August 30, 2010
Posted: 1349 GMT
9-month old Alanna 'touching' her father through Skype while he is serving in Iraq. He's spent more time with Alanna over Skype than he has in person.
Cisco Systems is rumored to have put in a bid for Skype, before it completes its planned initial public offering. That’s according to the web publication TechCrunch.
All of this comes just as Google has launched Gmail Calls – a VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) – and a potential major competitor for Skype. According to Google, within 24 hours of the launch of Gmail Calls users placed one million calls.
So tonight we’re looking at voice calls over the internet and how those networks measure up to mobile networks and social networks. Who do you think has more users? Facebook, Twitter or Skype? You might be surprised by the answer. Find out at 2000 CET!