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Skype CEO Steps Down, eBay Takes Impairment Charge

eBay Inc. said Monday Skype co-founder and CEO Niklas Zennstrom has stepped down. Zennstrom helped found the Internet phone company in 2003 and will become executive chairman of its board. Michael van Swaaij, the companys chief strategy officer, will serve as CEO of Skype until it finds a permanent successor. eBay Inc. also said Monday […]

Vocio Tailors TEM for SMBs

Vocio Inc. announced in July it is seeking independent agents to sell its V-Vision TEM solution, which is designed specifically for small and medium businesses companies with $25,000 to $500,000 in monthly telecom spend. These [customers] are typically below the radar of the other TEM providers, says Noel Huelsenbeck, president of Vocio. Should the others compete […]

FCC Investigates Net Neutrality

Groups across the spectrum, from consumer advocates to broadband providers, reacted favorably to the FCCs announcement on Thursday that it will study whether net neutrality problems exist and, if so, whether they should be regulated. Debates over net neutrality took center stage last year as Congress attempted a rewrite of the 1996 Telecom Act. Content […]

PlanetOne Adds to Executive Team

PlanetOne Communications Inc. has named Bernadette Richardson vice president of sales and marketing. Richardson will be responsible for aggressively expanding the indirect channel for PlanetOne, the company said. She has served as president of TMC Communications and has been in charge of all marketing functions for HCC Telemanagement. Since leaving TMC Richardson has completed her […]

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: WIRELESS BATTERY CHARGERS

IST Offers Crank Power The SideWinder battery charger from IST Inc. is a universal accessory that provides a quick burst of power in places where its not feasible to wait for a battery to charge, such as at the airport, on a trade show floor or in a car. Two minutes of so-called cranking translates […]

Comstar Enhances Comstar Dealer Zone

Comstar Interactive recently announced the 10.6.0 version of its Comstar Dealer Zone, a Web-based service that allows Comstar sales partners to activate new merchants, edit existing merchant accounts, order products and services, and view user guides and marketing material. The latest release provides Comstar sales partners with a Web-based interface that allows them to migrate […]

VoiceOne Introduces Click4Me.Net

VoiceOne Communications LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of VoIP Inc. and a provider of VoIP communications solutions for service providers, resellers and consumers, recently announced that a beta version of Click4Me.Net., a Web-click calling service that utilizes the Web for free phone-to-phone calling, is available for testing on its newly launched Labs.VoiceOne.Com. Labs.VoiceOne.Com, the companys […]

Anything But Neutral

OF ALL THE CATEGORIES that could make up a telecom rewrite, net neutrality ranks among the most controversial, and least neutral, topics under consideration. The blogosphere is raging with opinions on the matter. Associations have been lining up expert panels to discuss it during conferences. Senators this winter heard testimony from companies and experts on […]

Notebaert: Qwest Wont Block Content, but It Will Charge

Richard Notebaert, chairman and CEO of Qwest Communications International Inc., told a large audience at his keynote speech at the VON Spring 2006 conference in San Jose, Calif., that Qwest will step up to net neutrality. He added that Qwest will not block anything on the Internet. As for the four Internet freedoms articulated by […]

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