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Skype

No Skype content data handed to governments, claims Microsoft
Secret document
software as a service (SaaS)

No Skype content data handed to governments, claims Microsoft

Businesses also largely untargeted by official information requests
30 Sep 2013
Xbox One UK release date confirmed, with cloud gaming adoption set to soar
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software as a service (SaaS)

Xbox One UK release date confirmed, with cloud gaming adoption set to soar

Release date confirmed for Xbox One cloud-connected gaming console
5 Sep 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
Outlook.com early adopters get extra Skydrive storage and Skype group video
outlook
collaboration

Outlook.com early adopters get extra Skydrive storage and Skype group video

First migrators to new cloud email service rewarded as part of anniversary celebrations
14 Aug 2013
Microsoft denies NSA has access to services
"Privacy" written atop a circuit board
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
Roulette wheel
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
Some goldfish being lured by fishing hooks
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
Skype preview released for UK Outlook.com users
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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
Skype migration delayed until 8 April, confirms Microsoft
business apps

Skype migration delayed until 8 April, confirms Microsoft

Skype switch from Live Messenger for desktop users will take "weeks to complete".
18 Feb 2013
Skype scoops up international voice traffic
voice recognition

Skype scoops up international voice traffic

VoIP service leaves traditional international voice call carriers for dust.
18 Feb 2013
Microsoft ordered to clarify Skype privacy fears
Skype
hacking

Microsoft ordered to clarify Skype privacy fears

Privacy advocates want Microsoft to publish transparency reports detailing government requests for personal data.
25 Jan 2013
Confusion reigns over Microsoft's Windows Messenger
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Software

Confusion reigns over Microsoft's Windows Messenger

Reports suggest the firm will start winding down service from March, but will not be switching it off completely for another 12 months.
11 Jan 2013
Orange launches smartphone app for free calls and texts
Smartphone users
Mobile

Orange launches smartphone app for free calls and texts

Mobile operator prepares to do battle with WhatsApp, Skype and Viber with new free smartphone offering.
23 Nov 2012
Rebtel muses on future of mobile operators as data demands
VoIP
Mobile

Rebtel muses on future of mobile operators as data demands

Mobile VoIP service provider claims falling margins could prompt operators to call it quits on voice.
22 Nov 2012
UPDATED: Skype suspends password resets in wake of account
Password and username box
Security

UPDATED: Skype suspends password resets in wake of account

Messaging giant responds to reports that email security flaw could leave users exposed to attack.
14 Nov 2012
Skype takes wraps off SMB networking platform
Cloud communications
cloud computing

Skype takes wraps off SMB networking platform

VOIP provider repackages classroom offering for the workplace.
8 Nov 2012
Microsoft drops Live Messenger for Skype
VoIP
Mobile

Microsoft drops Live Messenger for Skype

Users will be moved over to VoIP app soon, reports suggest.
6 Nov 2012
Skype users threatened by worm
A Skype user
Security

Skype users threatened by worm

Malware spread by "lol" link could hold PC users to ransom.
9 Oct 2012
UK consumers confused by software updates
Update screen
Software

UK consumers confused by software updates

To coincide with International Technology Update Week, a new report highlights gaps in the UK's IT knowledge.
26 Jul 2012
Microsoft’s plans for Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2013
Software

Microsoft’s plans for Office 2013

After releasing the Office 2013 Consumer Preview, Simon Brew takes a look at where Microsoft plans on taking its business next.
20 Jul 2012
EU clears Microsoft's Skype acquisition
legal hammer
Business strategy

EU clears Microsoft's Skype acquisition

Microsoft's purchase of Skype is given the go ahead in the EU.
10 Oct 2011
Skype buys GroupMe in group messaging play
Skype
Mobile

Skype buys GroupMe in group messaging play

Skype is to acquire GroupMe as it looks to expand its comms offerings into the text space.
22 Aug 2011
Week in Review: Phone hacking and police snooper sackings
Week in Review
Software

Week in Review: Phone hacking and police snooper sackings

This week, with the epic phone hacking scandal still raging on, it's reported hundreds of police have been snooping on data they shouldn't be looking …
8 Jul 2011