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Skype Firing Their Execs Before Microsoft Merger?

06/20/2011, As most of us already know, Microsoft has not too long ago paid a very cool $8.5 billion for the acquisition of Skype and its technologies. While the merger has not actually gone through yet, it looks like Skype is letting some of their executives go in...

Skype is down, again (updated)

06/07/2011, It looks like Skype is down – yet again. A quick search on Twitter reveals that quite a number of people all over the world are experiencing the same issue. At the moment, we’re uncertain what the problem is, and Skype has yet to issue an update...

Skype reverse engineered and posted online (updated)

06/03/2011, In the latest news that will probably make one of the world’s most popular VoIP services pretty unhappy, a freelance researcher named Efim Bushmanov has undertaken the goal of reverse engineering Skype and turning it into an open source program....

Skype unveils new standardized interface for encoding cameras

06/01/2011, Skype has just announced a new standard interface for communication to H.264 encoding cameras. Called the Skype UVC 1.4 standard, it will become the de facto standard for video calling, giving silicon vendors the opportunity to develop chips for cameras...

Fix released for Skype downtime

05/26/2011, Earlier today, we reported about an outage that a number of Skype users were facing. Apparently the downtime was due to a corruption that occurred in those users’ systems, though it wasn’t explained how such a thing happened. Anyway, Skype...

Skype down: small number of users affected, temporary solution up

05/26/2011, At the moment there seems to be an outage of Skype going on. A small number of users have reported about having trouble logging in or sending messages and making video calls. Skype is aware of the problem, and have found out what it is though they...

Microsoft close to snapping up Skype for $8 billion

05/10/2011, Update: Microsoft closed the deal with Skype already. Congrats on your new purchase! When we get our Christmas bonus (if any considering the economic climate), we often think of what we should be getting our loved ones, and those gifts rarely go to the...

Skype for Mac OS X vulnerability fixed

05/09/2011, If you remember a few days ago, we reported about a bug that was discovered in Skype for Mac OS X? In case you’re not up to speed, a bug was discovered in Skype that allowed users to remotely gain control of another user’s computer just by...

Skype bug in Mac OS X begs to be exploited

05/06/2011, A hacking consultancy, Pure Hacking, recently revealed a bug in Skype for Mac OS X that could lead to serious ramifications if left unchecked. The bug will allow hackers to easily gain remote control of a user’s system by just sending them a...

Facebook to purchase Skype?

05/04/2011, Facebook, the social networking giant that is swimming in money and fully intends to rule the world (it must first overcome China though, perhaps that is why getting a Chinese girlfriend is part of the strategy for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg), is...

Logitech TV Cam for Skype

05/03/2011, Logitech has just released a high-end web cam for… HDTVs. At the moment, the Logitech TV Cam for Skype only works with HDTVs from the Panasonic VIERA line that have the “connect-enabled ” feature. However, you can be sure that, in-time,...

Skype for Android vulnerability fixed

04/20/2011, Remember the Skype for Android vulnerability that was made public by Android Police last week? Skype recognized the issue and announced that they were working on a fix for it. Well it looks like they were pretty quick to their feet because today...

LifeSize Passport Plugged Into Skype [Video Conferencing]

04/19/2011, LifeSize has just announced that its professional Passport HD video conferencing system is now compatible with Skype video calls. LifeSize Passport is typically used in meeting rooms and other business environments for HD video teleconferencing. This is...

Skype for Android vulnerability exposes your details and chat logs

04/15/2011, If you’re one of the 10 million Skype users that use the app on your Android phone, you should be careful. Android Police recently took the app apart and realized how easy it was to extract data from the app. Your username, profile and contacts –...