Microsoft updates Skype Qik, adds support for captions, music, photos for iOS

Microsoft has launched an update of its Skype Qik messaging app.

Here's the text string that can cripple your Skype
Here's the text string that can cripple your Skype

Days after a string of characters was discovered that could crash the Messages app on the iPhone, a similar bug has been found on Skype.

Skype Translator Preview now available for everyone
Skype Translator Preview now available for everyone

Skype has removed the sign-up requirement for its Skype Translator Preview program and this is now available to all.

'Licence regime for OTTs to result in negative consequences'

Bringing over-the-top (OTT) players like WhatsApp and Skype under a licensing regime will result in "negative unforeseen consequences" for technology start-ups and ecosystem, Internet service providers have said.

Net Neutrality: COAI's campaign garners support of 40 lakh people

Telecom lobby group COAI Sunday claimed that 40 lakh mobile subscribers have supported its 'campaign' that calls for Internet-based communication services such as WhatsApp and Skype be subjected to similar norms that apply to mobile operators.

Facebook introduces video calling on Messenger
Facebook introduces video calling on Messenger

Facebook has introduced video calling on its messaging platform, allowing users to chat face-to-face with their friends by tapping a single button inside Messenger app.

Telcos propose licence regime for apps like WhatsApp, Skype

To have a level-playing field, telecom operators have proposed a licensing regime for over-the-top (OTT) players like WhatsApp and Skype, a view which is opposed by internet firms and associations.

Net Neutrality: Telcos seek level playing field to be 'viable'

 Amid raging debate over Net Neutrality, mobile operators today said if they are not offered a level playing field with Net-based services such as Skype and WhatApp then their businesses would be viable only by raising data prices by up to six times.

TRAI paper says mobile apps can impact national security

As a debate rages on 'net neutrality', a discussion paper floated by regulator TRAI has said that mobile applications providing free internet-based calls and messaging services can be a threat to individual and national security.

Cricket betting racket may have been worth Rs 4,000 cr: Enforcement Directorate
Cricket betting racket may have been worth Rs 4,000 cr: Enforcement Directorate

The international betting racket on the ongoing cricket world cup, busted yesterday, could have involved transactions worth over Rs 4,000 crore a year, an official of the Enforcement Directorate said here on Friday.

Microsoft to bring integrated Skype messenger to Windows 10
Microsoft to bring integrated Skype messenger to Windows 10

Microsoft is integrating Skype into its Windows 10 that will allow users to chat to Skype contacts or initiate video and audio calls.

Greenpeace's Priya Pillai addresses British MP via Skype

Three days after she was stopped from boarding a flight to London by immigration officials, Greenpeace India activist Priya Pillai on Wednesday addressed British MPs through video conferencing and talked about the "struggle" of people of Mahan area in Madhya Pradesh.

Radhika Apte lands role in British play
Radhika Apte lands role in British play

Actress Radhika Apte has been roped in for an untitled British play, which revolves around an Indian woman striving to make it big in London's Broadway shows.

Technology killed romance: Karan Johar
Technology killed romance: Karan Johar

 Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has helmed some of Bollywood's most romantic films since making his directorial debut with "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" in 1998, says that the increased use of technology in daily lives is taking romance away from people.

Microsoft adds Skype group chats to Office Online
Microsoft adds Skype group chats to Office Online

  Office Online users will now be able to start a chat while working on Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word documents.

Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation
Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation

Microsoft announced today a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.

Skype finally brings 'picture-in-picture' feature to its Android app

A new update to the Skype App will now allow Android users to do away with the video chat window and move on to something more intriguing.

Skype to bar calls on mobile, landline within India from Nov 10
Skype to bar calls on mobile, landline within India from Nov 10

Over the top telecom player Skype today said it will stop calling facility from its application on mobile and landlines within India from November 10.

Microsoft to end MSN Messenger in China by October
Microsoft to end MSN Messenger in China by October

Microsoft will be switching off its Windows Live Messenger service in China from October.