The Pros and Cons of Voip

For sure you have heard about Voip. But maybe you would like to know the difference between Voice over Internet Protocol phone services (Voip) and the Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS). Here are some answers.

There are, in fact, a great many positive reasons to switch from POTS to VoIP:

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Benefits Of VoIP In The Home

As the Internet grows ever larger and can be found in increasing numbers of homes across the world, the communities in which we live are shrinking in terms of contact ability every day. As more contacts are made among people globally, there has been a strong demand to improve conversational abilities beyond the capacity and cost of the traditional phone market.

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Google Agrees to YouTube Metrics Audit to Ease Advertisers' Concerns

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:23:21 EST

Google agreed to have the Media Rating Council audit YouTube’s data collection partnerships with Moat, Integral Ad Science and DoubleVerify as it looks to provide advertisers with more assurance.

At Kroger, Grocery Shopping Goes High Tech

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:44:44 EST

Kroger’s CIO offers a glimpse at interactive grocery-store shelves and more .

Alibaba Teams Up With Traditional Retailer

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:03:12 EST

Alibaba Group is forming a strategic partnership with brick-and-mortar retailer Bailian Group in a deal that underscores the continued importance of traditional retailing.

Lenovo Reports Sharp Drop in Earnings

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:57:54 EST

Lenovo’s chairman says the company’s smartphone business may turn profitable by the end of 2017, but its data-center unit will stay in the red for at least another year amid fierce competition.

Verizon, Yahoo Near Revised Deal That Cuts Price

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:47:01 EST

Verizon and Yahoo are near a revised transaction that would reduce the price Verizon would pay for the internet company’s core business by about $300 million.

Snap Tries to Jump-Start Spectacles' Sales as Novelty Fades

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:58:21 EST

As the company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat begins marketing its initial public offering this week, it will need to ensure its other product doesn’t become an afterthought.

Key to Pandora's Subscription Hopes: Country Music

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:29:49 EST

As the Internet-radio giant enters the competitive field of subscription streaming services, it hopes to ride its edge with country-music lovers.

Alexa, Siri, Cortana: The Problem With All-Female Digital Assistants

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:18:14 EST

Men and women may prefer female voices for their digital assistants, but it’s about time we had more male options, writes Joanna Stern.

Sending Bitmojis to Co-Workers---What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:15:44 EST

The messaging fad, popular with young adults, uses a cartoon-like avatar of the sender in various poses, and is seeping into office life; how to convey a ‘food coma’

Boeing Looks to Build Satellites More Quickly, With Fewer Workers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:17:33 EST

Boeing is taking steps to build satellites more quickly through new production practices that will rely more on 3-D printing and involve fewer workers.

Uber to Investigate Sexism, Harassment Claims

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:06:09 EST

Uber Technologies plans to investigate claims by a former engineer that the company failed to discipline a manager who mistreated female employees and ignored complaints of sexual harassment.

Cree and Infineon Call Off Wolfspeed Deal

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:23:50 EST

Cree and Infineon Technologies have called off the $850 million deal over Cree’s Wolfspeed unit, saying they couldn’t resolve regulators’ national security concerns.

How to Get Venture Capital to Places Left Behind

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:50:19 EST

Steve Case says people outside Silicon Valley feel left out and left behind. He has a plan to change that.

Asian Uber Rivals Fuel Up in Heated Battle for Customers

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:52:23 EST

The U.S. ride-hailing startup is trying to outmaneuver rivals in the hotly contested Southeast Asian market, including Indonesia's Go-Jek, which is aiming to raise as much as $1 billion in a new fundraising round.

Verizon, a Century-Old Company, Sets Its Sights on Millennials

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:52:36 EST

Diego Scotti, chief marketing officer, on transforming—and sometimes even scrapping—a brand name.

Kim Dotcom Loses Appeal on U.S. Extradition

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:51:20 EST

Kim Dotcom and three co-defendants are subject to extradition to the U.S. to face charges over the file-sharing site Megaupload, New Zealand’s High Court ruled, partly upholding a lower-court ruling. The next step is the Court of Appeal.

Why Verizon Decided to Stick With Yahoo Deal

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:16:27 EST

Verizon shaved the price it will pay for Yahoo’s core business but is pushing ahead with the deal, in a bet that the chance to expand into digital advertising trumps the risk of further fallout from massive data breaches at the struggling internet pioneer.

