All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘skype’

Ashton Kutcher Invests in Dwolla

Ashton Kutcher, a longtime investor in all things tech, has told the The Des Moines Register yesterday that he’s invested in Iowa smartphone payment startup Dwolla. Dwolla defines itself amongst other similar platforms, like Jack Dorsey’s Square Inc., by being a cash-based payment network – a peer-to-peer platform to transfer funds without the fees – or physical credit cards. The …

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Skype Celebrates 40 Million Concurrent Users Milestone

It looks like Skype use hasn’t slowed down at all after Microsoft acquired the company last year for $8.5 billion. And in the last couple of months, they have been announcing milestone after milestone on their blog. Near the end of February, they broke a record with 32 million concurrent users. Just a few weeks later, 34 million users. That …

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Science Fiction Stacks Up To Real Technology [Infographic]

One of my favorite genres of fiction is science fiction. It’s fun to see what writers see as being the future of technology. From the original Metropolis to Star Trek to The Fifth Element, mankind has always imagined the next great breakthroughs in technology. Today’s infographic from AT&TSavings shows that what we once thought was just future talk is right …

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Skype Ad Campaign Targets Facebook, Twitter

Skype has launched a new ad campaign that advocates face-to-face interaction over text-based communication. The “It’s time for Skype” campaign is apparently meant to emphasize the ways that technology has de-personalized the way we communicate with one another. The ads ask questions like “When did LOL replace the sound of laughter?” and “When did it become okay to text Mum …

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Skype And Bing Team Up For Mutual Promotion

It’s not a secret anymore that Microsoft bought Skype to the tune of $8.5 billion last year. In the deal, Microsoft pledged to keep Skype available across all devices and retain it as the communication vehicle of choice for people across multiple platforms. As part of that deal though, it was also mentioned that Skype would be integrated across all …

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Skype, DonorsChoose Bring The World To Classrooms

Oh, to be a student today. No more chalkboards, no more wooden desks, no more passing notes in hallways (at least, I assume no more passing notes since every teenager these days comes supplied with a cell phone Gorilla Glued to their hand). More, companies like Skype are providing schools with the type of technology to transcend the classroom walls …

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Skype Releases Beta for Windows Mobile

Telephony king Skype just announced its new Skype for Windows Phone Beta app. This now makes Skype available on almost all of the leading mobile smartphone operating systems. The gold version of the app will be available in April. You can now download the beta version directly from your Windows Phone or at the Marketplace from your computer to test …

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32 Million People Logged Into Skype At Same Time

Skype announced today that it has reached a milestone in internet usage. They had 32 million people logged onto their service at the same time. I had no idea Skype had become so popular. With the rising cost of long distance and telephone bills in general, you can save a lot of money and aggravation by communicating with Skype. The …

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Cisco Challenges Microsoft’s Skype Acquisition In EU Court

Concerned that Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype could leave other video communications services out in the cold, Cisco is planning to challenge the deal through the European Union’s highest court. Although the European Commission already approved the acquisition last year, Cisco wants to ensure that the option to make calls through other video services, such as their own video conferencing service, …

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New Vonage iPhone, Android App Takes Aim At Skype

Vonage has released a new app for mobile devices as part of its ongoing rivalry with VoIP giant Skype. The app, Vonage Mobile, is available today for iOS and Android devices. Vonage Mobile offers free app-to-app calling, and claims to offer significantly lower rates on other calls than either Skype or mobile carriers on international calls. When you launch the …

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FBI Accessed MegaUpload’s Skype Conversations

It seems that electronic surveillance may have played a big role in the government’s evidence. Among the documents filed by the U.S. attorney’s office as part of the proceedings against MegaUpload are reams of internal electronic documents apparently gathered from MegaUpload’s own computers. The material includes internal emails, as well as Skype IM chat logs. According to internal FBI sources …

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Due To Skype, Your International Calls Will Not Be Completed As Dialed

In the very near future it looks like we’ll be adding the international phone call to the List of Inglorious Obsolescence currently populated by Crystal Pepsi, privacy, MC Hammer pants, and crank-start automobiles. Due to the increased “cross-border traffic” of Skype users, fewer and fewer people are making international long-distance telephone calls with their phone company. A new study released …

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