Chris Kranky

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WebRTC is an API definition being drafted by the World Wide Web Consortium to enable browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins.

GrandCentral: Revisited

My original posting on GrandCentral got a lot of comments with a number of folks thinking I hadn’t giving the service a chance. I’ll revisit it. It’s not that the concept of GrandCentral isn’t neat enough to me as a techno geek. The issue is and remains – it’s a series of features masquerading as [...]

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Too many plans

Time & distance. The two basic parameters upon which all telecom service pricing has been based is slowly becoming a dinosaur. Distance has clearly fallen off the map with the cost to call the UK the same as to call California. Time is next. I distinctly remember the wireline guys looking down their noses at […]

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Nothing to lose

About 4 years ago, I switched my Verizon line to Vonage. Haven’t looked back despite some ups and down. Since that time, Verizon has sent me a flyer or a letter every couple of weeks, asking me to come back. This is known as a "win-back" campaign. Initially, the message was Verizon is a great […]

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Who needs redundancy?

FLASH! Telecom and the web are merging together. OK – so I’m the master of the obvious. But as these two world collide, I see a sharp contrast in thinking. Yesterday, Blackberry service was 100% disrupted. No word on why. My guess is a telecom guy was involved here somewhere. In meeting with IP guys […]

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