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Skype removes 'offensive' emoticons

The online video chat service Skype has taken down instant messaging emoticons showing a middle finger and a woman's legs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Will Skype go 3D?

Skype, the instant messaging platform, has indicated it is developing 3D video calls. The project is being undertaken following Microsoft’s acquisition of the video conferencing platform.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Teen commits suicide over Skype blackmail

Scottish Daniel Perry, 17 killed himself after becoming the victim of an online blackmail scam on Skype. The blackmailers threatened if Perry didn't pay up, they'd share a recording of the conversation he was having with some girl.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Skype creates 'impossible' family portrait for Ugandan

Skype and an artist helped create what is being called an 'impossible family portrait' for a man, Denis, who fled his native country of Uganda.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Skype malware makes users' PCs slaves to mining Bitcoins

Kaspersky Lab, a Russian security firm, identified a spam message campaign on Skype that spreads malware that has Bitcoin mining capabilities.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Skype may be in trouble if police in France can't listen to calls

The French telecom authorities, ARCEP, informed the Paris state prosecutor that Skype must submit to the French law's concerning electronic communications operator, which requires operators to allow police in France to listen in on any calls.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Skyping dogs video goes viral

Technology such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype are wonderful resources for friends who want to keep in touch, but the technology isn't limited to humans as these two long distance canine friends will tell you.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Ransomware targeting businesses, Skype users

Sydney - Ransomware is malware which locks users out of their computers and encrypts their data. The users are told to pay money to unlock their machines. Australian businesses are being targeted by this malware, which is also being reported on Skype.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 10 comments

Jessica Sanchez interacts with fans live on SKYPE Party

American Idol runner up Jessica Sanchez was visibly overwhelmed with the huge crowd gathered at the Mall of Asia in Manila where she appeared live on Skype feed as she interacts with adoring fans Sunday night.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

U.S. Army: Captain Clark, soldier who died on Skype was not shot

The U.S. Army has said that the soldier who died in Afghanistan while chatting with his wife on Skype was not shot. The Army said that in spite of the claim by his wife that the captain was shot, he did not have a bullet wound.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Wife watches as soldier husband dies while talking on Skype

The wife of a U.S. Army captain who watched her husband slump forward dead while he was on Skype with her has raised questions about official report that her army medic husband Bruce Kevin Clark, died of "natural causes" while serving in Afghanistan.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 5 comments

Skype for Windows Phone app gets beta release

Microsoft has launched a beta version of the Skype for Windows Phone app today; a full release is tabled for April this year.
In the Media by Carol Finch - 1 comment

Skype buys GroupMe messaging service for $85 million

Skype is going to acquire group messaging service GroupMe, which was created back in 2012 at a Hackathon at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Op-Ed: The Socially Networked Future of International Diplomacy Special

Paris - Well before entering political office, tomorrow's world leaders are meeting, talking and sharing --right now-- using social networks, with serious implications for our future global order.
Digital Journal Report by Robert Onley

Skype for iPad now available

After a month of speculations, Skype for iPad is finally out across the world. The native app which opens up Apple tablet PCs for voice and video chatting makes it possible to communicate with Mac and PC users.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

American soldier witnesses birth of baby on Skype

Charleston - Capt Paul Santana and his wife Lindsey didn't let 6000 miles deter them from sharing in the birth of their child. With the help of the staff at a WV hospital and Skype Paul was able to watch the birth while stationed in Iraq with the Army National Guard.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman

Facebook revamps Chat tools, adds Video and Group functions

Facebook is rolling out a redesigned Chat service, adding functions to let Facebook users video-chat with friends. Group Chat has also been introduced for users who want to talk to multiple friends at once.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Microsoft scores FTC approval, Skype fires senior executives

Washington - A little over a month after announcing they were buying Skype, Microsoft has overcome a considerable hurdle by securing the approval of the Federal Trade Commission.
In the Media by Justin Crann

Op-Ed: Lower back pain — Beware, beware the ‘ergonomic’ computer chair Special

I’ve written countless articles on ergonomics. I was therefore less than impressed when I gave myself an ergonomic injury, using computer chairs. Not one, but two, new chairs had resulted in sharp lower back pains and related issues.
Digital Journal Report by Paul Wallis - 9 comments

Op-Ed: Making sense of the Microsoft Skype deal — Not so dumb

Bloomberg were almost entirely negative about the deal. They actually dug up a stockholder who was prepared to fret about it and the price. The Skype deal has some other facets, however, and they haven’t been mentioned.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Microsoft confirms $8.5-billion acquisition of Skype

In a press release issued this morning, Microsoft confirmed rumours it will buy Skype for $8.5 billion in cash. The acquisition is the largest in Microsoft's history.
In the Media by Chris Hogg - 2 comments

Microsoft to announce $8.5 billion Skype acquisition?

Microsoft is reportedly buying Internet phone company Skype Technologies SA for close to $8.5 billion. It would be Microsoft’s largest acquisition in its history.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Skype founder, investors pump $42 million in Angry Birds company

Rovio, the company behind the video game phenomenon called "Angry Birds," is now flush with cash after Skype's founders and other investors injected $40 million in funding.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Texas gay couple get married through Skype

Dallas - Mark Reed-Walkup and and Dante Walkup, of Texas, are the first same-sex couple in the U.S. to use Skype to become legally married.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

New chiefs for Twitter, Skype

Two major Internet companies, Skype and Twitter, both have new CEOs. Dick Costolo has taken over from Evan Williams at Twitter and Tony Bates, previously at CISCO, has been appointed as the CEO of Skype.
In the Media by Lee Labuschagne

Facebook and Skype in partnership talks

The communications network Skype is reported to be in talks with the online social-networking site Facebook to form a partnership.
In the Media by Andrew John

Skype for iPhone update brings support for 3G calling at a cost

Popular VoIP service, Skype, has tonight updated its iPhone application, bringing amongst other things support for calling others over 3G connections.
In the Media by Brenton Currie

Chat Site Drops Users Into Random, Live Webcam Conversations

The premise of chatroulette.com is simple: turn on your webcam and start up a conversation with a randomly selected stranger.
In the Media by Erin Jackson - 4 comments

Skype goes open source

Linux client of popular instant messaging software Skype, will be soon available as open source. It should help its further development.
In the Media by Maciej Lewandowski

Skype Founders File Copyright Infringement Suit Against eBay

Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the founders of the international telecommunications network, Skype, are now jousting several legal battles against eBay Inc.
In the Media by John Louie S. Ramos
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