Nokia updates firmware for N800 Internet Tablet

Image by Hector Milla via Flickr Back in February I did a review of the Nokia N800 tablet and noted that it came up short in several areas.  Nokia has been working to improve the tablet, and has just released updated firmware.  As noted on the ThoughtFix weblog the updates are primarily focused on greater …

Legistlative stupidity regarding VoIP in India

For all the liberalization of the Indian economy, bewildering efforts like this are still the rage amongst some regulatory agencies in India.  Of course, taxation is the central focus: Illegal Web calls by BPOs face axe- The Economic Times According to official sources, foreign players such as Skype, in addition to disturbing the level-playing field …

Yahoo unleashes voice “Skype Killer” IM

Last year’s dubious purchase of Skype by eBay for an ungodly sum is looking even more foolish today.  Yesterday Yahoo! released the beta 7.5 version of Yahoo! Messenger with Voice.  This update allows Yahoo!IM users to buy phone numbers, call out, call in, and generally function in a world similar to Skype without having another …

Tello to let you see where you’re buddies are

Om Malik points us to a pretty interesting startup company based in the Bay Area, Tello.  The premise behind Tello’s technology is to provide us a sense of where a particular contact is available.  In other words “Presence”, as Om notes.  He points to several interesting articles, one from the Wall Street Journal and another …