the line between voice and other types of … [Read more...]

EQO Says Convergence Future is Now

Many are talking about future VoIP-cell convergence. But some say the future is now. One of them is EQO CEO Bill Tam. With EQO’s extension of social networking to the cell phone, the future is now, says Tam. “Basically, we’ve brought a unified communication application to mass market handsets,” he says. “What we provide is an intelligent platform that turns cell phones into multi-modal devices. When we launched Skype Mobile we started with 30 handsets. Now we’re covering … [Read more...]

EQO Connects the Dots with MySpace at CTIA

Even the most avid social networking junkies have to leave the computer sometimes. But if EQO of Vancouver, B.C. is successful, they may never need to again. The folks who believe that the PDA of tomorrow is your cell phone, have connected the dots today so you can stay in touch with online buddies anywhere there’s a cell phone signal. This week at CTIA, EQO is showing off its new free EQO Me “widget” for staying connected. The company also announced this week that it’s … [Read more...]