Skype Experiences Global Outage; Service Restored After Three Hour Delay

Skype, Microsoft’s phone, chat and video conferencing service, experienced an outage this morning across parts of North and South America, the U.K., Europe and eastern Asia. But the platforms management team reported the Skype outage resolved within hours. An official announcement on Skype’s website confirmed reports. “We are aware of […]

Facebook Adds Instant Video to Messenger: Is This a Skype Alternative?

A recent update by Facebook has furnished Facebook Messenger with the ability to stream live video — a feature that’s been widely enjoyed by fans of rival applications like Snapchat, Google Duo, Skype and FaceTime. According to Facebook, the instant video update now allows Facebook Messenger users to broadcast real-time […]

EU Mulls Stricter Controls on WhatsApp, Skype

The European Union will in September propose subjecting internet services like WhatsApp and Skype to similar rules as traditional telecommunications companies, a spokesman said Wednesday. The European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation bloc, is set to recommend tighter privacy and security for services like Facebook-owned message service WhatsApp […]

Get Free Skype for Business Meetings with HD Video Conferencing

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced in a blog post today a free offer of its online meeting tool Skype Meetings that provides small businesses with real-time audio, HD video conferencing and content sharing capabilities. The offer includes: 60 days of setting up meetings for up to 10 people and up to 3 people after that; […]

Microsoft Unveils Skype Bots Powered by CortanaMicrosoft Unveils Skype Bots Powered by Cortana

During the Microsoft Build 2016 developer conference in San Francisco, the company besides introducing a bunch of new features for the Windows 10 platform, also announced Skype Bots. The feature as per the firm is a “new way to bring expertise, products, services and entertainment into your daily messaging on […]