• News tagged "skype"

Thursday, 17 Jan 2013

Facebook Implements Free VoIP Calling in US iPhone Messenger App

Facebook Implements Free VoIP Calling in US iPhone Messenger App

Facebook has just launched a free VoIP call service via their Messenger app for iPhones. This feature is limited to US iPhones for now, with no further information on when this feature will appear for users outside of US.

Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013

Skype to Replace Windows Live Messenger on 15 March (Update)

Skype to Replace Windows Live Messenger on 15 March (Update)

Microsoft has confirmed that Skype will be replacing Windows Live Messenger on March 15 2013. The company plans to retire Windows Live Messenger in all countries except mainland China.

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012

Skype for Windows 8 Announced (Update)

Skype for Windows 8 Announced (Update)

Skype, the voice call and chat service provider which was acquired by Microsoft late last year for US$8.5 million, has announced a new Modern-style version of Skype for Windows 8. The app will be pre-installed on devices from 12 manufacturers, and be made available in the Windows Store come October 26.

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012

Aver Debuts VC-Skype Integration Solution at CommunicAsia 2012

Aver Debuts VC-Skype Integration Solution at CommunicAsia 2012

Aver today announced VCBridge, a video conferencing protocol bridge which is the industry's first and only device to incorporate Skype video calls directly into an H.323 multipoint video conference.

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012

Skype App Comes to Windows Phone Alongside Lower Hardware Requirements

Skype App Comes to Windows Phone Alongside Lower Hardware Requirements

At Mobile World Congress 2012, Microsoft chose to keep things simple by announcing the release of the Skype App for Windows Phone, alongside new hardware requirements for devices targeted at entry level markets.

Friday, 21 Oct 2011

Skype's Security Flaw Can Expose A User's Identity, Location and Filesharing Habits

Skype's Security Flaw Can Expose A User's Identity, Location and Filesharing Habits

By exploiting a security flaw in Skype, security researchers are able to identity the user, track his location as well as monitor his P2P activities.

Monday, 17 Oct 2011

Microsoft Closes Skype Deal

Microsoft Closes Skype Deal

Remember that earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would acquire Skype for US$8.5 billion? That deal has officially closed, and the voice call and chat service giant is now a new business unit in Microsoft.

Monday, 10 Oct 2011

EU Gives Green Light to Microsoft for Skype Buy Over in Europe

EU Gives Green Light to Microsoft for Skype Buy Over in Europe

Persistence has paid off for Microsoft as the European Commission approves its buy over of Skype, a marked turnaround in their less-than-cordial relation.

Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011

Good News and Bad News for iPhone and iPad Skype Users

Good News and Bad News for iPhone and iPad Skype Users

Skype releases a new version for the Iphone and Ipad which might turn out to be a double edged sword. While it does offer improvements over the previous version, there are extra costs as well in the form of advertisements.

Monday, 22 Aug 2011

Skype Joins Group Messaging Fray With GroupMe Acquisition

Skype Joins Group Messaging Fray With GroupMe Acquisition

More signs that the group messaging scene is exploding? Microsoft is looking to join in the group messaging party via Skype, who agreed to acquire group messaging app GroupMe.

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