CES – The BlogHaus Impact

My legs are just recovering from walking miles on Wednesday and Thursday in an attempt to see all the exhibits involving Skype. A full post outlining what I found will follow in the next day or so. Am taking the weekend off in Las Vegas where we have seen some interesting country outside Las Vegas […]

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CES: 3 Days Down; One to Go

Finally got to do some floor visits Tuesday over lunchtime and spent Wednesday afternoon visiting Skype hardware partner booths in the Sands Expo Center. Items that may become posts: Will the Skype-eBay integration become much more viral with an eBay tab in your Skype client? Will any Skype hardware vendors figure out how to get […]

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Skype at CES 2007: Skype for Family Conversations

At Skype’s CES 2007 press conference this morning, there were three major announcements: Confirmation of the partnership with Nokia whereby the initial offering will result in Skype as the centerpiece for handling Internet-enabled conversations on the new Nokia N800 Internet Tablet. While the N800 is available today, the Skype participation will be an upgrade expected […]

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Nokia annouces role for Skype in new N800 Internet Tablet

Earlier today Nokia, with over 850 million wireless handsets sold, announced a new partnership with Skype: From a Business Week report this morning: Nokia said it will cooperate with eBay Inc.’s Skype telecommunications subsidiary to enable cell phone users to make calls over the Internet, particularly with its new N800 Internet Tablet, which allows wireless […]

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A Successor to Every Home Entertainment Device

Bill Gates keynote this evening of course introduced Windows Vista; however, it is not simply an operating system “upgrade” but rather a transformational product that brings media management and storage to the consumer audience. You can find more details in the multiple posts that will flow out; however, at the Bloghaus we were able to […]

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Skype 3.0: I Don’t “Dial” Phone Numbers

During our absence in December I did have the opportunity to evaluate and, more importantly, “experience” three relatively new ways of making voice calls: Skype 3.0 Gold Release with its ability to create “Click-to-Call” for any phone number in an Internet Explorer or Firefox web browser. (Complementing the latest release of the Skype Email Toolbar) […]

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Getting Ready for CES 2007

A few thoughts as I prepare to head out to Las Vegas this evening. While a 15-year veteran of the former Comdex, this is only my second CES show. But interesting to note how it is approaching the size and popularity that Comdex had in its heyday. While Bill Gates continues to give keynotes, there […]

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Skype Wake Up Call III: The Commentary

This is the third of three posts discussing Skype’s PR management with the aim of improving the PR relationships associated with the launch of new Skype software and associated services. In the first post I outlined the problem; in the second post I proposed a proven solution; in this third post I want to review […]

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Click-to-Call: Skype 1, Google {Many}

In a game where the lowest number wins! Google announced a Click-to-Call feature for Google Maps yesterday. So I go to Google Maps, select Businesses, enter “restaurants” into the Type of Business box and “Mississauga {Home Postal Code}” into the “Where” box. And I get: Click on B for Golden View Restaurants (where we obtain […]

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Skype Goes Truly Mobile….

.. in the UK at least. Today, as one partner participating in the 3 X-Series service announcement by Hutchison Whampoa’s 3 Group, Skype has announced its first truly mobile offering where Skype users can make “free” Skype-to-Skype calls on a mobile phone. Starting December 1, 3 Group will launch a new flat fee mobile broadband […]

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