Skype, MySpace Partner

Skype will offer add its voice functionality to MySpace, the companies said Wednesday. Skypes Internet phone service will be available on the social-networking Web sites instant-messaging function. Users will be able to make free calls to through Skype to other Skype or MySpace users, the companies said. The plan will launch in 20 countries that […]

Skype CEO Steps Down, eBay Takes Impairment Charge

eBay Inc. said Monday Skype co-founder and CEO Niklas Zennstrom has stepped down. Zennstrom helped found the Internet phone company in 2003 and will become executive chairman of its board. Michael van Swaaij, the companys chief strategy officer, will serve as CEO of Skype until it finds a permanent successor. eBay Inc. also said Monday […]

Are Designer Phone Companies the Future?

If pundits are right, communications is no longer a standalone business. Its a service that is offered alongside another business, such as entertainment or retail. In this futurist view, any business can provide communications services as a way to engage customers with the companies products or services in a more intimate way, up to and […]


TELECOM POLICY REFORM IN Washington this fall took a sudden turn in the direction of deep quagmire as House backers of new pro-Bell legislation stirred howls of protest across a wide spectrum of affected parties, including some who had been supportive of earlier legislative efforts. [Bartons bill] would create gatekeepers for the internet with negative […]

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