Posts Tagged: skype


WhatsApp, Hike, and Skype could be forced to pay up in India

Telecom companies in India want regulatory body to bring back the revenue they're losing out as users shift to free apps like WhatsApp, Hike...

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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Myanmar’s new mobile internet users embrace Android smartphones, pick Viber over Facebook

Half of Myanmar’s mobile internet users came online during the past 12 months. They're using Android smartphones and checking out messagin...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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Skype has a new partner in China, but users will probably still be spied on

Microsoft-owned Skype terminated its previous joint-venture partnership in China earlier this month, and today the company has unveiled its ...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 3:02 pm
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Nimbuzz takes a stab at Skype and telcos with cheap international calls from India

Nimbuzz takes a stab at Skype and telcos with cheap international calls from India

European-made chat app Nimbuzz has long been popular in India, and it might be about to grow even more with the launch of cheap internationa...

  • October 22, 2013
  • at 5:33 pm
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Pakistani province looks set to ban Skype, Viber and maybe other messaging apps

Pakistani province looks set to ban Skype, Viber and maybe other messaging apps

One Pakistani province looks set to ban Skype and maybe other messaging apps, the Tribune reports today. The southern province of Sindh will...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 10:48 pm
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New mobile chat app Maaii focuses on voice calls, challenges Viber, Line, and WeChat

Maaii, a Hong Kong-made mobile chat app, has made a big impact in Southeast Asia recently. The app allows users to chat and make free or low...

  • August 19, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Line Opens Sponsored Channels for Third-Party Apps; Will Rivals KakaoTalk and WeChat Follow Suit?

Japan-based chat app Line yesterday announced a new feature that enables sponsored promotions of third-party apps in its platform called “...

  • June 22, 2013
  • at 1:51 am
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China Mobile Challenges Skype and WeChat With a New Globally Targeted App

China Mobile (NYSE:CHL; HKG:0941), the world’s biggest mobile telco by user-base, has perhaps been inspired by the worldwide success of We...

  • May 31, 2013
  • at 10:33 am
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Microsoft Under Fire For Skype China Business and Alleged Chat Intercepts

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is under fire from dozens of rights advocates today in the form of an open letter to Skype which calls on the new ow...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 10:59 am
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This father-son duo just made free voice calls a reality

This father-son duo just made free voice calls a reality

What they did was to create an app that allows quality calls to be made even on 2G networks.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
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You can now call cell phones and landlines using Line, but only on Android

The latest update to Japan’s top social messaging app Line comes with a Viber- and Skype-like voice call feature (hat-tip to @WhatT...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 8:08 pm
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Microsoft snaps up Skype’s operations in China, nabbing the app’s 100 million domestic users

Today Microsoft announced that it would be taking hold of Skype’s operations in China, where it currently lays claim to 100 million regist...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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Can chat app Maaii v2.2 rival Line or Skype?

A Hong Kong-made mobile chat app Maaii led by former head of Skype Asia Chris Lewis has been making a name for its focus on voice calls and ...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Qraved raises seed funding from Rebright Partners, 500 Startups, and Skype co-founder Toivo Annus

It has only been ten days since Indonesia’s social dining directory Qraved was released to the public and we’ve already heard great news...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 2:49 am
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India’s Upcoming PRISM Gets a Boost With Israeli Interception Tools Deal

It’s already clear that India will have a Central Monitoring System (CMS) put in place later this year to monitor phone and internet commu...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 11:05 am
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KakaoTalk Releases PC Version To Compete with Line, Viber, and Skype

KakaoTalk is now entering the desktop chatting battle with KakaoTalk PC. We'll see how it fares against an already crowded space.

  • June 20, 2013
  • at 1:35 pm
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Skype used in Indonesian court

Indonesian Court Uses Skype to Hear Testimonies for the First Time Ever

Technology has definitely made our lives easier. And the Indonesian legal system is looking to be open to such perks as Detik reported a cou...

  • March 8, 2013
  • at 8:15 pm
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MSN Users Down 10 Million Over 2 Years, Is Microsoft’s China IM Dream Dead?

A week ago, we wrote that Microsoft wouldn’t be merging MSN and Skype in China, primarily because Skype isn’t particularly popul...

  • November 20, 2012
  • at 2:00 am
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