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2014-06-04 12:35:08

Peter Gotcher Appointed to GoPro Board of Directors SAN MATEO, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, maker of one of the world's most versatile cameras and enabler of some of today's most engaging content, today announced that Tony Bates and Peter Gotcher have been appointed to GoPro's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Gotcher has been appointed to GoPro's Audit Committee. Mr. Bates has also been named President of GoPro, reporting directly to GoPro founder and...

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...

Groups Want To Know About Skype Privacy
2013-01-25 20:02:01

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Thursday, several groups including Reporters Without Borders and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, along with 43 other campaign groups, asked Microsoft via an open letter to reveal whether law enforcement can eavesdrop on calls among Skype´s 250 million monthly users worldwide. The letter was addressed to Skype Division President Tony Bates, as well as Microsoft´s Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch and Microsoft...

Windows Live Messenger Users Told To Move To Skype
2012-11-07 06:31:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed recent rumors that it would retire its Windows Live Messenger and migrate nearly all of its users to Skype. “We've got good news to share! Skype and Messenger are coming together. Millions of Messenger users will be able to reach their Messenger friends on Skype,” wrote Tony Bates, President of the Microsoft´s Skype division, in a blog posting. “By updating to Skype,...

2012-04-08 23:00:26

Nashville marketing firm Horton Group announces expansion, adds social media marketing strategist Tony Bates to the team. Horton Group is online at http://www.HortonGroup.com. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 08, 2012 Horton Group in Nashville announced that it has added Social Media Strategist Tony Bates to the staff and is continuing to expand social media marketing services offered to area businesses. At Horton Group, Bates joins a department that includes Social Media Manager Kristyn...

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...

2010-10-05 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...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'