MLM or Pyramid Scheme

We’ve all heard of multilevel marketing, or MLM, having been introduced to it either at a home party, through an infomercial or via the Internet. This method of direct selling can be profitable, but there is a fine line between a legitimate MLM and an illegal “pyramid scheme.” Both offer participants the opportunity to earn […]

ILD Debuts Conference Master

ILD (Booth 207) says its new Conference Master offers a faster and higher level of account management and customer service and complements the company’s ROLLCALL conference call service. "The Conference Master platform offers new online, real-time features for our partners and customers" says Claes Holm, ILD executive vice president. "For instance, the system now means […]


Posted: 11/2003 INDUSTRY NEWS Microsoft Unleashes Live Meeting By Tara Seals Microsoft Corp. made its first foray into the crowded Web conferencing space this fall, with a service called Microsoft Office Live Meeting. Although a bit late to the party, the Redmond behemoth is banking on Live Meetings integration with its Microsoft Office System and […]

Collaborative: Conferencing Buffet-Style

Posted: 5/2003 Conferencing Buffet-Style By Tara Seals A new pricing model is making inroads in the conferencing market: Flat-rate pricing. Purveyors say that rather than taking away from high-margin, per-use revenue, the all-you-can-eat approach helps providers tap greenfield markets and add value to existing customers. For instance, Raindance Communications Inc. launched its flat-rate product in […]

Collaborative: product news

Posted: 08/2002 Polycom, MetraTech Deliver Collaboration Services, Web Billing Polycom Inc. and MetraTech have created an alliance to combine the Polycom VoicePlus audio bridge, video and Web conferencing platform functionality with MetraTech’s MetraNet Web-based billing solution to deliver converged collaboration and real-time billing to service providers. The solution will enable service providers to offer and […]

Collaborative: Premiere Conferencing’s ReadyClick & Conference Offered to Agents

Posted: 08/2002 Premiere Conferencing’s ReadyClick & Conference Offered to Agents Premiere Conferencing has launched ReadyClick & Conference, a Windows-based application that allows users to initiate and direct an automated ReadyConference call from their desktop. The service is available for sale through Premiere Conferencing’s agent network. ReadyConference enables users to have a virtual conference at any […]

Collaborative: Conferencing Company Relaunches with Pay-per-use Service

Posted: 08/2002 Conferencing Company Relaunches with Pay-per-use Service Reported and compiled by Khali Henderson Ray Urrutia closed 2001 with his communications resale company, Essengent LLC, in transition. It already had shed its noncore telephony offers to focus exclusively on collaborative technologies but still faced the task of selling into a market primarily composed of early […]

Coming Together

Posted: 2/2002 Coming Together Easier Interfaces, Affordable Rates Target Webconferencing’s Sweet Spot By Khali Henderson At the same time that economic pressures and travel concerns have cast the spotlight on conferencing technologies, webconferencing service providers have rolled out next-generation versions of their collaborative meeting applications with user-friendly functionality and flexible pricing — perceived barriers to […]

Not Your Father’s Audioconference

Posted: 2/2002 Not Your Father’s Audioconference Phone Meetings Remodeled by Automation, Online Management Functions By Khali HendersonWith the spotlight on its collaborative cousin, audioconferencing is being passed over in the headlines like car reviewers striding past the Oldsmobiles to check out the PT Cruisers.However, for conferencing customers, the appeal of the more familiar vehicle remains […]

Wholesale: BLECs Cautioned: Second-Tier Carriers Looking to Build

Posted: 02/2001 Second-Tier Carriers Looking to Build By Josh Long Many carriers in secondary markets are entering short-term leases with wholesalers as they prepare to build facilities-based networks, a recent Yankee Group ( survey has found. The Boston-based consulting firm conducted 75 interviews with CLECs, data LECs (DLECs) and ISPs, and found that 55 percent […]

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