Afternoon News: FBI Billboards, Radiohead Webcast, and Patents, Patents, Patents

• The FBI wants to install 150 digital billboards in 20 US cities in the next few weeks to show fugitives, missing people and gadget bloggers. [Network World]
Oft-discussed Radiohead will have a live webcast concert at midnight on January 1. It's almost cool to stay home on New Year's Eve now. [Pitchfork]
• Google… »12/27/07 4:00pm12/27/07 4:00pm

Vonage Visual Voice Mail Hands On (Verdict: Mixed Success)

VoIP telephone service provider Vonage just began offering Visual Voice Mail, a text transcription service that turns all of your voicemail messages into text that's immediately emailed to you. Using a combination of speech-to-text software and human transcribers, Vonage is charging 25 cents per transcription, which… »7/26/07 12:44pm7/26/07 12:44pm

$400 Ooma Gives You Free VOIP and Landline Calls for Life

Companies such as Vonage had better look to their laurels, as new kid on the block Ooma is looking to steal their thunder with a product that offers VOIP calls—but with a twist. From September, you will be able to get your hands on the Ooma, a hub that combines VOIP with regular landlines. But you have to shell out a… »7/19/07 4:56am7/19/07 4:56am