Skype

19 percent of U.S. adults have made Internet phone calls, says Pew

Almost one fifth of all U.S. adults have made an Internet phone call over a VOIP provider like Skype or Vonage and one in 20 does so on a daily basis, says a new Pew survey.

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Skype connection issues identified, fix is being worked on

Skype is in the process of addressing a technical issue with the service that saw some customers having trouble signing in and accessing their accounts this morning.

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Ashton Kutcher invests in vacation rental startup Airbnb

Actor and technology startup savant Ashton Kutcher has put his hefty marketing weight behind San Francisco vacation rental site Airbnb.com.

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Bill Gates backed Microsoft’s takeover of Skype

In an interview with the BBC, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said he personally backed the company's takeover of Internet phone company Skype.

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AOL AV brings no-download, Flash-based video chat

AOL's AV video chat relies on Adobe Flash, but doesn't require any sign-in or download, can handle up to four people at once - and it's free.

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CBSNews.com to launch social-centric web show, ‘What’s Trending’

What's Trending, a new online-only talk show from CBSNews.com that's set to debut next week, focuses entirely on what's big in the digital world.

Social Media

AOL’s AV for AIM video chat service leaks

AOL's internal testing round for its new video chat service is now open to all, and it seems promising.

Apple

Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion

Microsoft announced today that it has purchased Skype for $8.5 billion and plans to create a new division for the voice service.

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Report: Microsoft close to buying Skype

According to reports, computer giant Microsoft is on the verge of buying Internet phone company Skype in what would be the Seattle-based company's biggest ever deal.

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Security flaw in Skype for Mac fixed, users told to update

A security flaw in Skype for Mac that could enable a user to gain remote control of a Mac computer running the software has been fixed, says Skype, but users should make sure they have the latest version to ensure total protection.

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Facebook, Google reportedly in discussions for possible Skype deal

Skype is reportedly in discussions with both Google and Facebook for a possible joint venture or acquisition, according to sources.

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Logitech TV Cam for Skype connects to Viera HDTVs

Logitech's new TV Cam for Skype enables users to make 720p video calls right from their Panasonic Viera Connect-enabled TVs.

Cool Tech

Skype fixes Android app security flaw

Skype says it has plugged a serious security hole in its Skype for Android app with an update that is now available on the Android Market.

Mobile

Vonage debuts unlimited international calling to mobile phones

VoIP operator Vonage is aiming to take back some market share from the likes of Skype, Facetime, and oodles of online messaging, voice, and video services: the company’s new World Premium Unlimited calling plan offers unlimited calling to mobile phones…

Mobile

Skype for Android has a major security flaw

A major security flaw has been discovered in the Skype for Android app, one which could put the sum total of a user's private data in danger of being accessed by others.

Android Army