Skype

Microsoft to buy Tellme Networks

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is currently in talks to acquire Tellme Networks, a developer of Web-based voice technology and may announce a deal as early

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Editor’s Corner

Exclusive: Skype vs. the wireless industry Situated as we are, thousands of miles away from Silicon Valley, it’s not often that we here at DailyTechRag get a front row

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Tags: Skype   FCC   Net Neutrality  

Is Skype secure enough for the enterprise?

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Skype wants in on wireless networks

There are a lot of things you can do with Skype. But if you want to use your unlimited data plan on your cell phone to make a Skype call, you’re out of luck (that is, unless you don’t mind breaking your end-user agreement). The folks at Skype, however, would like to see and end to that limitation. The company has filed a petition with the FCC to ask that VoIP restrictions over …

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Tags: VoIP   Skype   Mobile Devices   FCC  

FaceTime to start offering Skype security controls

Seems like Skype just keeps building up steam for a big push into the enterprise. Just a few days ago, the consumer VoIP provider announced that it will offer security solutions for business users. As it turns out, Skype might just have a little competition in that market: security vendor FaceTime Communications has announced that the upcoming Version 3.5 of its Greynet …

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Skype to court the enterprise with security solution

Skype, while available to businesses, has often been seen as a consumer-oriented tool. While a number of SMBs certainly use the VoIP program, most larger enterprises seem to prefer a more secure, hardware-based solution. Other businesses, especially those in the financial sector, have been hesitant to allow Skype use due to compliance concerns. The folks at Skype have apparently taken these concerns to heart as the company (an eBay subsidiary) plans to announce a series of deals with …

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ALSO NOTED: HP bows liquid-cooling in workstations; Microsoft attempts to explain away bad PR;

> Vermont agency warns of massive data compromise. Article
> Novell scores a major Linux desktop contract in France. Article
> HP’s high-end workstation goes the liquid cooling route. …

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ALSO NOTED: Skype buddies up to business; The iPhone is confirmed for our Canadian neighbors;

> The 20 hottest gadgets from this year’s CES. Article
> Skype launches new business-friendly features. Article
> A class-action lawsuit is being brought against Apple by shareholders. …

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Tags: Apple   iPhone   Skype   Gadgets  

ALSO NOTED: Skype founders look to streaming video;EU gives open-source a thumbs up

> The Mac nerd podcast to end all Mac nerd podcasts: Daring Fireball’s John Gruber chatting it up with Panic’s Cabel Sasser at the MacWorld Expo. Podcast
> Skype founders tackle streaming online video with Joost. Article
> Some older Macs have reached the end of their natural lifespan, according to Apple, as the company is …

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Tags: Skype   Open-Source   iPhone