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Happy Birthday Janus Friis – For Whom Microsoft Skype Is Not The Limit

Janus Friis
Apart from being one among the 100 most influential people in 2006 in Time Magazine's list and being awarded the prestigious award “IT-prisen” ("The IT Prize") in Denmark, presented by the Danish IT industry and IDG, for his work and innovation, Janus Friis has quite-a-few products using peer-to-peer technology, including Skype, now owned by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), to his...

WhatsApp Still Lags Behind Its Rivals In User Engagement !!!

WhatsApp is really one of the most popular messaging apps today. Over the past two years, the app has made number of records related to downloading. But while there's a discussion about users engagement on the app, the reality of WhatsApp comes in front of everyone's eye. However, it's tough to believe, but it's true that WhatsApp is still...

Skype 2.1.23 Update Available For Symbian In Nokia Store: Significantly Important For Both Microsoft And Nokia

Last year, Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion—Interestingly, the world's largest software giant acquired the video conferencing company more than the double of the expected public value. Skype has now more than 280 million users worldwide. Microsoft integrated Skype in Windows Phone OS this year and now it’s trying to prevalent the application to put together with Symbian OS.The...

How To Use Skype For Effective Video Conferencing [Infographic]

Videos have proven to paint its footprints around the world for its popular activities with millions of users on a day to day basis. It is the best way to capture our emotions with the moving picture and exact scenario. Videos are responsible to make people to enter someone's life and in order to lose in his emotions. Sharing...

Skype For Windows Phone Is Out: A Must Install App For All Windows Phone Users

After eight months of Skype's $6.5 billion acquisition, Microsoft revealed releasing hearsay of integrated VOIP (voice-over-internet protocol) service with Windows Phone at CES this year. Later, in February this year, Microsoft released a beta version for Windows Phone at MWC, Barcelona, and also promised to release a full version in April 2012. However, beta version of Skype for Windows Phone allows users to...

Microsoft Can Launch Skype Mobile Client For Windows Phones In MWC

Microsoft finally succeeded to acquire Skype in October 2011, despite of this; a proper Skype integration with Windows Phone has not been seen yet. Last month, when Skype Vice President of Products—Rick Osterloh—revealed that Microsoft’s Skype division is working on a Windows Phone product. The announcement of the VP gave a little assuagement to passionate Windows Phone users.  But...

Why Is Microsoft Desperate To Launch Skype With Windows Phone Only ?

Microsoft purchased the video-conferencing company—Skype—for $8.5 billion in June 2011 and deal was finalized in October same year. It shocked the folks worldwide as Microsoft’s acquisition to Skype were more than doubles of the expected public valuation. Skype, which is popularized for VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) has more than 200 million users at present and among them 8.8 million...

Skype For Windows Phone To Come Out Soon – Finally [VIDEO]

Its been eight months since Microsoft acquired Skype and we haven’t seen a proper Skype integration in Windows Phone - till today. Finally, the good news has come for all the Windows Phone users who were patiently waiting for the moment. Skype Vice president of Products Rick Osterloh revealed that Microsoft’s Skype division is 'working on a Windows Phone Product...

Is Steve Ballmer A Real Providential Indication for Microsoft ?

The eye-catching events for Microsoft in last couple of years; marriage with Nokia, the acquisition of Skype, second its entrance into blockbuster gaming console in the Xbox, followed by its decision to bring Windows Phone 8 this year. It’s estimated that Microsoft’s Data-Center software division had led the sales of $17.1 billion last year. However, it’s well known that...

Top Acquisitions Of Social Media Industry In 2011

This year has resulted as the golden year in social media history. Social networking sites – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Foursquare etc. - have grown exponentially. Their revenue as well as user base have appreciated above market expectation. Also, number of acquisition took place this year is comparatively higher than last year. Various small social media companies have either...

Facebook Launches Skype Powered Video Chat-And Few More-Features [VIDEO]

So the black Box has finally been lighted. Facebook has officially announced the launch of video chat feature with the conjunction of Skype at its Palo Alto headquarter, California. Interestingly, company has got few more tiny tings, which may not be much focused, in its sleeves to unfold.For last one week, company has charged the world with the announcement...

Skype iPad App Roll Out Set For Next Week?

So, It’s has been confirmed that Skype is coming out with its iPad version quite soon – probably next week. After a leaked video accidentally emerged over web, Skype has officially stamped that company is developing an iPad app. Though, TUAW, which spoken with Skype VP of product and consumer design Rich Osterloh, has not yet confirmed any definite date for...

Microsoft Acquires Skype For $8.5 Billion [ANALYSIS]

Skype acquisition efforts are turning out to be more fascinating with every passing day. Last week speculations were made favoring Facebook to ‘shake hand’ with Skype, then Google fuel the fire by showing interest in Skype and yesterday technology giant Microsoft has jumped into the acquisition race.As per the latest information from various sources, it’s Microsoft who is quite...

Microsoft Joins Facebook and Google For Skype Acquisition

For the last one week or so, possibilities of Skype acquisition/tie-up by Facebook or Google are swirling over the Internet. Two separate sources of Reuters have confirmed that company is progressing talks with both Facebook and Google, either for partnership or for an outright acquisition. To add further more spices, we are hearing that Microsoft has jumped into this...

Fring Goes Head-to-Head with Skype – Lauches FringOut for Cheaper VoIP Calls

It has not been much time when we heard about 'Love and Hate Story' between Fring & Skype. While it was all started with the Fring's claim on Skype for blocking access to its network putting millions of Fring users in sudden disconnect, it seems both the companies ae in no mood to set platform for compromise. To hit back hard, Fring has launched low cost VoIP calls which will surely create a substantial impact on Skype business across the globe.

Google to Integrate Google Voice with Gmail [RUMOR]

Google is testing a new feature in Gmail, in which a phone icon opens a special Gmail chat window consisting of a dialpad, contact search, credit balance and a call button. The feature is not yet publicly available. A couple of weeks ago we asked whether Google was building a Skype competitor after Google acquired VoIP company Global IP Solutions (GIPS).

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