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  • Ballmer: Microsoft won't tie Skype to Windows

    Microsoft will integrate Skype's calling features into many of its key products, including Office, the Xbox and its Windows Phone software, but it will it will also continue to offer Skype for competing platforms, CEO Steve Ballmer said Tuesday.

    Written by James Niccolai11 May 11 03:29
  • Microsoft goes on the defensive with Skype acquisition

    Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype is largely seen as a defensive move by analysts, as the company struggles to keep up with the likes of Google and Facebook on the Internet.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs10 May 11 22:33
  • Microsoft set to acquire Skype: Report

    Microsoft is close to finalizing a deal to buy Internet phone company Skype Technologies for over US$7 billion, and a deal could be announced by Tuesday, according to a news report.

    Written by John Ribeiro10 May 11 12:53
  • Skype Mac vulnerability patched

    Skype has released a new version of its Internet telephony and video conferencing software for Mac OS X.

    Written by TechWorld staff10 May 11 12:14
  • Skype patches 'wormable' Mac bug

    As it promised last week, Skype today began serving up an update to Mac users of its chat and Internet phone software, fixing a dangerous bug that a researcher said could be used to build a worm.

    Written by Gregg Keizer10 May 11 06:32
  • Skype's dangerous exploit: What you need to know

    Security researchers revealed a dangerous exploit in Skype for Mac which can be exploited to create a worm that can take control of Mac PCs. This FAQ will help you understand the potential impact of the threat, and what you can do to protect your system.

    Written by Tony Bradley08 May 11 02:18
  • Skype to fix wormable bug in Mac software

    Skype plans to push out an important update to its Skype for Mac software next week that will fix a big that could be leveraged by hackers looking to build a self-copying worm program.

    Written by Robert McMillan07 May 11 09:36
  • 5 things you need to know about videoconferencing

    Your office is now optional. A recent study from Infonetics Research projects that enterprises will spend $5 billion on videoconferencing and telepresence by 2015. To accommodate the need for instant connectivity and information sharing at the office, CIOs need to coordinate IT investments with physical space. Vendors like Polycom and Steelcase are teaming up to integrate audio, video and file sharing using multiple ports and display screens at office meeting tables.

    Written by Lauren Brousell29 April 11 07:07
  • LifeSize ties Skype in to videoconferencing

    Users of LifeSize Passport video rooms will be able to bring Skype users in to videoconferences with a free LifeSize software upgrade coming this month.

    Written by Stephen Lawson20 April 11 06:07
  • Verizon's 12-step program for thwarting data breaches

    Verizon's just-released "2011 Data Breach Investigations Report" says businesses could prevent  most data breaches if they stick to security principles that are cheap and easy to implement.

    Written by Tim Greene19 April 11 15:04
  • Protect your data from Skype for Android

    The Skype for Android app puts your sensitive data at risk, possibly exposing it to other apps without your knowledge or consent. Skype is working on a fix, but what should you do in the meantime to protect your data?

    Written by Tony Bradley19 April 11 05:42
  • Skype for Android security flaw: What you need to know

    A recently-discovered vulnerability in Skype's Android app could allow malicious apps access to your personal data. Here's what you need to know about this flaw and how to protect yourself.

    Written by Liane Cassavoy17 April 11 01:57