Rumors are circulating that Cisco is making a move to purchase Skype before the VoIP company's IPO. The move could help Cisco compete in VoIP and unified communications, or perhaps make Cisco itself more attractive as a target for acquisition.
Analysis: Google's habit of introducing non-e-mail features into Gmail works out well, this time.
There is a lot of speculating about what Google is trying to achieve when it integrated Google Voice into Gmail. What if Google had no plan to compete with Facebook or Skype?
The new Gmail Voice Calling feature from Google provides businesses with a tool for streamlined communication and more cost-effective calling directly from the PC.
Google has the right idea fusing Gmail and Google Voice, but it's going to need to do more to do battle with Skype.
Google’s new phone calling system embedded in its e-mail service now competes with Skype. In addition, Google offers an ecosystem of Web services.
Google's low-cost Internet calling service may prove to be a serious money-saver for businesses.