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Facebook’s Video Chat Powered by Skype

by on Jul.08, 2011, under News

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced a major new feature launching in collaboration with Skype: video calling. Yes, finally its here after a lot of rumors going on from a while.

Facebook & Skype

This will bring out a revolution in video calling. Now you can make a video call to an of your Facebook friend from Skype or vice a versa. Facebook worked alongside Skype six months ago to make this feature possible.

Now, whenever you browse to a friend’s profile, you’ll see a new button nestled between the ‘Message’ and ‘Poke’ buttons that says ‘Call’. Click that, the other user will see a popup asking if they want to accept a call, and you’ll be immediately connected

Facebook & Skype Video Calling

Facebook’s Video Calling will go on to compete with existing services like Google + Hangout and Apple’s FaceTime. Skype is in talk Facebook about having some paid products available through the web format soon.

You can get started now by following the link: Facebook Video Chat.

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iCloud Communications Sues Apple

by on Jun.13, 2011, under News

A lawsuit has been filed in the US District Court in Arizona by a company named iCloud Communications claimed trademark infringements against Apple over the use of the name iCloud. iCloud Communications is an Arizona based VoIP equipment, service provider and cloud computing company that has been offering services, since 5 years.

iCloud Communications vs. Apple

The goods and services with which Apple intends to use the ‘iCloud’ trademark are identical or closely related to the goods and services that have been offered by iCloud Communications under the iCloud trademark since its formation.

The company claims that heavy promotion of iCloud by Apple is damaging their business and has decreased their brand value. The complain wants Apple to produce all profits, gains and advantages and also all monetary damages sustained. They also want Apple to deliver for destruction all labels, signs, prints, insignia, letterhead, brochures, business cards, invoices and any other written or recorded material or advertisements.

Apple reportedly spent whopping $4.5 million to acquire the iCloud.com domain from Sweden-based Xcerion. Apple won’t let this go out of their hands easily. We will keep you updated, stay tuned.

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