CNET News Daily Podcast: Skype coming to Verizon phones

Today's episode is phones, phones, phones! Lots of mobile stuff going on right now, including the inclusion of Skype to Verizon customers. Tune in to get the scoop.

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Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.
Josh Lowensohn

Lots of mobile news in today's podcast, since we're knee-deep in news from the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. One of the biggest pieces, besides the Windows 7 Phone unveiling over the weekend, is that Skype is finally coming to Verizon users on a handful of phones. This will bring some 3G VoIP call goodness to users--that is, as long as they have one of the compatible handsets. We also talk about Larry Ellison's super fast boat, updated numbers on both U.S. broadband penetration, as well as cell phone subscriptions worldwide.


Today's stories:

Deal brings Skype to Verizon 3G phones

Cell phone subscriptions to hit 5 billion globally

International carriers to take on Apple App Store

Ballmer banks on Windows Phone 7 for the future

Survey: 40 percent in U.S. have no broadband

RIM to give away server software

Ellison's team wins long-sought sailing trophy

Symbian update will plug into HD television

Full coverage: Mobile World Congress 2010