AOL’s baby step in VoIP

2 thoughts on “AOL’s baby step in VoIP”

  1. Hope you’ll remember that they are still pretty big in AIM. Having innovated “presence” so to speak — they know a thing or two.

    Don’t underestimate AIM. Lots of folks use it — even the execs at big time VoIP service providers are using AIM.

    Close your eyes and imagine that AOL wasn’t an Internet Service Provider. Now you see this software — AOL Instant Messenger … kinda looks like Microsoft now doesn’t it. A software company … So even if they never run the biggest VoIP network on the planet — which I’m sure is the case — they are a player in VoIP because of their brand name (which I am not an expert on) but most certainly because of the depth of reach of AIM and the associations with presence and communications.

  2. Hope you’ll remember that they are still pretty big in AIM. Having innovated “presence” so to speak — they know a thing or two.

    Don’t underestimate AIM. Lots of folks use it — even the execs at big time VoIP service providers are using AIM.

    Close your eyes and imagine that AOL wasn’t an Internet Service Provider. Now you see this software — AOL Instant Messenger kinda looks like Microsoft now doesn’t it. A software company … So even if they never run the biggest VoIP network on the planet — which I’m sure is the case — they are a player in VoIP because of their brand name (which I am not an expert on) but most certainly because of the depth of reach of AIM and the associations with presence and communications.

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