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  • Skype launches limited video messaging trial

    Skype soft-launched a video messaging service on Friday that allows its subscribers to deliver recorded clips to Skype contacts for playback when they come online.

    Written by Martyn Williams15 Feb. 13 18:18
  • Google+ finding its feet with businesses

    Google continues to tweak its Google+ social media platform as the company seeks to gain traction among businesses.

    Written by Adam Bender01 Feb. 13 13:49
  • Microsoft rolls out Office 365 family plan

    Microsoft is rolling out a family plan for its Office 365 service that supports up to five machines under a single subscription, which the company says is enough to cover a typical household.

    Written by Tim Greene29 Jan. 13 17:02
  • Groups raise questions about privacy on Skype

    Skype owner Microsoft should release information about how much user data it gives to third parties, including government agencies, several organisations and individuals said in a letter to company officials.

    Written by Grant Gross24 Jan. 13 16:50
  • Opinion: Wait, so why do we need phones again?

    Phone service is obsolete, says Mike Elgan and wireless carriers are holding him back. Here's why he wants Google to be his phone company.

    Written by Mike Elgan19 Jan. 13 12:13
  • Skype confirms video messaging feature with legal change

    Skype hasn't officially confirmed rumors of a video messaging service that's supposed to be coming to its platform, but an update to its terms of service on Wednesday did the job.

    Written by Martyn Williams05 Dec. 12 18:34
  • Skype for Windows Phone 8 preview available for download

    Microsoft has made a preview version of Skype for Windows Phone 8 available for download, which promises better integration with the operating system' user interface and more features.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs12 Nov. 12 11:09
  • Microsoft planning to tie Yammer, Skype to its CRM application

    Microsoft is preparing to release an update to its Dynamics CRM Online software that will feature a new user experience as well as tie-ins to its Yammer social networking software and Skype communication platform, the company announced Thursday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus01 Nov. 12 15:47
  • Web 'Handles' vs. Phone Numbers

    Forget phone numbers and email addresses; the era of the Internet "handle" is emerging.

    Written by Matt Hamblen19 Dec. 11 22:09
  • AOL revamps AIM with Facebook, Google chat apps

    AIM, AOL's seminal instant messenger app, just received a preview update to pull it out of obscurity and compete with other more popular chat apps like Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Skype and a slew of others that aggregate disparate clients and boast features like video and picture-sharing.

    Written by Brennon Slattery18 Nov. 11 04:32