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Skype finally adds picture-in-picture video chat for Android phones

You can finally keep the conversation going while switching over to another app.

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Does Skype for Web mean WebRTC's native video chats are ready for prime time?

Attitudes to standards in web browsers will dictate what you'll be able to do on your device

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Microsoft announce Skype for Web beta, brings voice and video calls to your browser

Pretty soon you'll be able to use Skype in three different places on Windows: the desktop, the modern UI, and your favorite browser.

Microsoft's Work & Play Bundle collects flagship Office, Xbox, and Skype services in a deeply discounted package

Microsoft is cutting deep into the prices of its subscription services for the holidays with the $199 Work & Play Bundle.

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Microsoft kills Lync name in favor of Skype for Business

As promised, Microsoft merges its Skype videoconferencing technology with Lync, resulting in the new Skype for Business.

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Skype wants people to test its ambitious real-time universal translator tool

If you're excited about trying out Skype's new translation feature, sign up now and you might get access before the end of the year.

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Skype's new drawing feature appears on Windows Phone first

Skype's got a new drawing feature and it's landed on Windows Phone first.

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The Skype Qik messaging app follows trends from video chat to spontaneous deletion

Messaging apps are multiplying and mutating rapidly. With Skype Qik, Microsoft's joining the trend, featuring self-destructing video messages that can be shared and reacted to.

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Microsoft updates Skype for Windows, Mac with new chat interface

Microsoft's Skype app has received a facelift that makes it look more like Windows Phone--which may or not be a good thing. The new app is available as a preview for Windows, and version 7.0 for the Mac.

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Meet Tox, an open, privacy-focused Skype replacement

It's not ready for prime time yet, but the early builds of a new privacy-focused chat client are promising.