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Skype Now Warming 70 Million Android Devices Skype Now Warming 70 Million Android Devices

If you’re a user of an Android device and you regularly see faces talking to you from your smartphone or tablet, you’re far from being the only person with this condition. Well, for clarity’s sake, hopefully you see those faces …

Skype For Mac OS X Updated to 5.8 Skype For Mac OS X Updated to 5.8

Ethiopian citizens may never know it, but Skype today released an update for its Mac OS X client. The new version brings Skype for the Mac up to version 5.8. The latest version has a few improvements and a streamlined …

Facebook Tests “Call” Button On Timelines To Boost Video Chat Facebook Tests “Call” Button On Timelines To Boost Video Chat
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When Facebook announced Skype-powered video chat back in July of 2011, it set off a flurry of one-on-one video calling that quickly made it one of Facebook’s most popular features. Wait, you’re not using Facebook to video chat all the …

Ethiopian Regime Criminalizes Skype And Other VoIP Services Ethiopian Regime Criminalizes Skype And Other VoIP Services
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In what some people are calling a response to the “Arab Spring” that recently swept across Northern Africa, the extremist regime currently running the impoverished nation of Ethiopia has outlawed Skype and other VoIP services. The new law prohibits all …

Skype’s New Conversation Ads Start Appearing Today Skype’s New Conversation Ads Start Appearing Today

Hopefully you remember the faces of the people you are close enough to Skype with. Why else would you Skype with someone in the first place, right? Well, remember those fellow Skype users’ faces well enough that you won’t forget …

Microsoft Still Trying To Find A Place For Skype Microsoft Still Trying To Find A Place For Skype

When Microsoft shelled out $8.5 billion for Skype last year, they promised that the video calling service would be integrated into a variety of Microsoft’s products. Seven and a half months later, however, that hasn’t happened. While there are, of …

The Education Foundation and Skype Launch Learning Lab The Education Foundation and Skype Launch Learning Lab

Skype has been working to integrate technology into the classroom for some time now and their latest partnership with the United Kingdom’s Educational Foundation will go a long way to bring value and expertise to that effort. The Education Foundation …

Wife Witnesses Deployed Husband Die Over Skype

An Army wife talking to her deployed husband over Skype is not that strange of an occurrence. Watching her deployed husband die while talking to him over Skype is. This is exactly what happened to the wife of Captain Bruce …

Skype Offering Mother’s Day Video Cards Skype Offering Mother’s Day Video Cards

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it. The annual holiday is a chance for us to show our mothers how much we appreciate them. Some people buy flowers or chocolates. They might even give their mother a “coupon” …

Skype Begins Using Linux Boxes For Its VoIP Services Skype Begins Using Linux Boxes For Its VoIP Services

With Skype now being owned by Microsoft, the company has the advantage of being able to completely overhaul their infrastructure for the betterment of their own and its users’ security. The change, replacing its P2P “supernodes” with Microsoft-hosted Linux boxes, …

Skype Investigating Exploit That Reveals Users’ IP Addresses Skype Investigating Exploit That Reveals Users’ IP Addresses

Skype announced today that it’s looking into a new tool that retains a user’s last known IP address. The tool, for which instructions were posted on Pastebin last Thursday, reveals a person’s IP address without the need to add the …

Skype Unveils Strange “Humoticons” Facebook App Skype Unveils Strange “Humoticons” Facebook App
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As a part of its “It’s Time for Skype” marketing campaign, Skype announced today the “Skype Humoticons” app for Facebook. The announcement came on Skype’s Big Blog, where Francie Strong, director of global marketing at Skype, detailed the thought behind …

New Skype For PS Vita App Lets You Chat Without Ruining Your Game

After just launching their app on Windows Phone on Monday, Skype is coming to another one of your handheld devices: your PS Vita. The all new Skype app for PlayStation Vita is set to hit the PlayStation Store sometime later …

Skype for Windows Phone Officially Released Skype for Windows Phone Officially Released

A finalized version of the Skype app for Windows Phones has finally been released. A beta version of the app has been available since February, but this official release brings with it a few features that optimize the app for …

Skype Welcomes You Back To Humanity Skype Welcomes You Back To Humanity
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Texting people is easy, isn’t it? It has changed the way we communicate with each other by replacing phone calls with short sentences via text. Skype once changed the way we communicated as well by allowing us to talk to …

Microsoft Working On HTML5 Version Of Skype For Browsers Microsoft Working On HTML5 Version Of Skype For Browsers
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In previous discussions on WebRTC, I mentioned that the technology is a threat to Skype. For those that are unfamiliar, WebRTC is essentially an browser-powered video chat client. It uses HTML5 and other open Web standards to bring video chat …

Ashton Kutcher Invests in Dwolla Ashton Kutcher Invests in Dwolla
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Ashton Kutcher, a longtime investor in all things tech, has told the The Des Moines Register yesterday that he’s invested in Iowa smartphone payment startup Dwolla. Dwolla defines itself amongst other similar platforms, like Jack Dorsey’s Square Inc., by being …

Skype Celebrates 40 Million Concurrent Users Milestone Skype Celebrates 40 Million Concurrent Users Milestone

It looks like Skype use hasn’t slowed down at all after Microsoft acquired the company last year for $8.5 billion. And in the last couple of months, they have been announcing milestone after milestone on their blog. Near the end …

Science Fiction Stacks Up To Real Technology [Infographic] Science Fiction Stacks Up To Real Technology [Infographic]
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One of my favorite genres of fiction is science fiction. It’s fun to see what writers see as being the future of technology. From the original Metropolis to Star Trek to The Fifth Element, mankind has always imagined the next …

Skype Ad Campaign Targets Facebook, Twitter Skype Ad Campaign Targets Facebook, Twitter

Skype has launched a new ad campaign that advocates face-to-face interaction over text-based communication. The “It’s time for Skype” campaign is apparently meant to emphasize the ways that technology has de-personalized the way we communicate with one another. The ads …

Skype And Bing Team Up For Mutual Promotion Skype And Bing Team Up For Mutual Promotion

It’s not a secret anymore that Microsoft bought Skype to the tune of $8.5 billion last year. In the deal, Microsoft pledged to keep Skype available across all devices and retain it as the communication vehicle of choice for people …