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Microsoft closes $8.5 billion Skype acquisition

The new Skype Division expects Microsoft ownership will speed up its attempt to sign up a billion customers.

By October 14, 2011


Google: 1 million Gmail calls during first day

The ability to use Gmail to make and receive calls to regular phones generated significant interest in its first 24 hours.

By August 26, 2010


Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1108: Tracker pulling

No, no, fellow residents of southern Illinois, not tractor pulling--Tracker pulling! The Pirate Bay has pulled out the trackers. But that doesn't mean you can't download anything.

By November 17, 2009


SkypeIn now available in Australia

Australian Skype users can now have their own SkypeIn phone numbers.

By May 1, 2006


Skype for iPhone: What's the point?

We answer your common questions about using eBay's voice over Internet Protocol service via Apple's smartphone.

By April 2, 2009


Skype targets businesses with new service

The new Skype For SIP offering allows companies to use their existing phone system to make cheap phone calls over the Internet.

By March 22, 2009


Skype: We can't comply with police wiretap requests

The eBay-owned company says, in response to a News.com survey, that because of its peer-to-peer architecture and encryption, "Skype would not be able to comply" with wiretapping orders from police.

By June 9, 2008


Skype's mobile dreams

While it makes sense for Skype to be on mobile phones, it may be years before the free peer-to-peer software makes its way into the mobile market in a big way.

By January 10, 2008


Swapping Vonage for Skype: One man's search for VoIP that actually works

Matt Asay discovers that the eBay-owned Internet telephony technology is actually nirvana--and that Vonage is rubbish.

By September 24, 2007


Can small business count on VoIP?

Last week's Skype outage left many small businesses in the lurch and emphasized the importance of having a backup for when IP services fail.

By August 23, 2007