SKYPE

  • TRAI initiates regulatory preparations for WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and other services 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI started the process to prepare regulatory framework for Internet-based calling and messaging applications like Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and Google Talk, known as over-the-top (OTT) players. "Worldwide, there is an ongoing debate among governments, industry and consumers regarding regulations of OTT services and Net-neutrality. In this background,...
  • Microsoft Office, Skype to come pre-installed on select Android devices 5 days ago

    Washington: Microsoft unveiled partnerships with Samsung and other manufacturers to install its services including Word and Skype on devices powered by the rival Google Android system. The move is part of a push by Microsoft, which has been lagging in efforts to get Windows-powered devices in the marketplace, to deliver services...
  • Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol February 25, 2015

    The Hague Hi-tech criminals are increasingly selling live streams of child sex over legitimate chat sites and apps such as Skype for hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Europe's policing agency warned on Tuesday. "Criminals that sexually exploit children online are becoming more entrepreneurial with technological developments and are profiting financially," Europol...
  • Microsoft to discontinue support for Facebook chat, Google chat from Outlook.com in coming weeks February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft's email service-Outlook.com has sent an email to all its users that it was removing Facebook chat and Google chat support from its service. The company said that in the upcoming weeks it will discontinue support for the popular chats in a bid to push its own Skype chatting...
  • Here's how voice calls on messaging apps can open new revenue stream for mobile companies February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: With mobile operators getting wary about messaging apps eating into their voice call earnings, Hike messenger says such services in fact can open a new 'fat revenue stream' for the full-fledged telecom firms. Incidentally, Hike is run by Kavin Mittal, son of telecom czar Sunil Mittal, and is a...
  • Telcom operators not against Skype, WhatsApp: Bharti Airtel January 21, 2015

    New Delhi:Telecom operators are not opposed to over-the-top service providers like Skype, Viber, WhatsApp but looking to work in synergy with them, Bharti Enterprises Vice Chairman Akhil Gupta said today. "Our revenue streams are moving towards data services. Telecom industry is all for innovations among OTT and it is most welcome....
  • Airtel announces VoIP calling pack for prepaid customers; stands by its decision to charge extra for calls on Skype, Viber December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Standing by its decision to charge extra for services like Skype and Viber, telecom major Bharti Airtel today said allowing VoIP calls on mobiles without additional charges was not a tenable business. The company defended its position despite Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad saying that the government would look...
  • Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation; now translates your speech in real time December 16, 2014

    Washington: Microsoft announced today a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service. "Today, we are excited to announce the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program," said Microsoft's Gurdeep Pall. "The preview program will kick off with two spoken languages, Spanish and English......
  • Skype Qik: Microsoft launches new video messaging app; available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone October 15, 2014

    New York: Microsoft-owned Skype unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay "connected between calls." The smartphone app called Skype Qik allows users to create and send videos up to 42 seconds long. The new service seeks to help Microsoft catch up to rivals in the...
  • Skype to bar calls to mobile, landline numbers within India from November 10 October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Over the top telecom player Skype today said it will stop calling facility from its application on mobile and landline within India from November 10. "As of November 10, 2014 Skype will end support for calling within India, meaning calls to mobiles and landlines from Skype within India will...
  • Mangalyaan is a giant leap for ISRO: Space expert September 24, 2014

    The Mangalyaan had successfully entered the Mars's orbit early on Wednesday morning, making India the first country in the world to send a spacecraft to Mars in its maiden attempt. ...
  • Terrorists in Kolkata jail get mobile phones, Internet access for just Rs 1,000 per month: Report August 19, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking revelation, glaring lapses in security have been reported from Kolkata's Alipore prison (earlier Presidency jail), sending the city's police force into a tizzy. In a report submitted before a Delhi court, the Special Cell said that top LashkareToiba operatives lodged in the jail were in direct...
  • Microsoft shows off realtime Skype translator May 28, 2014

    Rancho Palso Verdes: Microsoft Corp showed off a test version of a realtime, spokenword translation service for Skype calls on Tuesday, the first time the world's largest software company has demonstrated the breakthrough technology publicly in the United States. Skype Translator, as it is currently called, allows speakers in different languages...
  • Punjabis are the most chill people on Earth! Listen to these Punjabis make up romantic songs on BBM, iPhone, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype and the selfie May 22, 2014

    Punjabi singerturnedactor Gippy Grewal has released a new album called WhatsApp. In the wide universe of technologyrelated songs, Grewal's sad, slow number will be remembered for its heartbreaking quality and memorable lyrics, when translated. A lovelorn Punjabi man is shocked to see his face on the WhatApp display image of his...
  • The biggest buys: Facebook vs Google vs Microsoft February 20, 2014

    Facebook's $19 billion in cash and stock acquisition of WhatsApp is by far the company's largest and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done. The deal translates to roughly 9 per cent of Facebook's market value. In comparison, Google's biggest deal, Motorola Mobility, stood at $12.5...
  • Skype says user information safe in Syrian Electronic Army hack January 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: A day after the Syrian Electronic Army said it had hacked into Skype's social media accounts, the Internet calling service acknowledged it had been hit with a "cyber attack" but said no user information was compromised. A Tweet posted on Skype's official Twitter feed on Wednesday read: "Don't...
  • Skype's social media accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army January 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: The Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar alAssad, claimed credit on Wednesday for hacking into the social media accounts of Internet calling service Skype. The group also posted the contact information of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corp's retiring chief executive, on its Twitter account...
  • 'Microsoft blocks censorship of Skype in China' November 28, 2013

    Beijing: Microsoft Corp. has made it harder to monitor calls and chats over its Skype phone service in China, a freedom of expression advocacy group said, as the Chinese government steps up censorship of the Internet. Skype said on Monday it had ended an eightyear jointventure with Hong Kongbased TOM Group...
  • Microsoft's Skype names Indian origin engineer as its Corporate VP October 31, 2013

    Chandigarhborn software engineer Gurdeep Singh Pall has been named as the corporate vice president of Skype, a popular and free international voiceover and messaging service, by Microsoft Corporation, its developer. Pall, 46, studied in Chandigarh's St John's school before completing his engineering degree in computer science from the Birla Institute of...
  • India made 321 user data requests to Microsoft during JanuaryJune September 29, 2013

    New Delhi: India made 321 user data requests between January to June this year to software giant Microsoft (including Skype), which disclosed subscriber/transactional data for nearly 80 per cent of those requests. For entire 2012 calendar year, Microsoft including Skype had received 471 user data requests from India. Microsoft's second...
  • Syria war crimes worsen in battle for territory: UN September 11, 2013

    Geneva: UN human rights investigators said on Wednesday Syrian government forces had massacred civilians, bombed hospitals and committed other war crimes in widespread attacks to recapture territory from rebels this year. Opposition forces, including Islamist foreign fighters, have also perpetrated war crimes including executions, hostage-taking and shelling of civilian neighbourhoods, the...
  • New software lets Skype users maintain eye contact while video chatting August 28, 2013

    London: Skype users can now maintain eye contact while chatting - thanks to a new software. Researchers have developed a new software designed to correct the 'gaze' of people while video-chatting on Skype, without them having to remember to look at the camera. Lack of eye contact is said to...
  • Skype to come preinstalled on Windows 8.1 August 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular VoIP service Skype will be placed frontandcentre on Windows 8.1, a post on the Skype blog confirms. The service, like a host of other apps and services, will be built into the updated OS. Simply put, once users have got Windows 8.1 up and running on their systems,...
  • Skype for Android gets a major redesign as it crosses 100 mn downloads July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Skype for Android has got a major resdesign as it has crossed 100 million downloads. Having reached a milestone, the company has released the allnew Skype for Android 4.0. The company has completely redesigned Skype for Android to make it faster and easier especially when you are trying...
  • Internet giants deny granting 'direct access' to servers June 8, 2013

    San Francisco: Major tech companies including Apple Inc, Google and Facebook Inc on Thursday said they do not provide any government agency with "direct access" to their servers, contradicting a Washington Post report that they have granted such access under a classified data collection program. The newspaper reported that the US...
  • US agents tapping servers of leading Internet companies: Report June 8, 2013

    Washington: The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading US Internet companies, allowing investigators to examine emails, photos and other documents that can be used to track people and their contacts over time, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The highly classified...
  • US govt monitoring internet activity of many people worldwide: Reports June 7, 2013

    Details are now emerging that the US government allegedly has been monitoring internet activity of millions of people worldwide. The Washington Post and The Guardian are reporting that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI are tapping directly into the servers of nine leading Internet companies, including Microsoft, Yahoo,...