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Modern UI Skype will be ready for Windows 8 this Friday

With Windows 8 just around the corner, Microsoft has officially unveiled a version of Skype optimized for the new operating system, complete with a visual redesign to fit the touch friendly interface and OS-level integration so you never miss call…

Microsoft finalizes $8.5 billion Skype deal

Microsoft has formally closed its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype today, giving the software giant a major foothold in the growing market for Internet telephony services. Starting today Skype will become a new business unit within Microsoft, with Skype CEO…

Skype adds Facebook integration to Mac OS X beta client

Further cementing their alliance, Skype today announced an update for its beta client on the Mac that brings the same Facebook integration already available on Windows PCs. Mac users can now link their Facebook accounts with Skype, which enables them…

Facebook announces Skype video calling, group chats

Facebook announced its answer to Google+ Hangouts Wednesday afternoon in the form of a video calling feature powered by Skype. The social network's new offering will allow users to call online contacts directly through the chat tab, without leaving the…

Skype coming to Comcast HDTVs later this year

Comcast and Skype today announced that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership. The deal means Comcast customers will soon be able to make and receive Skype video calls from their television, whether their friends and family use Skype…

Skype partners with Telus for international calling rates in Canada

Skype and Telus have announced that they have signed an agreement that will allow Telus smartphone customers to purchase Skype Credit through their existing Telus accounts and take advantage of Skype's low-cost calling rates to keep in touch with friends and…

Bill Gates: I encouraged Microsoft to buy Skype

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is not suffering from buyer's remorse. In fact, he encouraged his company to acquire Skype. That may come as a shock to those who believed it was Ballmer who orchestrated the whole purchase, but it turns…

Microsoft confirmed to buy Skype for $8.5 billion

Microsoft is reported to have closed an $8.5 billion all-cash deal for the Internet voice and video calling service Skype. The Wall Street Journal says to have confirmed the news after GigaOm first reported it yesterday, and Redmond just made it official in an announcement this morning.