Hardcore users of Skype who use the service to keep in touch with family and friends across the globe now have another way to stay in touch: free video messaging.
As well as Skype seems to be doing these days, the company has recently lost its Ethiopian audience since using the program there (or any other similar services) could land you in prison for fifteen years.
The PS Vita is a very powerful handheld. It can crank out PS3-esque games. And now, it's also a smartphone that can make and receive Skype voice and video calls, even when you're in the middle of a gaming session.
One of the major questions everybody's been asking about Windows Phone 7 is, when will it get Skype? After all, Microsoft did buy out the VoIP company for $8.5 billion in cash last October. Microsoft says it's "coming soon."
Windows 8 is starting to look better and better with each passing day. Long Zheng from iStartedSomething claims that Windows 8 might have the ability to make and receive phone calls, baked directly in. Ready to start calling mom from your huge tablet?
If you've been waiting patiently for the special iPad version of Skype, you needed to be quick on the trigger last night. Because just a few hours after the app went live, Skype went ahead and pulled it.
Facebook and Skype sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g. The rumors were true, Facebook and Skype are partnering up to double down on bringing the king of video chat to the king of social networks.
The humble television set seems poised to burst like some feature-laden pinata. Where is our Internet connectivity? Our TV apps? Well, here's one trick the TV will learn soon, and one that makes sense: the ability to make video calls.
Heard the good news? Microsoft just bought out everybody's favorite VoIP and video chat service Skype for a cool $8.5 billion — in cash. (The company's largest ever purchase, actually.) The next step for Skype? Integrating it into every single Microsoft nook as quickly as possible.
Reuters is reporting that social network Facebook and search giant Google are both potential companies looking to buy out Skype for about $3-4 billion to bolster their respective video chat services. Is video chat really that valuable?