Post Tagged with: "Skype"

FCC Considering New Broadband Definition

Broadband might soon be getting a new definition, according to a report from The Washington Post. The Federal Communications Commission is reportedly considering whether to change the definition of broadband from 4 Mbps to 10Mbps or possibly even 25 Mbps. The agency will also apparently change the minimum upload speed from 1 Mbps to a [...]

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CEO Satya Nadella Talks About the Future of Microsoft

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella gave his first public interview since taking over as CEO this week at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Among the topics covered were his plans for Microsoft’s future and the role of founder Bill Gates, who has been on hand to offer advice. “I run the place,” Nadella said. [...]

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Cisco Challenge to Microsoft-Skype Acquisition Rejected by EU Court

Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype back in 2011 might seem like old news, but Cisco has still been staunchly opposing it. Cisco’s efforts seem to have come to naught, however, as the European Union’s General Court ruled on Wednesday that Microsoft’s $8.5 billion takeover of Skype is not anticompetitive. Cisco launched its challenge last year, arguing [...]

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Users Spend 2 Billion Minutes on Skype a Day

Skype has won a place in the public consciousness as the preeminent VoIP service and the latest news underscores just how popular it is. In a post on its blog, Skype announced that users spend a combined 2 billion minutes on the Microsoft-owned service every day. That’s an incredible figure and one that the company [...]

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Skype Adds HD Video Calling for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft has released an update for VoIP service Skype that brings high-definition to Windows Phone 8 users. Skype version 2.4 takes advantage of the hardware acceleration of Windows Phone 8 to deliver the first HD video calling on a mobile version of Skype. The update also improves the reliability of the Skype app and call [...]

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Skype Launches Video Messages

Skype has launched a new feature to its VoIP service allowing users to send short video messages when the other party isn’t available for a live chat. Essentially, users can now leave video voicemails of up to 3 minutes in length. The service starts with 20 free messages, after which users will have to subscribe [...]

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VoIP Goes Mobile with Direct Carrier Billing from Skype

Voice over IP takes another step toward the mainstream as Skype announces a new mobile payment option for call credit. Skype users can purchase Skype Credit from their mobile devices in a browser-based transaction that is described as “secure, seamless and convenient.”  Users can pay for this transaction either as part of their monthly cell [...]

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Rebtel Reveals VoIP Service for Apps

Rebtel, a mobile VoIP competitor to Skype, has launched a beta of its new SDK voice platform for iOS and Android devices. The company says that SDK allows developers to enable voice calls within their apps with as little as fifteen minutes work. Once integrated, users will be able to make calls through an app, [...]

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Skype Confirms Security Breach

Skype disabled password-resets on all users’ accounts due to a security breach. On Wednesday, video-chatting company Skype confirmed a security breach that exposed millions of its users to potential hacking. The company said that the breach allowed hackers to access accounts with only usernames and email addresses. A Russian hacking website revealed this information on [...]

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Skype for Windows 8 Available Oct 26

As the anticipated Windows 8 operating system prepares to launch, Microsoft announced that Skype for Windows 8 will launch on October 26 along with Windows 8 and Windows RT. Microsoft purchased Skype two years ago, and took, oh, only forever to finally launch on Windows. Consumers will be happy to know that the video chatting [...]

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