We'll jump at the chance for automated expense reporting whenever we can and Microsoft's Cortana and Skype bots have potential to help travelers book trips. We just need to see whether travelers will trust bots as they've trusted their own booking capabilities in the past.
The world is moving closer to a vision of no language barriers -- enabled by technology -- and it will do wonders for increasing seamless travel around the globe.
3D screen technology will penetrate the TV and smartphone markets first and consumer interest in those still remain low. Skype is years away from introducing a product to the public.
Emiratis have found their way around Etisalat’s block for years, but it’s more prudent for the operator find a way to work with over-the-top Internet services rather than resist them and secure its own death.
Skype’s gift cards could generate more revenue than Hotel Tonight's and Uber's recently launched and comparable credit programs because Skype is a much larger operation and due to immediacy of the video platform.
A major glitch in the preview release makes users constantly accessible to their contacts, even after they quit the app. This is especially cumbersome on Skype where contacts are spread across various time zones.
Although Skype’s usage continues to climb at expedient rates, partnerships, in place of product innovation, will keep Skype ahead of its competitors for only so long before younger companies capitalize on new technology.
Besides better sound, Skype's new program will automatically adjust users' Internet connection from 3G to Wi-Fi to hopefully smooth Internet hiccups that cause stalled video chats.
Skype definitely deserves a spot on your "packing list" because in addition to calling features, the latest updates make photo-sharing a lot easier for business or leisure travelers on the go.
There is a ton of skepticism here about whether the startup, acquired by Microsoft/Skype, can really build a seamless, mobile, group-travel planning experience and whether or not people will care if it does.