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Microsoft remains vague on Skype plans, discontinuing products

Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype is rolling on towards its final regulatory hoops through which it'll need to jump before being finalized, but there's still not much known

EU gives nod to Microsoft's $8.5B Skype acquisition

The European Union, as expected, has approved Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) $8.5 billion acquisition of VoIP provider Skype, meaning the company has cleared the last major hurdle to closing the deal it

Report: Microsoft deal for Skype expected to be approved

Despite concerns that an Italian company's filing might block--or at least hold up--the European Union's approval of Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) $8.5 billion acquisition of VoIP provider Skype, it now

Microsoft speeds up Mango rollout

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) said it is speeding up its rollout of the Windows Phone 7 update known as Mango. Citing successful updates in every country, carrier and for nearly every Windows Phone model,

Microsoft's deal for Skype gets challenged in Europe by Italian VoIP competitor

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has had, for lack of a better word, a dodgy relationship with European regulators who have at times bristled at the brashness--and the overwhelming ubiquity--of the

Microsoft begins Mango update for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) long-awaited Mango update for the Windows Phone 7 OS has finally begun. The software giant announced that it is officially rolling out Windows Phone 7.5, otherwise known as

Skype fires up GroupMe marketing push

With an increasing array of group messaging options available, VoIP provider Skype last week started hyping its own offering--GroupMe, which it acquired for $85 million in August-to existing and new

HTC unveils Titan and Radar smartphones based on Windows Phone 7 Mango

HTC has introduced two smartphones based on Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Phone 7 Mango update--which features a number of updates for enterprise users. While Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Microsoft

Consumers love video chat… as long as it doesn't cost them anything

Business adoption of videoconferencing is forecast to dramatically increase in coming years as everything from home-based businesses to enterprises look to reduce costs by containing travel expenses.

Skype offers third-party app directory

Skype has launched a third-party applications directory, and while it should not be confused with the type of virtual big-box app store that Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) and others have, the endeavor likely