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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:
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.
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.
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.
VoIP innovator Skype called out Microsoft, MSN and AOL as threats to their future, suggesting these companies all have real potential to do Skype harm. The VoIP company was recently purchased by eBay and has been attempting to make in-roads in to the U.S. market.
Skype tossed their new version 1.4 for Windows into the VoIP on Thursday. The newest version offers some keen new features for the Internet communications firm and should push the envelope further for competitors as well as make eBay stockholders grin slightly.
There have been rumors going around saying that Skype Technologies is for sale, but the company has apparently claimed that they are false.
Many of you have probably already heard about VoIP, or voice over IP. This is a technology that allows you to make telephone calls using the internet. From a consumer standpoint VoIP offers significant savings in monthly phone bills and long distance charges.
Many of you have probably already read some of the many articles about the latest release of Yahoo messenger which incorporates VoIP..
New Scientist: “Twice a week, Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson co-host an internet radio talk show. No big deal. What is a big deal is that Holtz lives in California while Hobson lives in the Netherlands.
New Scientist: Twice a week, Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson co-host an internet radio talk show. No big deal. What is a big deal is that Holtz lives in California while Hobson lives in the Netherlands. And neither has access to a radio studio. Yet with a couple of PCs, a broadband connection and a fashionable piece of free software, they can bridge the Atlantic and broadcast to the world.
I’m saddened to see my boss, Lenn Pryor, leave Microsoft and go to Skype. He’s one of the best bosses I’ve ever had the pleasure of working for.
Via Constantin Basturea, news that Robert Scoble’s boss at Microsoft, Lenn Pryor, is leaving the company to join Skype.
Skype has launched the public beta of SkypeIn and Skype Voicemail, available in the latest download versions of Skype software for Linux, MAC OS X, Pocket PC and Windows platforms.
Skype, the Global Internet Telephony Company, today announced the public beta launch of SkypeIn and Skype Voicemail, two new premium services available in the latest download versions of Skype software for Linux, MAC OS X, Pocket PC and Windows platforms.
My online friend Uri Levanon called me today from Israel. He called to my SkypeIn number.
That’s in itself isn’t remarkable. What is, perhaps, is that he called that number – which is a normal landline number in London – from his internet phone service. Not Skype this time. Uri was calling from The VoipBuster. For free.
More interesting developments with Skype. Stuart Henshall reports in the new Skype Journal that Skype’s voice messaging service currently in beta trial could be rolled out soon.
Editors Note: Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz conducted an interview with General Motors’ Michael Wiley and kindly transcribed the contents for us. The basis for the interview was to discuss the future impact of blogs, RSS feeds, and podcasting (the medium used for the interview).