In 1971, a 16-year-old Steve Jobs read an article about Phone Freaks in Esquire. The renegade group was building devices that could crack phone networks and make free calls. (Back in 1971, a free long-distance call was a big deal.) Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak showed the article to Jobs and it inspired a search for a mysterious hacker named Captain Crunch (who turned out to be an ex Air Force technician named John Draper).
Truphone, the service that allows you to make cheap long distance phone calls using VoIP technology on a mobile phone, is now available to users of BlackBerry devices as a beta offering. This product is called Truphone Anywhere for ... Read Post
Talkster, the communications provider to online communities, has released Talkster Phone Party for Facebook. The application allows Facebook users to make long distance, international, and group conference calls for free via their F... Read Post
This Labor Day marks one year from the scary phone call I received. It took me this long to finally be able to face the facts and write it down. Just like a usual Labor Day for a startup in Silicon Valley, I asked my nanny to work a... Read Post