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  • EBay gets over identity crisis with Skype IPO

    Posted April 15, 2009 - 9:19 pm

    Analysts today called Tuesday's announcement that eBay Inc. is looking to spin off Skype via an initial public offering a smart move by the online auction house as it tries to get its house back in order.
  • Business-Ready Skype Tools Slash VOIP Costs

    Posted April 15, 2009 - 10:23 am

    Skype says that about 35 percent of its customers are using the service at work, so the company has tailored features to help that audience manage Skype and save money. Especially with the recent iPhone and BlackBerry clients, Skype could cut your business costs.
  • EBay plans Skype IPO next year

    Posted April 14, 2009 - 8:06 pm

    EBay plans to spin off Skype via an initial public offering (IPO) because the Internet telephony unit doesn't mesh with the company's two other businesses -- e-commerce and online payments.
  • Making a PBX 'botnet' out of Skype or Google Voice?

    Posted April 11, 2009 - 4:00 pm

    Google Voice has patched flaws that could be used to create a PBX botnet, according to a security researcher.
  • iPhone Skype may be tip of the iceberg for carriers

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 9:26 am

    Mobile operators are pondering VoIP's dangers and opportunities as they move toward all-IP networks.
  • Review

    Skype for iPhone

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 1:56 pm

    Quick chat sessions, powerful integration with the desktop version of the Voice over IP application, and better-than-expected call hosting make Skype for iPhone a must-download, even if it is missing some features.
  • Skype for iPhone: One million downloads in two days

    Posted April 3, 2009 - 2:33 pm

    In less than two days, Skype for iPhone has been downloaded more than one million times, around six downloads every second reports Skype in a blog post.
  • Skype shows BlackBerry, iPhone applications

    Posted March 31, 2009 - 9:00 pm

    Skype unveiled its iPhone and BlackBerry applications at the CTIA Wireless trade show on Tuesday.
  • Skype for iPhone: Beyond the Hype, It's Still Just Skype

    Posted March 31, 2009 - 8:31 pm

    The new Skype iPhone app is more interesting as a political statement than as an application. Not that there is anything wrong with the app, except, of course for the large number of people who can't get it running properly. For them I have good news: You aren't missing much.
  • Skype on the iPhone

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 8:59 pm

    Skype plans to launch its iPhone software on Tuesday, which will allow users to make free calls via WiFi to other Skype users. Users will also be able to make calls to landline phones at low fees.

  • Skype to shake up iPhone calling patterns?

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 4:53 pm

    Sure, AT&T is protecting itself. But will it matter?
  • Review

    Sneak Peek at Skype for iPhone, Available Tuesday

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 2:27 pm

    Looking more like a traditional iPhone app rather than its desktop Windows counterpart most of its 400 million users are used to, Skype for iPhone features five tabs at the bottom of the screen, displaying contacts, chats, a calling panel, call history and your profile (with Facebook style status).
  • At last, Skype set to launch iPhone application

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 10:07 am

    Skype is set to launch a mobile application for the iPhone on Tuesday, a long-awaited entry to Apple's App Store, as well as for BlackBerry devices in May.
  • Report: Skype for iPhone May Launch Next Week

    Posted March 27, 2009 - 9:29 am

    Skype may launch a version of its mobile Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and instant messaging service as early as next week, according to a report from Om Malik of GigaOM.
  • Skype is largest international voice carrier, says study

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 9:41 am

    Skype’s international traffic grew by 41 percent to 33 billion minutes last year, or 8 percent of all international voice calls, according to a survey by Telegeography.
  • Skype will let its VOIP service talk to SIP phone switches

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 11:23 am

    Skype is diving deeper into the business market with a system that lets companies integrate existing, open VOIP phone systems with its proprietary VOIP service.
  • Skype gives away high-quality audio codec

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 11:19 am

    Skype will license a high-quality audio codec in its latest VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) software to any developer or vendor free of charge, the eBay subsidiary announced Tuesday.
  • SpinVox helps Skype turn speech into text

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 11:12 am

    Skype is adding the ability for its users to get voicemail messages converted to text, and sent to a mobile phone via SMS.
  • Skype calls' immunity to police phone tapping threatened

    Posted February 20, 2009 - 9:27 am

    Suspicious phone conversations on Skype could be targeted for tapping as part of a pan-European crackdown
  • Nokia will ship N97 loaded with Skype calling software

    Posted February 17, 2009 - 10:50 am

    Skype is developing a voice over IP software client for Nokia's top-of-the-range N97 smartphone, executives of both companies said Tuesday.
  • Big Skype update coming next month

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 11:43 am

    Skype is releasing a major, video-centric upgrade to its PC client next month, the company said.
  • Skype 2.8 beta for Mac released

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 2:38 pm

    Just in time for Macworld, those ridiculously talented Estonian engineers have come out with the latest version of everyone's favorite Internet phone and video calling software the Skype 2.8 beta.
  • Cheap Facebook phone designed to attract the masses

    Posted November 13, 2008 - 11:32 am

    The INQ1 comes with built-in support for Facebook, Skype, Last.fm and Windows Live Messenger as well as a low price tag.
  • Skype says it was unaware of China message-logging

    Posted October 2, 2008 - 8:20 pm

    In a blog posting to the eBay subsidiary's corporate blog, Skype President Josh Silverman said his company had no idea that the Tom-Skype software, distributed to Skype users in China, was logging chat messages and storing them on a publicly accessible server.
  • Skype messages being monitored in China, group says

    Posted October 2, 2008 - 10:17 am

    Tom-Skype, a joint venture in China between eBay's Skype unit and Tom Online, has been known to operate a text filter on text chats, but a new report says that the data is stored insecurely and the text messages and records containing personal data can be easily accessed.
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