Internet telephony specialist Skype has announced that it has serviced 30 million users online at the same time this week, a new milestone for the VoIP service.
ExclusiveThe Chinese government has moved to ban non-Chinese VoIP/internet telephony services in China, though Skype is refusing to accept the ban.
Skype is a godsend for those families with members dotted all across the UK, or across the globe, in many cases, with the latest news that Skype is set to support video-calling for up to ten people at the same time sure to please many users.
Google has confirmed that it plans to allow American and Canadian users to make free phone calls directly from their Gmail accounts this year, going directly into competition with Skype and other more traditional phone operators.
ExclusiveA Skype VP in the Asia Pacific region set tongues a-wagging earlier this week when he stated that the leading internet telephony company was NOT developing software for Microsoft's Windows 7 mobile platform.
Skype is set to consider offering adverts to keep its VoIP service free, according to the company's CEO.
Twitter may well beat Facebook in the race to offer its users voice-calls, if a new third-party app for the social networking service proves to work this week.
Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis have filed a lawsuit against eBay in the US, claiming that the online auction giant has violated copyright by altering some aspects of the code that was vital to Skype's VoIP client working effectively.
Following recent news that eBay has sold the leading internet telephony service Skype to a group of private investors for a cool £1.9bn, it looks like plans are already in place to develop a platform to better open up Skype to third party developers.