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2014-06-30 23:06:09

BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, welcomes Skype as the Official Communications Sponsor of the 10th Annual BlogHer Conference, the largest event for bloggers and social media influencers in the nation. Created to help people do things together whenever they’re apart, Skype’s text, voice and video solutions will be used to power everyday conference communications and enhance opportunities for attendees to connect leading up to the...

2014-02-20 04:21:08

The Skype Collaboration Project Gives Insider Access to the World of Fashion PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skype is giving fans the chance to ask Victoria Beckham via Skype video message about her fashion journey and her creative inspiration on The Skype Collaboration Project. The Skype Collaboration Project shines a spotlight on the intersection between technology and the creative industries, and helps aspiring creatives get their start in fashion. It hosts 'Five Years -...

3D Video Calling Technology May Be Coming To Skype
2013-08-29 11:51:06

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While 3D as a format for movies and TV is mostly flat, marketing-wise, with sales of sets failing to gain steam and actually fewer movies being produced in the next-gen format, it could live on in voice Over IP video. Microsoft-owned Skype on Thursday announced that it is developing the technology to make 3D video calls a reality – but admitted that it could take years before users can expect to see friends and colleagues in...

Skype Messages Are Not Safe From Snooping
2013-05-21 12:39:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Technology news website Ars Technica says it discovered that Microsoft may be snooping into those private messages being sent over Skype. The tech website found that the Microsoft-owned service regularly scans messages for signs of fraud and then holds on to that information indefinitely. The site utilized the skills of security researcher Ashkan Soltani to look into just how secure Skype's message service really is. Soltani was...

Microsoft  Prepares To Switch Messenger Users to Skype
2013-02-15 17:36:45

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online This week Microsoft outlined its plans to move users of its Messenger platform over to Skype. Microsoft originally planned to retire Messenger in all countries except mainland China by the end of the first quarter of 2013. However, it now appears that the transition may take a little longer than originally stated. Plans for the switchover were detailed by Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft on ZDNet. Microsoft executives now...

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2011-06-20 13:21:25

According to news reports, Skype Technologies is firing senior executives before Microsoft Corp. completes its purchase of the Internet-calling service. Bloomberg reported that Vice Presidents David Gurl, Christopher Dean, Russ Shaw and Don Albet were dismissed from the company.  The report, who cited sources familiar with the situation, also said Chief Marketing offer Doug Bewsher, head of human resources Anne Gillespie, and executives Ramu Sunkara and Allyson Campa were also fired....

2011-03-14 00:00:27

PicCell Wireles announces a promotional US Virtual Number (USVN) rate plan that offers rates lower than Skype, a popular low-cost VoIP calling service. This strategic move allows the friends and family to reach PicCell phones abroad and only pay domestic US rates, while saving more than ever. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 12, 2011 The incoming rate for USVN calls to PicCell clients is cheaper than using Skype and does not require a Skype account, any third-party software or even a computer and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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