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Shirish Andhare: Mashing up VoIP with Web 2.0

I’ve been looking forward to this talk from Shirish for a while.  If you’ve read this page previously you know that the mashup of the web and voice is at the heart of the Voice 2.0 Manifesto.

Shirish has renamed his talk "Innovation at Scale".  So far it’s a discussion of how to get to scale, creating an ecosystem around platform.  Once you get to scale, you are the frontier of rapid value creation.  His thesis is that you can create a rich ecosystem of interoperable services as well.

He’s had a couple of great slides comparing business models of the telephone companies and the Web 2.0 companies.  "Tired vs Wired" is the mantra.  Woo!

The final portion of the talk is for Sylantro’s developer program.  He positions Sylantro as the company at the convergence of Web 2.0 and VoIP.  I’ve been a believer in this for a long time, but it’s a tough sell.  One VC I pitched this to two years ago dismissed it as "TAPI in the Sky".  It’s bang on, though. 

His demo is two applications — a voice driven auto-attendant, with an event driven AJAX interface for Click to Call.  He’s grovelling for data from the Google home page and using a voice interface to talk to the system.  His next application uses TTS to answer a call from Google Talk.

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  • Alec January 30, 2006, 9:15 pm

    You'd have to ask Shirish. I don't.



  • Vijay January 30, 2006, 11:37 pm


    Do you by any chance have an outline of the presentation? I would be interested to take a look at it. Thanks.


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