Is Your Technology Saving Your Business Time and Money?

Is Your Technology Saving Your Business Time and Money?

By Chris Crum March 11, 2015

Everyone is familiar with the saying, “Time is money.” That phrase isn’t lost when it comes to running your business. I’m sure you’re all too aware that as time ticks away, money can be slipping out the door. Guess what? …

Ethiopian Regime Criminalizes Skype Ethiopian Regime Criminalizes Skype
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In what some people are calling a response to the “Arab Spring” that recently swept across Northern Africa, the extremist regime currently running the impoverished nation of Ethiopia has outlawed Skype and other VoIP services. The new law prohibits all …

Skype Using Microsoft-Hosted Linux Boxes Skype Using Microsoft-Hosted Linux Boxes

With Skype now being owned by Microsoft, the company has the advantage of being able to completely overhaul their infrastructure for the betterment of their own and its users’ security. The change, replacing its P2P “supernodes” with Microsoft-hosted Linux boxes, …

Windows Azure And Twilio Play Nice To Offer APIs Windows Azure And Twilio Play Nice To Offer APIs
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Skype changed the way we communicate online by offering an easy and affordable way to call anybody on a land line or other Skype users. Microsoft bought Skype last year to pump money into the development of more Skype products. …

VOIP Company Now Lets You Port Landline Number VOIP Company Now Lets You Port Landline Number

netTALK.COM, Inc. announced today that it now supports local number portability (LNP), enabling customers in the U.S. to keep their existing landline phone number. Anastasios ‘Takis’ Kyriakides, President and CEO of netTALK, says: “Keeping your own number is a pivotal …

Infographic: Daily Skype Life Infographic: Daily Skype Life

What’s it like being a person that uses Skype? Are you apart of the crowd or on the loner side of the fence? Is there a much larger Skype community at play than many would suspect? If their “direct from …

Skype Tackles the Home Phone Market Skype Tackles the Home Phone Market
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Surely, this news will please E.T., right? Oh, wait. That’s “phone home,” not “home phone.” What we have here is a device that allows would-be Skype users to access the service from their home phone. That’s right. No longer are …

VoIP Market to Grow to $40 Billion by 2015 VoIP Market to Grow to $40 Billion by 2015
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Internet calling and communication is getting increasingly popular, according to a new report from research firm Point Topic. The report found that voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) now has more than 120 million subscribers globally.

Google Looks to the Crowd to Take On Microsoft and Skype Google Looks to the Crowd to Take On Microsoft and Skype

Google was already starting to compete with Skype a little, by releasing things like video chat within Gmail, but Gmail is only a small segment of people in the broader landscape of web users. Now Google is thinking bigger, and …

Vonage Co-Founder on the Social Revolution Vonage Co-Founder on the Social Revolution
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I think we can all agree that the world is in the midst of a social media revolution. Social media not only plays an integral role in our personal lives, but it is also a critical component in our professional environments.

TMobile Brings VoIP To Facebook TMobile Brings VoIP To Facebook
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While the future of TMobile may still be undecided, at least in relation to the AT&T merger, that hasn’t prevented the company from moving forward on various projects. The latest involves bringing free Voice over IP services to Facebook, which …

Skype Breaks Record with 29 Million Users Online

Skype has broken a new record, hitting 29 million people online. On Skype’s "Big Blog", Peter Parkes writes:

We’ve passed another milestone – at approximately 1800 GMT yesterday, there were more than 29 million people online on Skype. Another record broken, and an opportunity for us to remind you that you can get Skype in all sorts of places – on your computer, on your mobile and even on your TV.

Hacker Gets 10 Years For $1.4 Million VoIP Theft
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The first person ever charged with hacking into Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) networks and reselling  VoIP services was sentenced today to 120 months in prison, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Edwin Andres Pena, 27 transmitted over 10 million minutes of unauthorized phone calls over the victim’s networks.

Skype Launches Skype Connect for Businesses

Skype has launched Skype Connect 1.0, formerly known as Skype for SIP. This is a product that enables IP-enabled private branch exchange (PBX) or Unified Communications (UC) systems to connect to Skype.

Make and Receive Phone Calls from Gmail

Earlier, it was reported that Google was testing a feature that would let you make and receive phone calls from within Gmail. It turns out, this wasn’t just a test.

Google has now officially announced that this is indeed a feature of Gmail. It is being rolled out in the U.S. starting today.

Google Voice, Gmail VoIP Rumors Spark Interest
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There is a rumor going around the blogosphere that Google may be working on a VoIP service utilizing Google Voice integration with Gmail. A spokesperson for Google tells WebPronews, "We’re always testing new features and looking for ways to improve our products. We have nothing to announce at this time."

Google Set To Make Big VoIP/Videoconferencing Buy
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A company that specializes in VoIP and videoconferencing technology should soon become a part of Google.  The search giant announced this morning that it is making an offer to buy Global IP Solutions for $68.2 million in cash.

Global IP Solutions is a rather big deal in its niche.  Headquartered in San Francisco, it has offices in Boston, Hong Kong, and Stockholm, and its customers include internationally recognized corporations like AOL, Baidu, Brasil Telecom, Mail.ru, Samsung, and Yahoo.