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Microsoft Offers Brazilians Free Skype Credits To Use Bing
What’s your default search engine? According to Net Market Share’s April report, Google still leads all the other search engines globally – by miles. Google has 68.65% market share worldwide, followed by Baidu with 16.99%. Next comes Yahoo – Global with 6.56%, and at fourth place is Microsoft’s Bing... Read more
Skype Update Now Available
Skype is the world’s most popular, freeware, voice-over IP and instant messaging service that is available. The software allows users to text, video and voice call over the Internet. Users of the service can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.... Read more
NHS Patients Receive Video Conferencing Consultations
Doctors in the UK are trialling a new type of service; via Internet video conferencing service Skype, to save patients the trouble of leaving their home to attend appointments.  Huddersfield doctors are contacting children and young people with epilepsy who are among the first to be offered follow-up appointments... Read more
Skype Update Improves Device Sync
Microsoft has released a Skype update for Windows 8.1.  It is designed to guarantee that mobile and desktop clients will stay in sync.  The tech giant has promised a smooth Skype experience for users on Windows 8.1.  The update ensures a better job of syncing Skype across many different platforms. Skype... Read more
Skype Outlook Integration Goes Live Globally
Microsoft Webmail users can finally use Skype on as the feature is fully rolled out globally to all users, after a year of preview testing.  A senior product-marketing manager for Skype, Karen Tong, stated in a 4 February blog post that Skype for was live worldwide, following a staggered... Read more
Line Sticks it to Skype in New Cheap Call Service
The Japanese messaging service, LINE, is about to launch a new data-based call service that is attempting to undercut the voice-call pricing structures of typical land-lines and mobile carriers.  The company announced that people in US, Mexico, Spain, Thailand and the Philippines will only have to wait a short... Read more
Future Skype Calls Could be Made in 3D
Skype has confirmed that it is working on 3D video calling but is unable to release the development until camera and video capture technology catches up. Mark Gillett, Microsoft’s Skype vice president said that the popular app has the potential to support 3D conversations in the future but it... Read more
Revamped Skype for Android Gets 100M Installs – So Far
As the world geared up to tackle the second half of the year, messaging icon Skype had some good news to share with its users: Skype for Android has reached the milestone of 100 million users. To avoid any confusion, that figure refers to the 100 million installs the... Read more
Viber Blocked – is WhatsApp Next?
Government Threats Saudi Arabia may block WhatsApp within weeks.  In March, Saudi officials threatened to block popular Internet messaging, call and chat services; WhatsApp, Skype and Viber if they did not comply with local government regulations.  This latest warning was issued after the Communications and Information Technology Commission blocked... Read more
Skype iOS Update Helps Merge Accounts
Apple iOS users received a new Skype app update on Wednesday which brings with it the ability to more easily merge Skype accounts with a users other Microsoft account information. The update is meant to help users jump away from Windows Live Messenger before the application is permanently discontinued.... Read more
Microsoft Switching to Skype
Microsoft has decided to drop Messenger in favor of Skype after it purchased the company last year. Since there is no reason to have two messenging services, Microsoft will be moving users over to Skype. They have already updated Skype to allow users to sign in with their current... Read more
Skype Turns Off Password Reset After Profiles Hacked
Mobile messaging, calling and video service Skype was forced to turn off the ability for users to reset their passwords on Wednesday. The move came about after a Russian hacker posted a method for easily stealing user accounts. The hack was posted on a Russian forum nearly two months... Read more