[Offtopic] Skype beta3, free worldwide conference calls
stephen at melbpc.org.au
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Fri Nov 10 01:50:15 EST 2006
Now, free worldwide computer to computer conference calls
Media Release: SKYPE 3.0 BETA BRINGS THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY TOGETHER
LUXEMBOURG, November 8, 2006 Skype today released the latest version of
its software, Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows. Skype users across the world
can now enjoy even simpler and easier ways to talk to one another with
new features that enable community-led chat and discussion.
We want to give people the freedom to explore the boundaries of
conversation and make internet calling and live online discussions the
most natural thing in the world, says Henry Gomez, Director of Worldwide
The new features of Skype 3.0 include:
* Skypecasts and Public Chats which allow users to join in multi-person
community conversations and discussions.
Skypecasts are now in beta and allow users to browse and join Skypecasts
via a new live window featured in Skype. Skypecasts are live, moderated
discussions allowing groups of up to 100 people from anywhere in the
world to talk to one another.
Skype is also introducing an exciting new community feature - public
chats. Public chats are open, ongoing text conversations based on instant
messaging where users can meet new people and chat about anything they
fancy. A Skype user can start or join a public chat directly from Skype.
Public chat hosts can moderate the flow and content of conversation.
Hosts can also reject or ban users from public chats and set rules on who
can participate and observe the conversation in progress. Public chats
can be promoted using simple online links and web banners in email
signatures, blogs, forums, websites or even Skype mood messages.
* Click-to-call which lets users make calls to ordinary phone numbers
with just one click when surfing different websites, using SkypeOut.
The new version makes it easier for consumers to call ordinary phone
numbers with just one click when surfing the internet. Click-to-Call is
an automatic online phone number recognition feature that works with both
Internet Explorer and Firefox. Click-to-Call allows Skype users to call
directly from any website using SkypeOut.
About Skype .. Skype is the worlds fastest-growing Internet
communication offering, allowing unlimited free voice and video
communication between Skype users. With over 136 million registered
users, Skype is available in 28 languages and is used in almost every
country around the world.
Skype generates revenue through its premium offerings such as making and
receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, voicemail, call
forwarding and personalization including ringtones and avatars. Skype
also has relationships with a growing network of hardware and software
Skype is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). To learn more visit skype.com.
Skype is not a replacement for your ordinary telephone and cannot be used
for emergency calling.
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