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Hosted VoIP gains ground

Plus, what happened at RIM before Jim Balsillie's departure? Plus, why one hacker was sentenced to 32 months in jail

Hosted VoIP gains ground On MSPmentor, John Moore looks at why. “The larger players focused on hosted VoIP also contribute to an expanding market. 8×8 Inc. earlier this year reported that its hosted communications service revenue grew 42 percent year over year in its fiscal third quarter ended December 31. Another push comes from vendors playing the role of master MSPs and offering hosted VoIP services that smaller service providers can market,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

RIM: End BlackBerry exclusivity On ZDNet, Zack Whittaker reports on some the company’s possible plans before Jim Balsillie’s exit. “Also on the cards, and most crucially for winning back its rapidly depleting mobile market share, was to offer basic data plans to non-smartphone users, to entice cellphone users into the smartphone space in the hope of bringing them on to BlackBerry devices when they’re ready to make the leap,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

Hacker jailed for 32 months for attack on abortion-provider site On The Register, John Leyden gives details on the case. “The court heard that Jeffery had used a Twitter account under the handle of infamous Colombian drug lord 'Pablo Escobar' to brag about the assault and publish the name and log-on details of a BPAS administrator. He also threatened to release the personal data of people who had sought pregnancy counselling or other sexual health advice through the service – but he failed to follow through on this threat,” he writes. What’s your opinion?