This week insideCTI: 10/10/10 – 10/16/10

Did you take a moment to ponder upon 10/10/10? The Answer to Life was revealed that day. Sorry if you’d missed it! (101010 is the binary of 42)

The rest of ITEXPO West StartupCamp coverage — Vokle and GroupMe — can be found this week (here and here). GroupMe was especially fascinating not only because of its simplicity, but also of its TechCrunch back story.

And of course, Microsoft was in the spotlight after unveiling its Windows Phone 7 in NYC after much anticipation from consumers and media alike. Some say Microsoft’s missed the window to become the iPhone killer or even the Android killer. Perhaps a valid point, but WP7 could easily turn into a Blackberry killer especially with Microsoft’s deep enterprise ties. The Smartphone Wars are more intriguing than ever, and will get even better when HP comes out with a new webOS smartphone next year…

Here’s an interesting sales strategy: snom technology is offering a free IP-PBX if you buy the phones. Granted, it’s only a 10-seater, but free is still an unbeatable price point, especially for the small business.

Voxeo steps into the limelight again with more Web telephony development goodness: Phono. Unveiled at the jQuery Conference on Saturday, this simply SDK aims to really transform the browser into a multichannel communications medium. All using the simple magic of jQuery JavaScript.

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