Internet pages in Taiwan (especially for web page URLs with the .tw extension) are now required to adopt a content rating system. The Government Information Office setup a non-profit foundation called TICRF, or Taiwan Internet Content Rating Foundation, to promote this service. ISPs and portals are now required to label pages with sexual or violent languages / photos.
WASHINGTON - SBC Communications Inc. sees little challenge to its traditional telephone business from services such as Skype that offer free phone calls over the Internet, SBC‘s chief financial officer said on Thursday. "I don‘t see it as a significant threat," SBC CFO Rick Lindner said in an interview with Reuters. "The fears of what may happen there are overblown."
"It is very clear that voice communications is moving on to the
Internet," Whitman said. "In the end, the price that anyone can provide
for voice transmission on the Net will trend toward zero."
EBay estimates Skype will produce revenues of $60 million in 2005 and more than $200 million in 2006. EBay Chairman and Chief Executive Meg Whitman told analysts on Wednesday that Skype would make its money from add-on services, not phone calls.
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