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Jack M. Germain
Skype for Linux Redesign Is Ugly but Functional
07/23/14 7:01 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1388 Words

If you do not mind having a free non-open source Microsoft product on your Linux computer, the latest Skype for Linux release catches up to the Windows and Mac versions, providing most of the features they've had for some time. Microsoft rolled out...

Rob Spiegel
Microsoft Musters $8.5B to Snatch Skype From Google's Jaws
05/10/11 12:02 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 838 Words

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Skype for US$8.5 billion in cash from an investor group led by Silver Lake . The agreement has been approved by both Microsoft and Skype's boards of directors.


John P. Mello Jr.
Microsoft's New Skype Could Be Risky Gamble
07/18/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1026 Words

... on Monday announced a new version of its Skype messaging app, along with a warning that previous versions of the software will be disabled after Sept. 1. "As we roll out improvements, there comes a time when we must shut down older...

Richard Adhikari
Skype IMs Go Rogue
07/17/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 643 Words

... users of Microsoft's Skype service are having problems with their text messages, as detailed in the Skype support network . Skype instant messaging contacts are getting messages originally addressed to others. A few users who got messages from one Skype contact found...

Richard Adhikari
eBay, Skype Annul Mismatched Union
09/01/09 12:01 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 888 Words

... auction site eBay has finally managed to divest itself of Skype , the VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) company it bought back in 2005 for US$2.6 billion. A group of venture capitalists led by Silver Lake Partners has purchased 65 percent of...

Gene J. Koprowski
New USB Phone Adapter Allows Skype Calling on Landline Phones
01/04/06 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 796 Words

... will no longer have to fiddle with headphones and a microphone to make free Internet telephone calls, experts tell TechNewsWorld. Skype, the global Internet communications company, this week introduced a new USB phone adapter that allows regular consumers to use their...

John P. Mello Jr.
Skype Aims to Wend Its Way Into Gadgetry With New SDK
06/24/10 9:08 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 681 Words

SkypeKit is aimed at allowing software writers to integrate the Net phone service into a variety of consumer electronics devices and computer software programs. "For nearly seven years, Skype has revolutionized communications through software that offers not only free voice and video calling,...

Jennifer LeClaire
Skype Makes New Video, Blogging Friends
12/02/05 10:42 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 624 Words

... yesterday released the beta version of Skype 2.0 and announced new collaborations with hardware and software providers. "At Skype we want to make talking over the Internet the most natural, simple thing for people all over the world to do," said Niklas...

Rob Spiegel
MS Plots Social Networking Stealth Attack With Skype
10/19/11 3:20 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 734 Words

... Skype give Microsoft street cred in social networking ? At Web 2.0 on Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed the company's current and future projects. He touched on Windows Phone, Microsoft Office, Xbox Live, Bing and the recent go-ahead on its Skype...

Katherine Noyes
That Sound in the Distance Is Skype's Funeral Dirge
05/16/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1082 Words

Then -- not coincidentally, given Redmond's new freedom -- there was also its wildly extravagant purchase of Skype , the implications of which still have observers reeling.

It's been enough to set geeks' heads spinning, in other words, and that's just...

Rob Spiegel
Facebook, Google May Duel for Fair Skype's Hand
05/05/11 12:02 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 757 Words

Facebook and Google are separately considering acquisition or partnership deals with Skype , according to sources speaking to Reuters. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has been in discussions concerning a possible purchase, one of the sources indicated, a deal that could be worth between...

Kimberly Hill
Skype and Fring Fulminate in Disconnect Drama
07/13/10 2:36 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 630 Words

For the last four years, one of those communication tools has been Skype .

Now, though, Skype has disallowed Fring from connecting with its service -- and it has threatened legal action as well, Jake Levant, vice president of marketing for Fring,...

Richard Adhikari
Skype Tiptoes Into Enterprise Market With SIP Beta
03/23/09 11:56 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 534 Words

VoIP provider Skype announced on Monday the beta version of its business-user-oriented Skype for SIP (session initiation protocol), which will run on enterprise PBX (private branch exchange) systems. SIP is a signaling protocol that lets users set up and tear down multimedia communication...

Jennifer LeClaire
New Skype Version Pushes Ringtones, Call Forwarding
09/29/05 11:29 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 521 Words

... its first release since it was acquired by eBay earlier this month, VoIP provider Skype today introduced a new version for Windows platform . The new Skype for Windows 1.4 includes more mobility options, new ways for callers to personalize Skype with...

Katherine Noyes
Microsoft Widens Skype World
11/14/14 3:33 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 620 Words

... Skype on Friday announced Skype for Web, a new version of its VoIP service that can be used in a browser rather than through the dedicated application. "Perhaps you're sitting at a computer that doesn't already have Skype downloaded," explained Jonathan Watson,...

Rachelle Dragani
Skype Aims to Work Advertisers Into the Conversation
06/14/12 11:06 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 682 Words

... Skype has begun plastering display ads across its calling interface . The Microsoft-owned VoIP service refers to them as "conversation ads." The ads, according to Sandhya Venkatachalam, Skype's general manager and VP of advertising and monetization, could spark additional topics of conversation...

Rob Spiegel
Skype Embarks on Microsoft Adventure
10/14/11 11:19 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 686 Words

... of Friday, Skype , the popular video and voice service, is a division of Microsoft . The US$8.5 billion acquisition was announced in May, and the U.S. Justice Department quickly cleared the sale. Antitrust regulators in the European Union signed off earlier...

Richard Adhikari
FOSS Hacker's Reverse-Engineering Has Skype Seething
06/07/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 584 Words

... Skype's code has been hacked and its innards published on the Web by Efim Bushmanov, a self-described freelance researcher in the tiny Komi Republic, about 870 miles from Moscow. His aim, he said, was to make Skype open source .


Walaika Haskins
Skype Debuts Dirt-Cheap International Calling Plans
04/21/08 11:24 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 692 Words

... over Internet protocol (VoIP) service provider Skype announced new and expanded calling plans Monday. The new offerings will enable subscribers to make calls to more than one-third of the world's population for a single monthly flat rate, the company said. The three...

Walaika Haskins
Skype Flies the Coop With Mobile Handset
10/30/07 4:01 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 581 Words

... Skype and the mobile network carrier 3 announced on Monday they have launched a handset model to be sold in Europe. The new service will allow Skype users to make free Skype-to-Skype calls as well as send free instant messages from a...

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