Dec 16, 2014

Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation

Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service. “Today, we are excited to announce the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program,” said Microsoft’s Gurdeep Pall. “The preview program will kick off ...

Oct 15, 2014

Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app Qik

Microsoft-owned Skype on Tuesday unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay “connected between calls.” The smartphone app called Skype Qik allows users to create and send videos up to 42 seconds long. The new service seeks to help ...

Skype celebrates 10 years of shrinking the world

Aug 30, 2013

Skype celebrates 10 years of shrinking the world

by Peter Harmsen

If David Huang had left his native Taiwan for Sweden a generation ago, he would have taken a giant leap into the unknown. Now, with the help of Skype, the 35-year-old businessman is able to reach relatives from his Stockholm home as easily as ...