Skype and Apple Devices Responsible for 8% of global international calling minutes, and with its users making 3.1 billion minutes of calls to landlines and mobiles in the third quarter of 2009, Skype is a leading global internet communications company. And of course, Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls are completely free. In the third quarter of 2009, Skype users made 27.7 billion minutes of Skype-to-Skype calls, and over a third of these were video calls.
VOIP Voice Over Internet Protocol How VoIP WorksVoIP services convert your voice into a digital signal that travels over the Internet. If you are calling a regular phone number, the signal is converted to a regular telephone signal before it reaches the destination. VoIP can allow you to make a call directly from a computer, a special VoIP phone, or a traditional phone connected to a special adapter. In addition, wireless "hot spots" in locations such as airports, parks, and cafes allow you to connect to the Internet and may enable you to use VoIP service wirelessly.
Annotated Bibliography Retrieved from http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://psdesignzone.com/PHP/uploads/SkypeLogo.jpg&imgrefurl=http://psdesignzone.com/use-photohsop-to-create-the-skype-logo&h=400&w=400&sz=13&tbnid=NMuqGxcswABI_M:&tbnh=124&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dskype%2Blogo&usg=__Cjbgzw-UgC1p7Tq7k9dZCqb-bSw=&ei=ftq8S9O1BIf8tAOD3qT-BA&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image&ved=0CAYQ9QEwAA This was a logo I got off the Internet that is one of the Skype logos that the company uses for its advertising. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skype Wikipedia was used to search for the definition of Skype, it also discussed the origins of the company and the many functions the product has. It also discusses the many important dates in the history of the company. Retrieved from http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/using-skype-at-school.html The uses of Skype in a school setting are discussed in this website. It talks about how the many different areas in education that the technology can be used. Retrieved from http://freewebtools.wordpress.com/communications/ The downfalls of Skype, or the cons are discussed in this website. I used it as a reference to gather ideas of what are the disadvantages of the product. Retrieved from http://www.fcc.gov/voip/ Information on how VOIP works was included in this site. I got a synopsis of the technology and how it works here. Retrieved from http://www.voip.com/ Voip.com is the website for the company named VOIP. They offer voice over internet protocol services. http://www.vonage.com/ Retrieved from http://www.ladieswholaunch.com/magazine/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/voip2.jpg A graphic art image was retrieved from this site. It is used on the conclusions and recommendations slide of the powerpoint. Retrieved from http://www.mobiletopsoft.com/images/news/skype1.jpg A Skype advertisement logo was retrieved from this site. It was also used in the conclusions and recommendations slide. Retrieved from http://www.technama.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/skype_logo_online.png This was a logo that was used at the beginning of my presentation. The logo is a Skype logo.