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Why Mobile Must Solve Its Data Dilemma – Or Die

As little as 18 months ago, mobile VoIP and IP messaging apps were considered niche by operators. Now we pose the biggest “threat” the industry has even seen. In fact, a Telco 2.0report suggests that within three years, 40 per cent of messaging and 21 per cent of voice revenues […]
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The FBI Is About To Launch A New Unit That Wants To Spy On Skype Conversations

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=fbi%20agents&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1336400337&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=89f19667abe4da11af9f0014c2589dfb&dbm=PY2004&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] The FBI is in the process of launching a new surveillance unit to help the bureau snoop on conversations that take place on Skype and other wireless communications, CNET reports. The new unit has a very unassuming name: the Domestic Communications Assistance centre.CNET parsed through government […]
The FBI Is About To Launch A New Unit That Wants To Spy On Skype Conversations
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Microsoft Insider: Here’s Why We Bought Skype

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Microsoft bought Skype to make a big move into the IP communications space, as well as for its huge audience and its peer-to-peer video chat, says a source who was involved in the deal.But the deal does not signal a major shift in Microsoft’s M&A strategy — it’s […]
Microsoft Insider: Here’s Why We Bought Skype
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Ballmer Would Not Let Skype Shop Around For A Better Deal

[credit provider=”Microsoft”] Steve Ballmer oversaw Microsoft’s $8.5 billion Skype bid himself, and insisted that Skype sign a “no-shop” clause to keep it from soliciting other bids, according to Bloomberg.Microsoft was already negotiating a partnership with Skype when Ballmer talked to Windows and Office execs and heard enough to convince him […]
Ballmer Would Not Let Skype Shop Around For A Better Deal