Skype to unveil group video chat function
(AP) -- Internet calling service Skype plans a public "beta" test of a group video chat function that lets up to five people participate in a video call simultaneously.
Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks (Update)
Microsoft has scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.
UK: Surveillance devices to monitor Web traffic (Update)
The U.K. plans to install an unspecified number of spy devices along the country's telecommunications network to monitor Britons' use of overseas services such as Facebook and Twitter, according to a report published Tuesday ...
Skype replaces Microsoft Messenger for online calls
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that recently-acquired Skype will replace its Messenger online chat service.
IBM Researchers Lower Language Barrier With Text Translator
IBM Researchers are helping to break the language barrier with the advent of technology dubbed "n.Fluent" -- smart software that translates text between English and 11 other languages. IBM employees use it to instantaneously ...
Researchers develop prototype to detect fake websites
(PhysOrg.com) -- Do you go online to pay bills, shop, transfer funds, sign up for classes, send email or instant messages or search for medical information? If so, then this pertains to you.
Meet the new old thing—mobile messaging
When it comes to online communication, the big thing these days is mobile messaging.
Facebook launches mobile messaging app
Facebook launched a mobile messaging application Tuesday for Apple's iPhone and Android devices.
China's Alibaba to launch mobile operating system
China's leading e-commerce company Alibaba said Friday it will launch a mobile operating system, joining industry giants Google and Apple in providing software for smartphones.
Microsoft takes Office into the 'cloud' (Update)
Microsoft took its Office software into the Internet "cloud" on Tuesday, moving the suite of popular business tools online amid budding competition from Google's Web-based products.
Viewdle lets Android smartphones recognize friends
Northern California startup Viewdle on Wednesday released software that lets Android-powered smartphones recognize people's faces.
Skype adds Facebook video chatting to software
Internet phone service Skype said Thursday that it will let users of its software make video calls to their Facebook friends and receive them, too.
Employers can predict rogue behaviour using your emails
Most office workers send dozens of electronic communications to colleagues in any given working day, through email, instant messaging and intranet systems. So many in fact that you might not notice subtle ...
Sina plans New York IPO for Weibo microblog
(AP)—Chinese internet company Sina Corp. plans to spin off its Twitter-like microblog service, Weibo, in a U.S. initial public offering to raise $500 million, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday.