Skype archive

  • Skype set to include adverts
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    Skype set to include adverts

    By 10 May 2010

    Skype is looking at new revenue streams in order to keep its service free. And one of these revenue streams could be third-party advertising. The revelation came from Skype boss Josh Silverman in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. Silverman said:...

  • Skype offers free Wifi to stuck travellers
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    Skype offers free Wifi to stuck travellers

    By 21 April 2010

    Stuck abroad? Skype has some sympathy with you. Following the news that the VoIP software enabled a couple's relatives to watch them get married over the Web, the company has now offered free Wi-Fi access in more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide. The normal...

  • Volcano forces couple to marry over Skype
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    Volcano forces couple to marry over Skype

    By 19 April 2010

    The families of a couple stuck abroad have been forced to use Skype to watch them take their vows, as clouds of ash keep British planes grounded into a second week. Sean and Natalie Murtagh were flying back from a civil service in Australia to hold a...

  • Skype for Mac updates to 2.8
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    Skype for Mac updates to 2.8

    By 12 April 2010

    Skype has rolled out an update to its Mac application that adds a number of new features which have recently been added to the Windows editions. The new version number is 2.8. The update brings Skype Access functionality, allowing you to connect to public...

  • Skype for iPhone 1.3.1 released, forgets to add 3G calling
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    Skype for iPhone 1.3.1 released, forgets to add 3G calling

    By 6 April 2010

    Skype has updated its iPhone app on Tuesday, fixing a series of bugs, but in the meantime forgetting to add the ability to make calls over 3G. The company first promised 3G calling on the go on the iPhone back in February and while it's released a new...

  • Skype for Nokia handsets makes it to the Ovi Store
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    Skype for Nokia handsets makes it to the Ovi Store

    By 3 March 2010

    Skype and Nokia have announced that a fully fledged version of its Skype app on the Symbian ^1 platform is available to download from the Ovi Store. Although Skype has actually been available on Symbian S60 devices in its beta version for some time...

  • Skype offers Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity
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    Skype offers Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity

    By 26 February 2010

    Skype has announced a new version of its VoIP client for Windows - version 4.2. The upgrade brings a host of improvements, but the most notable is a feature called Skype Access - which lets you connect to Skype on more than 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across...

  • Skype pulls Windows Mobile app
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    Skype pulls Windows Mobile app

    By 25 February 2010

    Skype has announced it has pulled the Skype and Skype Lite Windows Mobile apps over concerns that they don't offer a great "Skype" experience. The move, announced on the company's blog will be a huge disappointment for Windows Mobile users who've yet...

  • Skype comes to Samsung TVs
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    Skype comes to Samsung TVs

    By 25 February 2010

    Samsung and Skype have announced that Skype video calling will be hitting the company's new Samsung LED 7000 and 8000 series models due to ship in the next couple of months. The news follows announcements from both Panasonic and LG at CES in Las Vegas...

  • Verizon smartphones to get Skype services
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    Verizon smartphones to get Skype services

    By 16 February 2010

    Verizon Wireless smartphone owners with data plans will soon be able to use the Skype VoIP service directly on their handsets, thanks to a new "strategic relationship" announced at Mobile World Congress. The two companies have created what they call "an...

  • VIDEO: 3G calling coming soon for iPhone Skype
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    VIDEO: 3G calling coming soon for iPhone Skype

    By 3 February 2010

    Skype has, as widely expected, announced that 3G calling will soon be coming to its iPhone application. The technology has been in place for some time, but until recently Apple forbade developers from using it - out of concern for either performance or...

  • Fring on iPhone now lets you use Skype over 3G
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    Fring on iPhone now lets you use Skype over 3G

    By 28 January 2010

    Fring, the iPhone instant messaging app that lets you manage your Skype, MSN and AOL accounts on your iPhone has confirmed that users will now be able to make VoIP calls over the 3G network. The move, which has been made possible due to a change in...

  • LG and Panasonic Skype TVs hands-on
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    LG and Panasonic Skype TVs hands-on

    By 12 January 2010

    LG and Panasonic launched the VoIP service, Skype, for the their TV's at CES in Las Vegas, but what is the interface going to look like and how easy will it be to make a video call? Pocket-lint went hands on with both offerings at the world's largest...

