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How to delete a Skype for Business account

Everything you need to know about deactivating the communications service aimed at businesses
12 Jul 2019
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Technology

Skype rolls out AI captioning

The same technology will be implemented in Microsoft PowerPoint by the end of January
4 Dec 2018
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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
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Network & Internet

Microsoft kills off Skype WiFi

Small businesses may need to find another Wi-Fi option
1 Mar 2017
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Business strategy

Microsoft shuts down UK Skype office

Redundancies will ensue, especially in the engineering divisions
19 Sep 2016
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collaboration

Skype scraps support for older devices

Company ends support for Windows Phone and pre Android 4.03-devices
21 Jul 2016
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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
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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
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Skype Translator rolling out to Windows Desktops

Skype Translator on Windows now available in six voice and 50 written languages
2 Oct 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Nokia X Android smartphone family breaks cover

Phone maker unveils Android-running Nokia X family of devices at MWC.
24 Feb 2014
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Security

Skype scrutinised over PRISM in Luxembourg

Data protection minister investigating VoIP service’s roll in PRISM.
14 Oct 2013
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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
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Security

Microsoft denies NSA has access to services

Redmond adamant it only provides information to comply with valid legal requests.
12 Jul 2013
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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
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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
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malware

Malwarebytes unmasks new Skype phishing scam

Cyber criminals steal validated login credentials while also deploying banking Trojan.
16 May 2013
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Policy & legislation

Microsoft hit with second Skype patent suit

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

Skype preview released for UK Outlook.com users

Microsoft rolls Skype functionality to select group of Outlook.com users.
30 Apr 2013