Tag Archives: iMessage

From IM to the First Point of Contact with the Internet (FPOCI)

IM (Instant Messaging) / chat has been around for a long time. Before AIM (AOL Instant Messenger, 1997) and ICQ (Internet Chat Query, 1996), there was the command line function ‘chat’ on unix (early 1980s) which evolved into IRC (Internet Relay Chat,1988); and for the VMS (Virtual Memory System) crowd there was phone (sometime in […]

The Quiet Canadian: The Leader in API Management, Layer 7 Technologies

APIs (Application Programing Interface) in telecoms have a long history, starting in 1998/1999 when Telenor began its Content Provider Access API program and the launch of the Parlay API standards group.  With such early beginnings it would be fair to expect APIs in Telecoms to be as, if not more, pervasive than most other industries.  […]

MWC 2012 Summary: The Trials and Tribulations of Entering Middle Age

This year I brought my wife and 2-year-old son to Barcelona; we arrived on the Thursday before MWC (Mobile World Congress).  Barcelona is great for small children with lots of playgrounds, some with crèches that bring out their toys to play with making it great fun.  The restaurants go the extra mile in making the […]