  • Panasonic and LG detail coming-soon Skype-happy TVs
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    Panasonic and LG detail coming-soon Skype-happy TVs

    By 6 January 2010

    Skype's big news from CES is that it is to make a move into the living room as it's due to be pre-loaded onto internet-enabled TVS meaning that, with a suitable webcam, users will be able to videocall from their goggle boxes. Further to that news, LG...

  • VIDEO: Skype coming to televisions
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    VIDEO: Skype coming to televisions

    By 5 January 2010

    In a few month's time, you’ll be able to get Skype on your TV thanks to news just announced that the VoIP company is teaming up with LG and Panasonic to see Skype built in to new internet connected televisions. As well as one of the new TVs, those hoping...

  • Nearly 6 million Brits working on Christmas Day
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    Nearly 6 million Brits working on Christmas Day

    By 25 December 2009

    While most of the country will be spending today guzzling turkey, ripping open presents and watching festive telly, it seems 5.8 million of us will be stuck in work on Christmas Day itself. According to a study from VoIP company Skype, a whopping 38.6...

  • Rdio gets iPhone application
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    Rdio gets iPhone application

    By 18 December 2009

    Rdio, the music streaming service from Skype/Kazaa founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, has launched an iPhone app, despite still being in very private stealth beta. The description on the app store reads: "Rdio is like carrying a giant MP3 player...

  • Skype 4.2 beta comes to Windows and Symbian
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    Skype 4.2 beta comes to Windows and Symbian

    By 11 December 2009

    Skype has iterated its voice-over-IP software for Windows a little further, and has issued a beta release of version 4.2. It includes a load of minor improvements, along with a browser plugin for Chrome and the ability to transfer calls. You can transfer...

  • Skype video calling comes to Nokia phones
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    Skype video calling comes to Nokia phones

    By 24 November 2009

    Fring, the combined messaging service for mobile phone platforms from the iPhone to Android, has launched a new version of its software that allows users to make video calls from their phone. Fring users can now make and receive internet video calls from...

  • iTunes still most popular music service by far
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    iTunes still most popular music service by far

    By 16 November 2009

    A survey of 2000 internet users in the UK from GfK NOP has found that iTunes still remains by far the most popular music service, but that new entrant Spotify is shooting rapidly up the charts, despite having only just celebrated its 1st birthday. The...

  • First Rdio screenshots appear
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    First Rdio screenshots appear

    By 10 November 2009

    Rdio, the new music service from the founders of Skype, Joost and KaZaa, is beginning to show its face on the Web. A couple of screenshots of the interface of the app have appeared on ReadWriteWeb, complete with a short description of the service. As...

  • Skype and Joltid settle
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    Skype and Joltid settle

    By 6 November 2009

    eBay's Skype has reached a settlement with Joltid over a breach of license that will now see the sale of the VoIP firm go through without litigation hassles. Joltid Ltd, a Swedish firm owned by Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, had claimed...

  • Top 5 PAYG phones for under £50
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    Top 5 PAYG phones for under £50

    By 27 October 2009

    We're not all made of money. Some of us might just be after a cheap phone that works - maybe a second handset or perhaps something to buy as a present. Whatever your need, if it's budget you're after then that's exactly what we're bringing you today from...

  • Asus Eee Videophone Touch
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    Asus Eee Videophone Touch

    By 21 October 2009

    If you do a lot of video calls across the Web, you'll be aware that they can be a bit of a pain sometimes. Between lossy connections and flaky webcam drivers, it can be a little tough to get things working how you want them to. Asus is trying to simplify...

  • Lenovo to pre-load Skype on "millions" of PCs
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    Lenovo to pre-load Skype on "millions" of PCs

    By 19 October 2009

    Lenovo and Skype have announced a new partnership agreement that will see Skype for Windows software preloaded on "millions" of computers. From now on, every ThinkPad laptop and ThinkCentre desktop PC distributed worldwide will include Skype software....