Another intriguing acqusition by Verisign, which most pople know (if at all) for digital certificates and domain names. It’s buying Kontiki, the company founded by former Netscape CTO Mike Homer that offers a P2P private delivery system for video. What’s the connection?
I once called Verisign potentially the Microsoft of VOIP. I still think the company could occupy a pretty significant position in the converged broadband Internet ecosystem. Vernon Irvin, the EVP of Verisign who oversees the Communications group, will be speaking at this year’s Supernova, so I look forward to further discussion there.