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    Microsoft agrees to buy Skype for $8.5 billion

    Posted May 10, 2011 - 8:20 am

    Microsoft has agreed to buy Skype for $8.5 billion, the companies announced Tuesday.
  • Microsoft's Skype acquisition may impact Linux users

    Posted May 9, 2011 - 11:59 pm

    Microsoft is picking up Skype for around $8 billion. If true, it means big changes for Microsoft's place in the cloud and mobile markets... and probably the end of the road for Skype for Linux.
  • Google-Skype deal could create communications powerhouse

    Posted May 5, 2011 - 6:15 pm

    A Reuters article suggests that both Facebook and Google are in the running for some sort of joint venture with consumer voice-over IP (VoIP) giant Skype. While the promise of reaching Facebook's millions of users must be compelling to Skype, a tie-up with Google could bear real fruit for both organizations, especially in the small business world.
  • Facebook, Google in Skype bidding war?

    Posted May 5, 2011 - 5:05 pm

    Sources tell Reuters that Google and Facebook each are in talks with web phone and videoconferencing service Skype.
  • Update your Skype for Android app to protect data

    Posted April 21, 2011 - 11:58 am

    Skype has released a new version of Skype for Android that resolves the configuration issues that left sensitive data exposed on Android smartphones. You should update Skype for Android to the current version as soon as possible to make sure your data is protected.
  • Skype gives away private data from Android, gives IT a teachable moment

    Posted April 18, 2011 - 12:14 pm

    Using a grossly insecure Skype client and new exploit for illustration, IT can show its value even to phone users who scoff at musty ideas of how to keep data secure.
  • Skype for Android has a nasty vulnerability

    Posted April 15, 2011 - 11:00 am

    Names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, contacts, and chat logs are all reportedly ripe for the picking in Skype's Android app, thanks to a vulnerability that could affect millions of users.
  • eBay shares fall on pricey purchase of GSI Commerce

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 5:07 pm

    Wall Street's initial reaction to eBay's announced acquisition of ecommerce services player GSI Commerce (NASDAQ: GSIC) for $2.4 billion could be summed up in two words: eBay overpaid.
  • Solo Iranian hacker takes credit for Comodo certificate attack

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 8:53 am

    A solo Iranian hacker has claimed responsibility for stealing multiple SSL certificates belonging to some of the Web's biggest sites, including Google, Microsoft, Skype and Yahoo.
  • Firefox blacklists 'repeat offender' Skype add-on

    Posted January 21, 2011 - 4:35 pm

    Mozilla has blocked a Skype add-on for Firefox, saying it caused more then 40,000 crashes of the browser last week and seriously slowed page loading.
  • Videoconferencing for every budget

    Posted January 7, 2011 - 2:43 pm

    There's nothing like face-to-face meetings for really connecting with clients or team members, but with air travel becoming ever more expensive (and ever less pleasant), frequent in-person meetings are becoming less viable for many businesses. That means your best option is usually a videoconference.
  • Skype unveils iPhone video calling over 3G and Wi-Fi

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 9:50 pm

    As expected, Skype is ringing in 2011 with the addition of video calling to its Skype for iPhone app.
  • Skype and Facebook: UC on a Shoestring

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 12:06 pm

    While neither Skype, nor Facebook are typically considered business platforms, the combination of the two offer many of the benefits and features of unified communications on a budget that small and medium businesses can appreciate: free.
  • Android Hack Enables 3G Skype Calls

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 10:22 pm

    Just a few short days ago, the official Skype application finally graced the Android Market. But to much dismay, the communications app lacked the ability to make 3G calls on certain carriers within the US.
  • Skype names Cisco exec as new CEO

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 7:01 pm

    You don't usually see "new CEO" announcements from two high-profile technology companies in the same day, but Internet phone company Skype on Monday joined Twitter in naming a new chief executive.
  • Avaya, Skype in deal to offer low-cost, IP-based calling

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 4:57 pm

    Avaya and Skype signed an agreement to offer Skype Connect to Avaya customers to help them lower international voice-calling costs through IP-based calls.
  • Facebook, Skype Poised to Enter Partnership

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 11:34 am

    Facebook and Skype are about to enter a partnership, according to All Things Digital, the Wall Street Journal tech blog.
  • Skype launches Skype Connect for businesses

    Posted August 30, 2010 - 8:32 pm

    Skype has launched a Session Initiation Protocol-based voice service for businesses that integrates free and low-cost calling into corporate IP PBXs, providing an opportunity to add voice features to corporate Web sites and to cut back on some phone expenses.
  • Why Cisco Wants to Purchase Skype

    Posted August 30, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    Cisco is reportedly eyeing a purchase of Skype before the leading PC-based VoIP (voice over IP) company goes public. A Skype acquisition could either give Cisco a strategic advantage against its competitors, or perhaps make Cisco a more attractive target for larger potential suitors.
  • Pros and Cons of Skype IPO

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 4:17 pm

    Skype is planning a $100 million initial public offering (IPO) less than a year after spinning off from eBay and being acquired by private investors. The prospectus for the planned IPO illustrates that Skype is maturing, but that maturity may come at the expense of what made Skype what it is today.
  • Skype files IPO registration with SEC

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Skype SA seeks to raise US$100 million through an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S., as the Luxembourg-based provider of Internet telephony, video calling and instant messaging communications seeks to diversify and boost its user base and revenue.
  • Skype on iPhone: Does it Save Money?

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    Sticking it to The Man just got a little easier with Skype for iPhone's addition of multitasking support and elimination of plans to charge for calls over 3G. But can the ability to receive Skype calls any time really save you money? Let's look at the numbers and find out.
  • Hacker claims to have cracked Skype protocol

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Internet telephony company Skype is facing claims that its protocol has been breached.
  • Skype Turns Panasonic HDTVs Into Videophones

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 9:00 pm

    The big-screen HDTV is looking more like an oversized smartphone every day--only without the mobility. Not only are Internet-enabled models that run Web applications becoming commonplace, but HDTV apps stores from top manufacturers like Samsung are opening their doors too. And now Panasonic's new line of Viera Cast HD sets will include Skype software for video calls.
  • Skype worm no cause for panic, says expert

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 11:49 am

    Security research firm Bkis earlier this month warned of a vicious virus targeting both Skype and Yahoo! Messenger. BKIS said in a blog post the attack involved inserting malicious URLs into chat windows with sophisticated social engineering hooks.
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