Posts Tagged ‘ skype ’

Russian engineer claims to have reverse engineered older version of Skype

June 2, 2011
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Via Dan York, we find a post on http://skype-open-source.blogspot.com/: Skype protocol reverse engineered, source available for download UPDATE: Here’s the Github page for it: https://github.com/skypeopensource/skypeopensource/downloads

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Hands on with SipToSis SIP / Skype gateway

October 12, 2010
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Hands on with SipToSis SIP / Skype gateway

I’ve known about SipToSis for quite a while but I’ve never worked up the energy to experiment with it.  I finally thought it was about time to do so. When I first considered all the moving pieces to getting it working, I gave myself about a 25% chance of success. To make it even more challenging, I decided to…

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As Stuart notes, Skype iPhone multitasking is borked

July 30, 2010
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Being able to have Skype on the iPhone run in the background is cool.  However, as Stuart notes in his post Skype iPhone Multitasking Not Ready for Prime Time, there are problems in practice. The biggest problem is your battery.  Once you run Skype, it will keep running, and sucking up your battery.  Instead of…

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Skype grossly over hyped, even with the Verizon deal

March 1, 2010
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Ok, short and sweet here. The recent hype about Skype, and in particular surrounding the Verizon deal has been blown WAY out of proportion, IMHO. It’s time to set perspective here. First, Skype was supposed to have killed off traditional telecom by now. Last I checked, that hasn’t happened (still a trillion dollar business).  In…

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Vonage World versus Skype Unlimited World

September 13, 2009
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Below is a run down of what’s different between the Skype “Unlimited World” plan compared to the new “Vonage World” plan. Country Skype Unlimitied World Andorra N/A Bahamas* N/A Bahrain N/A Brazil N/A Brunei* N/A Cyprus N/A Dominican Republic N/A Georgia N/A Guadeloupe N/A Guam* landlines Iceland N/A India* N/A Iraq N/A Jordan N/A Kenya…

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Wishlist for hypothetical replacement P2P Skype core

August 2, 2009
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SkypeJournal speaks about the JoltID conflict. The post has lot a lot of good analysis of the legal battle and I encourage you to read the original post. Phil also suggests it’s an opportunity for a new P2P core for Skype, listing a number of possible improvements. I second that list, but let me also…

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Rejected by Skype

April 23, 2009
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I didn’t make the grade.  They’re not going to let me play with “Skype for SIP”. I guess I’ll find a way to make it through another day, somehow.

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Skype for iPhone challenged by limitations

April 2, 2009
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Skype for iPhone challenged by limitations

Apple’s decision to not allow “background” apps and AT&T’s decison to not allow voice calls over their network, severely limit the utility of Skype’s iPhone application. No calls unless you can get Wifi. In general, incoming calls are impractical, even if you’re on wifi, since the Skype app has to be the one and only…

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Amen to Michael Robertson in note to Skype

September 19, 2008
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Andy refers us to a letter Michael Robertson (CEO of Gizmo) sent to Chris Libertelli at Skype.  In part, it says: [in regards to Skype demanding that wireless companies open their networks], Skype’s actions do not mirror their words to the commission which diminishes credibility for Skype to demand openness. … It appears that when…

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Skype’s future

April 18, 2008
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The Financial Times has stirred up the blogs with their story regarding statements by Ebay CEO John Donahoe hinting that Skype may be sold off if they can’t find “synergies”. Gigaom suggests that a divestment is the right thing to do. You may recall that the original “synergy” argument used to justify the phenomenal valuation…

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