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How to start chatting with webRTC, the no-hassle, in-browser voice and video tech

Want to try a new way of video chat without the pain of downloading an app or signing up for an account? Try webRTC.

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Skype Translator Preview brings almost-real-time translation to Windows 8.1

Microsoft flips the switch on its conversation translation tech, though it's invite-only for now.

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Improved Skype 7 for Windows rolls out against backdrop of user complaints

Lync integration is the biggest improvement, along with touch enabling and a new compact view that helps you use your screen space more efficiently.

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New communications app Wire tones down encryption claims

During its launch this week, Wire promised a Skype built with today's technologies. But when it comes to use privacy the new service doesn't appear to be that different than other platforms that came before it.

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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.