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News Archive - September 2011

GPS Handsets to Become the Telephone Standard
September 30, 2011
The Federal Communications Commission will require all telephone service providers — including those using VoIP — to provide GPS capable handsets for new subscribers to pinpoint the location of 911 calls. — What we want to know is when the government will then intelligently route calls based on that GPS information, rather than force the small VoIP carriers to carry that burden?
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Italian VoIP firm challenges Microsoft/Skype deal
September 30, 2011
Italian VoIP company Messagenet has written to the European Commission warning that if Microsoft is permitted to acquire Skype, it will solidify Skype's dominant position in VoIP calling, excluding other VoIP companies from the market.
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Nokia to cut another 3,500 jobs
September 29, 2011
Nokia said it would cut another 3,500 jobs as the handset giant continues to seek ways to lower its operating costs to run more efficiently.
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Amazon Silk Browser Powers Kindle Fire With EC2
September 28, 2011
Amazon is using its cloud-based business computing platform to bolster its consumer electronics devices, equipping its new Kindle Fire tablet with a new mobile Web browser called Silk.
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Vivu Brings HD Multiparty Videoconferencing To iPhone, iPad
September 28, 2011
Startup Vivu says it will soon ship the first high-definition multiparty videoconferencing solution for both the iPad 2 and iPhone 4.
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Free magicJack APP Launches on Apple App Store Providing Free Phone Service
September 28, 2011
magicJack VocalTec launched the magicJack APP, a free application now available for download in Apple App Store that allows users to make free calls to numbers within the U.S., Canada and to all other magicJack numbers in the world.
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Amazon cloud grows and spreads
September 24, 2011
Amazon Web Services, the world's largest cloud-based service provider, has been a pioneer in the business offering remote computing power and storage to enterprise clients. The unit currently accounts for only about 2% of Amazon's revenues, but is expected to become the online retail giant's next billion-dollar business.
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Cloud computing market is starting to look a lot like one big data center
September 16, 2011
As more and more services, companies, computer functions and preventers-of-evil-computer-functions cram into the cloud-computing market, the market as a whole is starting to look a lot more like any single location connected to it.
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