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  • NSA, FBI mining data directly from major Internet companies, report says

    The FBI and the National Security Agency are tapping directly into servers at Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Skype and other major Internet companies to keep track of the communications and interactions of known and suspected foreign terrorists, the Washington Post reported.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan07 June 13 11:06
  • Cisco appealing EU approval of Microsoft/Skype union, again

    Cisco is reportedly attempting to persuade Europe's second-highest court that it should overturn the European Union's approval of the Microsoft/Skype union, an $8.5 billion blockbuster originally announced by the companies two years ago.

    Written by Jim Duffy28 May 13 21:04
  • Skype extends coverage of Manager administration tool

    Skype's Web-based management tool Manager for businesses is now available in over 170 countries and for all subscriptions, allowing companies to centrally control their usage of the service.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs07 May 13 10:45
  • Microsoft previews Skype for

    Microsoft is rolling out a preview version of Skype for, allowing users to make calls and send instant messages from within the webmail service using a browser plugin.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs30 April 13 10:02
  • Twitter, Pinterest, Skype founders advise Japan entrepreneurs

    A host of celebrity tech executives, including the founders of Twitter, Pinterest, Evernote and Android, converged in Tokyo this week, invited as part of an ambitious effort to modernize Japan's economy through entrepreneurship.

    Written by Jay Alabaster16 April 13 12:35
  • Skype instant messaging in China is censored, spied upon

    The Chinese version of Skype contains spyware that searches for blacklisted words and phrases, blocks instant messages that contain them, copies them to servers and captures the rest of IM chats that have been flagged in this way, according to researchers.

    Written by Tim Greene19 March 13 04:17
  • French regulator says Skype must register as a telco or risk prosecution

    The French Telecommunications and Posts Regulator, ARCEP, has referred Skype to the Paris public prosecutor, asking it to investigate whether Skype has failed to comply with an obligation to register as a telecommunications operator. Registered operators must provide emergency calling services and allow for lawful interception of communications.

    Written by Peter Sayer12 March 13 16:14
  • SXSW show floor: Beam videoconferencing device takes a spin

    Tech enthusiasts at South by Southwest Interactive exploring the exhibit hall's gizmos and apps on Sunday were greeted a little differently at one booth -- the figure approaching them was not a person but a television-sized monitor mounted to a sleek base on wheels.

    Written by Zach Miners10 March 13 23:53
  • This company ditched its landlines and iPhones in favor of iPad Minis

    Jim Pond is a techie and an Apple lover. He always needs the newest Apple product at his small suburban Boston creative agency, whether it's the latest iPad, MacBook, iPhone or iPod Touch. "If it's Apple, we've gotta have it," he proudly states.

    Written by Brandon Butler06 March 13 11:56
  • SharePoint 2013 challenges and questions for CIOs

    SharePoint 2013 arrives with a new user interface and new collaboration, search, storage and task management features. But gaps remain in areas like social and mobile, and upgrading and governing SharePoint is still rife with challenges.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez04 March 13 19:24
  • Unified communications Battle Royale: Cisco, Avaya feel the heat from Microsoft Lync

    It seems Microsoft's unified communications system Lync is becoming so popular among businesses that it is the No.1 threat to the top vendors Cisco and Avaya. Cisco this week launched an online blogging campaign to point out Lync's shortcomings, and Avaya volunteered a nearly identical list of what it perceives as Lync limitations.

    Written by Tim Greene21 Feb. 13 18:01