Archive for April, 2011

After a Royal Wedding, is it easy for YouTube to become a video call service?

Friday, April 29th, 2011

GoogleTalk video calls are now an Android app, as are Skype?s Qik video calls. But these are just milestones on the way to a new platform for video calling. YouTube started with an asynchronous experience. Millions of files being uploaded, slowly. Prepared for different screens, slowly. Cached in content distribution networks, slowly. Watched [...]
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Wikileaks: Youth ambassadors Skype home

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Wikileaks announced new files, this time regarding Guant√°namo Bay, Cuba. They aren?t searchable yet, so I  went back to Cablesearch the U.S. State Department?s communications. This one, Supporting Educational Improvements in Brazil: Public Affairs Best Practice Programs, came up, unclassified, dated 2009-03-13 from the Embassy of Brasilia. ¬∂17. (U) Use of New Media: [...]
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EFF: Skype scores 0/4 on protecting users from US governments

Monday, April 25th, 2011

EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn says ?companies that stand up for users will do better in the long run if people are informed and can include this information in their decision-making about what services to use.? With no stars, Skype fares poorly in EFF?s race to the top for protecting customer privacy [...]
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UAE?s du to offer VoIP this year; Skype still banned/blocked

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Muzaffar Rizvi reports for the Kaleej Times: ?We will make an announcement on VoIP and hopefully this service will be available in the second half of this year,? Farid Faraidooni, chief commercial officer of du, told Khaleej Times. … ?The VoIP service will be a part of du broadband service and [...]
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Search results: Skype will IPO before 2016

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Are Bing search results predictive? I?ll let you know if the 2012 apocalypse doesn?t come first. Inspired by XKCD?s future timeline.
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Skyped murder in Toronto

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

A million people online starts to resemble humanity offline, for good and evil. One hundred million and there?s little difference. During a Skype video call, a Beijing man sees his girlfriend attacked in Toronto, Canada. This crime wasn?t novel; Skype didn?t change what happened. We wouldn?t remark if this happened over the phone; crimes [...]
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Download: Skype for Android 1.0.0.983

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Download now in the Android market?s Skype page. ?What’s in this version: 1. Security update. 2. Calling over your 3G connection is available worldwide – now including the US.? via Android Community.
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Download: Skype for Windows 5.3.0.111 Hotfix

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Download it. It fixes "script error" pop-ups and adding of echo123 to your contact list on startup. Release notes.
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The iPad is a mere blip

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The iPad doesn?t work for me, he said. Neither fish nor fowl. Why all the fuss? I think it is the difference people felt when they left the command lines of Unix, DOS, and CP/M for the first Macintosh in 1984. It had a mouse. You could grab and [...]
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Download: Skype for Mac 5.1.0.922 Hotfix

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Skype released an update to Skype for Mac 5.1. Upgrade here for minor bug fixes and to see all your Skype contacts on launch. [...]
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