Microsoft Doubling Down on ‘Consumer Experience’ With Uber Exec Hire

Microsoft has hired former Uber exec Manik Gupta to help it build “world-class consumer experiences across all of Microsoft.”

Microsoft Launches Teams for Friends and Family

Microsoft is making its personal feature in Teams available to the public in a bid to grow the platform beyond corporate use.

Zoom Unveils Immersive View

Zoom has unveiled Immersive View, a way to bring together virtual participants into a single, cohesive view.

iPad Pro’s Center Stage Will Work With Third-Party Video Apps

Apple has answered a big question about the upcoming Center Stage iPad Pro feature, stating it will work with third-party video apps.

Microsoft Teams Taking On Zoom With 24-Hour Free Meetings

Microsoft is ramping up its competition with Zoom by offering 24-hour meetings with its free Teams plan.

Microsoft Rolls Out Together Mode to Improve Teams Meetings

Microsoft has rolled out Together mode to Teams in an effort to significantly improve video conferencing.

Microsoft Sets Its Sights on Zoom With Teams Upgrade

Not one to rest on its laurels, Microsoft has released an update to Teams that appears to have Zoom squarely in its sights.

Teams Won’t Replace Skype Just Yet

After Microsoft announced it would deliver Teams for consumers, some worried the news sounded the death knell for Skype. Those worries appear unfounded, at least for now.

Google Meet Free For Everyone

Google has announced that it is making its premium video conferencing product, Google Meet, available for free to everyone.

Online Ads Gaining Traction Amid Pandemic

Research shows that ads are gaining traction as more people are working online and relying on the internet for all aspects of life.

Verizon Snaps Up Zoom Competitor BlueJeans

Verizon Business has announced a definitive agreement to buy up Zoom competitor BlueJeans, as the videoconferencing market heats up.

Microsoft Continues Cloud Hiring, Freezes Other Areas

As the global pandemic continues to take its toll, Microsoft is freezing hiring for many roles, but is continuing to hire for its cloud division.

Skype Adds ‘Meet Now’ Feature to Take On Zoom

In an effort to take on Zoom’s newfound popularity, Microsoft is adding “Meet Now” to Skype, making meetings easier than ever.

ToTok Co-Creator Denies App Is A Tool For UAE Spying

ToTok was recently removed from both Apple and Google’s app stores over allegations it was being used by the United Arab Emirates government to spy on users. In an interview with the Associated Press, co-creator Giacomo Ziani defended the app…

Microsoft Plans to Bring Cortana to Skype

Prepare for your Skype experience to be a little more productive. Microsoft has started integrating its digital assistant Cortana into Skype. However, don’t be surprised if Cortana is not showing in any of your Skype sessions just yet. Apparently, Microsoft…

Skype Partners With PayPal, Users Can Now Send Money Even While Chatting

With the new Skype Send Money feature in place, the “I’m on the phone” excuse for not paying someone quickly becomes obsolete. The popular online messaging app just entered into a partnership with PayPal making it possible for people to…

Skype Becomes More Seamless For Business–No Login Required

Microsoft’s Skype did something very smart today, it made it possible to use Skype in guest mode and with that eliminated a choke spot for using it as a business tool. Often meetings happen spontaneously, someone emails a request to…

You Can Now Try Skype for Business for Mac

Microsoft announced that it is kicking off the public preview of Skype for Business for Mac. Commercial customers can request an invite here. Invites will be issued to IT admins first, and will be expanded to everyone else in the…

Microsoft Rolls Out Skype Video Calling For Edge

Microsoft announced (in preview) new video, voice, and group calling functionality on Microsoft Edge for Windows 10. It utilizes the ORTC media engine that was recently embedded into the browser. “If you use Skype online, whether it’s through Skype for…

Microsoft Announces Skype Universal Windows Platform App Preview for Windows 10

Microsoft announced that in the coming weeks, it will release the initial version of the Skype Universal Windows Platform Preview app to Windows Insiders. This was created after collecting and analyzing feedback from the consumer preview of Skype Integration for…