Friday, October 26, 2007 

More press coverage by PC Pro

Monday, October 22, 2007 

Free My Phone


I have been saying over and over again that carriers are behaving like dictators and it is time for them to open their networks for any phone or phone software. You can imagine how happy I was to see this recent write up by Walt Mossberg. Here are a few interesting quotes:

"A shortsighted and often just plain stupid federal government has allowed itself to be bullied and fooled by a handful of big wireless phone operators for decades now. And the result has been a mobile phone system that is the direct opposite of the PC model. It severely limits consumer choice, stifles innovation, crushes entrepreneurship, and has made the U.S. the laughingstock of the mobile-technology world, just as the cellphone is morphing into a powerful hand-held computer."

"That’s why I refer to the big cellphone carriers as the “Soviet ministries.” Like the old bureaucracies of communism, they sit athwart the market, breaking the link between the producers of goods and services and the people who use them."

Looks like Walt is at least as angry as I am about the current state of affairs. Now we only need to find the Mihail Gorbachov that can free the wireless world and end the cold war between Skype (or other software / phone vendors) and the carriers.

Monday, October 08, 2007 

New TVersity release plus making it into the top 50 list of PC Pro

We have just made a new TVersity release with newly added support for Windows Media Center as well as Media Center compatible technologies such as Active-TV. This is just a few days after we have been given spot number 44 in the top 50 free tools on the web, put together by PC Pro.

They have dedicated to us a paragraph of text and almost half a page for screenshots. Here are some scans sent to us by one of our first users and our biggest evangelist in Europe, Mike Leeson: