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Skype News & Analysis

A Pretty New Version of Skype Comes to Windows Phone #mwc

microsoftLogo.jpgLast year Microsoft acquired Skype to widespread groans from users and competitors, but it doesn’t seem that  Microsoft is second guessing its decision. Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the release of a beta version of Skype for Windows Phone, and it looks different than any version of Skype we’ve seen before.

Windows Live Will Reach End-of-Life With Windows 8

win_live_login.png Microsoft's venerable basket of Windows Live services will live on, but the name is being retired. With the launch of Windows 8, something new is needed to unify and simplify Microsoft's offerings as it has to work across phones, tablets and desktops without sounding out-of-place.

GRC Roll-up: OpenText Offers SharePoint Capture, Guidance Buys CaseCentral

This week, OpenText releases a capture solution that provides easier retrieval of content in SharePoint, DocuWare provides better email compliance management and Guidance announces that it is buying CaseCentral, while SAI outlines GRC predictions for healthcare.

Skype App Finally Making its Way to Windows Phones

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It seems odd that Microsoft has the hottest smartphone of the moment but doesn't have a Skype app for it, despite having paid billions for the company. That will change, "soon," as the Windows Phone bandwagon starts to really roll.

Microsoft to Monetize Enterprise-Level Skype Features

skype_logo.pngWhen you spend US$ 8.5 billion on a company, you'll want to start earning some of that back someday, Microsoft thinks it has that figured out.

Skype Coming to Consumer Electronics, App Store Open

skype_logo.pngMicrosoft's Skype is pretty much everywhere in the computing space, but that's clearly not enough. Expect to see Skype in all kinds of other gadgets and electronic goods with the advent of SkypeKit which also boosts desktop application integration.

Mobile Wrap: 4 Million iPhones Sell Today, Android Launch Next, Microsoft/Skype Official

Mobile Wrap: 4 Million iPhones Selling Today, Big Android Launch Next Up, Microsoft/Skype OfficialOctober seems to be the month when all the action happens for smartphones, as the mobile players get ready for the next set of device and operating system hostilities.

What Will Meg Whitman Bring to HP as the New CEO?

Hp_logo_2010.jpgWith the much-anticipated axing of Leo Apotheker, new CEO Meg Whitman has a mighty challenge on her hands to get Hewlett-Packard back on track.

Skype iOS Bug Can Leak Your Contacts

Skype iOS Bug Can Leak Your ContactsA potentially nasty bug in Skype for iPhone and iPod Touch could lead to your contacts being compromised. Simple solution: Don't open text messages in the chat window, and check for a really quick update.

Microsoft Brings Skype Video with Mango, Skype Adds Apps

Microsoft Brings Skype Video with Mango, Skype Adds AppsStill finalizing its acquisition of Skype, Microsoft has announced that its Windows Phone 7 Mango update will include Skype video calling, while Skype itself now has an app store for programs that use Skype APIs.

Skype Gets Into Group Messaging With GroupMe Buy

Skype Gets Into Group Messaging With GroupMe BuySkype shows off some more acquisition aggression by picking up group messaging start-up GroupMe for around US$ 80 million. 

Skype's Wi-Fi Service Hits iPhone/iPad

Skype's Wi-Fi Service Hits iPhone/iPadSkype (news, site) has unveiled an iOS app that will let users log on and use over a million Wi-Fi spots around the world on a minute-by-minute billing basis through their Skype accounts.

Cross-Platform Video Conferencing Gets Better With Skype's iPad App Finally Online

Skype for iPad now availableSkype (news, site) has grown to be the darling of social media news lately, with Microsoft's US$ 8.5 billion acquisition and the newly-implemented tight integration with Facebook. One thing has been lacking for some time now, though, and that's the much-anticipated official app for the iPad. That just changed, with Skype's official iPad application being released.

GRC Roll-up: Symantec Identifies Social Media Risks, Are Your Mac OS Passwords Safe?

Quiet week in the GRC space this week, but there’s still a few nuggets worth noting. Social media and the risks it poses were identified by Symantec, Passware shows that its new product finds your OS passwords, SDL’s translation software gets further security certification and Nextware legal services offers iPad support.

New Android App Will Boost Viber's High-Definition Voice Numbers

viber_logo_2011.jpgHD Voice company Viber's (news, site) public release of its Android app gives it a great chance at becoming the next Skype.

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