Skype archive

  • Asus AiGuru SV1T Skype videophone announced
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    Asus AiGuru SV1T Skype videophone announced

    By 18 September 2009

    Asus has launched a Skype-certified touchscreen videophone thats whole purpose in life is video calling over the internet. The device let users make unlimited video calls for free to other Skype users without the need for a PC while landline numbers can...

  • Skype founders sue for billions in damages
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    Skype founders sue for billions in damages

    By 17 September 2009

    The founders of Skype are suing the investment company that is buying the internet telephony service from current owner eBay, demanding billions in compensation for copyright infringement. In a move that's highly likely to disrupt the $1.9 billion buy-out,...

  • Skype iPhone app updated
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    Skype iPhone app updated

    By 5 September 2009

    Skype has updated its iPhone app, bringing with it a number of new features that are likely to rattle o2 and AT&T in the UK and US. Although the software application still doesn't feature the ability to make calls via the 3G network it has added call...

  • eBay conforms to rumour, sells Skype
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    eBay conforms to rumour, sells Skype

    By 2 September 2009

    eBay, as rumoured on Tuesday, sold its controlling stake in Voice over IP company Skype in a deal valuing the company at $2.75 billion. "Today, Skype begins a new chapter. We’re spinning off from eBay to become an independent company once again", said...

  • EBay to sell Skype for $2 billion?
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    EBay to sell Skype for $2 billion?

    By 1 September 2009

    EBay is considering selling off Skype, its $3.1billion VoIP acquisition from 2005 and a deal that the New York Times has called "one of the worst technology transactions of the decade". The newspaper is quoting two sources "briefed on the company's plans"...

  • Skype gets new speakerphone
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    Skype gets new speakerphone

    By 10 August 2009

    Skype users keen to use the service for office voice conferencing get a new gadget this week to make calls from in the guise of the ClearOne CHAT 60 speakerphone. Promising to be "a new personal speakerphone specifically designed for use with Skype software"...

  • Freetalk launches Skype-certified Everyman headset
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    Freetalk launches Skype-certified Everyman headset

    By 7 August 2009

    A new headset is available for Skype users from Freetalk that's been developed in conjunction with the VoIP company and promises great performance with the latest versions of the internet calling software. The Freetalk Everyman, a new super wideband audio...

  • Skype pushes interactive photo album experience
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    Skype pushes interactive photo album experience

    By 22 July 2009

    As the UK breaks up for the school holidays, Skype is pushing a feature from its most recent updates, 4.1 for Windows and 2.8 for Mac, as ideal for sharing holiday pictures. "Sharing memories first hand can be tricky with family and friends often located...

  • Skype 2.8 for Mac brings new features
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    Skype 2.8 for Mac brings new features

    By 20 July 2009

    Skype has updated its VoIP Mac software with a number of bug fixes and improvements. The new version, Skype 2.8, adds the ability to share your screen with others, as well as the ability to share part of the screen so you don't have to show everything...

  • Skype 4.1 for Windows goes live
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    Skype 4.1 for Windows goes live

    By 1 July 2009

    A little over a month after entering beta, Skype 4.1 has gone gold and is now available. You can get it right now from the Skype website. As previously reported on Pocket-lint, the new version includes screen sharing between Windows, Mac and Linux, as...

  • New Skype app available for iPhone and iPod touch
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    New Skype app available for iPhone and iPod touch

    By 30 June 2009

    Skype has announced that its application for the iPhone and iPod touch - that's seen 4 million downloads - has been updated and is now available for download. The main improvement is that Skype users can now listen to their Skype voicemail while on the...

  • 3 announces Nokia N97
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    3 announces Nokia N97

    By 25 June 2009

    UK mobile phone operator 3 has announced it will be offering the Nokia N97 this month. In contrast to less VoIP-friendly operators, 3, that offers free Skype-to-Skype calls across most of its range, is making much of the N97's pre-loaded Skype functionality....

