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Mobile Video Calling to Increase, But Slowly

Mobile Video Calling to Increase, But Slowly

By Sean Patterson March 17, 2014

In the 90s and 80s video calling was assumed to be the eventual successor to the telephone. If TV is an upgrade from radio, the logic follows that video calling must be better than voice calls. That isn’t quite the …

Skype, DonorsChoose Bring The World To Classrooms Skype, DonorsChoose Bring The World To Classrooms

Oh, to be a student today. No more chalkboards, no more wooden desks, no more passing notes in hallways (at least, I assume no more passing notes since every teenager these days comes supplied with a cell phone Gorilla Glued …

Skype iPhone/iPad Apps Get Updated Skype iPhone/iPad Apps Get Updated

Skype just got some new features on the iPhone and iPad versions. An update for the iPhone app includes a feature that reduces shakiness of an outgoing Skype video chat, when you’re using the rear-facing camera. “So, if you’re using …

Skype Updates for Mac OS X Lion Skype Updates for Mac OS X Lion
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Skype announced the launch of a new version of Skype for Max OS X in version 5.3, which includes support for Mac OS X Lion and HD video calls. “Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X is built to work with …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Skype Breaks Record with 29 Million Users Online

Skype has broken a new record, hitting 29 million people online. On Skype’s "Big Blog", Peter Parkes writes:

We’ve passed another milestone – at approximately 1800 GMT yesterday, there were more than 29 million people online on Skype. Another record broken, and an opportunity for us to remind you that you can get Skype in all sorts of places – on your computer, on your mobile and even on your TV.

Skype for Mac – New Version Available for Download

Skype just released a new version of Skype for Mac, which no longer carries the beta label. It also introduces group video calling (as part of a premium package). 

That package also includes live chat customer support, a seven-day free trial, and the option to either purchase a day pass starting at $4.99 or a monthly subscription at $8.99 a month.

Skype Gets New Business Version with Group Video Calling
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Today is a big day for Skype. Not only did the company announce its intent to acquire mobile video provider Qik, but they have also launched a new business version of Skype for Windows with group video calling. 

The feature is specifically designed for businesses who are shifting to an anytime/anywhere workplace model to increase employee productivity and collaboration, a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. 

Skype Takes Video Calls to the iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

Skype has launched a new version of its iPhone app that features video calling – a bold move considering Skype is fresh off a major outage issue, and that this will directly compete with Apple’s new FaceTime feature of the latest iPhones. 

Skype Launches 4.0 For Windows
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Skype has launched version 4.0 for Windows that now includes full-screen video calling and improved call quality.

"Video calling has emerged as a very popular way for people to communicate online," said Mike Bartlett, director of product strategy for Skype.