Microsoft (mostly) fixes 'ring after pickup' bug in Skype for Windows 8.1

Microsoft (mostly) fixes 'ring after pickup' bug in Skype for Windows 8.1
Back to the Metro-Style/Windows Store/Modern version of Skype: Microsoft officials also said on March 10 that the new version of Skype for Windows 8.1 also improves the synchronization of Skype across devices. Chat history and read messages will be …
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Skype for Xbox One gets updated with push notifications, synced chats
MICROSOFT SUBSIDIARY Skype has released the first update for its Xbox One app, delivering some additional features including synced chats and push notifications. "Since we launched Skype for Xbox One in November, we've been hard at work improving …
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eBay, Carl Icahn butt heads over Skype sale
In its "The Truth About Skype" rebuttal, eBay tried to explain its Skype deal from acquisition to sale and responded to what it called Icahn's "made-up facts." During the 2009 sale of Skype, eBay CEO John Donahoe acknowledged that the purchase of the …
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Want to see a hospital doctor? Skype him: Hospital plans to use video calling
Typical of cases which could be seen by Skype video conference would be people who have had routine surgery or other treatment and simply need a doctor to review final scans before formally discharging them. Anyone needing face-to face contact and …
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Using Skype to Build a Business

Using Skype to Build a Business
Parliament Tutors had already been using Skype to recruit and train tutors and had begun testing it for tutoring sessions. So he started having his tutors use Skype to tutor clients. After Sandy, parents were happy to adapt and students, though a …
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eBay pen pal Carl Icahn strikes again over Skype deal
Icahn's beef is that Andreessen couldn't have been able to recuse himself from eBay deliberations over what to do with Skype. eBay acquired Skype in 2005 for $ 2.5 billion, said in 2009 that it would separate the unit and launch an IPO and then sold the …
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Microsoft launches Skype for Outlook globally — and it should work properly now
Microsoft today made its Skype for Outlook.com plug-in available worldwide, adding HD video calling for PC users and fixing an irritating glitch that caused calls to continue to ring after recipients had picked them up. This issue affected folks using …
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Skype in the Classroom and Reddit Team Up for Teachers

Skype in the Classroom and Reddit Team Up for Teachers
As I look back at 2013 and remember the different ways we at Skype tried to give back and make life better for others, the recent “reddit gifts for the Teachers 2013” drive stands out as one of the clear highlights. If you are not familiar with reddit …
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Library offers free Skype dates for families of overseas military
Family members can arrange to see and speak with their active service loved ones over the Internet at Military member uses Skype. several Greenville County Library locations, including the Travelers Rest branch, during the month of December.
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Skype Names New Partner in China
Earlier this month Microsoft ended its partnership with TOM Online, the mobile Internet company that managed its Skype service in China; today it announced Guangming Founder (GMF) as the replacement. GMF will manage Skype's desktop and mobile …
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VIDEO: Diamond PS pupils Skype pilot

VIDEO: Diamond PS pupils Skype pilot
Pupils from a local primary school have been given a first-hand glimpse of education has evolved with technology! Pupils from Diamond Primary School, outside Cullybackey – which is celebrating its 75th anniversary – recently enjoyed a Skype session …
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Film students Skype with Sleepy Hollow writers as part of SFTV networking event
The event, held in Mayer Theater, consisted of a screening of the latest episode of the series, a view of its writers live-tweeting from the show's production office and a Skype question and answer session with some of the show's cast and crew. After …
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Skype attempts to whitewash wiretap concerns with improved battery life and

Skype attempts to whitewash wiretap concerns with improved battery life and
Skype built its reputation on peer-to-peer networking, connecting video and audio calls using technology similar to that originally popularized by decentralized filesharing. Over the past few years, however, Skype has been moving to a new cloud …
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Luxembourgeois data protection watchdog probes Microsoft in Skype PRISM
Microsoft is co-operating with regulators in Skype's home country of Luxembourg over its possible participation in the NSA's PRISM program, a spokesperson has confirmed. A Redmond spokesperson told The Register Microsoft is “happy to answer any …
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Latest Skype News

My TrueCloud Announces Skype Integration to My Web Conferences
ALISO VIEJO, CA–(Marketwire – January 15, 2013) – MY TrueCloud extends its best-in-class web-conferencing solution to include Skype participants in support of our customers' drive to collaborate with their partners using Skype. Many small to medium …
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Quad-Cities Computer Society to present Skype tour
Quad-Cities Computer Society to present Skype tour. Tweet · Share. Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 10:02 am. Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story. Press release submitted by Quad Cities Computer Society QUAD-CITIES COMPUTER …
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Alert: Skype Text Scam
There is a warning for all you Skype users! Crooks are sending out text messages hoping to collect your personal information or get you to click a malicious link. The text is usually a request from a stranger asking you to add them to your Skype account.
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Skype founder looks at Turkey, Brazil
Niklas Zennstrom, co-founder of internet phone service Skype, believes the next hot tech business will just as likely spring from Istanbul or Sao Paolo as from Silicon Valley or the coolest districts of London. “Talent can pop up anywhere in the world …
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