11:45 AM -- From today's steaming PR pile: "On January 31, 2005, PicturePhone Direct intends to auction off its domain name 'picturephone.com', to the highest bidder. The opening bid will commence at $1,000,000."
Is PicturePhone Direct, a video conferencing company, trying to get rich quick?
Hard to say for sure. But the company does have a knack for cheesy promotion.
In 2001, PicturePhone Direct gave away a free e-book on its Web site: Jeremy Goldstein's "Success Without Boundaries – Wealth Without Risks."
The book, according to PicturePhone Direct, reveals how "the men and women who have acquired the foresight and creativity needed to make videoconferencing a reality within their own organizations" have "increased corporate and personal assets to numbers they barely imagined several years ago."
As the editors recap Light Reading's event series on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), technologies like 5G and edge computing arrive just in time to hurry the industry along its path to more modern networks and add plenty of drama.