Yamaha PSG-01S Giveaway

Tech blogger Dave Zatz of Zatz Not Funny today announced that he has a sample of the Yamaha PSG01s USB attached speakerphone to give away. You’ll recall that I wrote about this little device earlier this year.

My only reservation was about the price, so why not go leave a comment? You might win one. Free is a very good price

Verizon De-HUBs

A big thank you to Dave Zatz for pointing out that Verizon Wireless today decided to discontinue the HUB. This product has been very interesting to watch as it represents a fundamental rethinking of the “home phone” and could have changed the industry for the better.

But as is typical of Verizon Wireless, they’ve managed to kill the goose before the golden egg could emerge. Actually, that’s not a fair characterization of the project. They sealed its fate with their typically heavy-handed need to for cash & control. They held the goose so tight that it could never breathe, much less lay an egg.

As Dave points out, the device and its associated service was simply priced beyond the reach of its appeal.

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