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More Android Phones To Get Skype Video Chat More Android Phones To Get Skype Video Chat
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While Google is fighting everybody in the tech industry–at least it seems that way–over Android patents, the mobile device operating system received some additional usability, thanks to the Skype 2.1 application update. Actually, Skype’s video chat service was already supported …

What is Facebook Vibes? What is Facebook Vibes?
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By now I’m sure you heard of the Skype-powered Facebook video calling that was announced yesterday, if not you can read more here. Essentially you install a small application and it upgrades your regular old Facebook chat to include a …

Facebook Launches Video Calling, Group Chat: Twitter Sounds Off Facebook Launches Video Calling, Group Chat: Twitter Sounds Off
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We now know what Zuckerberg was talking about when he announced his “awesome” new thing last week. And no, much to the chagrin of millions, Facebook is not launching the dislike button. Rumors about the announcement ranged from the unveiling …

Zuckerberg On Facebook’s Awesome New Things Zuckerberg On Facebook’s Awesome New Things
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Facebook is currently holding a live announcement discussing the launch of three new Facebook integrations today, group chat, video calling (powered by Skype) and a new design for Facebook chat. During the product introduction portion, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took …

Liveblog: Skype-Powered Facebook Video Chat Announcement Liveblog: Skype-Powered Facebook Video Chat Announcement
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Late last week reports began to circulate that Facebook would be engaging in a more in-depth partnership with Skype to offer in-browser video chat. Well the speculation is now over, and the rumors were true… Facebook is getting Skype-powered video …

WATCH: Facebook’s “Awesome” Announcement LIVE WATCH: Facebook’s “Awesome” Announcement LIVE

Today Facebook will make an “awesome” announcement at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST). It’s rumored to be a more in depth partnership with Skype, which will integrate video chat directly into Facebook. We first heard rumblings of a Skype-powered …

Skype 5.2 Now Available for the Mac Skype 5.2 Now Available for the Mac

Shortly after releasing Skype 5.5 for Windows, with Facebook integration, the company has just released an updated version of their voice and video calling software for Mac, Skype 5.2. (The 5.1 beta version was released in late 2010, and received …

Facebook’s Awesome New Thing: Skype-Powered Video Chat? Facebook’s Awesome New Thing: Skype-Powered Video Chat?
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Not to be outdone by Google and all the buzz (no pun intended) surrounding their brand new social project, Google +, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made an announcement of his own yesterday. Speaking to reporters at Facebook’s Seattle office, Zuckerberg …

Skype Launches Video Calling for Android Skype Launches Video Calling for Android
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Skype announced the launch of Skype video calling for Android devices. Users can make video calls with other Skype users on Android, iPhone, Mac, Windows, and TVs via 3G and/or Wi-Fi. For the first phase of the launch, Skype for …

Google Looks to the Crowd to Take On Microsoft and Skype Google Looks to the Crowd to Take On Microsoft and Skype

Google was already starting to compete with Skype a little, by releasing things like video chat within Gmail, but Gmail is only a small segment of people in the broader landscape of web users. Now Google is thinking bigger, and …

Skype Gets More Integrated with Facebook Skype Gets More Integrated with Facebook

Skype announced today that it is adding deeper Facebook integration with the new Skype 5.5 beta version for Windows. It will allow you to instant message Facebook friends directly through Skype, using the Facebook contacts tab within the service, which …

Comcast Customers to Get HD Skype Video Calls From Their TVs Comcast Customers to Get HD Skype Video Calls From Their TVs

Comcast and Skype have joined forces to bring customers HD video calling on their TVs. The two companies have entered a strategic partnership, which will allow Comcast customers to communicate with their friends and family through their TV via HD …

Can Skype Help Microsoft Beat Google? Can Skype Help Microsoft Beat Google?
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You’ve probably heard by now that Microsoft is buying Skype (pending regulatory approval). This is Microsoft’s biggest acquisition to date at $8.5 billion, and Skype’s second acquisition (it’s already been bought and sold by eBay). Since Skype’s release from eBay, …

Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion
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Microsoft and Skype just announced that Microsoft is buying Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, and that the deal has already been approved by both boards of directors. Skype is being sold by an investment group led by Silver Lake …

Facebook, Google Weighing Skype Deal? Facebook, Google Weighing Skype Deal?

According to “two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions,” both Facebook and Google are weighing deals with popular video conferencing service Skype. According to Reuters, both Facebook and Google have held discussions about forming joint ventures with Skype, and …

Video Chat Between iOS and Android, Courtesy of Qik and Skype Video Chat Between iOS and Android, Courtesy of Qik and Skype
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Qik, the mobile video company that Skype recently acquired, has launched a new version of its Android app and an update for its iPhone app, which allow people with Android devices and iOS devices to video chat with one another. …

Skype Android Vulnerability Puts Personal Info at Risk Skype Android Vulnerability Puts Personal Info at Risk

A vulnerability in Skype and Skype Video for Android has been discovered, which can leave sensitive information at the mercy of other, malicious apps. The detective work came from Justin Case at Android Police, who explains, “On April 11, a …

Russia to Ban Skype, Gmail? Russia to Ban Skype, Gmail?
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Russian Internet News Roundup: Skype, Gmail Ban Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) is set to propose a ban on the popular sites Skype, Hotmail and Gmail.  The FSB is concerned that since the services use foreign made encryption technology, their …

Skype Launches Platform To Connect Teachers
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Skype has launched a free online platform aimed at connecting teachers with other educators and classrooms around the globe. The new platform called “Skype in the classroom,” is designed to help teachers find each other and related projects according to …

Skype Hits 30 Million Users Online Record Skype Hits 30 Million Users Online Record
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In this industry, we often look at growth numbers for companies – how many users they have. These numbers are always interesting to watch, but they are not always indicative of just how popular a particular service is. Just because …

Qik for iPhone Improved with Qik Video Connect App Launched at SXSW

This week at SXSW, Qik, which was recently acquired by Skype, launched Qik Video Connect for the iPhone. WebProNews spoke with co-founder Bhaskar Roy about the product at the event. “Whoever are my friends on Qik – I can watch …