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Skype could be cut off for good

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TrooperBari, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Living far from loved ones? Don't want a land line? Skype it up while you can.

    http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article6735381.ece

    To say I'm displeased by this would be a gross understatement.
     
  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    fuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuck

    It's the only way my wife can talk to (and see!) her family and friends 6,000 miles away without it costing a fortune.
     
  3. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Yeah, I figured you wouldn't be too hot on the idea, either.

    Doesn't Yahoo Messenger have some kind of voice chat?
     
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Yes. I think there are other options (Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ) . . . but they don't perform as seamlessly as Skype.
     
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Will this help?

    http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html
     
  6. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    That sucks. I used Skype a ton when I was in England. Though, wouldn't it be possible to video chat on gmail?
     
  7. Writer33

    Writer33 Member

    This could have an impact on TV news reporting. My newspaper's media partner, a TV station about 45 miles from here, has a reporter working out of our office. He feeds his live stories through Skype.
     
  8. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    g-voice, msn, yahoo etc. all do the job. Although not as good as Skype.
     
  9. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Man, this has been a lifesaver for my wife and her family back in Cape Town. Used to go through a ton of phone cards that gave you 30 minutes for too much money. Now she talks to her mom for three or four hours every Sunday. She has used Yahoo as well but didn't like it as much.
     
  10. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    My brother's with the Guard in Iraq and our family uses Skype a lot.
    Once again, a dispute about money is threatening a good thing.
     
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Sounds a lot like the BlackBerry issue a few years ago.
     
  12. What exactly did eBay get for its $2.5 billion if not "the rights to the technology at the heart of the system"? The name? A logo?

    Remarkably stupid.
     
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