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Luxembourg Authorities Investigating Skype’s Relationship With NSA

Skype is not spying on you, or at least that’s what it said back in July of last year. That claim is now suspect in the wake of the Snowden leaks, especially one that found Skype had made it easier for the NSA/FBI to intercept calls being made on the service. Now Skype’s home country of Luxembourg has opened an …

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Bing Ads Finally Get Those Skype-Integrated Call Extensions

Earlier this year, we reported that Bing was readying Skype-integrated click-to-call mobile ads, and now it has finally announced them. On the Bing Ads blog, Microsoft’s Ambrish Verma introduced Bing’s new Call Extensions, which work across all devices, and utilize Skype. This is something that “no one else can provide,” as Verma notes. This is one way where Microsoft’s acquisition …

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Skype Will No Longer Update Its Windows Phone 7 App

Are you still rockin’ a Windows Phone 7 device? Do you regularly use Skype? If so, you might want to consider upgrading. Skype announced this morning that it has stopped development of Skype for Windows Phone 7. The decision was made after it decided to focus all of its efforts on Windows Phone 8 for the foreseeable future. It also …

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Skype 3D Video Conferencing Soon To Be Reality

In today’s world of online communication, Skype has become synonymous with home-based online video conferencing, and utilizing Skype has become one of the most prominent ways to video chat with other people around the world, especially since its merger with the software giant Microsoft back in 2011. Since Skype has become such a big name within the video conferencing world, …

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Skype Comes To Outlook.com In U.S.

Microsoft announced today that it is launching a preview version of Skype integration in its Outlook.com webmail product in the U.S. The company has been testing it in other markets like the U.K., Brazil and Canada, but until now, U.S. users have had to wait. “The Skype for Outlook.com preview makes it easy to connect with your Skype friends right …

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Kim Kardashian Wanted A Farewell Skype With Ex

Kim Kardashian, who recently gave birth to baby North West, reportedly wanted to have one final Skype conversation with ex-husband, Kris Humphries, to be filmed and to appear on her hit television series, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”. The reality television star, with her show appearing on the popular channel E!, was eager to have the video chat with Kris …

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Is Microsoft The Biggest Big Brother Of Them All?

Microsoft made headlines yesterday when its CEO, Steve Ballmer, announced a massive restructuring of the company. His vision is to have Microsoft provide everything for your life through a number of devices – including phones, TVs, computers and tablets. It’s a marvelous idea, and one that has the potential to put Microsoft back on top. It’s also a terrifying idea …

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Microsoft Allows NSA/FBI To Access Outlook, Skype, Other Communication Software

Over at the YouTube page for Microsoft’s Your Privacy is Our Priority video, the description features the following promise: The lines between public and private may never be perfect, but at Microsoft we are going to keep on trying, because your privacy is our priority. This, in turn, links to a page that discusses Microsoft’s commitment to privacy, and the …

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Video Messaging Is Now A Full-Fledged Feature Of Skype

About a month and a half ago, Skype announced the launch of video messaging for Windows desktop users. It was available in preview mode to Windows 7 users. Today, the company announced that the feature is now out of preview mode, and is now a full-fledged feature of Skype for Windows desktop, Skype for Windows 8, Skype for Mac, Skype …

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Skype Video Messaging Comes To Windows Desktop

Not everybody can be online all the time. For those moments, it’s best to leave a message. That was a little difficult in Skype for Windows as you could only leave text-based messages before, but that all changed this week. Skype announced this week that it’s rolling out the preview of Skype Video Messaging for Windows desktop users. To be …

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Outlook.com Users Can Now Make Skype Calls Directly From Their Inbox

Last year, Microsoft introduced an entirely new Outlook.com in an attempt to revitalize its email client. Early results (from Microsoft) say its working, and now it’s adding even more functionality to tempt more people over to its side. Microsoft announced that it’s rolling out a preview of Skype for Outlook.com to those in the UK today. It already integrated Skype …

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You Can Now Block Contacts In Skype For Windows 8

Do you find yourself hounded by obnoxious or offensive people on Skype for Windows 8? You would normally block such unwanted guests, but Skype for Windows 8 shipped without the functionality. Thankfully, Skype has finally decided to fix that little oversight. Skype announced that its latest update, which went live on March 29, added the ability to block, report or …

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