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Report: NSA Collects Data From AT&T, Sprint, Google, Apple and More

June 7, 2013 10:01 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

After yesterday’s public reveal of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) demands for Verizon customers’ data, more information is coming out suggesting the NSA’s casting a much bigger net. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the NSA’s operations, reports that the same initiative targeting Verizon data is also collecting similar information from AT&T and Sprint.

Skype Launches Direct Carrier Billing, Coming Soon to the U.S

February 5, 2013 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Skype has launched carrier billing in Russia through...

Skype Competitor Rebtel Boasts Milestones

February 10, 2012 6:39 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mobile VoIP provider Rebtel today released some impressive numbers, announcing that it is growing...

Review: Skype Phone and Adapter for Home Calling

September 22, 2011 8:00 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

With two new products, Skype has made it easier to make Internet calls from home phones, for...

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Skype Buying Group Message System GroupMe

August 23, 2011 7:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Skype is expanding even before it gets absorbed by Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft Swipes Skype

May 10, 2011 8:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Well, it wasn't Facebook or Google that ended up with Skype, as had been rumored earlier in the week, but rather Microsoft.

Mobile Video Calling - A Way Forward

April 12, 2011 11:30 am | by Shamim Naqvi, Aylus Networks | Articles | Comments

With Skype recently reporting that, on average, 40 percent of Skype-to-Skype calls include video and Cisco projecting that video will be 66 percent of the world's mobile traffic by 2014, it is clear that consumption of mobile video is driving both the opportunities and the problems in today's networks.


Mobile Video Calls: Can You See Me Yet?

March 8, 2011 8:37 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when Skype video calls could only be placed on a computer. Now, the company’s technology runs on iOS and Android smartphones...

Skype Announces Mobile Partner Program

February 14, 2011 7:27 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Skype today announced a Mobile Partner Program for operators in markets with low 3G broadband penetration.

Skype Buys Qik, Ups Ante on Mobile Video

January 7, 2011 7:21 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Skype says it is buying mobile video company Qik in an effort to improve its video chat offerings.

Study: International Callers Spending $34-Month

November 5, 2010 8:37 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

How many U.S. adults make international calls, and how much are they spending? Furthermore, why are they spending much at all when VoIP services are available?

Skype Launches Android App

October 5, 2010 9:02 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Android users can now make Skype calls over 3G and Wi-Fi. According to a release today from Skype.


Skype Comes to BREW Phones on VZW

August 18, 2010 8:16 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Skype and Verizon Wireless today announced that the Skype mobile application is now available on a variety of Verizon Wireless phones...

Skype Readies $100M IPO

August 10, 2010 8:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

VoIP provider Skype yesterday announced that it has filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for a proposed initial public offering of its ordinary shares.

Fring Accuses Skype of Blocking

July 12, 2010 8:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Fring says that VoIP provider Skype is blocking all interconnectivity between the two services. But Skype says it's not to blame.

Skype Launches New 3G VoIP App for iPhone

June 1, 2010 8:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Skype announced the launch of the new version of its iPhone application. Available to download from the Apple App Store...

Skype Drops WinMo 7

May 13, 2010 8:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Skype has apparently dropped plans to develop its mobile VoIP app for the next generation of the Windows Mobile operating system. ..


Tech Insights: The Significance of Verizon's Skype Deal

April 6, 2010 7:32 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

At a joint press conference during the recent CTIA Wireless 2010 show in Las Vegas, Verizon Wireless and Skype provided information about their newly signed pact.

Verizon Unveils Free, Exclusive Skype App

March 24, 2010 9:59 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless will begin offering free Skype calls and instant messages to nine of its Android and BlackBerry devices beginning Thursday.

Skype Hires New CFO

March 4, 2010 7:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As Skype proliferates across mobile platforms, the company is bringing in a new CFO to watch over all that new revenue.

Ovi Store Welcomes Skype

March 3, 2010 7:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Users of Symbian-based smartphones will now be privy to VoIP via Skype's service.

VZW Says Skype App Coming in March

February 16, 2010 7:27 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Unlikely partners, Verizon Wireless and Skype, today held a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Skype Explains Slow Reaction to 3G VoIP for iPhone

February 3, 2010 7:40 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Skype this morning took a moment on its blog to explain why it has lagged in the release of a 3G version of its popular VoIP app for the iPhone.

eBay Closes Skype Sale

November 20, 2009 6:55 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

eBay completed the sale of its Skype unit in a deal valuing the business at $2.75 billion.

Skype Offers Free VoIP to USO for Holidays

November 9, 2009 6:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Skype today announced the Holiday Military Connection program, which will allow American servicemen and women stationed overseas to connect with...

ATT Can't Afford to Block Skype

October 13, 2009 3:44 pm | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

With the FCC lurking around seemingly every corner these days, AT&T's decision allowing VoIP to run over its 3G network is really not much of a surprise.

Look Out, Skype: Kineto Launches Mobile VoIP App

September 22, 2009 8:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Kineto Wireless has created a mobile VoIP application specifically designed to be resold through an operators' app store.

eBay Sells Skype for $1.9B, Retains 35% Stake

September 1, 2009 8:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

EBay sold Skype to a group of private investors just three years after paying $2.6 billion for the VoIP service. EBay will get $1.9 billion in cash and retain a 35 percent stake in the company.

Skype: FCC Inquiry Is Good

August 28, 2009 8:30 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

As you might expect, yesterday’s move by the FCC to open up a full-blown inquiry into the wireless industry was welcome news to Skype.

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