Archive for October 2008
We certainly appreciate being mentioned in leading media outlets like BusinessWeek, US News, Discovery Educator Network & TechCrunch, but the posts we most enjoy are the ones from our users who demonstrate how Phonevite can be used in everyday life, to improve communications with our social networks. Here’s 2 recent examples of these:
Glenn Moses, an Assistant Principal and Teacher, through his own live example, describes how Phonevite is helping many teachers in their classroom.
Nathan Chase, a recent proud father, shows how Phonevite is perfect for announcing a new baby.
In addition, we receive many testimonials by email, including how Phonevite was instrumental in emergency evacuations, rescue missions and family updates during the horrible hurricanes last month. These stories definitely give us some additional adrenaline to keep going in these tough times for all.
With the demise of the VON Show, the Internet Telephony Conference & Expo (aka ITEXPO) is now regarded as the biggest and most eminent show in the VoIP industry. We planned to attend the EXPO this year because we thought that it was time for us to show our true colors, as they say, and let the industry know what we were doing with VoIP on the one-to-many calling front. Sure, there’s been a lot of innovation since VoIP made it mainstream in the late 90′s, and Kalvin (Co-Founder) and I (John, the other Co-Founder) were part of that early history with Dialpad (the most popular VoIP web service which was eventually acquired by Yahoo!), but we felt that most of the R&D has been going into one-to-one communications (e.g. Skype) and related value-added services, such as VoIP-PBX (e.g. RingCentral) solutions and Unified Messaging Platforms (e.g. GrandCentral, which, by the way, was created by our former colleagues from Dialpad, Craig and Vincent, which then was acquired by Google). By attending the ITEXPO, our intent was to make a statement to the industry; That VoIP could be exploited and leveraged for communications to groups, i.e. for one-to-many communications, an area that has not received much attention, both in the public arena or the development community.