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Skype and Cisco – a Shotgun Wedding

The sage of the Valley – Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, reports Cisco made an offer to buy Skype. The only real explanation that is needed is what the hell took so long. It’s reminiscent of An Affair to Remember, the…

Google, Gmail, and Voice

I write a lot about Google Voice. I am am a user of the service, and I respect its potential disruption to the enterprise telecom space. I am a big fan in general of virtual number services and believe the…

Dialogue with Danny

My conversation with Danny Windham, Digium’s CEO, ran this week on NoJitter: :A Dialogue with Digium’s Danny. It was a pleasure to speak with Danny, he sets folks at ease and responds in a very friendly yet direct way. One…

Gmail is Calling: Skype better hurry on that IPO

Today, Google launched telephone calling capabilities in Gmail. It is a bit confusing though, is it Gmail, GChat or Google Voice driving this – the answer is yes. Here is what we know: 1) Requires the plugin for Google Video…

I thought I Was So Cloud

Last Monday, the hard disk on my primary computer failed. A Western Digital 250GB 2.5 SATA drive in a 6 month old Lenovo ThinkPad. Losing a hard disk is a terribly disruptive event. But I was (rightly) more annoyed about…