Alec is still away but we’ve got quite a week set up for the calls! Is Voicemail dead? Could Peer-to-Peer SIP (P2P SIP) be the “next big thing” and create an open standard rival to SIP? What’s the current state of voice biometrics and what is one startup (VoiceVerified) doing to address that? And do we really need WiFi in cars? And do we want to answer phone by sticking a finger in our ear?
Here are the URLs for the shows and more details are below the first set of URLs:
Monday: Is Voicemail dead? And what about the Viacom/Google lawsuit?
Tuesday – WiFi hotspots in our cars? And sticking our finger in our ear to answer a call?
Wednesday – Peer-to-Peer SIP (P2PSIP) – Special Guest: David Bryan, CEO of SIPeerior Technologies and co-chair of the IETF P2PSIP Working Group
Thursday – Voice biometrics – Special Guest: David Standig of VoiceVerified.com
Thanks for your participation last week and this week. FYI, next week Carl Ford will be sitting in for the still-vacationing Alec.
Is Voicemail dead? Michael Arrington thinks so and has kicked off that discussion with this post “Think Before You Voicemail”
What do you think? Is voicemail on its way to joining the other relics of communication history? Or is this the perspective of those caught up in new technologies?
If we have time, we may also have some discussion of the Viacom vs Google/YouTube lawsuit and what that means for privacy – and also for blogging. Some links:
TUESDAY – July 8, 2008
Do we really want to turn our cars into rolling WiFi hotspots? Will this be a boon to the “always-on” culture or just yet another source of driver distraction? And do we really want wearable computers that involve us answering a phone by sticking a finger in our ear?
On today’s Squawk Box we’ll talk about Chrysler’s recent announcement (also here with a picture and video) that starting with the 2009 models they will introduce “UConnect Web” where the car gets turned into a WiFi hotspot using a 3G cellular connection. Is this a good thing? Or just more distraction? How secure would it be? What kind of capabilities would it have? Who would use it?
We’ll also talk about NTT DoCoMo’s recent announcement about “wearable” computing.
WEDNESDAY – July 9, 2008
Does P2P SIP represent the future of SIP communication? Does it have the possibility to enable the creation of a peer-to-peer communication cloud that could rival Skype but be based on open standards? Where would P2P SIP fit? In an enterprise environment? consumer? What’s the technology behind it all, anyway?
Joining us on the call will be David Bryan, co-chair of the IETF’s P2PSIP Working Group and also CEO of SIPpeerior Technologies who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge into the conversation. I’ve known David through the IETF where he’s working to move the P2PSIP effort along. It should be a very enjoyable conversation.
THURSDAY – July 10, 2008
Do you remember the 1992 movie “Sneakers” with the phrase “My voice is my password”? Voice “biometrics” has come a long way since those days and today our special guest, David Standig of VoiceVerified.com, will talk about the current state of the industry and technology and also about what VoiceVerified brings to the picture.