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Posts Tagged ‘Skype’

  • Microsoft Mobile Library, Langa

    Langa residents take on digital age with WDC & Microsoft

    August 27, 2014 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Langa residents take on digital age with WDC & Microsoft

    World Design Capital (WDC) project iKhaya le Langa is opening a space where the local community can use a library of devices – supported by Microsoft – which will empower and uplift the community of Langa, leaving a lasting legacy. Using a range...

  • Richard Broeke, spokesperson for IT security provider, Securicom. (Image source: Securicom)

    Blocking social media is not the solution

    March 25, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Blocking social media is not the solution

    Like email, social media platforms have become a channel for the ingress of malware and a portal for data leaks. Like email, social media platforms have become an important channel for business communication and marketing. Like email, social media is here to...

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Country focus: Ethiopia breaking new technology ground

    January 15, 2014 • East Africa, FeaturesComments Off on Country focus: Ethiopia breaking new technology ground

      Looking past the turbulent history of Ethiopia, one that has been impacted by famine, drought and war, there is evidence today which confirms that this East African region has fully embraced ICT to advance itself and establish a secure position amongst...

  • Skype officially launches Video Messaging

    June 18, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Skype officially launches Video Messaging

    Instant communication company Skype announced yesterday that users will now be able to engage in video messaging. Users will be able to record a video message and send it to a contact as an instant message. “We’re excited to announce that video...

  • Microsoft’s Skype Now Commands A Third Of A Dying Market

    March 9, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft’s Skype Now Commands A Third Of A Dying Market

    At CeBIT this week, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner revealed that 33% of the world’s voice calls happen on Skype now, as Stephen Shankland reports. That’s a tremendous number. But it just might represent a hollow victory for Microsoft, which owns...

  • Skype releases pre-paid calling cards

    November 5, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Skype releases pre-paid calling cards

    Skype has announced the availability of Skype Prepaid Cards, a new way for users in the UK to purchase Skype Credit and add features to the free software they already use. Now available at more than 1,400 stores throughout the UK, with more to follow, users...

  • LASAA launches new Skype application for Nigeria

    October 5, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on LASAA launches new Skype application for Nigeria

    Nigeria is getting a new video application for Skype, announced the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) on Thursday. The new application should help boost service and use of the online voice and video call application that is seeing a massive...

  • Microsoft officially acquires Skype

    October 14, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Microsoft officially acquires Skype

    Microsoft has closed its acquisition of Skype. Negotiations of the definitive agreement under which Microsoft would acquire Skype for $8.5 billion were led by investor group Silver Lake and the transaction was originally announced on 10 May, 2011. Microsoft...

  • iPad gets full-version Skype app

    June 27, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on iPad gets full-version Skype app

    Apple’s iPad is getting ready to receive a full-version of Skype’s video and VOIP calling software, which is currently only found on the iPhone. The news of the app was accidentally leaked onto the company’s YouTube channel, but has since been removed....

  • Microsoft gets approval for Skype take-over

    June 20, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Microsoft gets approval for Skype take-over

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved technology giant Microsoft’s $8.5 billion take-over bid for voice and video-over-IP provider Skype.  The company first made its intentions clear about the take-over in May. According to tech website...

  • Has Ballmer lost the plot?

    May 11, 2011 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (4)

    As news of Microsoft’s $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype launches waves of astonished looks from investors and IT analysts around the world, Microsoft defiantly proclaims that “this will work out well for us, or sumfing.” This acquisition...

  • Skype now available for Nokia smartphone users

    March 3, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Skype and Nokia today announced the release of Skype for Nokia smartphones, based on the Symbian platform...

  • More speakers for the 2010 Mobile World Congress

    January 27, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

    The Global System for Mobile Telecommunications Association (GSMA) has announced additional keynote speakers for the 2010 Mobile World Congress, from February 15-18 in Barcelona, Spain...