Startup offers elderly an Internet key to family links
Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a French-Romanian startup to develop an application and service to help the elderly stay in touch with their relatives through the Internet.
Microsoft claims breakthrough in real-time translation
Microsoft has announced what it called a breakthrough in real-time voice translation and said it would offer a test version through its Skype messaging unit before the end of 2014.
Snapchat adds chat as messaging space heats up
Snapchat is adding a chat feature to its ephemeral messaging service.
WikiLeaks' Assange talks NSA, hints at more leaks (Update)
Fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, speaking over Skype from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, said his living situation is a bit like prison—with a more lenient visitor policy.
Skype-type money swaps bad news for banks?
Irked by high bank fees on international money transfers, two Estonian IT whizzes who helped engineer Skype and Paypal have hatched Transferwise, a global Internet platform coordinating currency swaps between ...
Syrian group hacks Skype
The Syrian Electronic Army hacker group set its sights on Skype's social media accounts Wednesday to accuse Microsoft of spying on user data.
Messaging services still a disconnected mess
You can use your telephone to call any other phone in the world. But if you want to place a video call to someone, good luck.
Pakistan's Sindh to block Skype, WhatsApp
Pakistan's southern Sindh province will block access to online communication networks including Skype and WhatsApp for three months in a bid to curb terrorism, officials said Thursday.
Robotic telepresence could 'change the geography of labor'
While in California on a sabbatical last school year, Chad Jenkins, associate professor of computer science, wanted to stay in close contact with his colleagues and research group back in Providence. But ...
Line, WeChat: Asian social networks move to conquer Europe
Move aside Facebook and Skype. Asian social networks, already hugely popular on their continent, have set their sights on Europe where they could prove stiff competition for their US rivals.
Skype marks 10 years of shrinking the world
If David Huang had left his native Taiwan for Sweden a generation ago, he would have taken a giant leap into the unknown.
Skype eye contact finally possible (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Those separated from family and friends by long distances often use video conferencing services such as Skype in order to see each other when talking. But who hasn't experienced the frustration ...
Skype to be pre-installed in new version of Microsoft Windows
Bloatware is the term given to programs that come pre-installed on computers even though it's unlikely they will be used by every owner. Sometimes they are difficult to get rid of and can consume resources unnecessarily.
Microsoft profit hits $4.97 bn as revenues rise
Microsoft on Thursday announced a profit of $4.97 billion in the past quarter, helped by growing revenues from business services, which offset the hit from a lagging market in personal computers.