Shopping Online for $26,000 of Herbicides

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:36:50 EST

Farmers are turning to the internet to save on purchases of seeds, fertilizer and other supplies, threatening a decades-old system built around local farm stores and co-ops.

Big Apartment Landlord Sues Airbnb

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:50:49 EST

One of the largest U.S. apartment landlords has filed civil lawsuits in California and Florida against Airbnb, alleging its tenants are renting out units on the site in violation of their leases and are creating unsafe conditions for other tenants.

Fundraising as a Female Founder

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:17:54 EST

Lynn Perkins of UrbanSitter sees signs of change as she works with the next generation of women heading startups.

Theranos Had $200 Million in Cash Left at Year-End

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:41:41 EST

The embattled blood-diagnostics firm had $200 million of cash on hand at the end of 2016, people familiar with the matter said, less than a quarter of the funding it raised from investors and partners.

Cisco Results Hurt by Weaker Market for Networking Devices

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:17:31 EST

As the company makes some gains in new strategic areas such as security, Cisco continues to battle weak customer spending in its core market for networking gear.

For Generation Z, 'Live Chilling' Replaces Hanging Out in Person

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:19:39 EST

For Generation Z, ‘live chilling’ replaces hanging out in person. Teens are finding their friends via video chat, in apps such as Houseparty, Fam and Kik, writes Christopher Mims.

Real Estate Is Latest Target for Would-Be Disrupters

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:16:53 EST

A real-estate startup called Compass Inc. has amassed a valuation of over $1 billion with the pitch that its software can make brokers more efficient, sparking skepticism from older rivals.

SpaceX Launches Its First Rocket From Iconic Florida Pad

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:12:28 EST

Space Exploration Technologies successfully launched a cargo capsule into orbit Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center pad from which Apollo 11 took off and which served as home base for the space shuttle.

Airbnb Buys Luxury-Rental Website in Canada

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:19:19 EST

Home-sharing site Airbnb Inc. said it bought a Canadian competitor, marking its biggest acquisition to date and signaling an expansion into higher-end vacation rentals and concierge services.

Snap Kicks Off Pre-IPO Roadshow for Potential Investors

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:15:07 EST

Hundreds of potential investors crowded a ballroom of New York’s Mandarin Oriental on Tuesday to grill Snap Inc. executives about how they’re going to turn their popular disappearing-message app into a moneymaking machine.

Beepi Winding Down After Burning Through $150 Million

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:54:16 EST

The startup has begun the process to sell its assets to satisfy creditors through an alternative to bankruptcy.

Samsung Heir, Seeking to Modernize Opaque Culture, Instead Faces Scandal

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:17:46 EST

Lee Jae-yong took the South Korean conglomerate’s reins vowing to reshape it along Silicon Valley lines. Now a corruption probe has dragged him in, raising the biggest doubts yet about whether he has ushered the corporate giant into a new era.

Smartphone Addicts Behind the Wheel Drive Car Insurance Rates Higher

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:21:15 EST

Costs associated with car crashes are outpacing premium increases for some insurance companies, and insurers say the use of smartphones to talk, text and access the internet while on the road is a new and important factor behind the wrecks.

Snapchat Parent Sets Valuation of Up to $22.2 Billion

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:00:06 EST

Snap Inc. set a valuation for itself between $19.5 billion and $22.2 billion, as the disappearing-message app company nears its landmark initial public offering, the company confirmed Thursday.

Google Fiber Gets New CEO, Sheds More Staff

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:23:14 EST

Greg McCray, a longtime broadband executive, is taking over amid a shift in the company’s strategy as it seeks to provide internet service wirelessly.

India Begins Building on Its Citizens' Biometrics

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:55:13 EST

India is offering the world’s largest biometric-identity database for use by Indian companies and novice app developers—an opportunity that excites fans of cyber transactions but worries privacy advocates.

Ant Financial to Invest $200 Million in Kakao Pay

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:25:32 EST

The financial arm of Chinese internet giant Alibaba, which is seeking to challenge global payments giants Visa and Mastercard, will invest $200 million in the payments unit of South Korean messaging company Kakao.

WhatsApp Adds Snapchat-Like Story Feature Called Status

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:14:15 EST

WhatsApp’s 1.2 billion users will soon find a new feature that looks like it came straight from Snapchat. The Status tool will let people share photos, videos and animated GIFs with friends, all of which will disappear after 24 hours.

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