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2005-09-09 13:25:00

SHANGHAI -- China Telecom has started blocking access to a popular Internet telephone service that is threatening its long-distance revenue, according to local media reports and Internet postings. China's largest fixed-line phone carrier recently began blocking access to service from Skype Technologies SA, a European-based Internet telecoms services provider, in the affluent southern city of Shenzhen near Hong Kong, according to the reports, including one in the Shanghai Daily. They said...

2005-09-08 16:33:41

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO -- EBay Inc. is in talks to buy Web telephone phenomenon Skype Technologies SA, a source said on Thursday, prompting a 4 percent drop in shares of the online auctioneer amid concern Skype could crimp highly-profitable eBay's growth. A deal would combine eBay, a company prized by many for its ideal Internet business model -- connecting millions of paying customers as buyers and sellers -- with Skype, a two-year-old Web firm growing explosively, but with limited...

2005-06-05 13:02:54

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- The company that makes the Skype software for letting Internet users call one another for free anywhere in the world is launching two premium services as the number of downloads topped 100 million on Friday. SkypeIn and Skype Voicemail are built into the latest version of the software, available for the Linux, Mac OS, Pocket PC and Windows platforms, Skype Technologies SA said Friday. With SkypeIn, users get regular phone numbers and can receive calls from landline...

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