Skype

Skype founders unveil Joost P2PTV

The creators of internet telephony champion Skype have officially introduced their internet TV project, based on the same peer to peer technology that has brought them success since the days of Kazaa. Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom have used some of their proceeds from the $2.6bn sale of Skype to eBay to fund the P2PTV […]

Nokia and Skype get cosy on VoIP

Nokia on Monday said it plans to launch a device that will enable users to make calls over the internet using the technology developed by VoIP firm, Skype. In a statement ahead of the CES conference in Las Vegas, Nokia said it would partner Skype to make the experience available on its new N800 tablet […]

Skype founders behind IPTV venture?

The creators of internet telephony champion Skype are believed to be behind an IPTV project based on the same peer to peer technology that has brought them success since the days of Kazaa. Rumour has it that Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom have used some of their proceeds from the $2.6bn sale of Skype to […]

Skype used by 4% of UK internet users

Only 4 per cent of UK internet users regularly use Skype to make VoIP calls, according to figures published by Jupiter Research on Monday. However, VoIP services in general are used by 12 per cent of online consumers, the analyst found. According to Jupiter, unlike the situation in many countries, Skype faces tough market conditions […]

Enterprises don’t love Skype – report

It may be one of the biggest success stories in communications history, enjoying almost iconic popularity but for enterprise users, Skype remains an unwelcome visitor. This is the conclusion of a report by analyst firm, Current Analysis which points to the Voice over IP (VoIP) firm’s perceived weakness in security making the software an untenable […]

Barablu throws down gauntlet to Skype

Voice over IP (VoIP) player Barablu threw down the gauntlet to rival Skype at the 3GSM Asia conference, by demonstrating free VoIP calling between several Symbian Series 60 based devices and Microsoft Windows Mobile handsets. The company is targeting two of the largest and fastest growing categories of wifi enabled mobiles with its offering. Barablu […]

Wifi handset debuts

IP solutions firm UTStarcom has launched a portable wifi handset for voice over IP (VoIP) calls, a week after Skype announced its first handset that doesn’t need a PC to work. The F3000 has a full-colour 1.8″ LCD screen, the ubiquitous polyphonic ringtones, SMS and talk-time of up to three hours. “We are seeing massive […]

Skype intros cordless phones

Internet telephony provider Skype Thursday unveiled its first standalone cordless phones that do not require a PC to operate. The forthcoming devices allow Skype users to make and receive calls over the internet and traditional telephone network without a computer, bundled with the convenience of a cordless (not wi-fi) phone. The first models to be […]

Skype to intro SMS serv

Internet telephony provider Skype has partnered with mobile transaction firm mBlox to deliver an SMS service over the Skype network. Skype SMS allows subscribers to send text messages from their computer to mobile phones worldwide. Jeff Clark, chief executive of mBlox, said: “With billions of text messages sent in 2005, it’s clear SMS is a […]

Skype wifi handsets are coming… soon

VoIP firm Skype, has announced a collaboration with four manufacturers to launch Skype-enabled wifi handsets. The phones by Belkin, Edge-Core, Netgear, and SMC (Standard Microsystems), will give consumers access to the Skype network from any hotspot and will be available on the firm’s website later this quarter. Each model will have the familiar desktop interface […]

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