Free Press Pushes for Open Communications from Every Angle


When many people hear about something called the Free Press, if the term rings a bell at all, they tend to think of the Detroit Free Press, the venerable old-line newspaper that's been published out of the Motor City for 178 years. Nowadays, however is a web 2.0 property whose mission is no less than one to "reform media [and] transform democracy." Dedicated to diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, and universal access to communications, Free Press was … [Read more...]

From the Forums: News You Can Use

Each Tuesday we comb through the Voxilla forums looking for interesting, sometimes off-beat, under-publicized and useful information brought to our attention by loyal and active Voxilla forum members. If you're aware of something that ought to get the wider attention of a front-page audience, be sure to let us know in comments below or send us an email to staff[at]voxilla[dot]com. The Linksys SPA9000 is one of the more powerful, versatile home office/small business IP PBX devices you can … [Read more...]

T-Mobile’s myTouch Due in August – Will Anyone Care?


T-Mobile will unveil the company's second attempt to make an Android smartphone matter in the North American market come August, according to a report Monday at TechCrunch, and while the phone appears to have some worthy features its eventual success remains an open question. To be called the myTouch and sell for $199, according to the report, T-Mobile's Android 2.0 is apparently a modified HTC Magic, which has been available in Europe for a couple of months and went on sale more recently in … [Read more...]

Google Voice Readies for Public Launch with 1 Million Phone numbers


Google has reserved at least 1 million phone numbers with Level 3, a CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) that is probably the world's largest provider of VoIP backbone services, indicating that the company best known for its Internet search engine is preparing for a significant uptick in business related to Google Voice. Sources could not say when the 1 million numbers may be assigned, according to a report at NetworkWorld, but Level 3 has been supplying Google with phone numbers since … [Read more...]