You say, "In this world, hackers and entrepreneurs everywhere...", but list a load of things I've never heard of: "Vonage, AT&T CallVantage, BroadVoice" (who?), "a better kind of 411" (what's 411?), "to use on Craigslist" (what's that?).
Sad, in this day and age, that your article is so unnecessarily US-biased. Over here in England, technology has finally arrived. One family just outside London now has a "computer", and two people in my very street now have flushing toilets. We're not that far behind you!