Skype launches video messaging app

2014-10-14 20:15

Microsoft-owned Skype has unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages, as the group seeks to catch up to rivals in the mobile messaging space.

Ukraine - assault may last another month

2014-07-10 21:40

Ukraine has warned that its "all-out" assault on pro-Russian insurgents may last another month and rejected calls for a ceasefire.

Syrian group hacks Skype

2014-01-02 08:54

The Syrian Electronic Army hacker has group set its sights on Skype's social media accounts to accuse Microsoft of spying on user data.

Skype marks 10 years of shrinking the world

2013-08-28 14:38

If David Huang had left his native Taiwan for Sweden a generation ago, he would have taken a giant leap into the unknown.

Operators launch WhatsApp challenger

2012-11-28 16:45

Spain's three biggest mobile operators are teaming up to launch a service they hope will help them better compete with the likes of WhatsApp.

Skype IM privacy bug 'rare'

2012-07-17 10:46

Skype has confirmed that a bug that has caused instant messages to be sent to the wrong contacts.

Wife on Skype with soldier saw bullet hole

2012-05-07 11:00

The wife of a US Army nurse who suddenly collapsed during a Skype video chat with his wife, says she saw a bullet hole in a closet behind him, his family says.

Skype adds Facebook video chat

2011-11-17 22:34

Skype has enabled video chatting with Facebook friends through its Mac and PC software.

EU approves Microsoft's Skype takeover

2011-10-07 20:08

European anti-trust officials have approved Microsoft's $8.5bn takeover of Skype.

Skype for iPad app launched

2011-08-03 21:41

The Luxembourg based communications software group, Skype has announced the release of its Skype for iPad app.

Comcast to sell Skype TV box

2011-06-14 13:03

Comcast is set to announce that it plans to bring Skype calls to TV sets later this year.

Market slams Microsoft's Skype takeover

2011-05-10 22:10

Investors have expressed skepticism over Microsoft plans to buy internet phone service Skype for a pricey $8.5bn.

Skype warns Android phone users

2011-04-15 22:06

Millions of people who use the Skype communications service on Android phones should beware.

Couple marries in Skype wedding

2011-03-08 09:34

A California couple whose wedding plans appeared thwarted have married in a ceremony conducted over Skype.

Video making second mobile revolution

2011-02-17 06:54

Smartphones and tablets are driving a mobile revolution, allowing video to take the lead in a business once dominated by voice calls, industry players and experts say.

Skype may be declared illegal in China

2010-12-31 21:41

China will crack down on what it calls illegal internet telephone providers potentially affecting internet calling service Skype.

Skype recovering after major outage

2010-12-23 21:06

Skype is recovering from a major outage that left millions of people unable to use the popular service.

Low-bandwidth Skype launched

2010-12-06 10:23

Skype has announced a bare-bones version of its software designed to work over low bandwidth connections that often are the only links aid workers in remote places.

Facebook, Skype team up

2010-10-15 12:20

Skype and Facebook have joined forces to let users chat with their friends on the social network.

Skype 'important' to news

2010-09-04 08:00

Skype has become an important tool for television news organisations as producers say it enables them to reach many more people for interviews.

Cisco seeks to acquire Skype - report

2010-08-30 17:46

US networking giant Cisco has made an offer to acquire internet communications firm Skype, technology blog TechCrunch says.

India: Google, Skype ban next

2010-08-13 13:48

India may shut down Google and Skype internet-based messaging services over security concerns, and a similar threat has been aimed at BlackBerry.

Mobile video calls next - Skype

2010-06-15 22:11

Making video calls from a mobile phone to TV sets or computers will be the next frontier for the telecoms industry, Skype has said.

Free Skype calls with Nokia

2010-03-03 15:53

Nokia has said that its smartphone users could begin making free calls after it teamed up with internet phone pioneer Skype which permits free calls.


Elderly given an internet key to family links

2014-07-27 16:00

Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a start-up to develop an application to help the elderly stay in touch.

