Google faces a trial, just few hours after the launch of a free application designed to replace the classic credit cards and which turns a smartphone into an "electronic wallet".Read more
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It also ends all litigation currently pending against the investor group and eBay at the closing of the acquisition (the investor group led by Silver Lake had previously entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Skype from the company).
As part of the settlement agreement, Joltid and Skype founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis will join the investor group, contributing Joltid software and making a significant capital investment in exchange for a 14 percent stake in Skype.Read more
Skype’s subscriber base just keeps on climbing, with another 37 million people added in the second quarter – taking the total year-to-date increase to 75 million.
Growing subscribers also means growing revenues and the VoIP company saw Q2 revenue jump 25 per cent year-over-year to USD $170 million.
It would appear that efforts to address problems of compatability and interoperability between the various VoIP protocols, packages and services are making some headway.
For users – and especially small businesses – the issue has been of growing concern as the popularity of VoIP has led to a huge increase in the number of VoIP services.
Skype has released a beta version of its software for Windows which includes a screen sharing feature.
The Skype 4.1 release also reinstates some extras that were removed in the previous update – much to the disappointment of many subscribers.
Skype president Josh Silverman’s invitation to appear as a guest on ‘Oprah’ may not come as much of a surprise to fans of the show.
The VoIP giant has already been featured on the program and Oprah Winfrey often uses it for interviews.
A new app is offering iPhone users a way of making Skype calls using 3G by turning outgoing calls into incoming ones.
Appropriately called Incoming, it connects to any landline or mobile phone over Edge, 3G, and WiFi – whereas the official Skype for iPhone app is limited to WiFi.
Making payments just got a little easier for owners of an Android phone with the news that PayPal has introduced its app in the Android Market.
The e-commerce business says that the app gives users easy access to many of its popular features.
Truphone has launched a major upgrade to its free mobile VoIP application for the iPhone.
The latest version of the Apple handset’s first-ever VoIP app boasts increased ease of use, speed of function response, intuitiveness and simplicity – along with improved voice quality.