Skype confirms video messaging feature; Who cares if VoIP can save you money?


More news from around the World Wide Web…

> Skype confirms video messaging feature with legal change. Article

> Who still cares how much money VoIP can save? Article

> Getting real with VoIP: What it takes to make the switch. Blog

> NextPlane enables unified communications and social media federation. Release

> Westcon teams with Polycom to map the future of unified communications. Release

Telecom News

> While talks at the World Conference on International Telecommunications continued Friday, indications are that week two could be a good deal more controversial than the event's troubled first week. Article

> FiberLight, a growing competitive fiber-based provider, secured a new long-term $105 million financing agreement with CoBank ACB. Article

Cable News

> Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai warned Thursday that the FCC could attempt to regulate the pricing of usage-based broadband packages next year if its net neutrality rules are upheld by an appellate court. Article

> Mediacom struck a five-year deal with Iowa State University to launch a dedicated channel featuring college sports programming in early 2013. Article


> AT&T plans to expand the number and types of services it offers across its IP-based U-verse network to "disrupt" the models of new market segments, company executives said during a consumer industry analyst conference held recently in Atlanta and reported by Telecompetitor. Article

> Even as a new round of set-tops move through FCC approvals, a pair of international multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs)--TeliaSonera and Deutsche Telekom--are planning a business without them. Article

Online Video News

> Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wanted the world to know that members were watching "nearly a billion hours per month" so he posted an item on Facebook in early July saying just that. Article

> Online video will "take significant market share from [the] traditional broadcasting market" in 2013, according to seven predictions for digital media released by researchers Frost & Sullivan. Article

And finally… Adobe's social media maven. Blog