skype Articles

Will Skype’s Pricing Put Its Growth On Hold?

Skype, an Internet communications company, is now offering U.S. and Canadian customers a paid annual subscription service that will allow registered users to make unlimited to any phones located within the U.S. or Canada.

Skype’s New Calling Plan

The Washington Post reports that Skype will introduce a plan that lets customers pay $30 per year for unlimited SkypeOut dialing to US and Canadian phone numbers.

Is There a Future for Skype’s Free US Deal?

Skype has been running a great deal the last few months, letting people living in the US call landlines in the country for free.

Skype Consolidation
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Skype went through another “reorganization” this week, and some people are starting to get nervous. The company, which was acquired by eBay in September of 2005, has lost (or gotten rid of) a number of employees recently, and because of this latest restructuring, there are “14 who are leaving or who have yet to find another job at Skype or another eBay company.”

Skype Dialed Into Google Pack

Google’s assortment of software for computer users now includes Skype, eBay’s multi-billion dollar VoIP acquisition, as an option alongside Google Talk.

Logitech Is A Good Choice

I bought a new microphone/headset combo at the weekend – a Logitech USB Headset 250. A good price at PC World with added bonuses: it’s Skype certified, and comes with 60 free SkypeOut minutes plus a month’s free voicemail. Nice additions to my existing Skype account.

Skype Plans Live Chat Rooms For Bloggers
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CNET has details of Skype’s plans to offer bloggers the ability to host audio chats from their own web site.

Is Skype the new SmartTag?

I had dinner with Ajit Jaokar, CEO of Futuretext, a publishing company that publishes tech books like Mobile Web 2.0 and Russell Shaw, a prolific blogger (he writes a VoIP blog over on ZDNet, but also has political blogs and other blogging jobs over on Weblogs Inc, among others).

How to Recognize the Digital Native

One theme Shel and I have discussed quite a few times on the FIR podcast is the different behaviours younger people exhibit in how they communicate compared to the traditional behaviours in the workplace.

Microsoft, Yahoo … and Skype?

Yesterday’s announcement from Microsoft and Yahoo! on the inter-operability between their instant messengers is a good step forward in making it even easier for people to communicate via the net:

Skype Offers Free International Calling

Adding to its aggressive campaign to attract more users, Skype launched a promotional offer called the “Skype Days of Summer” that allows US and Canadian SkypeOut users to make free international calls to the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Japan during three July weekends.

eBay Adds ‘Skype Me’ Icons For Auctions

On Monday eBay said that it had a special announcement for sometime Tuesday regarding a new incorporation of Skype technology for its online auction house. Bill Cobb, president of eBay North America, announced sellers can begin placing “Skype Me” buttons alongside product listings.

Internet Phones Smart For Home Or Business

If you haven’t heard already, there’s a revolution underway in terms of how people make phone calls. Of course, the strong possibility that perhaps neither you nor anyone you know is participating in this revolution may speak to its (in)effectiveness. Still, the telephone is being modernized, with the promise of worldwide free calls just visible on the horizon. The technology is known as VoIP.

Goodbye Area 775, Hello Skype

If you recall, I cancelled Vonage back in April due to dissatisfaction with my service. I was ecstatic about the prospective of the features offered by Gizmo Project Area 775.

Dell To Preinstall Skype
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In a second big announcement for Dell this week, the computer maker will be pre-installing voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) provider Skype’s software on its new line of XPS mobile computers. Last week, Dell and Google announced an agreement to integrate search capabilities and Mozilla Firefox browser.

Morpheus Gives Red Pill To eBay

The company behind the Morpheus file sharing software, StreamCast Networks, updated a lawsuit against Skype’s founders and added eBay to the list of defendants.

Vonage IPO Rings Up A Loss

Not since Lumera Corp’s IPO in July 2004 has a company IPO fallen as much as Vonage did in its first day of trading on Wall Street.

Skype Patches URL Handling Flaw

A vulnerability in Skype’s VoIP software could have permitted file transfers from one Skype user to another without requiring consent from the recipient.

eBay Offers Eight Months of Free Skype Calls

eBay Tuesday announced that its VOIP client, Skype , will be offered free for all outgoing calls made within Canada and the United States until the end of December 2006.

Testing Skype

I must have had a premonition about Skype, as I joined the service about a week before they announced their free calls for the remainder of the year, promotion.

Skype Drops The Bomb On VoIP Market

For the remainder of 2006, calls made from SkypeOut within the US and Canada to any landline or mobile phone will be free.