Skype

Skype review: Retrofitted for the modern age
Software

Skype review: Retrofitted for the modern age

The video conferencing OG boasts a clean in-meeting interface and most of the features you could ask for
27 Apr 2020
Skype takes on Zoom with 'Meet Now' video calling feature
video conferencing

Skype takes on Zoom with 'Meet Now' video calling feature

Users can join meetings without having to sign-up or install the app
6 Apr 2020
How to delete a Skype for Business account
Skype for Business logo
Software

How to delete a Skype for Business account

Everything you need to know about deactivating the communications service aimed at businesses
12 Jul 2019
Skype rolls out AI captioning
Skye app on phone
Technology

Skype rolls out AI captioning

The same technology will be implemented in Microsoft PowerPoint by the end of January
4 Dec 2018
Xbox Live, Office 365, OneDrive and Outlook.com go down
Outage
cloud computing

Xbox Live, Office 365, OneDrive and Outlook.com go down

Users were left unable to log into services for hours overnight
22 Mar 2017
Microsoft kills off Skype WiFi
Network & Internet

Microsoft kills off Skype WiFi

Small businesses may need to find another Wi-Fi option
1 Mar 2017
Microsoft shuts down UK Skype office
Business strategy

Microsoft shuts down UK Skype office

Redundancies will ensue, especially in the engineering divisions
19 Sep 2016
Skype scraps support for older devices
collaboration

Skype scraps support for older devices

Company ends support for Windows Phone and pre Android 4.03-devices
21 Jul 2016
Microsoft signs deal to pre-install apps on Android handsets
Mobile

Microsoft signs deal to pre-install apps on Android handsets

New agreement will put Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Skype in front of Android users in Asia and South America
1 Jun 2016
Skype spam malware 'recruits your PC for a botnet'
malware

Skype spam malware 'recruits your PC for a botnet'

Trojan delivered as Skype message may sign up your computer for botnet, Malwarebytes finds
6 May 2016
Skype Translator rolling out to Windows Desktops
Software

Skype Translator rolling out to Windows Desktops

Skype Translator on Windows now available in six voice and 50 written languages
2 Oct 2015
Court summons Skype after refusal to share customer data
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Court summons Skype after refusal to share customer data

The VoIP company decided not to aid a criminal investigation with message and call information
26 May 2015
Kim Dotcom unveils encrypted Skype-rival MegaChat
Megaphone with social network logos
Software

Kim Dotcom unveils encrypted Skype-rival MegaChat

Kim Dotcom has launched a new encrypted video calling service, MegaChat, to take on Skype
23 Jan 2015
Skype co-founder unveils Wire messaging app
Text messaging
Mobile

Skype co-founder unveils Wire messaging app

The app is available on iOS, Android and OS X, going head-to-head with iMessage and WhatsApp
4 Dec 2014
Office, Xbox and Skype package to retail for $199
cutting costs
Software

Office, Xbox and Skype package to retail for $199

The collection of apps isn't available to users outside of the US - yet
12 Nov 2014
Microsoft’s Star Trek language translator coming in 2014
Software

Microsoft’s Star Trek language translator coming in 2014

Skype Translator will allow two people speaking different languages to communicate in real-time
28 May 2014
Nokia X Android smartphone family breaks cover
Mobile

Nokia X Android smartphone family breaks cover

Phone maker unveils Android-running Nokia X family of devices at MWC.
24 Feb 2014
Skype scrutinised over PRISM in Luxembourg
Skype
Security

Skype scrutinised over PRISM in Luxembourg

Data protection minister investigating VoIP service’s roll in PRISM.
14 Oct 2013
Skype celebrates 10th birthday with 3D video calling
10th birthday
Network & Internet

Skype celebrates 10th birthday with 3D video calling

Microsoft VoIP service confirms it is looking to make 3D video calls a reality.
29 Aug 2013
Microsoft denies NSA has access to services
Security

Microsoft denies NSA has access to services

Redmond adamant it only provides information to comply with valid legal requests.
12 Jul 2013
Yahoo!, Tumblr and the $1.1bn gamble
Business strategy

Yahoo!, Tumblr and the $1.1bn gamble

Is Yahoo!'s big Tumblr gamble a bold move of genius, a security policy for the future, or an expensive folly? Simon Brew takes a look...
31 May 2013
Malwarebytes unmasks new Skype phishing scam
malware

Malwarebytes unmasks new Skype phishing scam

Cyber criminals steal validated login credentials while also deploying banking Trojan.
16 May 2013
Microsoft hit with second Skype patent suit
Patented
Policy & legislation

Microsoft hit with second Skype patent suit

CopyTele alleges VoIP service encryption systems infringe its IP.
2 May 2013