Skyping in Ethiopia could result in 15 years of prison

Traveling to Ethiopia? Steer clear of using Skype and Google Voice services or you might face up to 15 years in jail.

Opinion: Dear Skype: It’s over between us

Years of bad choices and Skype’s most recent decision to introduce “Conversation Ads” leave one loyal user with no choice but to split.
Social Media

Facebook reacts to Airtime by adding Call button on Timeline

Likely an attempt to bring more attention to the Skype-powered video calling feature, Facebook hopes more video chats will be initiated from the Timeline page.

Let’s give ’em something to talk about: Skype rolls out targeted ‘Conversation ads’

Skype's new "Conversation Ads" aim to get people talking during free Skype-to-Skype conversations, but will users find them too intrusive?
Android Army

It’s been a year: What has Microsoft done with Skype?

It's been a year since Microsoft announced its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype. Does it have anything to show for it but a troubled Windows Phone client?

New York to replace payphones with 32-inch touchscreens

The city of New York is finally moving ahead with a pilot program to replace 250 of its payphones with "smart" touchscreens that can display useful information to those on the go around the city.

This is what full Windows 8 Metro applications may look like

While users have been testing out Windows 8 Consumer Preview, XGMedia redesigned Skype to give future users an idea about what Windows 8 apps will look like, and the design principals behind Metro.

Windows Phone 8 details leak: Huge changes ahead (Updated)

A leaked video has shed light on Microsoft's upcoming plans for Windows Phone 8 including deep Skype integration, the elimination of the Zune PC software, BitLocker encryption, NFC, multicore processor support, and a fundamental rewrite of…

Skype still only “coming soon” for Windows Phone 7, despite Microsoft ownership

Skype continues to be a no-show on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, but according to Skype's vice president, such an app is being worked on and is still "coming soon."

Skype plans on providing free Wi-Fi in NYC on New Year’s Eve

With millions of Americans planning New Years celebrations across the country, Skype is reaching out to anyone celebrating in New York City with the gift of free Wi-Fi for the holiday.

Skype offering free airport WiFi to Mac, PC and iOS over the holidays

Skype's handing out free WiFi this holiday season at more than 50 airports nationwide.