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Vonage, the international VoIP provider, has just released its Vonage Companion software for OS X. Vonage Companion is available to users who subscribe the the Vonage Pro plan and it basically allows users to use their laptops or desktops to make or receive phone calls. Think of it as Skype but for...

March 23rd 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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VOIP provider Vonage is doing a bit of reshuffling at the top, while putting the finishing touches on a $215 million infusion of cash from Silver Point Finance LLC. Dry enough? Perhaps, but we're sure Jeffery Citron, CEO and current interim chief executive of the recently embattled company will be p...

July 25th 2008 at 11:44am 0 Comments
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After a good bit of hand-shaking and check-writing to close out last year, Vonage has managed to remain out of the press for the majority of 2008. Now, however, the firm is sneaking back out from its cocoon in order to announce a partnership with Covad Communications. In essence, it seems that Vona...

May 8th 2008 at 11:33am 0 Comments
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Embattled VoIP provider Vonage continues to push forward with plans for the future, first announcing the LCD-equipped V-Portal router, and soon -- if the company's booth reps know what they're talking about -- an update to the V-Phone USB dongle that will allegedly bring both Bluetooth and Mac suppo...

January 10th 2008 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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Yeah, we did actually wonder if Vonage would be around to chat about as 2009 rang in, but apparently, the firm is gearing up to make the comeback of the year (or something). Announced today, the outfit is kicking off its (admittedly unclear) MyVonage product strategy with the introduction of the V-P...

January 7th 2008 at 12:13pm 0 Comments
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Although the press release issued to announce the settlement between Vonage and AT&T earlier this month is still the shortest we've seen in all of 2007, we're pretty certain the one doled out to trumpet the truce between Vonage and Nortel is holding down the two-spot. In just five wee sentences,...

December 31st 2007 at 10:17pm 0 Comments
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In possibly the shortest press release of the year, Vonage announced that they've settled -- as expected -- with AT&T over their ongoing patent dispute. No details were given, but their dime stock lifted 12%, so maybe someone on Wall St. knows something we don't about whether it was AT&T or...

December 21st 2007 at 7:36pm 0 Comments
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A follow-up to our earlier story regarding Verizon's patent lawsuit against Vonage: the latter company has lost its appeal against the former, and is now looking at having to pay the full $117.5 million settlement, plus $2.5 million to charity. It's been a bad few days for Vonage indeed, with the co...

November 17th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The roller coaster ride that is Vonage's litigation trail is hitting yet another high point, that is, if you consider paying out "just" $39 million a positive. Reportedly, the internet telephony firm is "in talks" with AT&T to settle a patent suit filed just last month, but no hands have shook o...

November 8th 2007 at 11:13am 0 Comments
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The world's favorite ATM is being hit up for even more coin today, as Vonage (presumably begrudgingly) agreed to resolve the patent lawsuit between it and Verizon. Reportedly, the actual amount that the VoIP provider will be forced to pay "depends on how the Court of Appeals decides Vonage's pending...

October 25th 2007 at 4:57pm 0 Comments
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Just when you thought Vonage may be catching a breather from the total barrage of lawsuits it has been hit with of late, along comes none other than AT&T to prove you wrong. Reportedly, the company has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court in Madison, Wisconsin alleging that Vonage unlawfully...

October 20th 2007 at 12:02pm 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: Inventions and incentives have fueled the those using voice over IP to battle the imposing inertia of landline incumbents, as well as the cellphone's continued cannibalization of long d...

October 16th 2007 at 10:24am 0 Comments