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Skype faces up to password flaw

Skype says it has resolved a flaw with its password reset tool that could be used to hijack users' accounts on the chat tool.


Windows Live Messenger to close

Windows Live

Microsoft is to close down its Windows Live Messenger in 2013 and is urging users to switch over to its Skype chat software.


Skype death: Army says no foul play

Military investigators ruled out a gunshot wound and say they don't suspect foul play in the death of an Army captain who collapsed during a video chat with his wife.


Microsoft Closes $8.5 Billion Skype Acquisition Deal

Welp, it's official. Microsoft and Skype are one. Well, Skype isn't alone in this world any longer, anyway. While this deal was announced months back, there has been plenty of work in the time being to ensure all the legalities were ironed out. Now, Microsoft has closed its acquisition of Skype, locking in an $8.5 billion payment that was...


European Union approves Microsoft’s $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype

The European Commission approved Friday the proposed $8.5 billion acquisition of the Internet phone and video communication provider Skype by Microsoft Corp., saying the deal would not significantly impede competition in Europe. The approval appears to be the final step in the technology company’s effort to acquire Skype. The European Commission is the EU’s executive branch.


Skype WiFi for iOS lets you buy internet access by the minute

Skype WiFi for iOS lets you buy internet access by the minute

Skype WiFi is a new app for iPhone and iPad that lets you pay for internet access by the minute rather than by the hour or day.


Facebook, Skype to announce partnership?

Could social networking company Facebook Inc.’s big news on Wednesday be a partnership with Internet video calling firm Skype Limited? That’s the word on the street, according to reports. The partnership would allow friends to chat with each other, and potentially give it an edge over Mountain View-based Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), which has launched its own Google+ social networking service.

Skype and Facebook have both declined to comment. But an announcement is expected at 10 a.m.


Skype goes down globally again, Microsoft starts wondering if it bought wisely

Uh oh, Skype's experiencing its second big outage in the space of just a couple of weeks, as we're hearing reports from the UK, Netherlands, and yes, even Bulgaria, claiming the online communications service is down. Our own Skype clients are currently unable to move past the "Connecting..." status note, both on Mac OS X and Windows 7.


Skype hit by global service crash

Skype hit by global service crash

Skype has moved quickly to fix sign in and service problems that hit users all around the world.


DealBook: Microsoft in Talks to Acquire Skype for $8.5 Billion

DealBook: Microsoft in Talks to Acquire Skype for $8.5 Billion

The acquisition, an effort to gain a foothold in voice and video communications, would be Microsoft’s largest ever.


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