• Best Buy Thinks Outside the Box With Mobile Life Stores
    Consumer spending may be flat or declining but Best Buy is hoping to combat that by purpose-building stores to focus on one of the more stable areas in our mixed-up economy: wireless.This week the retailer said it would build Mobile Life Stores, starting in Chicago, ...More
    October 16, 2008 Posted in News
  • CallCopy Adds Tiers to Channel Program
    CallCopy Inc., a provider of call recording and quality monitoring software, has introduced updates to its channel program, which will make it more profitable for any-sized reseller to offer CallCopy solutions to its customers, the company said. CallCopy offers a suite of ...More
    October 16, 2008 Posted in News
  • TMC Expands Agent Support Team
    TMC Communications announced it has named Bill Samohod as agent sales director.In his new position, Samohod will assume a critical sales role supporting TMC’s growing number of agents doing business on the East Coast. Bill will be supporting agents from his office in ...More
    October 16, 2008 Posted in News
  • Microsoft OCS 2007: Killing the PBX Softly
    IP PBX, you are so last year. At least, that’s what software giant and all-around communications behemoth Microsoft Corp. says. With the latest version of its Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2, its software-based unified communications system announced this ...More
    October 15, 2008 By Tara Seals Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • AT&T Wireless: Not Just for Handsets Anymore
    Cue the fanfare: AT&T Inc. is putting its considerable weight behind the idea of embedding wireless into everything from digital cameras to audio systems with a new unit focused on “emerging devices.” But can the 3G network handle it?We’ve heard it all ...More
    October 15, 2008 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Dow Dives 733 Points, Marking Second-Worst Day
    And here. We go. Again. Wall Street’s week started on a high point on Monday as it closed 936 points higher than its opening numbers. Tuesday wasn’t so bad either but it all led up to today – the day the Dow industrials saw their second-worst point drop ...More
    October 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • CLEC TelNet Expands Even in Tough Economy
    Most companies – including service providers – either are downsizing or imposing hiring freezes these days. But not TelNet Worldwide Inc.. The Michigan-based CLEC said Wednesday it has expanded its network in the Kalamazoo and Traverse City markets, reaching a ...More
    October 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • VoiceNation Releases Virtual PBX for Small Business
    VoiceNation has announced the release of a virtual PBX designed for small business and entrepreneurs. Called NextPBX, the new unified communications platform, available from, allows entrepreneurs and small businesses to access rich communications ...More
    October 15, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Covad Rebuilds Integrated Access Service
    Covad Communications Co. has rebuilt its Integrated Access service, an all-in-one phone and Internet service for businesses with up to 35 employees per location. Covad Integrated Access service is delivered over a voice-optimized T1 line that dynamically allocates bandwidth ...More
    October 15, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • FCC to Tackle Pending Mergers on Election Day
    Looks like the head of the FCC really is trying to push several big issues to a vote before a new president is elected. In November, the agency will hold its monthly on the fourth – Election Day – and the scheduled docket includes some weighty, long drawn-out ...More
    October 15, 2008 Posted in News