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Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Magicjack Vocaltec (NASDAQ ...

Google News - VoIP - 5 hours 1 min ago
It provides magicJack devices, such as The magicJack, magicJack PLUS, New magicJack PLUS, magicJack GO, and magicJack EXPRESS, which are voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) devices that enables customers to receive free VoIP phone service for their home, enterprise, or while traveling.
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Two telephone exchanges in Mumbai busted; man from UP held

Google News - VoIP - 6 hours 8 min ago
The police have learnt that the accused had been running illegal telephone exchanges for the past one-and-a-half years. They used to route international VoIP calls through local mobile numbers. They would illegally convert a VoIP call from abroad into a voice one through illegal international gateway, ...
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Startup ecosystem report: China is rising while the US is waning

Startup News - 6 hours 47 min ago

Startups are a gamble, but it’s possible to better understand why some thrive and many more die by looking at the ecosystems in which they operate. Such is the mission of eight-year-old Startup Genome, composed of a group of researchers and entrepreneurs who, every year, interview thousands of founders and investors around the world to get a better handle on what’s changing in the regions where they operate, and what remains stubbornly the same.

The larger objective is to figure out how to help more startups succeed, and the outfit — which this year surveyed 10,000 founders with the help of partners like Crunchbase and Dealroom — produced some data that should perhaps concern those in the U.S. To wit, China looks positioned to overtake U.S. dominance when it comes to numerous tech sectors. Consider: In 2014, just 14 percent of so-called unicorns were based in China. Between the start of last year through today, that percentage has shot up to 35 percent, while in the U.S., the number of homegrown unicorns has fallen from 61 percent to 41 percent of the overall global number.

You could argue that investors are simply assigning China-based startups overly lofty valuations, as happened here in the U.S., and we partly believe that to be true. But China is also clearly “in it to win it,” based on a look at patents, with four times as many AI-related applications and three times as many crypto- and blockchain-related patents registered in China last year. With so much of the tech industry now focused on deep tech, it’s worth noting. In fact, as much as we loathed the January Financial Times column penned by famed VC Michael Moritz, who suggested that U.S. companies follow China’s lead, his underlying call to arms was probably, gulp, prescient in its own way.

What else should startups know? According to Startup Genome’s findings, in addition to the rise of AI, blockchain and robotics manufacturing, there are clearly declining sub sectors, too, including, least surprisingly, adtech, which has seen a roughly 35 percent drop in funding over the last five years. No doubt that ties directly to the growing dominance of Facebook and Google, which accounted for 73 percent of all U.S. digital advertising last year, according to the equity research firm Pivotal.

That doesn’t mean adtech startups are cooked, notes the study’s authors. Rather, declining sub-sectors are often “mature” but can be revived by new technologies. In this case, while funding for adtech has dropped, virtual reality and augmented reality could well inject some new growth into the industry at some point. Maybe.

Either way, to us, the most interesting facets of this report — and it really is worth poring over — are the connections it’s able to make by talking with so many people around the world. It addresses, for example, how Stockholm, a relatively small startup ecosystem, is able to produce sizable startups at a meaningful rate, versus Chicago, whose ecosystem is ostensibly three times bigger. (The answer: Stockholm’s startup founders are apparently better connected to the world’s top seven ecosystems.)

Also quite interesting is the report’s findings about women founders, who build more relationships with regional founders and are more locally connected than their male counterparts — except with investors. That’s bad news for both women founders and investors, as local connectedness is associated with better startup performance.

To read the report in full, click over here. You have to fork over your email address, but with 240 pages filled with fascinating nuggets and other useful information, you’ll likely find it well worth it.

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Proposal from nomination committee

Google News - VoIP - 7 hours 38 min ago
The NextGenTel Group is a major player in providing fixed and mobile Internet communication services to consumers and businesses with a #2 position within xDSL broadband in the Norwegian market. The range of services covers access independent broadband, data net, Ethernet, VoIP, mobile and ...
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2018 Official Ranking: What You Need to Know about the Top 10 Business <b>VoIP</b> Phone Service ...

