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Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 in tech news | 0 comments

Skype and Comcast

Comcast will offer Skype to subscribers later this year.  Comcast will bundle Skype with a high quality HD webcam, an adapter box that will plug into the subscribers HDTV and a Comcast cable box and a remote with a built-in QWERTY keyboard.

Comcast said that the Comcast Skype adapter will not have the ability to make or receive phone calls. The VoIP software will have limited feature, Skype to Skype calling and instant messaging and Comcast will bndle it’s own phone service for $20 per month.

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Posted by on May 10, 2011 in microsoft, tech news | 0 comments

Microsoft To Buy Skpye

Microsoft agrees to buy Skpye for $8.5 Billion in cash; this is the largest acquisition in MS 36 year history.

Skpye will become a new business within Microsoft and Skype’s current CEO Tony Bates will continue to run Skpye, he will report directly to Steve Ballmer MS CEO.

Steve Ballmer released the following statement, “Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

As a result of the deal Skype users will be connected to Lync, Outlook and Xbox Live and other MS services.  MS products eventually support Xbox, Kinect, Windows Phone and other window devices.

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Posted by on Feb 16, 2010 in handhelds and phones, tech news | 0 comments

Skype On Verizon Smartphones

Verizon Wireless will be the 1st wireless company to offer Skype, the service will begin in March. 

Verizon users with data plans will be able to use Skype on their 3G smartphones to:

  • make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype around the globe on America’s most reliable wireless network
  • call international phone numbers at competitive Skype Out calling rates
  • send and receive instant messages to other Skype users

For compatible smartphones Click Here

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