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  • Start-up set to take on Skype over video

    A US company has upgraded its cross-platform videoconferencing service and at the same time launched a new plan designed to broaden its appeal to the small to medium business (SMB) segment.

  • IBM intros Lotus cloud suite

    IBM has introduced LotusLive, which it describes as a portfolio of integrated Internet-hosted services for social networking and collaboration in workplaces.

  • The Asus Eee 1000

    It often takes high-tech vendors three tries to get a product right. Microsoft Corp. is the best example of this rule of three. (Think of how buggy and insecureWindows XP was until Service Pack 2 came out.) Upstart mini-laptop maker Asustek Computer Inc., it turns out, is another.

  • Internet Cleanup 5.0

    As you use the Internet, traces of your activities build up on your Mac in the form of things like cookies, caches, entries in your browser history, transcripts of instant messaging chats, and e-mail attachments. Smith Micro's Internet Cleanup provides a suite of tools to help you locate and delete such data to protect your privacy, which is especially important if you're using a shared computer. Several additional tools in the package protect your Mac against certain kinds of spyware, hacking, and other threats.

  • Skype's 'perfect storm' outage

    The situation that prevented millions of people from accessing Skype's internet telephony service late last week was a "perfect storm" and should not reoccur, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Skype 2.5 for Mac's conference and video calls

    After a public beta testing period from mid-November, Skype announced on Wednesday that Skype for Mac 2.5 has gone “gold.” Skype is a VoIP-based chat and messaging service that works on Mac OS X and other operating systems.

  • Skype eyeing up enterprise customers

    After winning over millions of consumers to its largely free Internet telephone services, Skype is preparing to go after businesses eager to reduce their telecommunication costs.

  • Skype VoiP opens for business

    Skype is working to make its Internet telephony service more enterprise friendly, and expects to introduce a beta version of its software with support for enterprise management functions within weeks.