Google News - VoIP - 8 hours 23 min ago
Without getting too terribly technical, VoIP uses the internet to make and receive calls, replacing the traditional phone line. If you're using VoIP, when you speak into your phone, the sound of your voice is converted to digital packets, which are transmitted via the internet and converted back into ...
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Maharashtra ATS busts 2 illegal telephone exchanges

Google News - VoIP - 9 hours 53 min ago
International VOIP calls were routed through local mobile numbers. The accused used to convert a VOIP call from abroad into a voice illegally and transfer that voice to beneficiary call receiver in India through illegal international gateway. Two accused are wanted in the case. The properties seized are ...
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This robot can build your Ikea furniture

Startup News - 2018, April 20 - 10:15pm

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who hate building Ikea furniture and madmen. Now, thanks to Ikeabot, the madmen can be replaced.

Ikeabot is a project built at Control Robotics Intelligence (CRI) group at NTU in Singapore. The team began by teaching robots to insert pins and manipulate Ikea parts and then, slowly, began to figure out how to pit the robots against the furniture. The results, if you’ve ever fought with someone trying to put together a Billy, are heartening.

From Spectrum:

The assembly process from CRI is not quite that autonomous; “although all the steps were automatically planned and controlled, their sequence was hard-coded through a considerable engineering effort.” The researchers mention that they can “envision such a sequence being automatically determined from the assembly manual, through natural-language interaction with a human supervisor or, ultimately, from an image of the chair,” although we feel like they should have a chat with Ross Knepper, whose IkeaBot seemed to do just fine without any of that stuff.

In other words the robots are semi-autonomous but never get frustrated and can use basic heuristics to figure out next steps. The robots can now essentially assemble chairs in about 20 minutes, a feat that I doubt many of us can emulate. You can watch the finished dance here, in all its robotic glory.

The best part? Even robots get frustrated and fling parts around:

I, for one, welcome our Ikea chair manufacturing robotic overlords.

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D&amp;R Adds <b>VoIP</b> to Airence-USB

Google News - VoIP - 2018, April 20 - 10:07pm
With D&R's latest upgrade to its Airence-USB on-air mixer, users can now order the unit with standard Telco modules or with 2x VoIP modules at no additional price. [Read: Hardware Suppliers Cautiously Upbeat]. D&R says Airence-USB's new VoIP modules allow operators to get a clean-feed output for ...
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Kingpin who made 100 million robocalls loses his voice

Google News - VoIP - 2018, April 20 - 9:45pm
All you have to do is run an online search for Voice-over-IP (VoIP) providers, short-duration calls, and you'll probably come up with 5, 6, or 7 providers, “most of which are US-based,” he said. Markey then asked, “And how many people would I have to employ to place, say, 10,000 robocalls a day?”.
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BT going ahead with shut down of existing telephone network to <b>VoIP</b>

Google News - VoIP - 2018, April 20 - 8:48pm
BT is going ahead with plans to shut down its existing public switched telephone network (PSTN) in favour VoIP systems, meaning all phone calls will be made over a fibre broadband network. The idea is to have all UK customers moved over to the new technology by 2025 and will see the company ...
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Global <b>VoIP</b> Market 2018 Manufacturers- C, Verizon, Microsoft(Skype), Cablevision and Charter

Google News - VoIP - 2018, April 20 - 8:23pm
The research study Global VoIP Industry offers strategic assessment of the VoIP market. The industry report focuses on the growth opportunities, which will help the Global VoIP market to expand operations in the existing markets. The report covers major VoIP manufacturers analysis with company profile ...
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<b>VoIP</b> Services Market to witness Impressive Growth by 2016 – 2024

Google News - VoIP - 2018, April 20 - 8:03pm
The report gives a granular investigation of the different factors and patterns affecting the development direction of the VoIP Services Market – Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2014 – 2020. It incorporates in-depth data relating to the overarching progression of the ...
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<b>VoIP</b> Market Top Manufacturers by 2023: Charter, Microsoft (Skype), KT and Cablevision

Google News - VoIP - 2018, April 20 - 7:19pm
The global VoIP market research report tracks significant facts associated with business limitations and proceedings that include innovative technological VoIP advancement, acquisitions, and mergers, introduction of new product, various business stats of the VoIP market that has been considered in the ...
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<b>VoIP</b> Services Market to Expand at 9.1% CAGR till 2020

Google News - VoIP - 2018, April 20 - 3:45pm
The report gives a granular investigation of the different factors and patterns affecting the development direction of the global VoIP Services Market. It incorporates in-depth data relating to the overarching progression of the market and displays refined development forecasts for the market in light of solid ...
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Global Voice Communication Equipment Market Status 2018-2023: Apple , IBM Corporation ...

