VoIP

  • Call app could lift Facebook sales: Rebtel June 16, 2012

    Paris: Instead of just "liking" - why don't you call? A simple proposition like this could lift Facebook's annual revenue by $800 million and give the social network a direct-billing relation with millions of users, the chief of mobile calling firm Rebtel told Reuters. Andreas Bernstrom said a Facebook voice service charging...
  • Skype app for Windows Phone now available April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Microsoft has finally made available the full version of Skype app for Windows Phone platform. Using the Skype app for Windows Phone, users can engage in voice calls, video calls and texting with their contacts. This is in line with what Peter Wissing, director for Windows Phone at Microsoft,...
  • Dutch pass law to ensure open Internet access June 23, 2011

    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 charging...
  • Skype, a better match for Facebook than Google? May 6, 2011

    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 Skype,...
  • Facebook, Google considering Skype deals May 5, 2011

    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 one...
  • Skype acquires Qik mobile video company January 7, 2011

    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. Skype, partly...
  • China to go after Internet phone services December 30, 2010

    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 fight...
  • Skype adds Wi-Fi, 3G video calling to iPhone app December 30, 2010

    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 with...
  • Outage takes out Skype December 23, 2010

    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 complained...
  • 2611: the proposed National Emergency Telephone Number August 10, 2010

    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 to...
  • Skype files for IPO of up to $ 100 million August 10, 2010

    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 their...