Jive Talking

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Jive Talking

Andy brought to my attention a company called Jyve. Their company name seems to be a play on the words "Jive Talking" since it works in conjunction with Skype - a VoIP "talking" software solution. I could be wrong though. Certainly, listening to the Bee Gees Jive Talking song on the radio this morning could have something to do with it. Did I just admit that?

Come on, sing it with me!

It's just your jive talkin'
You're telling me lies, yeah
Jive talkin'
You wear a disguise
Jive talkin'
So misunderstood, yeah
Jive talkin'
You really no good

Anyway, Jyve has a product that lets you view your Skype presence on a web page. So for example, you can visit a web page, see a Skype icon that changes depending on their status, and then if they are "Available" you can initiate a call simply by clicking on the icon/buton.

According to LinuxWorld and ITWorld: The story isn't meant to be public because the deal with Qzoxy is still under NDA, and the Canadian company won't discuss it. But the deal is that if you want "presence" on your web page, you can get it, with a public beta test through Qzoxy partner Jyve. The test was announced in a Skype forum and in full (in case they discover the security breach!) says: "Qzoxy Software and Jyve have teamed up to bring advanced Web-based functions and enhancements to the Skype experience through the new Skype API. We would be most appreciative if a few hundred dedicated Skypers could help us test our new server products. You don't need to download or install anything, just register on a forum like this one; and make a couple of test posts, the difference is this forum has a little bit of 'Skype Magic' inside... which we hope to bring to all of you here shortly."

Andy thinks the "leak" was an intentional to give Skype some marketing hype. He's probably right.

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