Skype offers free service due to global outage

The outage is over, and now it's time for the damage control. Skype's CEO took to the company's official blog to discuss the problems and offer compensation to the millions of affected users.

Skype outage affects millions of users worldwide

Skype is down, in a worldwide outage that's lasted seventeen hours and counting for many users.

Yahoo Messenger gets free Android voice calling

Hey, guess what, Skype and Google Talk? You're not the only players in town. Yahoo wants to be taken seriously in the VoIP market too, and has just taken a step in that direction with the latest Yahoo Messenger app update.

Gay couple marries via Skype

A gay couple has made legal history by getting married via Skype - neatly circumventing Texas' ban on same-sex marriages.

Obama wants to unscramble our private communications

America has been known as the military–industrial complex for decades now, so it’s not surprising that the post 9/11 national security state has created big brother problems.

Full Skype app comes to Verizon Android

Android users with a Verizon subscription can now rejoice, as Google and Verizon are now allowing an app that lets people make Skype-to-Skype calls completely free.  

Facebook, Skype to bring together contacts, communication

Facebook and Skype have reportedly decided to team up together to integrate contact lists, voice and video chat, and other messaging services.

How to get it on with your Wiibrator

The folks at Mojowijo have finally come up with a good use for those abandoned Wii controllers that are sitting in the corner gathering dust.

Gmail phone calling tallies a million calls in 24 hours

Google's intriguing new service that allows users to place phone calls directly from Gmail is apparently a hit. At least, it was intriguing enough to log more than a million calls in its first day.

Next Gmail feature may be VoIP

Google is expected to make an announcement as early as today about a brand new Gmail feature, and initial leaks suggest calling features like missed call icons and voicemail notifications will be added to Google Talk.

Jolicloud adopts HTML5 interface

Jolicloud has adopted an HTML5 user interface for version 1.0 of its netbook-friendly operating system.

Skype and Fring sever connection after legal threat

Mobile over internet developer Fring says it's being forced to end its four years of Skype interconnectivity following the threat of legal action from Skype.

Logitech goes HD with new webcam lineup

Logitech has debuted a new line of HD webcams that offer 720p for video calls over Skype, Yahoo, Windows Live Messenger and Gmail Voice/Video Chat.

Skype enables 3G calling for the iPhone

Skype has released a new version of its iPhone app that allows users to make 3G Skype-to-Skype calls, as well as dial mobile phones and landlines.

It's raining mobile apps this week

Microsoft introduced its Tag Reader, Fring was the first with video conferencing for Android smartphones and Firefox unveiled its long-awaited Home for the iPhone.

Skype app goes live on Panasonic TV

Owners of Panasonic's high-end Viera TV models can now make Skype calls directly from their TV without any additional hardware.

Skype ditches Windows Phone 7

Is Microsoft worse than Apple? Well, that may still be open to debate, but it seems as if Skype has already drawn its own conclusions.

Skype promises one-cent-a-minute international calls to landlines

Skype has launched new monthly plans for international calls to landlines and cellphones, and is expected this week to launch a video chat feature.

Skype slams mobile operators for being greedy

Skype's European director of government and regulatory affairs Jean-Jacques Sahel has hit out at mobile operators for jeopardising net neutrality through greed.

Skype gives stranded passengers free WiFi at 100,000+ hotspots

Better late than never, especially when it comes to free WiFi. And for the thousands of passengers who still can't get a flight back home, Skype's major announcement today is a very welcome surprise.