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Skype Now Supports The Open Source VP8 Video Codec


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In a blog post, John Luther, the Project Manager of Google’s WebM Project, has announced that Skype now supports the VP8 codec. The VP8 support is already available for Windows users who are using Skype 5.5. VP8 will be used to encode and decode the Skype video call if both the caller and receiver have…

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By Ricky on August 4th
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US Congress To Use Skype For Video Teleconferencing


US Congress To Use Skype For Video Teleconferencing

The US House of Representatives Committee on Administration has announced that Skype will be made available to the Members of Congress and their staff to improve efficiency and cut down on time spent traveling.

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By Ricky on June 28th
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Skype Cuts Off Partnership With Open Source PBX Asterisk


Skype Cuts Off Partnership With Open Source PBX Asterisk

Steve Ballmer gave all hocus-pocus when he was asked if Microsoft would continue to support non-Microsoft platforms. And now he proves that Microsoft would play tough with the open source or non-Microsoft platforms as we expected. Digium, the company behind the popular open-source Asterisk private-branch exchange (PBX) program, has announced that Skype has unilaterally ended its…

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By Nihal on May 27th
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Clearly, Skype On Linux Has No Future


Clearly, Skype On Linux Has No Future

When Microsoft purchased, we feared for the future of Skype on Linux. But some people managed to find comfort in Microsoft’s announcement that they will support non-Microsoft platforms. Well here is evidence that Skype is not interested in Linux: In Skype’s blog post yesterday, they published a video but requires Microsoft Silverlight to watch -…

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By Ricky on May 12th
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What Does Microsoft Buying Skype Mean For Linux?


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After speculations that Facebook is going after Skype, it has turned out that Microsoft too was interested. In fact, today, we heard that Microsoft has bought Skype for $ 8.5 billion. One thing that I wondered when I heard this new is what will happen to Skype on Linux. Everyone who has used the Skype…

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By Ricky on May 10th
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Microsoft To Buy Skype For $8.5 billion


Microsoft To Buy Skype For $8.5 billion

The rumors about Skype’s acquisition by Microsoft has turned out to be true with Microsoft announcing that it is buying Skype for $8.5 billion dollars. This makes it the biggest deal in Microsoft’s 36-year history. The acquisition of the Luxembourg – based VoIP company Skype had reportedly attracted interest from Cisco, Facebook and Google as…

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By Nihal on May 10th
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Microsoft, Not Facebook, Might Actually Buy Skype ?


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Four days ago, we heard that Facebook was reportedly offering between $3 and $4 billion to buy Skype or talking to the company for a joint venture was at least sure worth $2 billion. But, it turns out that rumors have taken a great turn and now Microsoft is the one, who is really going…

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By Nihal on May 10th
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Facebook Buying Skype ?


Facebook Buying Skype ?

Facebook ,in its course of expansion, has considered about a tie up with Luxembourg based giant Skype. Rumors have it that it might be buying the company for a price of between $3 billion and $4 billion. A talking to the company for a joint venture is at least sure. The discussions are in early…

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By Nihal on May 5th
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Mozilla Blocks Skype Toolbar In Firefox


Mozilla Blocks Skype Toolbar In Firefox

Today, Mozilla has announced that they are adding the Skype toolbar in the Firefox Blocklist. This includes all versions of the Skype toolbar in all versions of Firefox. The Skype toolbar comes as an optional installation during the installation of Skype. It is currently available for Firefox and Internet Explorer under Windows. A Chrome version…

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By Ricky on January 22nd
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