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Microsoft Finalizes Skype Deal
2011-10-14 09:28:18

Microsoft announced Friday that it has completed its $8.5-billion acquisition of Internet telephony provider Skype Global, giving the software giant a significant foothold in the Internet telephony market. Skype will now become a new business unit within Microsoft. Skype´s CEO Tony Bates will become the president of the newly created Skype division. Microsoft said now that the deal is closed, it can look forward to integrating Skype into a variety of its products. “Skype is a...

2011-08-16 13:30:00

TOKYO, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that it will introduce dedicated applications for Facebook, foursquare, Skype(TM) and Twitter*1 to PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) which will launch in Japan by the end of 2011, followed by the U.S. and Europe early next year*2. PS Vita users will not only be able to enjoy the immersive rich gaming content but through the addition of these social networking services and communications...

2011-05-05 14:05:00

Facebook is currently in talks with Skype, according to a Reuters report. The news service also reported that Google has also held talks over the possibility of forming a joint venture with the VoIP service. One source told Reuters that a deal could be valued at $3 billion to $4 billion.  Other sources told the newswire that Skype's delayed IPO could raise around $1 billion. Skype revealed in a U.S. regulatory filing last August that it planned to make an initial public offering of its...

2011-04-27 10:41:00

LONDON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 3CX, developer of the award-winning 3CX Phone System for Windows, today announced that its internationally used cross-platform communications application has received Skype Connect(TM) interoperability certification. Businesses of all sizes that are using the 3CX Phone System can now communicate more efficiently and economically by directing their outbound calls to mobile phones and landlines around the world through Skype. It will also allow those...

2011-01-04 12:07:45

TOM Group said this week that the Web-based calling service Skype is complying with Chinese law, even as a crackdown on illegal Internet telephone providers could complicate Skype's operations in the country. Skype operates in China through TOM-Skype, which is a joint venture that started in October 2004 with the TOM Online unit of TOM Group Ltd. The comments from TOM Group, which is 51 percent owned by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing, came as potential investors in Skype's planned $1...

2010-12-22 14:02:40

Skype suffered technical problems on Wednesday that kept its users from signing into their accounts. "Some of you may have problems signing in to Skype -- we're investigating, and we're sorry for the disruption to your conversations," Skype said on its Twitter feed @Skype. The company said in a follow-up message:  "Our engineers and site operations team are working non-stop to get things back to normal -- thanks for your continued patience." Skype is a service that bypasses the standard...

2010-10-08 11:30:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dial91's CEO, Steve Williams announced today, "Dial91 always had to compete with Skype even though our rates have always been cheaper, but now Skype has enabled us to enhance our Dial91 Calling Card Services. We are very pleased to have developed the first International Calling Card Service that enables the 'Skype Connect' feature for our Dial91.com customers." Williams further noted, "Skype is a phenomenal international success with over 400...

2010-10-05 09:45:33

Former Cisco Systems executive Tony Bates has been named the new CEO of Skype, the Internet communications company announced on Monday. The 43-year-old Bates will also join Skype's board of directors, the Luxembourg-based company in charge of the popular VoIP telephone service said in a statement. He previously served as a vice president and the general manager of Cisco's enterprise, commercial, and small business division, according to various media reports. "Skype is not only a powerful...

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