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Saudi couple marry on Skype

A Saudi man studying in the US and a Saudi woman in the kingdom have married via Skype, the online chat application, a report said. “I was in the beginning surprised when I was asked to conduct the marriage between a man in

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Skype says user information safe in Syrian hack

A day after the Syrian Electronic Army said it had hacked into Skype's social media accounts, the Internet calling service acknowledged it had been hit with a "cyber attack" but said no user information was compromised.

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Bahrain mulls clamp on Internet calls

Bahrain is considering introducing controls on calls made via the Internet, including those on Skype and Viber, said a top official. Minister of State for Communications Affairs Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa confirmed the p

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Etisalat unblocks Skype website

The UAE's top telecom operator Etisalat has stopped blocking the website of Skype, the world's No.1 internet-based phone call provider, although the move could put further pressure on the state-controlled firm's revenue.

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Skype, Whatsapp 'must meet local laws'

  Some Internet-based communication tools such as Skype and Whatsapp flout Saudi Arabia's telecom laws, the regulator said on Sunday, instructing telecom operators to quickly ensure these services comply.  

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Skype, Viber face Saudi ban says report

  Some popular internet-based communcation applications, including Skype, Viber and WhatsApp may be banned in Saudi Arabia if the companies fail to provide monitoring servers in the kingdom, a report said.  

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Etisalat likely to offer internet calls by Q2 end

UAE telecoms operator Etisalat  will offer internet-based phone calls by the end of the second quarter, a top executive told Reuters, as the former monopoly tries to fight off competition from Skype and other international providers. &nb

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Skype acquires GroupMe

Skype, the software application that allows users to make free voice, video calls and chats, has entered into an agreement to acquire GroupMe, a provider of mobile group messaging services. GroupMe was founded in 2010 at the Techcrunch Dis

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Facebook launches video chat with Skype

Facebook will add Skype video chat to its pages, aiming to spice up the appeal of the world's No 1 Internet social networking service while fending off increased competition from Google. The agreement, announced by Facebook chief execu

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Skype launches video call on Android phones

Skype, which is being bought by Microsoft for $8.5 billion, introduced a new service on Thursday allowing users of Android phones to make free video calls to Skype contacts, including those on Apple iPhones. The company whose name became s

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