  • Skype 4.1 beta live
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    Skype 4.1 beta live

    By 28 May 2009

    "Hot on the heels of 4.0", Skype has announced the beta version of Skype 4.1 for Windows has now arrived. The new version of the VoIP software adds screen sharing - available for the Mac - and apparently a much requested feature. Skype explains screen...

  • Vopium launches on Android platform
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    Vopium launches on Android platform

    By 18 May 2009

    Voice-over-IP company Vopium has announced that its application will henceforth be available in the Android Market. The software is already available on the iPhone App Store and via RIM's BlackBerry App World. Vopium, once downloaded, integrates with...

  • 3 announces "return" of Skypephone S2
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    3 announces "return" of Skypephone S2

    By 15 May 2009

    Following the news that Pocket-lint brought you that the handset was unavailable, 3 has now announced the "return" of the Skypephone S2. 3 says following the September 2008 launch of the VoIP-enabled handset, "it proved so popular that last month we ran...

  • Thumbs Up offers Star Trek VoIP Communicator
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    Thumbs Up offers Star Trek VoIP Communicator

    By 5 May 2009

    Thumbs Up is now offering the officially approved replica of the original series' Communicator as a VoIP phone. The replica gadget has a built-in microphone and speaker that allows it to be used for two way voice communication with most internet messaging...

  • 3 confirms new Skype phone
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    3 confirms new Skype phone

    By 23 April 2009

    Mobile phone operator 3 has confirmed that it will be launching a third Skype phone later this year. Speaking at the launch of a new pricing tariff in connection with Skype, Kevin Russell, the operator's CEO here in the UK told journalists, including...

  • 3 to offer free Skype calls for just £1.99 outlay
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    3 to offer free Skype calls for just £1.99 outlay

    By 23 April 2009

    3, the mobile phone operator, is hoping to shake up the pre-pay market by offering a £1.99 SIM card that gives you unlimited access to Skype. From 1 May customers will be able to buy a 3 SIM top-up card and use Skype without having to worry about buying...

  • Skype iPhone app downloaded 2.8 million times
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    Skype iPhone app downloaded 2.8 million times

    By 23 April 2009

    Skype has confirmed that the new iPhone app, that it launched earlier in April, has beaten expectations. "We knew it was going to be popular, but these figures really back that feeling up", a spokesman told Pocket-lint. And those numbers? It seems the...

  • Plantronics Audio 655 headset review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Plantronics Audio 655 headset review

    By 22 April 2009

    There are a many headsets you might want to consider using with your PC. If you regularly listen to music or play games, then a standard headset will do. But if you want to use VoIP as part of those games, or regularly use a VoIP application such as Skype...

  • Skype founders planning buy back from eBay
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    Skype founders planning buy back from eBay

    By 13 April 2009

    The pair that created Skype and sold it to eBay are rumoured to be buying it back from the auction site. Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis have, according to the New York Times, approached several private equity firms and are pooling their own substantial...

  • 3's Skypephones due imminent refresh
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    3's Skypephones due imminent refresh

    By 8 April 2009

    3's own-brand Skypephones are out of stock across the country and not showing up at all on the company's website, leaving a gap in the operator's phone portfolio. Although 3 currently offers the INQ1, or Facebook phone, a model that 3 stores are offering...

  • Skype for the iPhone downloaded one million times
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    Skype for the iPhone downloaded one million times

    By 3 April 2009

    Skype has revealed that in the first two days of the Skype application being available for the iPhone via the Apple App Store, it has been downloaded more than a million times. Apparently this equates to six downloads of the Wi-Fi VoIP app every second...

  • Skype for iPhone officially launches
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    Skype for iPhone officially launches

    By 31 March 2009

    Skype, as predicted, has officially launched around the world for the iPhone on Tuesday. The new application, which requires the 2.1 OS is available for free from the Apple App Store, promises the usual array of free calls and instant messages from your...

  • 3 comments on mobile Skype news
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    3 comments on mobile Skype news

    By 30 March 2009

    Mobile operator 3 has issued a press release following the news that iPhone and BlackBerry-flavoured Skype apps are incoming, stating that "everyone's still playing catch up with 3". 3 points out that Skype has been available on 3 since 2006, and unlike...