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Channel Partners Network Nets 500 Members

The Channel Partners Network, a LinkedIn social networking group formed in mid-January by PHONE+ and the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, reached its 500th member this week. An online extension of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the Channel Partners Network group is dedicated to the indirect sales channel for communications products and services. Its […]

VOICECON: Grandstream Unveils Multimedia Phone

Grandstream Networks has announced the GXV3140 IP multimedia phone, which blends real-time video conference capability with a number of popular Web and social networking applications. The phone features a 1.3M pixel tilt capable CMOS camera (with privacy shutter), a 4.3” 480×272 digital color LCD, dual Ethernet ports, SD & USB, a stereo headset jack, TV-out, […]

Partner Programs Need Web 2.0 Makeover, Channel Doctor Warns

Partner program managers are on notice to change their ways. The Channel Doctor, Mike Dubrall, in his eChannelLine blog this week, admonished channel executives for sticking with the same old channel marketing and sales programs when products, business models and buying behaviors have changed. “It’s time to forget partner Web sites, e-mail, PDF attachments, and […]

Next-Generation Lead Generation

Everyone in the channel knows telecom technology constantly is evolving with new capabilities that are progressively more powerful, more efficient, more flexible and, therefore, more in demand. The evolution of the Internet is no different. Web 1.0 literally changed the world. It was the domain of technicians and code writers who created and maintained Web […]

Boosting Web Sales and Marketing with Social Networking

With the economy struggling like a foal to stay upright, and many predicting darker days ahead, companies can add powerful tools and social networking to their Web 1.0 sites to interact with buyers and sell products and services. Today’s Channel Partners Conference & Expo panel, “Sales and Marketing: Leveraging Web and Web 2.0,” will focus […]

CTIA: Facebook Gets Blackberried

Facebook Inc. is beefing up its role for business users. Dustin Moskovitz announced during his keynote at CTIA today that a mobile version of the popular social networking platform will natively be available on BlackBerry smartphone devices. T-Mobile USA Inc. will be the first carrier to bundle the Facebook Mobile app for its subscribers, but […]

Skype, MySpace Partner

Skype will offer add its voice functionality to MySpace, the companies said Wednesday. Skypes Internet phone service will be available on the social-networking Web sites instant-messaging function. Users will be able to make free calls to through Skype to other Skype or MySpace users, the companies said. The plan will launch in 20 countries that […]

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