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Neustar Labs Innovation Center Grand Opening Video

In March, we announced the opening of the Neustar Labs Innovation Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Our friends at Illinois were kind enough to take a video of the grand opening and we wanted to share it.

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Say hello to the future of machine to machine addressing

Say Hello and Address Machine to Machine Appropriately

We love phone numbers at Neustar, of course we do. In fact, Tom has shown in Part 1 of this series, Telephone Numbers Are For People, Not Machines, that in the particular case of Machine to Machine (M2M), using phone numbers to address those devices and machines (and not people), can be short sighted. My colleague, […]

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Telephone Numbers Are For People Not Machines

Telephone Numbers Are for People, Not Machines

Through the years, new technologies and capabilities have been so popular they put a strain on numbering resources. Cell phones and faxes were blamed for many area code exhausts in the ‘80s and ‘90s. After the Telecommunications Act of 1996, when competition for local telephone service was introduced, we witnessed the greatest threat to area […]

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Welcome Joe Pasqua, VP of Neustar Labs

Interview with Joe Pasqua, Head of Neustar Labs

Joe Pasqua leads a new group within the company called Neustar Labs, where he and his team are responsible for applied research and open innovation that will enhance Neustar’s product portfolio and enable new services. Prior to joining us at Neustar, Joe was the chief technology officer of Symantec’s $2B Data Center business, and later […]

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Two Generations of Telephone Numbers

In Part 2 of our series on the future of telephone numbers, Neustar’s Tom McGarry explains the history of phone numbering and how the Internet changed everything. Telephone Number 1.0 Telephone numbers were created early in the 20th century as a way for people with telephones to call other people with telephones without having to […]

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The future of telephone numbers

The Future of Telephone Numbers: Numbers 3.0

In Part 1 of our series on the future of telephone numbers, Neustar’s Tom McGarry briefly explains the history of telephone numbering and why we need to think about the future. Telephone numbers are ubiquitous; they are the single most universal identifier used for communications. This is largely due to their many positive characteristics; they […]

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Names and Addresses: A New Column on the Future of Communications

Have you ever thought about the importance of your name and address? They don’t seem like much, but they are important identifiers to help others contact and/or locate you. If all I know about you is your name, I can’t send you a letter in the mail. To do so, I’d need to know your […]

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