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Twilio takes on the world with its cloud-based telephony

At its annual developers conference, CEO Jeff Lawson said the company's service is now available in 40 countries on six continents, optimized by a global system of distributed data centers.

By October 17, 2012


Net telephony's mainstream struggle

BellSouth's director of Converged Services, Steve Zimba, told attendees at the VON conference in San Jose that many residential customers are still wary of VoIP. CNET News.com reporter Marguerite Reardon asked if VoIP is merely a defensive tool for the telcos.

November 1, 2007


Microsoft's telephony software gains railroad ties

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway says it will use Redmond's unified communications software to try to attract the next generation of workers.

By April 2, 2009


Microsoft adds Aspect to telephony push

Redmond takes a stake in call center specialist Aspect Software, which will throw itself into Microsoft's unified communications efforts.

By March 18, 2008


Microsoft moves to business telephony

On Tuesday, Bill Gates took the stage in San Francisco to announce Microsoft's new line of software aimed at unifying voicemail, e-mail and business meeting technology.

December 19, 2007


Start-up Ribbit hops into Web telephony

Adobe Systems Flash-based service, already integrated with Salesforce.com, lets developers embed voice services into Web applications.

By December 17, 2007


Digium and the open-source telephony revolution (Hint: It's well under way)

Digium is doing exceptionally well. Here's why.

By December 5, 2007


Next-gen IP telephony start-ups team up

Next-generation IP telephony start-ups Jajah and Jangl are joining forces to take on competition in the Web 2.0 voice market.

By November 15, 2007


IP telephony start-ups attract cash

Jaxtr is the latest in a new crop of VoIP start-ups that is attracting venture capital.

By August 31, 2007


Digium changes to subscription pricing for telephony product

Annual support subscriptions, common among open-source software companies, now are available from a firm that sells a combination of hardware and software.

By August 1, 2007