Calls Archive

31 Jul 2015

Homejoy calls it quits, Google scoops tech team

Deep pockets may be an essential element for competing effectively in the exploding on-demand economy. Today, the on-demand cleaning services company Homejoy announced it was closing shop on 31 July, after… Gigaom Search
27 Apr 2015

Former Shell Chairman Calls For Fossil Fuels To “Change Profoundly”

Chairman of the Carbon Trust and former chairman of Shell UK James Smith has called on oil and gas companies to “change profoundly over the next couple of decades … if costly climate damage is to be avoided.”
26 Feb 2015

Orange’s Libon app lets you take calls to your number over Wi-Fi

Libon, the WhatsApp and Skype competitor from French carrier group Orange, has an interesting new feature called Reach Me, which will allow people to send and receive calls over Wi-Fi using… Gigaom Search
28 Nov 2014

EU Parliament calls on Commission to consider Google break-up

The call, which was anticipated, does not have any concrete effects but it does increase pressure on the European Commission to take a hard line with Google over the abuse of… Gigaom Search
25 Oct 2014

Forget house calls: What doctors can (and can’t) do remotely with telehealth products

Laws and regulations differ from state to state, as does insurance coverage and acceptance within and without the medical field, but millions of Americans are now getting some form of care… Gigaom Search
19 Sep 2014

Sprint’s newest gadget lets you route mobile calls over a wired phone

There are still a lot of people who want to talk on traditional phones at home, but don’t see the point in maintaing separate home and mobile numbers. Now Sprint is… Gigaom Search
13 Jun 2014

Making it more expensive to receive calls is pretty counterproductive, study finds

Apparently, if you make it more expensive to call somewhere, people are less likely to call that place. Obvious, you’d think, but empirical evidence is always welcome, and on Friday the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
4 Jun 2014

IEA report calls for $48 trillion investment to meet global energy needs by 2035

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed that countries must invest over $ 48 trillion in the next 21 years to meet the global energy needs. CTBR – News
18 Apr 2014

Desmond Tutu Calls For Disinvestment In Fossil Fuel Industry

Originally published on Eden Keeper. Desmond Tutu, a South African Anglican bishop and climate change activist, has called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the fossil fuel industry for driving global warming. “During the anti-apartheid struggle in South
18 Mar 2014

NSA can record and search through a whole country’s voice calls, but how remains a mystery

The NSA devised a system called RETRO that can search through all voice calls in a country over the preceding month, according to the latest revelation to come out of the Snowden leaks. On Tuesday the Washington