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Hosted Telephony RIP?
Best Buy announced a few weeks back they were getting rid of Speakeasy, the Seattle Washington based provider of hosted VoIP solutions to small and medium businesses. I said getting rid of, different publications had different thoughts. The VoIP technology trade journals tried to make it sound like it was a merger, which sounds like [...]Chris Koehncke
Where did all the marketing people go?
I’m reviewing some marketing documents for a telephone company. They’re planning the launch of a new (or should I say new n’ improved) service offering. I’m reading the stuff and wondered who told this person they could use the word "marketing" in their title. I’m hitting phrases like .. WE HAVE A [...]Chris Koehncke
Wow – it just keeps getting better
Been playing with a really cool free service from Musicmenow.com. It deals with the issue of that tired old music-on-hold that we all endure so often in our day. It’s a real problem. Basically once you’ve signed up, Musicmenow technology jumps in whenever anyone you’ve called puts you on hold. Instead of hearing [...]Chris Koehncke
Are these people drinking tap water?
Ooma, a VoIP start-up in Palo Alto, California has been in stealth mode for the last 3 years. I’ve talked to them a couple of times, but they were very coy about what they were doing. Techcrunch is carrying an article on it’s release. From the limited data, they were clearly looking to offer a […]Chris Koehncke
SunRocket: Ain’t no way to run a railroad
News coming from SunRocket inside is sketchy. What’s clear is Lisa Hook, the really great CEO (sic), resigned last Thursday and was in her office yesterday cleaning it out. Like a Ship Captain, usually the CEO stays until the lights go out. Whether the Board asked her to just leave "you’ve done enough, honey" or [...]Chris Koehncke
SunRocket is now Pluto
It appears that SunRocket was indeed acquired and with it the vast majority of the remaining employees unceremoniously laid off sans a small group of 15-20 of the folks necessary to keep the network alive. SunRocket network suppliers were notified late Friday so they wouldn’t turn them off. With 200k subscribers and say a $40m [...]Chris Koehncke