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Microsoft’s online message, phone and video chat service Skype has denied making changes to its system “in order to provide law officers greater access” to its members’ conversations.
Skype for iPad briefly surfaced on Apple’s App Store this morning, promising to unlock net-based voice and video calling for tablet aficionados, but the app mysteriously disappeared just as quickly. In its wake: a puzzling “temporarily removed” note.
irst, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters that the company was planning to “launch something awesome” next week. Next, Facebook e-mailed journalists (including myself) with an invitation to a Facebook Event at 10:00 AM PDT on Wednesday July 6, 2011.
Now, the rumors and speculation are starting to pour in. The most likely one so far is the announcement of Skype video integration on Facebook (one of my many guesses when Zuckerberg first declared that something awesome was coming next week).
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Friday that it had cleared Microsoft to buy Skype.
Skype has a solution for bringing tech savvy users back online. It requires deleting the shared.xml file, instructions for which are available for Windows 7, XP and Mac OS X (so yes, Apple computers have been bitten by the same bug too). A simpler fix is said to be in the works as well.
It’s about keeping up with consumer demand. It’s about giving consumers what they expect–fewer dropped calls, faster speeds, and access to state-of-the-art mobile broadband Internet service.”
The once-dominant software company has agreed to pay more than three times Skype’s valuation just 18 months ago
As two Internet powerhouses slug it out to tie the knot with Skype, Facebook looks likely to be a more aggressive suitor than Google, and the world’s largest social network may make for a better fit.
It’s rare that a new piece of software generates only positive feedback, but the world’s most popular VoIP app has seemingly frustrated throngs of loyal Mac users, including a number of technologically savvy individuals within these very walls.