Windows Phone success recipe gains another ingredient: Skype

Nine months after purchasing Skype for $8.5 billion, Microsoft Windows Phone handsets have a beta version of the audio and video chat service.

There are some notable limitations in this first release, but as the software gets refined and integrated, Microsoft’s platform could gain more momentum.



Skype is killing long distance, one minute at a time

Skype is killing long-distance phone calls, minutes at a time.

In fact, the growing popularity of the service has seen it steal minutes away from the phone companies. And for consumers that is good news. What’s more, the idea of free voice is only gaining traction.


Did Skype just preannounce Facebook deal?

The long awaited partnership between Facebook and Skype finally became real.

However, someone at Skype was a tad over-eager to share the news and tweeted it out about minutes before Zuckerberg got on stage.


5 Reasons Why Skype Will Be an Office Hit

When Microsoft announced its acquisition of Skype, it marked another turning point for many early adopters who have known the simplicity and usefulness of the service since …


Steve Ballmer & Tony Bates Talk About Skype-Microsoft Deal

If one thing was expected from Microsoft paying $8.5 billion for Skype, it was the criticism of the deal.

I spoke with Steve Ballmer and Tony Bates about the deal and what comes next. Here are my notes from that conversation.


Skype Android app can expose your personal information

Do you use the Skype for Android app? Your personal information may be vulnerable thanks to an exploit in the app.