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Articles tagged with "Skype"

Samsung supports Android, others with new ChatON service

Samsung’s hedging its bets across mobile operating systems with its new instant messaging service ChatON. Based on its own software platform Bada, ChatON will come pre-installed on Samsung devices running on major platforms, including Android, BlackBerry and Bada. The messaging app also supports i ... Full Article »

August 29, 2011 9:10am

What Skype’s purchase of GroupMe means for the future of mobile messaging

The mobile messaging landscape is set for another shakeup following Skype’s purchase of GroupMe, a mobile group messaging provider than was created at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in New York in 2010. "The GroupMe team has created an incredibly sticky group messaging experience that works acr ... Full Article »

August 25, 2011 5:30pm

Skype video hits Android, faces competitors

Skype has updated its Android app to support video chat, a major upgrade for the telecom mobile app. Version 2.0 of Skype for Android lets you place or receive video calls with other Android users, as well as iPhone, Mac or Windows PC users that have the most updated version of Skype. The new video ... Full Article »

June 30, 2011 9:23am

What the Microsoft-Skype deal means to the mobile phone and app industries

All it takes is a mere $8.5 billion to forever change how calls are made. Don’t have that measly sum lying around? Don’t worry, Microsoft (MSFT) is here to help you out with its recently announced acquisition of Skype. So you can save your dollars for a new Windows Phone, or Skype-supported Xbox ... Full Article »

May 11, 2011 5:00pm

Skype patches security holes, adds 3G calling for Android

Good news, Android fans: That big security hole in Skype’s Android app has been patched, so go download the updated version already. Last week, Skype acknowledged that its Android app stored personal information in such a way that it was fairly easy to access and download. The files apparently st ... Full Article »

April 20, 2011 3:01pm

Skype tells Android users to be wary of app downloads. No kidding?

After Android developer Justin Case reported on a Skype vulnerability for its mobile app, Skype’s been vocal about its responsive actions towards addressing the security loophole. "We are working quickly to protect you from this vulnerability, including securing the file permissions on the Skype f ... Full Article »

April 18, 2011 9:55am

Skype gives up Android users’ data, tarnishing Google’s latest bragging rights

It seemed Google (GOOG) was just beginning to recover from its security backlash, after dozens of malware-riddled apps were discovered in the Android Market, and pirated apps have run abound. But a loophole in Skype’s Android app reveals even more security concerns, as the VoIP provider has seemin ... Full Article »

April 15, 2011 9:49am

Verizon touts 4G at CES 2011 press event

Verizon (VZ) was all about the future of its 4G LTE network at its CES 2011 keynote address, announcing plans to expand the service from its current 38 markets of coverage to as many as 140 more markets by the end of the year. The plan is to have the entire nation covered by 4G by 2014. Verizon sai ... Full Article »

January 6, 2011 6:14pm

Skype heads to Android phones in Japan, and other industry news

Skype on Android across the world As Android becomes a more prominent mobile platform, more parties show their support. A new deal with Japanese wireless provider KDDI puts Skype in the hands of more mobile users, for the IS01 and IS03 Android devices. Skype just launched an official Android app ea ... Full Article »

October 18, 2010 11:08am

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