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Microsoft is working on an answer to Google Assistant called 'Bing Concierge Bot'

Microsoft is working on a "Bing Concierge Bot," a digital assistant similar to the newly announced Google Assistant, according to a job posting flagged by Mary Jo Foley with ZDNet.

How Facebook became my go-to communications tool

I've lost track of the number of various text-based chat apps that have been installed on my phones over the last several years. SMS messaging, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Skype – and I'm pretty sure there are many, many more.

Microsoft rolls out initial preview for Skype for Business Mac, but there's not much it can do yet

Microsoft continues to expand the capabilities of Skype for Business. It will soon be heading to Macs, as the vendor introduced the preview of the appropriately named Skype for Business Mac this week.

Skype calling comes to Edge without the need for a plugin

The addition of Skype plugin-free calling to Edge expands the capabilities of Skype for Web, the browser-based Skype feature Microsoft is still ramping up. The Edge capabilities are now in preview and support both voice and video calls.

Video still doesn't feel as natural as making a phone call

For whatever reason, I clearly remember the first time I made a voice call on my computer. It was clunky, not the easiest thing to use and the quality was poor. It was hard to imagine then that eventually VoIP would become one of my preferred communication platforms, but today, I make most of my business calls using Skype.

Voxox improves VoIP audio quality with new codec

A new codec aimed at mobile operators and service providers could improve the audio quality of VoIP communications in the future.

Android, iOS Skype apps receive group video call updates

Microsoft announced Thursday a limited rollout of a group call feature for its Android and iOS Skype apps.

Skype for iOS update allows users to open Office docs directly in Skype

Skype users can now send and view Office documents within the Skype iOS application, according to a Skype blog post authored Tuesday.

Spotlight: Skype update improves call scheduling, document handling for Android

Skype updated Wednesday its Android app with a new scheduling feature and integration with Microsoft Office.

Microsoft pushes Skype integration to Outlook's iOS and Android apps

Microsoft this week updated its iOS and Android Outlook apps with features that integrate Skype.