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Archive for September 22nd, 2006

Adobe’s secret startup goes into VOIP space?

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Quote:
"Adobe Systems wants to replicate its success in video space in the
Voice over the Internet (VoIP) arena, making it easy to embed voice
into web applications.  […] Sources say, Dr. Henry Sinnreich, generally known as “The Godfather” of
SIP (the Session Initiation Protocol) is helping the team, though we
have no details about his role within the project. He was most recently
the chief technology officer of Jeff Pulver’s VoIP greenhouse,
Pulver.com, and prior to that worked for MCI."

Om Malik has the scoop on his blog: GigaOM – Flash In The VoIP Pan.

UPDATE:

Found more information on this blog, an interview with Adobe’s Bhana Sharma, Entrepreneur in Residence.

Bhana: There is no intent to be a phone service provider – rather we
just want to be a platform where service providers build all sort of
clever applications. As long as the inheritance capabilities on the
player and the platform are as good as any softphone and developing a
workflow and a graphical interface & services and apps — which is
where hopefully they will make money some day, instead of PSTN
replication, which is what the whole industry is doing right now.

Tom: Are you supporting SIP

Bhana
Sharma: Currently we are only supporting H.263. In the future we’d like
to support things like SIP. As you know we’ve brought Dr. Henry
Sinnreich, onboard.

Tom: Yup, the grandfather of SIP

Bhana
Sharma: Henry works on my team and he’s definitely going to be helping
us on understanding how SIP applies. So we’re definitely serious about
this space which is why we’re putting this rock solid team together.

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Written by ohwhen

September 22, 2006 at 4:33 pm

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