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2010-08-10 06:30:00

Internet communications company Skype announced Monday that it plans to raise up to 100 million dollars in shares after filing for an initial public offering (IPO). The Luxembourg firm filed the request to sell an unspecified number of American depository shares on NASDAQ's technology stock exchange. Skype did not say when its shares would be available or at what price. Online auction giant eBay sold 70 percent of Skype for $2 billion to an investor group led by private equity firm Silver...

2010-06-03 06:32:55

Skype said Wednesday that nearly 5 million consumers downloaded its Web telephony application that launched on Sunday, allowing users of Apple's iPhone to use privately held Skype's service over the cellular network for the first time. Before the launch, consumers could only use Skype on their iPhone when they had Wi-Fi access that provides only short-range wireless service. Now it will be able to run on high-speed 3G networks. "We've had millions of downloads to date," Skype's general...

2010-05-18 09:30:00

SECAUCUS, N.J., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Panasonic, a worldwide leader in High Definition technology and built-in TV web entertainment, and Skype, today announced the activation of Skype(TM) on your VIERA® on 2010 Panasonic VIERA CAST(TM) enabled HDTVs as well as the availability of Panasonic's Skype-enabled communication camera (TY-CC10W). The collaboration with Skype, a leading provider of Internet communications software, was announced in January at the...

2010-03-09 05:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading global engineering and environmental consultant Vector Engineering, has deployed VoSKY's PBX-to-Skype gateway to dramatically reduce its international calling costs, enable reporting on company phone usage and enhance intra-office communications. With worldwide office locations in South America and Australia, Vector Engineering installed a VoSKY Exchange 9080 gateway to its ESI PBX at its office in Grass Valley, California, enabling...

2010-01-21 07:00:00

MIAMI, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- FREETALK® and 13 other companies today announced the formation of the FREETALK Connect Alliance, an open alliance of companies that will provide innovative applications, products and services to expand the capabilities of the FREETALK Connect communications system. The alliance is open to companies that offer products and services which build on the capabilities of the FREETALK Connect, "Voice 2.0" in concept, and can interoperate with...

2010-01-12 05:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading electronics provider NEC Electronics America, Inc. has deployed VoSKY's Exchange Pro VIT-1/E1 PBX-to-Skype gateways to nearly halve its annual phone bill for regional and global long-distance calls. Since installing the VoSKY gateways, NEC Electronics America has reported 38% savings on its long-distance call costs within the US, and 50% on the cost of international calls, giving the company annualised savings of more than $16,000 a...

2010-01-05 07:02:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In Store Solutions today launched two new Skype Certified(TM) HD webcams, the FREETALK® TALK-7170 HD PRO and the TALK-7181 HD PRO PLUS. Both webcams enable true high definition video (720p) when used together with Skype 4.2 for Windows. In Store Solutions today also launched the FREETALK® HQ Everyman Webcam TALK-7140, a new, distinctive and value-priced webcam that allows users to access High Quality Video using Skype...

2010-01-05 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's In Store Solutions launch of three new Skype Certified(TM) webcams, the FREETALK® TALK-7170 HD PRO, and the TALK-7181 HD PRO PLUS HD webcams, and the FREETALK® HQ Everyman Webcam TALK-7140, reveals the first hints of its plan to introduce a series of remarkable new consumer and business videoconferencing products this year - transforming what consumers and prosumers can do. (Logo:...

2010-01-05 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics and Skype today announced that LG's 2010 HDTVs with NetCast Entertainment Access(TM) will feature embedded Skype(TM) software* allowing Skype users to make voice and high-definition video calls directly from their family room without a PC. Skype on the new LG HDTVs will be demonstrated this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Central Hall Booth #8205). "Embedding the Skype software in our broadband HDTVs enriches the user...

2010-01-05 07:00:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Focused on enabling consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to accelerate the development and integration of software applications in IP-connected multimedia devices, Trinity Convergence today announced that it is working with Skype to add Skype(TM) video calling to High-Definition TVs and other connected CE products. Trinity Convergence has successfully integrated its VeriCall® voice and video software engine with the...

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