Latest Skype security Stories

2010-12-25 06:20:00

Skype said that it will offer refunds to paying customers who have not been able to use its service due to an outage that lasted for over 30 hours. Chief Executive Officer Tony Bates said in a blog post that about 20 million users of the service, which is 90 percent of the service's traffic, were affected. Bates said in an interview with Bloomberg that year-end holidays are Skype's heaviest traffic period.  The disruption adds to challenges Skype is facing as it tries to persuade...

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...

2010-12-19 00:25:00

Lenexa-Based Communications Company Offered Prestigious Slot on Nation's Largest Shopping Channel to Debut Unique Desktop Skype Telephone System that Eliminates Need for PC. The system provides the best experience for Skype calls because it is "always on" and provides privacy, comfort and excellent voice quality. Users can make and receive Skype calls via a telephone rather than a personal computer. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) December 18, 2010 XBlue Networks founder and president Larry...

2010-12-17 08:00:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach just made it easier for families to keep warm yet stay connected with folks back home this holiday season. Everyday from December 18, 2010 - January 2, 2011, the resort will have a complimentary Skype station set up from 9:00a.m. - 9:00p.m., where guests and visitors of the hotel can make free video calls - and share their vacation memories with loved ones anywhere in the world during this special time...

2010-12-16 16:00:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "In October we announced that Skype users can now connect to our Dial91.com service instead of using a local access number," says Steve Williams, Dial91's President. "We hoped that hundreds of Skype users would try Dial91 Calling Card Service and remain as a customer, however, we didn't anticipate the overwhelming success of the "Connect with Skype" feature. We are pleased to announce that we signed up over 5,000 new customers with our unique...

2010-10-28 00:00:44

Bring the best from Skype and SIP to your business communication with Brekeke PBX. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2010 Brekeke Software, developer of SIP telephony software, today announced that the company has confirmed interoperability between Skype Connect 1.0 and Brekeke PBX. This new interoperability allows the users of Brekeke platforms to connect seamlessly with Skype users. Until recently, connecting Skype with any VoIP service required a third-party product, such as a gateway,...

2010-10-15 06:10:00

Skype released its version 5.0 for Windows on Thursday, which includes a slate of new features such as a Facebook tab that lets users text, chat or call their Facebook friends directly on mobile or landline phones. The new version also integrates Facebook's news feed and phonebook into Skype, and allows users to make free Skype-to-Skype calls to Facebook friends who are also Skype users, the company said in a statement. "We're excited to announce a brand new version of Skype for Windows,...

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...

2010-09-30 10:55:00

Internet phone company Skype and social networking giant Facebook are discussing a possible partnership aimed at integrating their communication services, according to a person familiar with the situation, said the financial newspaper The Wall Street Journal. Under the proposed deal, Facebook users would be able to sign into Skype through their Facebook Connect accounts, the Journal said. Users would be able to send and receive text messages, voice chat and video chat with their Facebook...

2010-08-30 14:31:12

TechCrunch, a technology blog, said on Monday that U.S. networking giant Cisco has made an offer to acquire Internet communications firm Skype. The blog site said the San Jose, California-based Cisco is looking into acquiring Skype before the Internet telephony company makes an initial public offering or IPO. "Skype insiders are hoping for an out of the gate valuation of five billion dollars or so, we've heard," TechCrunch reported. "Presumably Cisco would have to be bidding in that range...

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