Archive for March, 2011

Should Skype follow Netflix, let users downshift video quality?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

More ISPs now charge fortunes for blowing your bandwidth cap. now lets you choose a lower quality video stream for one-third the bandwidth consumption. While Skype automatically adjusts your quality to fit available CPU, bandwidth, and connectivity, would it make sense to offer a bandwidth-conserving user preference for lower resolution video?
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New high water mark: 30 million Skype users online

Monday, March 28th, 2011

We have a new high: 30 million people logged into Skype at the same time. I?d guess this puts the number of active Skype users about 180 million, since most people turn off Skype at night and don?t log in every day. Dialtone is one measure of the size and capacity of [...]
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Quora: Skype?s success factors?

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Swaraj Sarkar asked me: Which of the following factors are responsible for Skype’s Success? Constant improvement of Product quality. Regularly updating the product mix. Product promotion through various forms of media. Customer support Advent of Social Networking Growth through word of mouth Not using the concept of trial version If [...]
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New Verizon Fiber, FIOS Ad, I wonder!

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

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Wishlist: Skype all over the desktop

Friday, March 25th, 2011

My hopes were raised when I heard you can tweet within Skype by using the mouse menu on a contact or an IM message. It turns out Tweetie was using a MacOS feature to offer its services inside other applications. So you can tweet from inside browsers, IRC apps, email, etc. I [...]
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Assembla on distributed pair programming

Friday, March 25th, 2011

I posted 8 Skype hacks for decentralized Agile teams earlier this week. Assembla provides tools for programmers and posted about their mostly positive experiences with distributed pair programming. They tweaked the experience to avoid synchronous (live) work, supporting different time zones.
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Download: Skype for Mac 5.1

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Download Skype for Mac New features, seen in the Windows version: Skype highlights avatars of active speakers so you know who is speaking. You can pick recently called numbers from the dial pad. Skype asks for quality feedback after your call. Also, ?contact groups? are shown on the right hand side, to [...]
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Color Buys ($350,000) and (?) For Sharing your Photos Publicly.

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Color goes Green from the start!
Looks alike early adopters, adopters and venture capitalists are going crazy over color (coulour, I will get to that in abit), a new location based photo, video sharing service that started yesterday.
Color uses mobile apps in iPhone and Android (so far) to snap and share photos in a particular [...]

Keep Your PBX in a Flash ( PIAF ) Running During An Internet Outage!

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

PBX in a Flash ( PIAF ) Can Run without Internet
If you experienced PIAF server was not able to route any calls after losing your Internet connection, even between local extensions Ward Mundy just Tweeted how we could avoid this.
The solution is to run a Bind DNS Caching Server running on your PIAF box [...]

Are You An Digium / Asterisk Innovator?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Digium just announced that they are now accepting submissions for the 2011 Asterisk Innovation Awards! The Digium Innovation Award is designed to recognize developers, customers and partners for outstanding achievements with Asterisk that are improving business processes, overcoming technology challenges and enhancing the company?s bottom line. Digium first…
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