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  • Skype coming to Japanese cell phones

    Skype has tied up with one of Japan's largest telecommunications companies in a deal that will see its Internet telephony service offered on cell phones and to broadband, fixed line and cable TV customers.

    Written by Martyn Williams18 Oct. 10 14:08
  • Skype and Facebook: UC on a shoestring

    With the launch of Skype 5.0 this week, the PC-based voice over IP (VoIP) and messaging service is now integrated with the Facebook social network. 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.

    Written by Tony Bradley16 Oct. 10 05:15
  • Android hack enables 3G Skype calls

    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.

    Written by Chris Brandrick08 Oct. 10 11:13
  • Skype for Android: A disappointing debut

    The headlines sure sound exciting, but hang on: Skype's long anticipated Android debut is no cause for celebration.

    Written by JR Raphael06 Oct. 10 11:13
  • Skype for Android now available on more smartphones

    Skype on Tuesday launched Skype for Android, its version of the VoIP software for all phones running on the Google Android operating system. The app, which had been exclusive to Verizon phones, is now available in the Android Market for any Android phone running version 2.1 or above of the OS. The app can make free Skype-to-Skype calls over 3G and WiFi, but if you are in the United States, you will be restricted to WiFi-only calling.

    Written by Daniel Ionescu06 Oct. 10 00:27
  • Fring could beat Skype for low-cost Android calls

    Skype may finally be available to all Android users after months of Verizon-only exclusivity, but so is FringOut, an alternative contender that offers many features Skype doesn't.

    Written by Katherine Noyes06 Oct. 10 07:37
  • Skype for Android app now available for download

    Android smartphone owners can now download a free Skype client from the Android Market that will let them make voice calls over mobile data or Wi-Fi connections -- except in the U.S., where it will work over Wi-Fi only.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs05 Oct. 10 21:49
  • Skype hires Cisco's Bates as CEO

    Skype has named Tony Bates as its next CEO, hiring him away from Cisco Systems, where he led some of the company's core businesses.

    Written by Stephen Lawson05 Oct. 10 07:43
  • India said to seek Google, Skype call interception

    Google, Skype and other companies providing communications services in India will have to make provisions for interception of these communications by India's security agencies, Indian home secretary, G.K. Pillai, said in Delhi on Wednesday, according to reports.

    Written by John Ribeiro01 Sept. 10 23:39
  • Skype launches Skype Connect for businesses

    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.

    Written by Tim Greene31 Aug. 10 08:15
  • Google Checkout lands in Oz for Voice service

    The Google Checkout payment gateway has been available in the US for four years, but Australian online shoppers have been denied the service up until the launch of Google Voice, which uses Checkout to add credit to an account.

    Written by Rodney Gedda27 Aug. 10 14:10
  • Skype files for $100 million IPO

    Would-be Internet telephony giant Skype has filed the paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq, the company has announced.

    Written by John E Dunn11 Aug. 10 00:06
  • Skype worries about iPhone, attracting business customers

    Skype is worried about whether the iPhone and other Apple products will undermine its VoIP services and is also insecure about whether it can achieve service levels good enough to lure business customers, according to the company's filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in preparation to offering public stock for the first time.

    Written by Tim Greene10 Aug. 10 08:25