Skype

  • Microsoft shows off real-time Skype translator May 28, 2014

    Rancho Palso Verdes: Microsoft Corp showed off a test version of a real-time, spoken-word translation service for Skype calls on Tuesday, the first time the world's largest software company has demonstrated the breakthrough technology publicly in the United States. Skype Translator, as it is currently called, allows speakers in different languages...
  • Punjabis are the most chill people on Earth! Listen to these Punjabis make up romantic songs on BBM, iPhone, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype and the selfie May 22, 2014

    Punjabi singer-turned-actor Gippy Grewal has released a new album called WhatsApp. In the wide universe of technology-related songs, Grewal's sad, slow number will be remembered for its heartbreaking quality and memorable lyrics, when translated. A love-lorn Punjabi man is shocked to see his face on the WhatApp display image of his...
  • The biggest buys: Facebook vs Google vs Microsoft February 20, 2014

    Facebook's $19 billion in cash and stock acquisition of WhatsApp is by far the company's largest and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done. The deal translates to roughly 9 per cent of Facebook's market value. In comparison, Google's biggest deal, Motorola Mobility, stood at $12.5...
  • Skype says user information safe in Syrian Electronic Army hack January 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: A day after the Syrian Electronic Army said it had hacked into Skype's social media accounts, the Internet calling service acknowledged it had been hit with a "cyber attack" but said no user information was compromised. A Tweet posted on Skype's official Twitter feed on Wednesday read: "Don't...
  • Skype's social media accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army January 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: The Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, claimed credit on Wednesday for hacking into the social media accounts of Internet calling service Skype. The group also posted the contact information of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corp's retiring chief executive, on its Twitter account...
  • 'Microsoft blocks censorship of Skype in China' November 28, 2013

    Beijing: Microsoft Corp. has made it harder to monitor calls and chats over its Skype phone service in China, a freedom of expression advocacy group said, as the Chinese government steps up censorship of the Internet. Skype said on Monday it had ended an eight-year joint-venture with Hong Kong-based TOM Group...
  • Microsoft's Skype names Indian origin engineer as its Corporate VP October 31, 2013

    Chandigarh-born software engineer Gurdeep Singh Pall has been named as the corporate vice president of Skype, a popular and free international voiceover and messaging service, by Microsoft Corporation, its developer. Pall, 46, studied in Chandigarh's St John's school before completing his engineering degree in computer science from the Birla Institute of...
  • India made 321 user data requests to Microsoft during January-June September 29, 2013

    New Delhi: India made 321 user data requests between January to June this year to software giant Microsoft (including Skype), which disclosed subscriber/transactional data for nearly 80 per cent of those requests. For entire 2012 calendar year, Microsoft including Skype had received 471 user data requests from India. Microsoft's second...
  • Syria war crimes worsen in battle for territory: UN September 11, 2013

    Geneva: UN human rights investigators said on Wednesday Syrian government forces had massacred civilians, bombed hospitals and committed other war crimes in widespread attacks to recapture territory from rebels this year. Opposition forces, including Islamist foreign fighters, have also perpetrated war crimes including executions, hostage-taking and shelling of civilian neighbourhoods, the...
  • New software lets Skype users maintain eye contact while video chatting August 28, 2013

    London: Skype users can now maintain eye contact while chatting - thanks to a new software. Researchers have developed a new software designed to correct the 'gaze' of people while video-chatting on Skype, without them having to remember to look at the camera. Lack of eye contact is said to...
  • Skype to come pre-installed on Windows 8.1 August 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular VoIP service Skype will be placed front-and-centre on Windows 8.1, a post on the Skype blog confirms. The service, like a host of other apps and services, will be built into the updated OS. Simply put, once users have got Windows 8.1 up and running on their systems,...
  • Skype for Android gets a major redesign as it crosses 100 mn downloads July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Skype for Android has got a major resdesign as it has crossed 100 million downloads. Having reached a milestone, the company has released the all-new Skype for Android 4.0. The company has completely redesigned Skype for Android to make it faster and easier - especially when you are trying...
  • Internet giants deny granting 'direct access' to servers June 8, 2013

