Space Industry and Business News  





.
TECH SPACE
Skype scrambles after service crash

by Staff Writers
San Francisco (AFP) May 26, 2011
Skype on Thursday was scrambling to fix a problem that caused the globally popular Internet telephone service to crash for some users.

"A small number of you may have had problems signing in to Skype," Skype engineer Peter Parkes said in an update at the Luxembourg-based firm's blog.

"This predominantly affects people using Skype for Windows," he continued. "We have identified the problem and will issue a fix in the next few hours."

His message included step-by-step instructions for Skype users to correct the problem on computers powered by Windows, Linux, or Macintosh operating systems.

The outage came just weeks after Microsoft sealed a deal to buy the Internet voice and video leader for $8.5 billion dollars in a move aimed at boosting its presence in an online arena dominated by Google and Facebook.

The purchase of Skype, which reportedly also attracted interest from Cisco, Facebook and Google, is the largest ever by Microsoft and gives it control of one of the few companies whose name has become a verb, as in to "Skype."

Skype users can make low-cost or free phone calls over the Internet using their computers or smartphones. Skype bypasses the standard telephone network by channeling voice and video calls over the Web.




Share This Article With Planet Earth
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook



Related Links
Space Technology News - Applications and Research



Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison

Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News
TECH SPACE
Foxconn polishing plants in China closed after blast
Taipei (AFP) May 24, 2011
Taiwan tech giant Foxconn said Tuesday all its workshops that polish electronic parts and products in China had been shut down for inspection after a deadly explosion at a plant last week. The firm said three workers died and 15 others were hurt in Friday's explosion at the Hongfujin Precision Electronics workshop in southwest China, which assembles Apple's popular iPad 2. The news led a ... read more

.
Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
  


TECH SPACE
China to establish rare earths exchange

Low metal recycling threatens green economy: UN report

Skype scrambles after service crash

Trash to treasure: Turning steel-mill waste into bricks

TECH SPACE
Intelsat General To Support Armed Forces Radio And Television Service

Northrop Grumman Awarded Continuing Operation of Battlefield Airborne Communications Node Contract

ADTI Launches High Performance Antenna Arrays Protype Program

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Develop EHF SatComms Antenna for B-2 Bomber

TECH SPACE
Russia sends two Soyuz carrier rockets to French Guiana

ILS Proton Successfully Launches Telstar 14R And Estrela do Sul 2 for Telesat

Satellites for Asia and India are orbited on Arianespace's third Ariane 5 mission of 2011

Taiwan, Singapore launch satellite

TECH SPACE
Galileo: Europe prepares for October launch

EU announces launch date for first Galileo satellites

Europe's first EGNOS airport to guide down giant Beluga aircraft

'Green' GPS saves fuel, energy

TECH SPACE
Air traffic almost normal as Icelandic volcano settles

Volcano cloud briefly closes north German airspace

Singapore Airlines to set up new low-cost carrier

Expert warns against 'experimenting' with flights in ashw/

TECH SPACE
Advance design-dependent process monitoring for semiconductor wafer manufacturing

New Bandwidth Management Techniques Boost Operating Efficiency In Multi-Core Chips

New electronics material closer to commercial reality

Graphene optical modulators could lead to ultrafast communications

TECH SPACE
GOES-13 Satellite Video Close-Up of Deadly Joplin, Missouri Tornado

GMES Masters seeks innovative uses for Earth observation data

Satellites monitor Icelandic ash plume

NASA/University Japan Quake Study Yields Surprises

TECH SPACE
Bees to monitor air quality at Berlin airport

Europe may ban plastic bags

Falklands mines a running drain of funds

Indian government vows to pursue Bhopal case


The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement