5 Great Communications Innovations – 2008 Edition


In 2008 communications went truly mobile and truly global, extending a trend that's been building for several years, to be sure - but in the great tradition of year-end list making, I'm making the call on 5 innovations that pushed the boundaries, set the bar and served to point the way toward the future of how people will stay in touch tomorrow. 1. iPhone 3G Some might say the Apple smartphone was a 2007 innovation, but the 2nd iteration supporting the 3G network protocol rocked the mobile … [Read more...]

CommBytes 9/6/07

How do you make sure your website works on mobile phones? One solution is the dotMobi's consortium's free test suite. Today the group released an upgrade to the ready.mobi tool that, among other things, provides additional mobile phone emulators and better reporting.  German IP phone manufacturer snom hopes to incent developers to build applications for snom 3xx phones with its “eXtreMeLy snomlified!” contest. First place winners get a snom 370 phone and an invitation to either Fall … [Read more...]

CommBytes 8/31/07

Gaboogie conference calling is reinventing itself as Lypp. The new service, which features a completely re-architected platform, will debut later in September in an invite-only beta. All existing Gaboogie members will be invited to join and use the Lypp service for free.  The company says that the changes "will ensure reliable, high quality calls and eliminate the dependencies on partners whose service has caused us and our users to experience some growing pains," according to Gaboogie's … [Read more...]

CommBytes 8/28/07

I guess we now know why Earthlink's much-hyped metro WiFi never saw the light of day. The company today announced massive cuts in its operations and workforce – among the casualties is Donald Berryman, executive vice president and president of municipal networks. Could the company's recent red ink have anything to do with the fact that Earthlink was charging about $50 a month for DSL when the competition was charging $25? The Biz Journal has the details. … [Read more...]