    San Francisco: Major tech companies including Apple Inc, Google and Facebook Inc on Thursday said they do not provide any government agency with "direct access" to their servers, contradicting a Washington Post report that they have granted such access under a classified data collection program. The newspaper reported that the US...
  • US agents tapping servers of leading Internet companies: Report June 8, 2013

    Washington: The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading US Internet companies, allowing investigators to examine e-mails, photos and other documents that can be used to track people and their contacts over time, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The highly classified...
  • US govt monitoring internet activity of many people worldwide: Reports June 7, 2013

    Details are now emerging that the US government allegedly has been monitoring internet activity of millions of people worldwide. The Washington Post and The Guardian are reporting that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI are tapping directly into the servers of nine leading Internet companies, including Microsoft, Yahoo,...
  • Skype helped Gemma Arterton stay in shape May 5, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Gemma Arterton worked out with her trainer with the help of Skype while shooting for a film. She had to workout six days a week when she was in Ireland for 'Byzantium'. "It's the new thing, we've decided, because I was filming in Ireland. I hate working out in...
  • Microsoft integrates Skype into Outlook.com April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Microsoft has rolled out a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com. The preview version has already been rolled out in the United Kingdom and will be made available in the United States and Germany in the coming weeks. In the coming months, audio and video calling powered by Skype...
  • Skype coming to BlackBerry 10 devices April 25, 2013

    Toronto: BlackBerry said on Wednesday it plans to fill one of the biggest gaps in the app line-up on its new BlackBerry 10 devices with a long-awaited Skype application. Skype, which was acquired by Microsoft Corp in 2011, allows its users to communicate via voice, video or chat over the Internet,...
  • Microsoft to shut down Windows Live Messenger service on March 15 January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: After confirming its plans to shut down Windows Live Messenger service, Microsoft has now said that this will take place on March 15. Microsoft is dropping its instant-messaging program and forcing most users to switch to Skype. Maintaining Windows Live Messenger made less sense after Microsoft Corp. bought...
  • Facebook adds voice messaging to Messenger app January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking another step into WhatsApp territory Facebook has updated its Messenger app for Android and iOS to support voice messaging. Users can tap on the + button and then choose record and hold down the record button. The app will record the voice message and will sent it...
  • New technology allows governments to tap conversations on Skype November 22, 2012

    London: New eavesdropping technology could allow government agencies to 'silently record' conversations on internet chat services like Skype. Until now, so called voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services have been difficult to tap into, because of the way they send information over the web. The services convert analogue audio signals...
  • New version of Skype for Android launched, optimised for tablets November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Skype has announced the new version - version 3.0 - of Skype for Android, which is optimised to scale to tablet's bigger screen. The update features a restyled interface. "With our redesigned look and feel, Skype looks great no matter what screen size you have - either on...
  • Cyberwills to protect web user's online legacies after death November 19, 2012

    London: People concerned about what remains on the internet when they die are compiling 'digital wills' to help erase any embarrassing online legacies, it has emerged. Increasing number of Britons are leaving their passwords, login details, passwords and detailed instructions to digital executors who then use that personal information to...
  • Skype fixes security flaw November 15, 2012

    Moscow: Skype has resolved a security bug that made it possible for hackers to steal accounts, the popular internet phone service said. "We... have made updates to the password reset process today so that it is now working properly," Skype said in its blog post Wednesday. "We are reaching out to...
  • Microsoft to drop Windows Live Messenger, switch to Skype November 8, 2012

    New York: Microsoft is dropping its instant-messaging program and forcing most users to switch to Skype. Maintaining Windows Live Messenger made less sense after Microsoft Corp. bought Skype for $8.5 billion last year. A new version of Skype released a few weeks ago allows users to sign in with a...
  • Skype app for Windows Phone now available April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Microsoft has finally made available the full version of Skype app for Windows Phone platform. Using the Skype app for Windows Phone, users can engage in voice calls, video calls and texting with their contacts. This is in line with what Peter Wissing, director for Windows Phone at Microsoft,...
  • Australian military hit by sex scandal April 7, 2012

    Melbourne: The Australian military has been rocked by a sex scandal after a 23-year-old soldier was arrested over the alleged rape of a civilian woman at a military college. The soldier has been arrested and charged with raping a 21-year-old woman at Canberra's Royal Military College, Duntroon on Friday. The incident comes...