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Poly has been leading the way in office voice conferencing equipment for 25 years, but a picture tells a thousand words. Now you can bring business-class high-def video to your conferences, even if space is constrained, with the EagleEye Mini USB camera.

Video comms company Zoom has announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended January 31, 2021, and says it marked "a string finish to an unprecedented year for Zoom", which has Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, Jitsi, Bitrix24, Skype and so many other players in the video space fighting for supremacy.

Published in Business IT
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 04:01

Data breaches lead to loss of trust – and business

Identity provider Okta's research shows a data breach could dislodge nearly half of a company's customer base.

Published in Security

The wholesale voice carrier market is likely to register significant gains in coming years owing to the increasing trend of international VoIP calling and rising penetration of smartphones, according to a recent study that forecasts the market is set to grow from its current market value of more than US$20 billion to over US$45 billion by 2026 - gaining “remarkable traction” over the 2020 to 2026 period.

Published in Business Telecoms
Friday, 21 August 2020 10:17

NZ broadband peak speeds drop, tests reveal

There has been 10% drop in the peak time broadband speeds of high-speed Fibre Max in New Zealand, according to the country’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission.

Published in Market

If Apple had to remove the WeChat app from its app store due to an executive order issued by US President Donald Trump, that would mean a loss of Chinese users who make up nearly a third of iPhone users around the globe, an influential Taiwanese stock analyst has warned.

Published in Government Tech Policy
GUEST CONTRIBUTION Late 2019 and I was captivated by a futuristic article that talked about empty cities with workers sprawled across the country side, tele-commuting the new norm and virtual offices the status quo.
Published in Mobility

Australia’s Telecommunications Association Telsoc has repeated its call for the federal government to fast-track improvements to the country’s telecommunications infrastructure – including mobile and the National Broadband Network – as part of its response to the Coronavirus.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Skype can no longer be accessed on the Web using the Firefox browser on both Linux and Windows, as of Wednesday morning. The same applies to Opera.

Published in Apps

Global data analytics vendor Qlik has acquired the CrunchBot AI-powered analytics bot along with Crunch Data’s team of AI and solution development professionals.

Published in Strategy

Amazon's talented Alexa assistant has gained yet another new skill, letting users make Skype calls by voice, and with the Echo Show and Echo Spot, making video calls, too. 

Published in Home Tech

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has started an inquiry into regulation of wholesale mobile voice and SMS services – and whether to vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service declaration or to make a new declaration.

Global telecommunications companies are under intense pressure to adapt in a rapidly changing market, as they face dramatic changes in the political, business, and economic environment and the accelerating pace of technological innovation, according to a new risk report.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Open Whisper Systems, the maker of the privacy-focused Signal messaging app, will be helping Microsoft to introduce a Private Conversations feature in Skype.

Published in Security
Monday, 11 December 2017 09:00

Skype, VLC used to spread surveillance software

Popular software packages like Skype and VLC media player (32-bit) for Windows are being used to spread surveillance software which has been christened StrongPity2 by researchers from Slovakian security firm ESET.

Published in Security

Six years after it acquired the popular communications software Skype, Microsoft appears to be unable to produce a version that works properly on Linux.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 20:38

Weploy appoints former Silicon Valley recruiter

Australian on-demand recruitment start-up Weploy has appointed former Silicon Valley recruiter Marissa Senzaki as head of Talent Acquisition and Weployee Experience.

Published in People Moves
Friday, 21 July 2017 12:02

Are your work chats private?

A new report from Reportlinker Insights has found that 57% of respondents to a survey believe there is no guarantee that workplace conversations on things like Slack, HipChat, Campfire, Facebook, Lync, or Skype will remain private.

Published in Business Software
Monday, 17 July 2017 15:14

Skype to pass on 'Netflix' tax

Users of the paid versions of Skype or those who purchase Skype credit will be required to pay the 10% Australian goods and services tax from 1 August.

Published in Mobility

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has raised concerns about future federal government funding of the National Relay Service which has a critical role as a communications channel for Australians who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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