The Skype snafu came during the testimony of Gordon Scott Pleasants, a professor at Seminole State College, where Zimmerman took classes.As Pleasants appeared on the video screen, a steady string of incoming calls prompted numerous windows to pop-up, blocking his face.
You can also say that both companies stole the idea from the old 976 pay-per-call numbers.
To use the new service, both sides of the call must be using the newest version of Skype (220.127.116.11) for Windows.
Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
(AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool) (CBS) -- Proceedings in the George Zimmerman murder trial were interrupted Wednesday morning when a witness testifying over Skype began receiving repeated incoming calls, forcing attorneys to switch from the video conferencing system to speaker phone.
But it introduced hundreds of millions of users to IM.
As Michael Albers, VP of Communications Product at Oath, AOL's parent company, said, "If you were a 90s kid, chances are there was a time when AIM was a huge part of your life.
Once upon a time, AOL was the entry ramp to the internet super-highway.
Subsequently, its instant-messaging system, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), became the first popular instant messaging (IM) system.
Pleasants began laughing as he was forced to repeatedly decline the calls.