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Google buys Global IP Solutions, adds to VoIP holdings

May 18th, 2010

Google, Inc. has purchased internet VoIP company Global IP Solutions for a cool $68.2 million; a 27.5% premium over the company’s current stock price. While Global IP may not be a household name, you might be familiar with what they provide and to whom they provide it: the back-end VoIP engine used by the Yahoo!, …

Skype to drop Windows Phone 7, focus on iPhone, Symbian, and Android?

May 13th, 2010

Skype is reportedly turning its back on the upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform and is instead focusing its efforts on the iPhone, Symbian, and Android OS. Speaking at an event in Australia, Dan Neary, the Asia Pacific Vice President for Skype, confirmed that the VoIP software giant is not currently developing a version of its …

Skype to pilot group video chat next week, may end up costing you

May 5th, 2010

The Associated Press is reporting that internet chat company Skype plans to pilot group video chat in a public beta starting next week. The group chat feature, which is already available on several other chat networks, will be rolled out exclusively to Windows users, followed by Mac users “later this year.” Neil Stevens, Skype’s general …

First look at Skype for Verizon Wireless, launching March 25th

March 23rd, 2010

While making our way through the throng of booths, bloggers, and boisterous crowds at CTIA, we were able to snag a few minutes with the new Skype mobile application running on both a BlackBerry Storm2 and a Motorola DROID. The Skype application will allow Skype users to make and receive unlimited domestic and international Skype-to-Skype …

Rumored Samsung tablet to feature Android, 4G connectivity?

March 20th, 2010

A newly circulating rumor potentially sheds new light on that Samsung tablet which was outed earlier this week by Emmanuele Silanesu, National Product and Marketing Manager for Samsung Australia’s IT division. Despite the insinuation by Silanesu that the device will feature an Intel Atom chip with some flavor of Windows on board, this latest rumor …

Verizon Wireless and Skype integration explained through animation

March 10th, 2010

Last month, Verizon Wireless and Skype announced their exclusive partnership in the U.S., along with their plans to bring Skype’s popular VoIP calling and messaging service to your Verizon cell phone. Now, through the miracle of animation — and the help of a woman with a really high pitched voice — Verizon and Skype are …

MagicJack sues BoingBoing, loses the case and its credibilty

February 24th, 2010

MagicJack, creator and distributor of the popular dongle-based PC VoIP solution, has some problems with its credibility. Back in 2008, BoingBoing revealed some of the companies disingenuous business practices which include but are not limited to: a fake visitor counter on its website that increased automatically on its own, a bogus MagicJack detection page that …

Clear to launch two new VoIP-enabled WiMAX modems with built-in ATA

January 14th, 2010

Clear may be expanding its WiMAX offerings with the select launch of two new feature-rich WiMAX modems targeting home consumers. In addition to WiMAX connectivity, both modems offer VoIP functionality and feature integrated ATA, an emerging trend that obviates the need for an external ATA device for VoIP. The first WiMAX device is the Series …

GV Mobile 2.0 first look

December 26th, 2009

It’s pretty simple: Apple’s iPhone OS is basically the only major smartphone operating system without an official or unofficial Google Voice client. We used to have GV Mobile and VoiceCentral, but as we all know, those were abruptly removed from the App Store and even Google’s official client was turned away. Well, at least Apple …