Archive for April, 2011

Changed: Facebook tab in Skype for Windows 5.x

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

?The new interface is faster than before, and lets you see more content in the same amount of screen space.? I haven?t seen it in my client but maybe it?ll show up later. What do you think of this Skype art?
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LifeSize Passport video conferencing system comes with Skype inside

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

A new entry level Logitech LifeSize video conferencing system now comes with two points of Skype integration. First, there?s a SkypeKit-based Skype client inside the LifeSize Passport. So you can log in with your Skype account and call or answer people in the Skype network or SkypeOut to phone numbers. Second, your Skype contacts [...]
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Burma Cracks Down on VOIP Calls

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

© jmhullotBurmese authorities in Rangoon are cracking down on VOIP calls through raids on cyber cafes, in order to determine if these businesses were still providing customers with overseas communication service through banned VOIP services like Skype, Google Talk, Pfingo and VZO.
The reason for the crackdown is that the used of VOIP services had [...]

Dell sells netTALK landline replacement in US and Canada

Monday, April 18th, 2011

While Dell sold mobiles, netTALK DUO is their first entry into landline VoIP. The lagging edge of innovation does well with high volume, low cost, easy to understand cash cows. I rarely write about the flight from PSTN to VoIP but you wouldn?t know it from three of my April posts: NetTALK positions [...]
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As Flipboard is to news readers, X is to Skype?

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Flipboard shows user experience innovation brings joy and utility to content. Frédéric Filloux explains the strategic import of Flipboard?s disintermediation of publishers and other aggregators. But their power starts with a simple before and after: Google Reader on the left becomes Flipboard(Google Reader) on the right. It uses visual mass to [...]
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Phil Wolff: Three minutes on the future of work

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

An excerpt from a longer conversation about the future of work, hosted by Skype?s Living Workplace minisite. A few points I make: The unit of work engagement used to be the job for life, then a career with a few jobs. In 2020 many more people will work at the task and [...]
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Are All Cheap Mobile Phones Moving Towards All VOIP?

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

© osde8infoFrom the initial craze of mobile phones to today's latest multi function phones, mobile phones seem to be lowering in price while becoming even more advanced in their technologies and features. This is great news for mobile phone users, as many of them search for cheap mobile phones but with the best games, stylish [...]

Local numbers, foreign calls: Voxbone helps UK?s O2 compete against Skype To Go

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Only a fraction of Telefónica O2?s customers use a mobile version of Skype, especially compared to Hutch?s Three customers, a Skype partner. Those who do use Skype can set up Skype To Go so calling a local phone number rings a speed dial phone number of your choice, especially an otherwise costly international number. [...]
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Apple clouds? So what?

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Why the fuss? Apple is hiring cloud engineering talent. They should. Everyone with a digital side to their business should. That?s how infrastructure works today. Web sites? Cloud. Entertainment for sale? Cloud. Storage to rent? Cloud. Apps to license? Cloud. Data portability features to host? Cloud. Universal identity services? Cloud. Nearly all of Apple?s [...]
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Lego adventure character has own Skype account

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

From his Flickr account: Yes, I’ve decided to create a Skype account for The Expendable! I’ve done this so if anybody here would like any help, tips, or even just a friendly ‘ol chat, you can reach me easily. This account is a way to communicate with the Lego community without [...]
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