Skype used to be what you would use to send secure, encrypted, and untraceable messages to friends, family, and business associates all over the world. Not any more.
Blue Jeans unveiled a massive update to its standard pricing today, adding a new licensing model that offers companies unlimited "all you can meet" videoconferencing plans for as low as $10 per user, per month.
The result is a combination of just about every kind of communication you could wish for in a single client: mobile text-message-like messaging, audio, and video. Which means that not only is Viber competing with mobile messaging platforms like the massive WhatsApp, it's also competing with existing VOIP giant Skype.
Skype's long-awaited video voicemail feature is finally here.
Skype calls use 256-bit advanced encryption by default, but that's not secure enough for some people. So a prof at the Warsaw University of Technology has created a way to communicate even more privately on Skype -- by using silence.
It's kind of like a tiny video-oriented social network, with Facebook's 2011 "frictionless sharing" concept brought to life. Except only with people you really, really care about.
Editor's Pick "Imagine the yoga teacher doing online yoga to 50 people," Shapiro said. "Think about an audience of 100 million people ... for instance buying a subscription for an online Zumba class."
Confirming rumors we heard yesterday, Microsoft has confirmed that it will shut down Windows Messenger Live and migrate almost all of its users to Skype.
In an unsurprising move, Microsoft plans to shutter Windows Live Messenger in favor of the more flashy Skype.
Most of the features Microsoft is rolling out with Windows Phone 8 are already well-known, but the company still managed to surprise us with a handful of cool new features at its unveiling today.
Microsoft has brought video-calling king Skype to the new Windows 8 OS, which hits stores Friday, and it sure looks pretty.
Even under new management, Skype has continued to pick up millions of fresh users.
Skype-calling-on-your-TV startup Tely Labs has raised $13 million in new funding from Comcast Ventures and DCM, according to a filing with the SEC.
Microsoft is apparently getting ready to launch a new version of Skype that's optimized for the company's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system.
Video is the new audio. With more emotion, more nuance, and more effective real-time communication, videoconferencing is growing at a 20 percent annual rate in business.
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Yesterday, Skype updated its Mac client, adding group screen sharing, video calls with mobile users, and significantly altering the user interface. That is not the story. Rather, the story is why the company changed, and how the update is largely …
A 30-second call using Skype in Ethiopia can land you a 15-year prison sentence, thanks to new legislation passed by the country’s government.
The new legislation will criminalize the use of all Voice Over IP (VoIP) services, such as Skype …
Microsoft still doesn’t have much to show for its $8.5 billion Skype acquisition — except for a lackluster Windows Phone app — but Tony Bates, the former Skype CEO and now president of Microsoft’s Skype division, has at least managed …
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PlayStation Vita users will be able to make video calls for the first time thanks to the addition of Skype video communication.
For Sony, the deal will help the company demonstrate the non-gaming virtues of the Vita, which has been …