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The Best VoIP Services to Grow Your Small Business

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 7:20 pm

Since it came on to the scene over a decade ago, VoIP services have rapidly overtaken landlines to become the most popular type of business phone system in America. Today’s business phone systems connect people from across the globe using the cloud. For a…

Security

7 Ways a VPN Can Help Protect Your Identity

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm

While many people are familiar with a VPN, many choose to not use it on a regular basis. However, with the rise in cyberthreats, it would be good to consider using one in the future as you surf the internet and boost your security….

Startups & Apps

VoIP App Voico Automatically Translates Text Messages Free

By | Jun 14, 2016 at 10:17 pm

Contacting someone in any part of the world has never been easier or cheaper, thanks to VoIP (voice over IP) apps. Joining this crowded and competitive market, the free Voico app packs features that aim to set it apart from other similar apps. Voico…

Startups & Apps

Meucci Is the First Truly Free Calling App

By | Jun 8, 2016 at 11:09 am

Anyone who has access to an Internet connection likely knows that there are many options to make phone calls without having to pay a single cent. Skype was certainly a pioneer in this field, and still is a very popular service, but currently the…

Opinion/Analysis

4 Communication Systems Every Business Should Adapt to Save Money

By | Dec 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

In today’s business world, finding a way to save money is more important than ever, especially when it comes to your communication systems. There is no reason to be overpaying for the technology that allows you to connect with your customers, clients, and team…

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Trends

What Connectivity Improvements Will Cloud-Based VoIP Bring?

By | Nov 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Many businesses are now used to taking advantages that VoIP services offer. The advent of cloud-based VoIP will bring further rewards but there are issues which might mean you will need to weigh up whether it is right for your business. Let’s look at…

Business

5 Reasons VoIP is Essential for Business Today

By | Mar 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Traditional phone lines are still the most preferred method of business communication, but there are certain situations when they may not be the most reasonable choice. For example, let’s say that you want to talk to someone across the world – the phone bill would…

Communication

How to Choose a VoIP Provider for Small Business Communication

By | Feb 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Traditional telephone services can turn out to be quite costly, especially if you use them to satisfy the demands of a small or medium-sized business. Thankfully, now small business owners can choose from a number of options when it comes to voice communication, and…

Tips & How To’s

New Small Business Technology for the New Year

By | Feb 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

How many businesses have been using the same business technology year in and year out? And how many have thought about becoming more current, but have never followed through? It’s easy to keep outdated technology and services simply because making a change involves time…

Business

4 Technologies Every Business Needs Today

By | Feb 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

Our everyday lives are becoming more and more dependent on technologies, and it won’t be long before technology becomes an important part of every aspect of our lives. And while individuals can easily do without the modern-day perks offered by technology, small and large…

Productivity

San Francisco

Voxeet Aims to Be the Best Conference Call Service [Interview]

By | Apr 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm

My Skype conversation with Stéphane Giraudie cut in and out a bit – not so great for getting quotes, but great PR for Giraudie’s new product: Voxeet. Launched at DEMO conference on Wednesday, Voxeet wants you to make conference calls without pulling your hair…

Software

Hong Kong

Startups: Reach Millions More Users with OneSky Translation

By | Sep 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Apple reported that iPhone sales almost quadrupled in the Asia-Pacific region in the third quarter of 2011, while rising 142.2 percent overall – the sign of an expanding market abroad. Meanwhile, many startups target local or national audiences, missing out on millions of users….

Startups & Apps

Chicago

National Association of Realtors Leads $8 Million Investment in Ifbyphone

By | Dec 28, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Chicago-based Ifbyphone announced today that they raised another $8 million in funding. The National Association of Realtors has invested in Ifbyphone through its strategic investment fund, Second Century Ventures. As part of the arrangement, NAR is also collaborating with Ifbyphone to develop solutions that…

Interviews

Chicago

How ifbyphone Can Help Small and Mid-sized Businesses – An Interview With CEO Irv Shapiro

By | Nov 4, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Most of you probably haven’t heard of ifbyphone, a Chicago-area startup that offers cloud-based telephony services. But the company, founded by Irv Shapiro in 2005, has raised $8 million in funding since that time from a half dozen Illinois and Indiana-based VC firms. Needless to…

News

Verizon Bites the Bullet and Embraces Skype

By | Feb 17, 2010 at 9:45 am

The moment has been coming, I am just not sure we expected it from one of the big boys on the block like Verizon.  As our phones have become smarter and more capable, the only natural thing we want to do is take advantage…

Business

Google Voice Introduces Chrome Browser Extension

By | Jan 24, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Google Voice is a product that lets you manage your multiple phone numbers by giving you the choice of directing your calls where you want them. Example : If you dial my Google Voice number you may get me on my desk or cell…

Facebook

Chicago

IfbyPhone Lets You Make Free Calls Via Facebook

By | Apr 28, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Now you can make free calls to your friends from your Facebook profile thanks to IfbyPhone, a Chicago-based telephone application platform company that has created Phone-Me-Now. Phone-Me-Now gives Facebook friends free “click to call” functionality without disclosing their caller ID. I am not really…