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MICROSOFT BUYS SKYPE FOR $8.5 BILLION

May 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In its biggest deal ever, Microsoft announced today that it had purchased Skype, the company that permits users to make audio and video phone calls over the Internet, for $8.5 billion. But it was not clear what the company plans to do to make Skype profitable. While it said that it would merge the company […]

YOUR TV MAY SOON BECOME YOUR VIDEO PHONE

March 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In the latest evolution towards TV-Internet convergence, Panasonic said on Tuesday that buyers of its new Blu-ray Disc players will be able to make and receive audio and video phone calls through it using the Skype platform. (In addition to the player, users must purchase a $99 camera that attaches to it if they wish […]

U.K. TV HOST QUITS AFTER ADMITTING SEX TALK WITH TWITTER FANS

November 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The co-host of a popular British TV talk show has quit after it was revealed that he had engaged in “sexting” at least 12 female fans on his Twitter account and engaging in inappropriate video chats with them via Skype. Comedian Jason Manford, who landed the hosting job on the BBC’s The One Show last […]