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Wireless throttling: Senators ask 4 significant providers about video downturns

Wireless throttling: Senators ask 4 significant providers about video downturns

Verizon Three US Senate Democrats today asked the four major wireless carriers about allegations they've been throttling video services and—in the case of Sprint—the senators asked about alleged throttling of Skype video calls. Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent the letters to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, noting that…
Microsoft exterminating the old Skype customer … genuine this time

Microsoft exterminating the old Skype customer … genuine this time

In July, Microsoft announced plans to end support for the "classic" Skype client in September. But those plans were put on hold after the Skype community complained that the new, modern client was missing some beloved features from the classic client. With plans now in place to reinstate those missing features, Microsoft has resurrected plans…
Skype assistance pertaining to Alexa later on this year

Skype assistance pertaining to Alexa later on this year

Enlarge / Skype calling on Alexa hardware. Later this year you'll be able to say "Alexa, call Mom on Skype" and have Amazon's digital assistant do the right thing with Microsoft's messaging network. Microsoft and Amazon have been working to integrate their technology. Earlier in the year, Cortana and Alexa gained the ability to talk…

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