New app introduces James Bond features

2014-07-10 20:00

A company known for mobile apps designed to thwart government surveillance, Silent Circle, is introducing a secrecy-cloaking phone service.

Australia navy probes sex abuse initiation

2013-11-08 16:21

The Australian navy is investigating allegations of "inappropriate behaviour" related to initiation rites in which young sailors were sexually assaulted with pens and bottles.

Skype to replace Microsoft Messenger

2013-01-10 08:21

Microsoft hassent out word that it will "retire" its Messenger online chat feature on March 15 and replace it with the Skype internet telephony service.

Director uses Skype for auditions

2012-09-10 10:28

Director David O Russell has used Skype for the first time to audition actors for his latest film and introduced the online video chat service to a village in India.

Skype puts ads into free internet calls

2012-06-14 18:39

Skype has began showing callers on-screen ads while they use the globally popular free internet telephone service.

Wife sees soldier die during Skype chat

2012-05-04 22:01

The wife of a US Army medic serving in Afghanistan witnessed his death as the two video chatted via Skype, his family says.

Microsoft closes Skype deal

2011-10-16 14:33

Internet video chat service Skype is now officially a part of Microsoft.

Skype buying GroupMe

2011-08-22 21:12

Skype, in the middle of being bought by Microsoft, has bought group text-messaging company GroupMe.

Facebook launches video chat with Skype

2011-07-07 06:57

CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced Facebook will add Skype video chat to its pages, aiming to spice up the appeal while fending off increased competition from Google.

Skype scrambles after service trouble

2011-05-27 10:32

Skype has moved to fix a problem that caused the popular internet telephone service to be inaccessible for a "small number" of users.

Microsoft to buy Skype - source

2011-05-10 11:52

Microsoft Corp is close to buying web video conferencing service Skype Technologies for $8.5bn, a source has said.

Facebook, Google mull Skype deals

2011-05-05 16:09

Facebook and Google Inc are separately considering a tie-up with Skype after the web video conferencing service delayed its initial public offering.

Children learn maths with Skype

2011-04-08 14:01

An engineer uses Skype to teach rural children in India mathematics despite challenges of regular electricity.

Skype to introduce ads

2011-03-07 22:47

Skype, the hugely popular free internet communications service, has announced plans to introduce advertising as it seeks to boost revenue ahead of going public.

Skype partner says it's legal in China

2011-01-04 16:31

Skype's partner in China, TOM Group, says the web-based calling service is complying with Chinese law.

Skype adds 3G video calling to iPhone

2010-12-30 19:29

A new version of the free iPhone app for Skype SA will let users make and receive video calls.

Users complain as Skype goes down

2010-12-22 22:31

Skype is suffering technical problems, prompting users of the popular internet communications service to take to Twitter to complain.

Mount Everest goes online

2010-10-30 16:01

Climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, now have access to high-speed internet near its 5.2km base camp, the last gathering point on the journey to the top.

US wants online wiretaps

2010-09-27 20:03

The administration of US President Barack Obama wants to make it easier for the government to eavesdrop on internet and email communications.

Google, Skype under fire in India

2010-08-31 11:26

After BlackBerry won a reprieve, Google and Skype have stepped into the firing line as India's security agencies widened their crackdown on communications firms.

India eyes Google and Skype ban

2010-08-13 22:11

India may ask Google and Skype for greater access to encrypted information once it resolves security concerns with BlackBerry.

Skype offers free calls in SA

2010-06-30 08:53

Skype is giving users 120 free minutes for calls to landline numbers in SA.

Millions get Skype iPhone 3G app

2010-06-02 22:15

Millions of consumers have downloaded a Skype Web telephony application allowing users of iPhones to use the service over cellular networks.

LG to bring Skype calls to TV

2010-01-06 12:00

Skype says that new internet-enabled, high-definition televisions from Panasonic of Japan and South Korea's LG will feature Skype voice and video calling.

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