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Skype gearing up for a huge cloud-based offering?

December 4th, 2010

TechCrunch is reporting that popular voice service, Skype, is gearing up for a big cloud-based play. This would presumably include web-based voice-calling, and possibly even video and chat services as well. In addition to the web move, it seems that Skype is starting to focus and set the company’s sights on the enterprise world. With …

Skype 5.0 launches, adds Facebook integration and group video

October 14th, 2010

Today, internet calling giant Skype announced that the new version of its Windows client — Skype 5.0 — is now available to the general public. The new code brings with it a cleaner, redesigned interface, automatic call recovery, Facebook integration, and group video chat. The new software is available as we type at skype.com; there …

Skype now available for all Android devices, Wi-Fi only in U.S.

October 5th, 2010

If you’re an Android using Skype-lover, the day you’ve been waiting for has come. The iron-fisted grip Verizon Wireless previously had on Skype has been relinquished and the popular internet communication application is now available in the Android Market for all devices running 2.1 or higher. With the addition of Android, we are pleased that …

Clear home router with 4G and Wi-Fi passes through FCC

September 28th, 2010

The people behind the nation’s first WiMax, 4G network, Clear, have sent a new home-router to the FCC for approval. The device, which — judging by the user manual — will be called the “Clear Modem with Wi-Fi,” will corral that sweet, sweet 4G signal (if available) and make it available to all your home devices …

Fring launches fringOut service, landline and cellular calling on the cheap

September 20th, 2010

VoIP company fring has launched a new service dubbed fringOut. As the company’s press release explains, fringOut “enables users to make almost-free international calls to any regular landline or mobile phone throughout hundreds of worldwide destinations, with rates as low as 1¢ a minute.” The company also notes that “fringOut is easy to use and …

Google testing Gmail VoIP feature?

August 25th, 2010

CNET is reporting that “Google is testing a Web-based service within Gmail that will allow users to place phone calls from their in-boxes.” The new reported service will allow users to make VoIP calls to landline and cellular phones, not just other Gmail or Google Talk users. CNET explains, “This is the likely culmination of …

Vonage to offer Facebook users free VoIP calls via 'Vonage Mobile' app

August 4th, 2010

Today, Vonage announced the Vonage Mobile application for Facebook. The new app will allow users to, “make free mobile calls to all of their Facebook friends who [also] have the app [installed], anywhere in the world, directly from their friends list, with a single touch.” The application is currently available for the Android and iPhone …

Unreleased desktop version of Google Voice demoed on video

July 2nd, 2010

Thanks to TechCrunch, the world can get a sneak peek at an unreleased version of Google Voice for the desktop. Running on OS X, the desktop client launches as “Gizmo5 by Google” and retains much of the branding of its original developer Gizmo5, a small development company that Google acquired in November 2009. Surprisingly, the …

3G calls made with Skype 2.0 for iPhone to be free until 2011

June 1st, 2010

You can breathe a sign of relief if you spent your entire long weekend stressing about how free Skype-to-Skype calls over 3G via Skype 2.0 for iPhone are set to expire at the end of August, as Skype is now pledging that the free ride will continue all the way until the end of 2010. Now …