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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 what they look like when Skype begins to roll out its Conversation Ads, which will start appearing today. The ads …

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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 course, Skype apps for Windows and Windows Phone devices, there is no Skype app for the Xbox 360, despite the …

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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 is a place where educators are working with members of the community to enhance learning and bring more resources to …

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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 Kevin Clarke. On one of their weekly Skype chats, Capt. Clarke passed away. A spokesman at the William Beaumont Army …

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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” for chores that she would normally do. I was always partial to “I’m poor so here’s a hug” gift. Unfortunately, …

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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, would have cost Skype a pretty penny to implement on their own. Ars Technica got the scoop from Immunity Security’s …

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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 targeted person as a contact first. According to ComputerWorld, the privacy-breaching tool can uncover the IP address of a Skype …

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Skype Unveils Strange “Humoticons” Facebook App

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 this strange (and seemingly pointless) app. The humoticons app allows users to put their face into a circle and, well, …

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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 today. The app supports free Skype-to-Skype voice calling, and it supports the use of the PS Vita’s front and rear-facing …

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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 use on smartphones. Derek Snyder, Head of Mobile Marketing for Skype, writes on Skype’s The Big Blog: Since releasing the …

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Skype Welcomes You Back To Humanity

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 others over the internet. The company thinks it’s about time we went back to talking instead of just texting. Skype …

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Microsoft Working On HTML5 Version Of Skype For Browsers

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 to everyone. It’s currently stable on Chrome and Mozilla has already shown off their own Firefox demo. It looked like …

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