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Couple holds first Skype wedding

Samuel Kim and Helen Oh, both 27, were to be married in California until the groom got a lung infection, putting him in the UCI Medical Center hospital in Orange. The duo had friends and family members coming from their…

Skype To Go: VoIP for all mobile and landline phones

Skype has launched Skype To Go, a service that lets users make voice calls over the Internet (VoIP) from any mobile or landline phone. In other words, you no longer need an Internet connection nor a 3G connection to make…

Skype Access expands to 500,000+ Wi-Fi hotspots

Skype knows that not everyone has access to 3G or 4G everywhere, all the time. As a result, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company announced it is expanding its Wi-Fi hotspots service, Skype Access.

Rumor: Facebook developing VoIP calls ŕ la Skype

A few Facebook users have started seeing a Call button randomly show up when they visit their friends' profiles. The new button doesn't seem to do anything, but it's not too big of a stretch to guess that Facebook wants…

Skype 5.0 for Mac loses beta tag, whitespace

Skype 5 for Mac is now out of beta, which should be a big improvement for those using the last stable Mac version: Skype 2.8. You can download the new version directly now: Skype 5.0.0.7980 for Mac OS X.

Skype began really dominating international calls in 2010

Skype is now by far the largest provider of international voice-based communications. Skype's growth rate outpaced that of international phone traffic in 2009. It further skyrocketed in 2010, growing by 45 billion minutes, according to research firm TeleGeography. To put…

Skype coming to more TVs, debuts group video calling

In addition to declaring that it is acquiring Qik, Skype has made two other important announcements. The first is related to the service coming to TVs while the second is regarding the group video calling feature shedding its beta tag.

Skype to release video-calling for mobile devices?

Skype, the company known for providing voice and video calling services over the Internet, might be getting ready to release video calling for mobile devices that have a front-facing camera. Skype has been hinting for a while now that it…

Skype plans to compensate users for outage

Skype suffered a massive outage yesterday that knocked most users offline. In an update this morning, Skype CEO Tony Bates said service has been fully restored for users in Europe and the Eastern US. Around 16.5 million people were online…

Skype outage affects millions of users

Popular VoIP service Skype appears to be suffering an outage this morning as many users complain of connection issues. The company hasn't released an estimated number of affected users, but ReadWriteWeb reports that usage numbers have fallen from 21 million…

Skype preparing to launch web-based service in 2011

Rumors are going around that Skype could be gearing up to release a web-based version of its VoIP service. According to job postings on the company’s website, Skype is putting together a team that will build an infrastructure capable of…

Skype passes 25 million concurrent user milestone

Yesterday, Skype reached a new milestone: 25 million people online users at the same time. In 2009, Skype's users conversed for 113 billion Skype-to-Skype minutes. For the first six months of this year, approximately 40 percent of these Skype-to-Skype minutes were video minutes.

Skype 5.0 gets Facebook integration, 10-way video chat

Skype 5.0 is officially out of beta and -- as expected -- it deeply integrates with Facebook using the social network's Connect feature. An updated interface will let users see their Facebook News Feed, update their status, and like and…

Facebook and Skype planning deep integration

Facebook is teaming up with Skype to deliver SMS and voice/video chat using Facebook Connect, according to a report by All Things Digital. The supposed announcement will reveal a major partnership between Facebook and Skype to deeply integrate the two…

Skype 5.0 beta 2 brings 10-way video calling

Skype has announced the release of a new beta that updates its group video calling feature with support for up to ten simultaneous users -- up from five on the previous beta. The feature is being offered as a "free…