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November 6, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Santa Clara-based 3Com Corp. introduced its first low-cost consumer videophone, a $449 device designed and built by 8x8 Inc. The Bigpicture videophone works with a television and a touch-tone telephone and uses ordinary analog phone lines. It will compete with the $500 ViaTV unit introduced by Santa Clara-based 8x8 in February and the $650 C-Phone Home sold by Wilmington, N.C.-based C-Phone Corp.
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November 6, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Santa Clara-based 3Com Corp. introduced its first low-cost consumer videophone, a $449 device designed and built by 8x8 Inc. The Bigpicture videophone works with a television and a touch-tone telephone and uses ordinary analog phone lines. It will compete with the $500 ViaTV unit introduced by Santa Clara-based 8x8 in February and the $650 C-Phone Home sold by Wilmington, N.C.-based C-Phone Corp.
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November 8, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
8x8 Inc., a company created by Micron Technology Inc. founder Joe Parkinson, will sell stock to the public for the first time as it gears up to develop a new TV-linked phone system. The Santa Clara-based company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to register the stock for sale, saying it expects to raise nearly $20 million from the offering, after expenses.
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November 8, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
8x8 Inc., a company created by Micron Technology Inc. founder Joe Parkinson, will sell stock to the public for the first time as it gears up to develop a new TV-linked phone system. The Santa Clara-based company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to register the stock for sale, saying it expects to raise nearly $20 million from the offering, after expenses.
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February 7, 1999 | CONNIE KOENENN
They're back! Since the 1964 World's Fair, where Bell Laboratories demonstrated its futuristic Picturephone, the company has periodically tried to sell the idea, but consumers resisted the notion of being seen when using the phone. 8x8 Inc., however, a Santa Clara-based manufacturer of multimedia communication systems, is clicking along with two sleek new models. The ViaTV Desktop ($649) has its own display screen, and the ViaTV Set-Top ($399) utilizes the TV screen.
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December 3, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its ongoing effort to become a one-stop shop for set-top box and cable modem manufacturers, Irvine-based Broadcom Corp. unveiled a technology design that allows cable television operators to offer local phone service and video conferencing to consumers and businesses.
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May 20, 2005 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
Federal regulators Thursday ordered companies selling Internet-type phone service to guarantee that customers can connect to 911, responding to criticism and signaling that the technology is coming of age. The four members of the Federal Communications Commission put on hold their hands-off approach to voice over Internet protocol technology, saying that life-threatening situations make 911 an essential part of all phone service.
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November 28, 2004 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
It took awhile for Christopher Swann to get used to shelling out a monthly fee for something he had paid for already. "It was a bit strange," the 34-year-old financial analyst said of the TiVo digital video recorder he bought last year. The device itself set him back $249, but he has to fork over a monthly $12.95 to keep recording his favorite television shows. "Every month, you're paying to use this product."
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