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Skype and Facebook build upon their friendship, integrate deeper

Skype's friendship with Facebook just became more significant. The free-VoIP service Thursday launched Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac and Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows. The updated betas allow users to conduct

Russian airport to start Skype check-ins for flights

Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport is allowing passengers to check-in for their flights using Skype. The program, which the airport says is the first of its kind in the world, works along

Personal trainers offering 'virtual workouts' over Skype

A Memphis, Tenn. personal training firm is putting Skype to good use, making "virtual house calls" to lead clients through their workouts. The company, Energy Fitness, designs 20-minute workouts of

Skype user directory data used to ID BitTorrent file sharers

Fair warning: If you share files illegally, on a P2P network like BitTorrent, and happen to have a Skype account as well, you may not be as anonymous as you think. Researchers have been able to

Microsoft dials up Tango, not Skype for video calling on Mango

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) spent $8.5 billion to buy VoIP provider Skype, but it'll be Tango's video calling service that users turn to when they connect with phones that run on the refreshed Windows

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