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Skype attacks Fring

Skype attacks Fring

Skype and Fring have been exchanging verbal blows, after the former allegedly blocked the latter's app from accessing the VoIP calling service that makes both so popular.

A press release from Fring stated: "Skype's anti-competitive ambush comes in the wake of Fring's mobile video calling on iPhone 4 launch, which continues to set the standard in rich mobile internet communication."

In a rebuttal, Skype noted that it has been in "discussions with Fring regarding our belief that Fring is breaching our API Terms of Use and End User Licence Agreement" but informed the tech press that "there is no truth to Fring's claims that Skype blocked them".

The internet phone calls specialist went on to explain that Fring had violated Skype's terms by "misusing the Skype software in ways which it was not designed for and which does not scale to meet consumer demand".

Skype claims that Fring has damaged consumer trust in its brand because it removed Skype's service from its iPhone video calling app over the weekend and told TechRadar it will not hesitate to take enforcement action to protect its brand's reputation in future.

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