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Skype Could Face Penalties For Not Registering As A Telecom
2013-03-12 15:38:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For some, it may be hard to define Microsoft´s Skype business. The VoIP service works like a phone company by connecting one another via voice calls, yet it also uses the Internet, not traditional phone wire, to make these calls. According to the New York Times, French regulators believe Skype works more like a telephone company and has now asked prosecutors to investigate the business after it refused to register the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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