Google News - VoIP - 2018, April 20 - 3:43pm
The report also classifies the global Voice Communication Equipment market into main product mode Telecom Operators VoIP Other . Furthermore, the report offers the estimations of size of the market and analysis of the trend based on the pipeline of the Voice Communication Equipment market.
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Global Mobile <b>VoIP</b> Market Outlook Study of Future Value Chain on Geography, Mounting Demand ...

Google News - VoIP - 2018, April 20 - 3:24pm
A new research by MarketResearch.Biz on Mobile VoIP gives complete guidance which provides the most recent Mobile VoIP market patterns like market development openings, size, share and drivers. This Mobile VoIP market report offers the realistic view based on key vendors, region-wise market ...
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<b>VoIP</b> Services Market - Historical Analysis, Market Scenario, Key Players and Strategies, Business ...

Google News - VoIP - 2018, April 20 - 9:00am
This report presents a 360-degree overview of the competitive scenario of the Global VoIP Services market. The report includes massive data relating to the recent product and technological developments observed in the market, complete with an analysis of the impact of these advancements on the ...
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The Future of Video Conferencing: VC Daily Interviews Todd Carothers of CounterPath Corporation

Google News - VoIP - 2018, April 20 - 6:33am
Todd Carothers is the executive vice president of sales and marketing for CounterPath Corporation, which offers VoIP software and solutions that seek to create a unified communications experience, including Bria, a softphone client that lets users make audio or video calls on any device. VC Daily: What ...
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Square acquires corporate catering startup Zesty

Startup News - 2018, April 20 - 5:30am

Square has acquired elements of corporate catering startup Zesty . Square, which already owns on-demand food delivery service Caviar, plans to use Zesty’s assets to strengthen Caviar’s corporate ordering business, Caviar for Teams.

Neither company disclosed financial terms of the deal, but the plan is for Caviar and Zesty to operate independently in the short term.

“Restaurants turn to Caviar to reach more diners and grow their businesses,” Square Caviar Lead Gokul Rajaram said in a press release. “Expanding our corporate catering product with Zesty enables us to offer our restaurant partners another way to boost sales through higher-margin, large-format catering orders,” said Rajaram, Caviar Lead at Square. “Caviar is thriving, and we’re excited to supercharge its success with Zesty and double down on an area with great opportunity to drive more growth for our business.”

Since its acquisition of Caviar in 2014, Square has acquired OrderAhead’s pickup business to launch Caviar Pickup and Entrees On-Trays to expand its footprint in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.

Zesty currently partners with about 150 restaurants in San Francisco, which is the only city in which it operates. Some of Zesty’s customers include Snap, Splunk and TechCrunch. Zesty, which first launched in 2013 under a different name, had previously raised $20.7 million in venture funding.

“Adding Zesty’s offerings, like sophisticated menu-planning tools and algorithms, white-glove catering services, and nutrition and allergen customization, will help us expand our catering offering and even better serve companies of all sizes,” the Caviar team wrote on Medium. “Plus, it provides our restaurant partners with more opportunities to reach new corporate customers.”

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Global <b>VoIP</b> Phone Market 2023 By Product Type, Applications, Manufacturers, Revenue, Price ...

Google News - VoIP - 2018, April 20 - 3:56am
VoIP Phone Market Report gives a clear understanding of the current market situation which includes of antique and projected upcoming market size based on technological growth, value and volume, projecting cost-effective and leading fundamentals in the VoIP Phone market. On the basis on the end ...
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