Pardon the chilly headline but I couldn't resist the headline or the chance to have some fun with the news announcement from earlier in the week about Vonage adding a real pre Voice 1.0 service like weather reports.
As a child of the 60's about the only two numbers I could recall to dial were Weather and Time in Philadelphia's 215 area code (215-WE6-1212) and (215-TI6-1212).
For Vonage to make such a big deal of their addition of weather shows me how cold and overcast things have gotten. Granted since Jeff Pulver stopped being a part of their team a sunny and bright future wasn't in the forecast. Innovation has became a forgotten thing, but next they'll be sending out announcements making speed calling standard to dial the Psychic Hotline-Stock Tips Line, with direct connections the stock market tipsters' Voice Mail who forecasted a bright and sunny future for the Garden State's most underperforming and now very well known phone company.
So while the new PR winds may be blowing hot air at gale force these days off the Island of Manhattan, the chances of a steamy hot sales days of the stock seem to be at best gloomy.
Vonage has had hot days, but an Artic chill has taken over and they've stopped be a cool and breezy company. If anything they've frozen over and need some kind of heat wave in sales to reemerge.