VoIP

  • Dutch pass law to ensure open Internet access 23-06-2011 12:37 PM

    Amsterdam: The Dutch parliament on Wednesday passed a law banning telecommunications providers from charging their subscribers extra fees for Internet services such as Skype and instant messaging. The law is intended to preserve open access to the Internet at a time when some mobile operators in Europe are blocking or...
  • Skype, a better match for Facebook than Google? 06-05-2011 07:23 AM

    New York: As two Internet powerhouses slug it out to tie the knot with Skype, Facebook looks likely to be a more aggressive suitor than Google, and the world's largest social network may make for a better fit. Reuters reported Wednesday that Facebook and Google are separately weighing partnerships with...
  • Facebook, Google considering Skype deals 05-05-2011 12:38 PM

    New York: Facebook and Google Inc are separately considering a tie-up with Skype after the web video conferencing service delayed its initial public offering, two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions told Reuters. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has taken part in internal discussions about buying Skype, according to...
  • Skype acquires Qik mobile video company 07-01-2011 06:39 AM

    San Francisco: Internet telephone service Skype said it acquired mobile video company Qik for an undisclosed amount. Qik's service - available on more than 200 mobile phones, including Android and Apple's iPhone - lets users capture and share video across smartphones and the Internet, Skype said in a news release....
  • China to go after Internet phone services 30-12-2010 08:43 PM

    Beijing: China is going after Internet phone services such as Skype in a move to protect the country's state-owned telephone companies, causing alarm among consumers who rely on cheap Internet calls. A notice by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on its website this month says it's working to...
  • Skype adds Wi-Fi, 3G video calling to iPhone app 30-12-2010 08:18 PM

    San Francisco: A new version of the free iPhone app for Skype SA will let users make and receive video calls. Users of the Internet calling and messaging service will be able to use both Wi-Fi and AT&T Inc.'s 3G cellular network. FaceTime software, which comes with iPhones, works only...
  • Outage takes out Skype 23-12-2010 11:45 AM

    New York: Internet phone and video service Skype went down in a global service outage on Wednesday, underscoring a weakness of the free online communication tool. Skype, partly owned by Web retailer eBay Inc, said some users were having problems signing on. Users in the United States, Asia and Europe...
  • 2611: the proposed National Emergency Telephone Number 10-08-2010 11:13 AM

    Mumbai: A National Emergency Telephone Number - 2611 - has been mooted by a Pune-based Telecom engineer as a versatile communication platform during emergency and disaster management in the country. Dial 2611, a National Emergency Telephone Number system (NETNS,) is designed and developed as a nationwide single telephone number assigned...
  • Skype files for IPO of up to $ 100 million 10-08-2010 10:48 AM

    New York: Skype, a provider of Internet telephone services, plans to raise up to $ 100 million in an initial US public offering of its shares, according to filings made to regulators on Monday. Analysts said this could be a bid by Skype's private equity owners to recoup some of...