I'm on the last day of a continual road trip that started before VON Europe. Tomorrow would be day 14 of non-stop away from home efforts.
The interesting news obviously is the stock pricing of Vonage and their officially going public.
Yahoo has added iBasis to their voice platform. I used it a bit in Europe, but am anxious to see when the new Mac client that was rumored to be coming this month comes alive. Now that he's become a "senior" VP at Yahoo, Brad Garlinghouse will have more on his plate than just talk so it's time to really live the vision of Voice 2.0 and the Mac is an ideal friendly platform for it.
I got to use AOL's new AIM PhoneLine on my PC which I also totted along on the European jaunt. I was also an invited guest to the Monday champagne toast celebration of the successful launch of PhoneLine. Sr. VP Ragui Kamel and his team (Peter B, Alex Q, Mike R, Mike C and Sharon K) all made me feel right at home much like Yahoo did a few months back.
My calling experience with AIM Phone Line has been solid and like Yahoo, the PSTN termination and inbound calling works very very well.
JahJah added Plaxo to give them enhanced click to call capability.
Last but not least Gizmo Project updated to 2.0 and added real Asterisk support. When I was in Scandinavia I made extensive use of Gizmo to talk to my office team and Helene. One of the exciting things about Gizmo is how they have the Mac soft client nailed. Michael (Golden Boy) Robertson and his team led by pal Jason Droege have also successfully implemented a version on the new neat and nifty Nokia Internet Tablet 770 under the Internet Tablet update to OS 2006 that goes general release later in June. I'm looking forward to working with that as the Internet Tablet may become the Swiss Army tool of choice when I'm running around North America during the day...then again the new 13" Mac Book has also arrived :-)