In the news today, Vonage lost their patent trial against Sprint. That means that there may be one less player in the internet phone service market. They are still in business, but with huge fines and the big phone companies suing whenever possible, it could be the beginning of the end for the first major Voice Over IP Carrier.
Now there is a new company emerging onto the VoIP scene. Only this is better. ThePudding.com is offering free Telephone service through your web browser.
It seems a typical setup, but there is an interesting twist. ThePudding.com uses voice recognition to display advertisements and websites relating to your conversation while you talk on the phone. It takes context sensitive ads to a whole new level.