Tag Archives: Skype

Donald Williams Named Global Engineering EVP at Polycom

Donald Williams, formerly vice president and head of engineering at software company  Prysm, has been named executive VP of worldwide engineering at Polycom. Polycom said Monday Williams will lead the firm’s efforts to develop audio, video and content sharing platforms, as well as manage engineering team members in North America, China and …

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MIL to Help FirstNet Adopt Microsoft Office 365; Marisa Daley Comments

MIL Corp. has been selected to transition the First Responder Network Authority‘s systems to Microsoft‘s Office 365 suite of cloud-based applications. The company will be responsible for the integration and management of FirstNet’s email platforms, account configurations, collaboration tools Skype and SharePoint, service desk training and document management efforts under …

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Jonathan Chadwick Joins Cognizant Technology Board; Francisco D’Souza Comments

Jonathan Chadwick — formerly executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer at VMware — has joined the board of directors of Cognizant Technology. Chadwick will also serve on Cognizant’s audit committee and as a board member until the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting later this year, Cognizant said Tuesday. “Jonathan brings a …

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Microsoft Completes $8.5B Skype Acquisition, Welcomes New Team

Skype will become a business unit of Microsoft Corp. after the board of directors of each company agreed on the terms of an $8.5 billion acquisition. Microsoft said the move will accelerate the companies’ efforts to transform real-time communications for consumers and enterprise customers. In the long term, Microsft will integrate Skype into many …

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European Union Signs Off on Microsoft Purchase of Skype

The European Union approved Microsoft’s $8.5 billion purchase of online phone company Skype. The EU’s approval is thought to be the final hurdle in finalizing the deal. There had been opposition to the acquisition from competitors of Skype, who argued the communication company’s 145 million active users combined with Microsoft’s market …

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Nokia Developer Forums Hit By Cyberattack

Nokia has suspended its developer forum website after it discovered a recent attack that resulted in members’ data being compromised. The database tapped by hackers included  member e-mail addresses and, in some cases, personally identifiable information such as birthdates, homepage URLs and screen names from messaging services such as AIM, …

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Hacker Cracks Skype to 'Become Famous'

A Russian self-proclaimed “freelance researcher” claims to have reverse-engineered part of Skype’s code to make the program an open source and then released the code online, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The hacker, Efim Bushmanov, said in addition to making Skype open source, he wants to find “friends who can …

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AT&T Government Solutions to Connect Military Families

AT&T Government Solutions has been granted a series of task orders worth up to $48 million to provide satellite-based voice, video and Internet services to military service personnel who are deployed overseas. The task orders will allow AT&T and its partners to use network management, professional services, and satellite communication …

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Skype's Encryption Technology Reverse Engineered

A group of crytoanalysts have published what they claim is the Skype encryption algorithm. The group, led by Sean O’Neil, claim to have successfully reverse engineered the RC4 cipher, an encryption technology used by Skype. The encryption technology is used by Skype to protect communications between clients and the company’s …

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Primus Puts Its Money on VoIP Expansion

We’ve heard plenty of bad news lately from the world of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). First, there was the SunRocket debacle, where thousands of customers had to scramble to find new Internet phone service providers. Then Skype temporarily blacked out, leaving millions of global users in the lurch. So it’s a relief …

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