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The VoIP blogosphere is buzzing about a hot new application called Hullo. Alec Saunders, who has been using it for awhile, describes it as “one of the slickest VoIP concepts I’ve ever seen, especially for the college crowd.” Could it become a challenger to folks like […]

The VoIP blogosphere is buzzing about a hot new application called Hullo. Alec Saunders, who has been using it for awhile, describes it as “one of the slickest VoIP concepts I’ve ever seen, especially for the college crowd.” Could it become a challenger to folks like Gizmo and Skype because of its social networking focus. Alec’s review is here. Phone Boy is not as impressed because it only works on Windows machines. We would love to see a web based implementation of this, totally devoid of any installs.

  1. Is Alec’s phonegnome product integrated into it and is this why he is so excited about it?

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  2. Hey Rick, no integration with anything I’ve done. Full disclosure: in 2002/3 I was the marketing VP for Versatel Networks, which is where the team that built this hails from. However, that was a long time ago, and I have no relationship, formal, or informal, with Hullo and me. I just happened to have breakfast with Versatel CEO Bob Mimeault in July and he mentioned that they were building this, and asked if I’d be interested in playing with it. And if you read my blog you know that dangling a shiny new tech toy in front of me is a bit like dangling a piece of raw steak in front of a pit bull…

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  3. Thanks, it sounded as though it has some of Phonegnome’s features in it.

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  4. Sorry Alec, I was referring to your iotum’s follow/find me features, not Phonegnome.

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  5. It does have a very simple find me / follow me capability, but not the advanced capabilities that iotum delivers with the iotum Relevance Engine.

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  6. “We would love to see a web based implementation of this, totally devoid of any installs.”

    Hmm..what if the Flash player could do VoIP, that’ll allow for web based implementations overnight, wouldn’t it?

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  7. “Hmm..what if the Flash player could do VoIP, that’ll allow for web based implementations overnight, wouldn’t it?”

    Why do ya think Google bought GTalkr? ;)

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  8. I completely agree with phoneboy. It should be available for all, and that means all – Mac, Linux or Windows users. It shouldn’t matter who uses what OS. For that, it should be free from all installs.

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