-- (deprecated) Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista)
---- MSN buys a VoIP Company
trillianjedi - 11:50 am on Aug 31, 2005 (gmt 0)
The concept of making phone calls from your PC has attracted Microsoft (again *):-
...Microsoft’s online portal MSN said Tuesday it has acquired Teleo, a San Francisco-based VoIP provider, for an undisclosed sum.
With Teleo, MSN gets a two-year-old privately held company that allows consumers to call cell phones and landlines from their computers. Redmond plans to integrate Teleo’s technology into future releases from MSN.
This isn't about cheap phone calls - this is about "click to call" - potentially rejuvinating the "callto://" tag.
The direction of this technology could have some interesting implications for the webmaster in the ways that users want to interact with a website, and their ability to choose to instead interact with a human by telephone, at the click of a mouse.