News / November 2006

Tucows’ Platypus Evolves to Bring Back-office Automation to Web Hosting Providers

Niche Software Takes Care of Subscriber Management, Billing and Provisioning

TORONTO – November 27, 2006 – Tucows Inc. (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC)
a leading provider of Internet services to web hosting companies, ISPs and other service providers worldwide, has released a new version of Platypus, its class-leading billing and subscriber management software for providers of Internet-related services.
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Doc Searls and Elliot Noss on “Internet Service: The Fifth Utility?”

Doc Searls and Elliot Noss at their keynote at ISPCON Fall 2006

It's always good to see Doc Searls, and I'm glad I had the chance to hang out with him at the recent ISPCON Fall 2006 conference. He's been a friend of Tucows since he first met us as ISPCON years ago, and he's been up to Toronto for a number of visits since then, the most recent one being last year's Christmas holiday party. In fact, it was a blogger get-together that he had during his visit in early 2003 that led to my getting a job here.

Doc's long time friendship with Tucows and Elliot is probably why their ISPCON opening keynote, Internet Service: The Fifth Utility? was more like a listening in on a casual conversation than attending a panel discussion. In their hour-long chat, Doc and Elliot talked about the internet not as a bonus service offered by telcos, but as a utility on par with things like roads, water, waste treatment and electricity. I attended this keynote and made a recording of their chat, which you can hear by downloading the podcast below.

We'd like to express our thanks to Jon Price, Denise Miller and the rest of the people behind ISPCON Fall 2006 for putting on a great conference, and to Doc for driving up to San Jose to take part in the keynote.

Podcast:
The Internet: The Fifth Utility
File Tucows Podcasts – Internet Service — The Fifth Utility.mp3
Format MP3 file
Length 57 minutes, 54 seconds
File size 28.9 MB

Q3 2006 Investment Community Conference Call This Afternoon

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This afternoon at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific / 2200 hours UTC), Tucows will be holding its quarterly investment community conference call Q3 2006, in which management will discuss the third-quarter financial results after market close.

If you'd like to listen to this conference call, click here to access the webcast site. You'll need Windows Media Player to listen in.

We'll also record the conference call and post it here later as a podacast.

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