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eBay item 5783732903 (Ends Jun-27-05 12:20:44 PDT) – Cisco Avaya IP VOIP Phone Telephone Sysco by BubbaTel

Sysco IP Phone Model TC-04 by BubbaTel You are bidding on a genuine authentic Sysco IP Phone Model TC-04 by BubbaTel. This model has the following features and capabilities:

• VOIP Capable! – Voice is actually transmitted via UTP Cat5e
• State of The Art Security –
Almost Impossible To “Listen Into Encrypted Conversations”
• Premium Quality Half Duplex Audio –
Receiver Is Also The Microphone
• High Tech VOIP voice processor –
I mean come on just look at it!
• Echo Reduction Unit Comes Pre Installed To Prevent That “Tin Can Sound” That Often Accompanies VoIP Telephones.
• Optional On Hold System Can Be Utilized By Simply
Hanging The Unit On A Nail In The Wall (Nail Not Included).
• Waiting On Hold Music Is Available By Placing Unit Near Radio or Other Audio Source (Radio Not Included). • Beveled Edges To Prevent Harmful Cuts While Speaking Or Listening.
• Perfect For Short Distance Communication! 2.5 Feet Of Cord Provided
• Could Possibly Work With Any Key System, PBX, or IP System: Vodavi, Nortel, Cisco, Avaya ect. Although neither me nor Bubba Tel is responsible for any adverse effects or damage that may be incurred to your telephone or intra network if not installed by a Bubba Tel Representative.
• Caller ID Could Be Possible, If Holes Were Drilled Into Each Side Of the Unit. • WiFi / 802.xx / Blue Tooth / UHF / VHF / Ham Radio / 101.9 WJHM / AM / FM / AM PM / EST / 900 Mhz Ready!
All you have to do is cut the cord!
• IR (Infared) Capable With Optional Flashlight (Not Included)

Multiple Units Are Available, Just Send Me An Email. It may take me a few days to manufacture these units, so please be patient. I only create them once they sell 🙂 Ask For A Custom Quote & Inquire About Factory Lead Time. I’ll Even Personalize With Custom Extension Ranges!

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Blogs Internet direc.tor

WHOA. Browser-based tag viewer built with a lot of AJAX.

Note- no Safari support. direc.tor is a prototype for an alternative web-based rich UI for It leverages the XML and XSL services of modern browsers to deliver a responsive interface for managing user accounts with a large number of records.

The main features are:

• In-browser handling of bookmarks (tested up to 12,000 records)

• Find-as-you-type searching of all your bookmarks, with basic search operators

• Sort by description, tags, or timestamp

• Cascading tag browser direc.tor: Delivering A High-Performance AJAX Web Service Broker

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Always-On/Technorati 100

This is an interesting list put out by AO/Technorati. Some of these folks have already had a lot of exposure, some very little.

AlwaysOn and Technorati are pleased to present the first annual “Open Media 100,” the power list of bloggers, social networkers, tool smiths, and investors leading the Open Media Revolution.

The purpose of this list is to provide an initial, helpful framework of this emerging industry and highlight its key players who are influencing the adoption of open media and proving the impact it is already having on the technology industry, journalism, and marketing.

However, any list of Internet influencers without Andy Baio is suspect to me.

Full disclosure: Technorati Japan is my employer.

Introducing the AO/Technorati Open Media 100 []

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Japan Music News

Asian-American MTV

MTV is planning 3 new channels aimed at Indian-Americans, Chinese-Americans and Korean-Americans.

That’s what MTV World is counting on as it introduces three new channels focusing on the growing population of young, acculturated Asian-Americans: first, MTV Desi, which will go on the air in late July; then MTV Chi, for Chinese-Americans, by the end of the year; and MTV K for Korean-Americans next year. The channels will not be merely tweaked reproductions of MTV India, MTV China or MTV Korea, three of MTV’s 42 channels abroad. Rather, they will, like their target audiences, be hybrids, blending here and there and grappling with identity issues, mostly in English.

MTV Desi will serve as the prototype. Interspersed among Bollywood videos, electronic tabla music and English-Gujarati hip-hop, it will feature brief documentary clips profiling desis, comic skits about South Asian-American generational conflicts, interviews with bicultural artists and desi house parties, live. MTV Chi will mix up Mandarin rock, Canto pop and Chinese-American rap; MTV K will tap into South Korean hip-hop and the little-known but vibrant Korean-American pop scene. MTV Desi will start on satellite nationally and then move to digital cable systems in various parts of the country.

MTV World’s premise for these new channels was commonsensical: that young bicultural Americans have tastes different from those of youths in their ethnic homelands and therefore need, as it were, a customized MTV.

While I do think these channels will provide content that heretofore was only easily available to Americans via bittorrent, or other p2p networks, it’s interesting that MTV/Viacom has consciously decided not to target the Japanese-American market or create a J-pop station. I can imagine that the marketers and business planners look at the size of the target audience to make their decisions. Plus, it sounds like the executives they hired are from the target audience.

J-Pop is far and away the most successful of the Asian pop music market. J-pop has crossed over into niche markets outside of Japan in Asia as well as niches in the US and Europe. While I don’t want to take anything away from the other audiences, who deserve this exposure as well as anyone else, I do find Viacom’s strategy interesting.

Anything that can be done to break up the monotony of the monoculture of the US is worthwhile. If these new MTV channels can move the needle even a little, it will be worth it.

I Want My Hyphenated-Identity MTV []

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