Archive for April, 2012

37.5 Million Concurrent Skype Users Today, Up 1.5 From Yesterday

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Skype’s dial tone set a new record, jumping 20% in 60 days, with 37.5 million people logged in concurrently at 11:00AM Pacific today, at a pace more than twice as fast as last year.
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RIP Eric Salvatierra, 39, former Skype VP and CFO

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Eric Salvatierra Killed By Caltrain: How Did PayPal Executive Die?
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Happy Birthdate: Privacy, Skype and PII

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Skype’s birthday reminders show birth year, personally identifiable information useful in identity theft. Three things Skype can do to fix this.
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Lonely and Lonelier

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

People go elsewhere to find Skype friends. Why doesn’t Skype help them find the right people to talk with?
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It’s Not Over

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

JP Rangaswami sounds off on the end of central control. I explain, using Skype vs Telcos and Skype vs. ecosystem, why the war for personal power is far from over.
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9 ways #Skype could be more open for developers

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Skype remains too restrictive for developers. Here are nine ways Skype could promote innovation, trust, investment, and excitement in its platforms.
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Microsoft integration: Skype & Bing toolbar promo and credit exchange

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Skype is distributing Bing toolbars and accepting Bing Rewards credits, first steps in Skype fitting in at Microsoft. Really cool integration needs a cloud Skype platform.
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17 Challenges In Presidential Tech Volunteer Programs

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Obama 2012 campaign’s tech field office faces time, technology and organizing challenges as it rallies the software world to its cause.
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Skype’s biggest ad campaign is 12 hours of USA telecom’s ad spend

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

A dinky ad budget has realistic goals: building branding capabilities, repositioning from telco to Internet company, trying a biting voice, driving deeper product awareness, and preparing to sell Skype’s users to advertisers.
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Why won’t Skype sort my contacts like Netflix?

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Skype can optimize the heck out of codecs but my contact list is painful. Here’s what’s broken and how Netflix recommendations and UI might inspire a solution.
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