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Skype becomes Microsoft's all-around conferencing brand

Brand simplification has been a key goal for Microsoft under new CEO Satya Nadella.  Now that process has been extended to Skype, though certain parts of Skype and Lync may not zip together so seamlessly.

Microsoft scuttles Lync for 'Skype for Business'

Microsoft announced this week that as of early next year, Lync will become Skype for Business. The software giant is scrapping Lync in order to leverage Skype's "hundreds of millions of users" in its voice and video conferencing. But don't worry, this new offering is actually a hybrid of the two.  

News Scan: Microsoft to rename Lync platform Skype for Business; Apple to hire enterprise-focused sales force; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Nov. 11, including Microsoft making use of the Skype name, Apple gearing up to take over the enterprise, Jawbone's newest products, the effect augmented reality will have across industries and what the outlook is for the consumer location-based services market.

5 hot new business apps: Facebook goes anonymous; Snapchat users get snapped; more

The 5 hot new apps for Oct. 15.

Microsoft beefs up audio quality for mobile Skype users

Microsoft is improving the audio quality for mobile users of its Skype VoIP software, a popular low-cost communication option for small businesses and business travelers.

This week's 5 hot new apps: How to get more Timeful; An mHealth PRIORIty; more

This week's 5 hot new apps.

News Scan: Walmart slashes iPhone 5 prices; Mobile apps transform parking; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for June 30, including the price reduction on Walmart's iPhones, Perion's acquisition of a mobile ad start-up, the growing number of cities that use apps to help drivers park, a real estate app for Android Wear and the integration of Cortana into Skype.

Skype scraps Windows Phone 7 app development

Skype will halt ongoing development of its over-the-top messaging application for parent company Microsoft's legacy Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.

Skype adds video messaging to Windows Phone 8 app

Skype released an updated version of its over-the-top messaging application for parent company Microsoft's Windows Phone 8, adding support for free, unlimited video messaging.

Skype revamps Android app, eclipses 100M installs

Skype released a revamped version of its over-the-top messaging application for Google's Android, integrating some design hallmarks first introduced in its app for parent firm Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.