Posts tagged ‘Skype’

The long slow death of Skype for Asterisk.

My guess is that Skype had a change of heart between the project’s announcement and beta. So Skype deliberately hobbled SFA. What were they scared of ? Openness I think.

Continue Reading May 25, 2011 at 9:21 am 9 comments

The gtalk/skype/sip/irc asynchronous UC mashup

Users from all three of the ‘islands’ in the VoIP world (SIP, Skype and GoogleTalk) could all participate on an equal basis in a conference about VoIP. Not only that, but their IM messages were also exchanged freely, all with the correct attribution.

Continue Reading March 14, 2011 at 4:41 pm 5 comments

The way to create a new product or service when you already have one.

Contrast Digium’s careful step-by-step community involvement in the design of Asterisk Scalable Communications Framework with the way Skype treats their ecosystem (like Fring and Nimbuzz )

Continue Reading November 15, 2010 at 3:02 pm 4 comments

The cracks start to appear in the Skype architecture.

An increasing number of Skype’s endpoints don’t fully interoperate.

Continue Reading September 3, 2010 at 10:44 am 3 comments

The zero-install femtocell – AKA FaceTime

So where does Facetime leave the carrier ? On the face of it Apple are doing them out of minutes for no return. Surprisingly the carriers are probably going to be pretty relaxed about it.

Continue Reading July 4, 2010 at 10:51 am 5 comments

The. best. job. ever. – build Skype 2.0 in a year.

What a brilliant opportunity for the engineers who get to work on this! It has everything – VoIP, hard deadlines, massive users, adequate resources, well defined requirements, most (but not all) of the necessary components already exist.

Continue Reading August 2, 2009 at 3:26 pm 7 comments


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