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Skype hits new record for active users

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It appears last month's global outage did little to slow the growth of communications service Skype, with the service having hit a record 27 million simultaneous users yesterday. Gigaom spotted a tweet from Skype's official account...

Skype Launches Low-Cost Global Calling Plans

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Skype on Monday launched an aggressive $9.95-a-month international calling plan for U.S. customers that includes landlines and some cell phone calls to 34 countries. The action by the eBay unit comes just days after eBay's...

iPhone gets It's own "Unlimited" Calling Plan.

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Today, Apple released It's official "Unlimited" calling plan for the Apple iPhone. The plan starts at $119.99/monthly and comes with: Unlimited Voice Calling Unlimited email and web surfing Visual Voicemail 200 Text Messages...

Skype offers Pre-Paid Calling Cards at Wal-Mart

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Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, plans to offer the first pre-paid cards for Skype VoIP calls along with a line of Skype certified headsets, webcams, and handsets that it will sell in the Internet and...

Free Net calling goes beyond the PC

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A version of Skype software for PDAs (personal digital assistants) is expected in the next few months, founder Niklas Zennstrom said in a recent interview. Currently, the software is available only for personal computers. Skype's...

Call of Duty calling on mapmakers

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Activision competition will dole out prizes to the top fan-created levels for its best-selling WWII shooter. Today, Activision kicked off its Call of Duty Mapmaker Competition, which will award the best fan-made...

A Win for Internet Calling

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Internet phone services got a big boost yesterday as federal regulators declared that one company offering a free version is not subject to traditional phone rules. The burgeoning Internet phone industry, which promises...

Lindows bundles OS with free calling

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Lindows.com on Tuesday released a new version of its operating system meshed with Internet telephony technology created by company CEO Michael Robertson. LindowsOS 4.5 comes with Session Initiation Protocol, or SIP, technology that allows PC...

Hi - it's America calling

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Microsoft has joined with AT&T Wireless in a deal that could open new channels for its .Net services and extend the Windows operating system into new markets. As expected, the software giant...

Lucent calling the COPS

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Bell Labs researchers say they've jumped a significant hurdle in the continuing development of mobile phone technology: allowing a caller to use the same phone anywhere in the world. So-called global roaming is virtually impossible...

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