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Security, Skype and the Blackberry

Over the past couple of months there have been posts about various means to access Skype from the Blackberry: One common questions that arises is that of security when you are providing your login name and password to a "server" that acts as a Skype gateway from your wireless device. I have had a chance […]

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OnState Converts Skype IM Client into a Chat Center Agent

Over the past few years Live Chat, along with Click-to-Call, have become common tools embedded in marketing and e-commerce websites. To be effective the chat or voice session has to assume site visitors have no other tools beyond the browser to act as a chat client or voice device. Live Person has become one of […]

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Skype Video for “Live On Location” Television

Take a MacBook with embedded webcam, add Skype video and mix into a WiFi Connection Amber MacArthur is a local Toronto-based technology reporter who not only does daily television broadcast reports for CityTV but also has her own online video podcasts. Last Wednesday at mesh 2007 I found her in one of the conference […]

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Skype for Salesforce: Evolution, Promotion and Initial Implementation

With the launch of Skype for last week, I had the opportunity to talk with some of the people behind the launch and learn more about its evolution as a free Salesforce AppExchange offering. Scott Miller, Skype’s Director of Business Development, based in San Jose, pointed out that Skype initially partnered with back […]

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Technology Diary from a European Trip.

As indicated in previous posts (here and here) I recently completed a ten day European trip to Hanover, Germany for CeBit and returned via London where I visited the Skype offices. But Skype was not the only communications play I explored and employed during this trip. There are other players out there having their own […]

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Skype 3.2 Sets New Standard for Sound Quality

When Skype Vice President Stefan Oberg spoke at VON Canada last year his theme was how Skype’s goal was to be “Better Than a Phone”. To make his point he mentioned how even the simple task of plugging in a headset (often on the rear of a desktop PC or in a laptop docking station) […]

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Unyte – An Extras Gallery Success Story

Intuitive Desktop Sharing Application Brining in Over 5,000 Installs Daily WebDialogs has been offering beta versions of its Unyte desktop sharing application for Skype for over six months. However, with the release of Skype 3.0, Unyte has become one of the top downloads from the Extras Gallery resulting in over 5,000 installations daily. Simply doing […]

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Skype Goal: “Better than a phone”

The highlight of today’s sessions at Voice over the Net Canada was a presentation by Stefan Oberg, General Manager, Skype for Desktop and Skype Hardware. Stefan’s theme built on Alec Saunders’ Voice 2.0 Manifesto by talking about how Skype is working to be “better than a phone”. After reviewing the history of text messaging from […]

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