Andy Abramson asks: “Does voice have a place with Web Portals or is Voice really an Internet play, not a portal play?”
My guess is there not concerned YET. You see Im looking at Voice 2.0/3.0 and more as evolutions of voice 1.0, not as a the next big thingYET! The reason I say YET is the market uptake keeps showing that the consumers arent ready and the facts prove it.
Enabling phone service with presence is one of the first steps towards creating higher levels of utility, and in turn higher volume levels of communications. Whats funny is the IM players know all about presence, but one has to wonder who is Present and Accounted for when the decisions on how to make money are being discussed by those portal players. Surely no cash is being rung up that matters.