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Microsoft releases preview of updated Skype Desktop app

Microsoft is starting to roll out a preview of a redesigned version of its Skype application for Windows and Mac desktop users. (Image: Microsoft) The Skype Desktop preview released today is not the same as the Universal Windows Platform version for Skype for Windows 10. Instead, this is the updated ...

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Cisco's Q4 marred by losses despite revenue beat

Cisco reported in-line fourth quarter financial results Wednesday despite significant segment losses and a weak revenue outlook for the current quarter. The networking giant delivered a net income of $2.4 billion, or 48 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 61 cents per share on revenue of $12.1 billion, down 4 ...

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Vodafone overhauls Red post-paid mobile plans

(Image: Vodafone) Vodafone Australia has announced a refresh of its Red post-paid mobile plans, introducing SIM-only plans and a choice between different monthly instalments while consumers are paying off a handset, as well as allowing them to choose between several add-ons. Under Vodafone’s new plans, customers can buy smartphones outright ...

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MNF plans geographic expansion across APAC

(Image: MNF) Australian retail and wholesale voice-over-IP (VoIP) provider MNF Group has detailed its plans for the upcoming financial year, saying it will continue to push growth through geographic expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Such expansion will be driven by its Global Wholesale segment, MNF said, as it invests in ...

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6 percent of FttN NBN connections cannot hit 25Mbps

Users sitting on the end of long copper runs could potentially be stuck with a connection incapable of hitting the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) mandated 25Mbps until well into the next decade. In response to Senate Estimates Questions on Notice, NBN said of all its fibre-to-the-node (FttN) connections, as of ...

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Vodafone chooses NBN modem with backup 4G for NBN outages

(Image: Vodafone) Vodafone has announced it will be entering the NBN market with a modem capable of using the telco’s 4G network for backup connectivity when waiting for the NBN to initially be connected, or when an NBN outage occurs. The backup connection will provide maximum speeds of 12/1Mbps, which ...

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LogMeIn buys AI chatbot maker Nanorep

Remote access software maker LogMeIn is acquiring Israeli software firm Nanorep for around $45 million. Nanorep’s platform uses AI and natural language processing technologies to build chatbots and virtual assistants for online customer service. Its pitch is that its tools are out-of-the-box and easy to use but also able to ...

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