A startup sparks conversations with Syrian refugees

May 25, 2016
NaTakallam pairs students studying Arabic with native speakers who need work.
From her Los Angeles home, Kelsey Norman Skypes a Syrian refugee about once a week to chat in Arabic.
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Lost in translation? Skype hopes not

May 28, 2014
Skype will introduce a new translation software that works in real time.

Skype bans certain 'offensive' emoticons

Apr 25, 2014
While Yelp says :-), Skype says :-(

Messaging apps: Skype has competition. Facebook too.

Feb 14, 2014
A Japanese company bets $900 million that Viber will take over your phone. Their goal: to take the place of smartphones.

New Year's resolution: Don't get hacked

Jan 2, 2014
Snapchat suffered a major security breach and Skype saw its social media accounts compromised.

FBI to announce new wiretap proposal

May 9, 2013
The government wants to wiretap services like Facetime and Skype.

Skype makes an international call, phone companies get paid

Feb 18, 2013
The free internet phone service has grabbed a huge chunk of the market for international calls.

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Tweeting videos through the Vine; Should Skype be more like Google?

Jan 25, 2013
Twitter new acquisition, Vine, allows users to share short videos. And, privacy advocates are demanding Skype be more transparent about what data it shares with the government.

Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn on surviving the rise of the machines

Dec 26, 2012
One of the co-creators of Skype thinks we may be in trouble if we don't start planning for a possible real life "Terminator" plot.

Skype Wi-Fi

Aug 18, 2011
Skype just announced an app for Apple devices that lets you log on to Wi-Fi networks and pay for only the minutes you use. This is helpful in...