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Microsoft demos real-time Skype Translator tool, beta coming this year

Before the end of the year, Skype plans to launch an app that can translate your words into other languages, in real time. The babel fish is real.

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Watch out Google Hangouts: Skype rolls out free group video calling

Talking to a bunch of your buds just got a whole lot less costly for Skype users.

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Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 gets native voice call transfers and Cortana integration

Skype is getting even deeper integration with Windows Phone in version 8.1 including seamless voice call transfers and voice command video calls.

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Skype for Android update promises aggressive battery life savings

Skype just released a new version of its Android app that promises to make it easy to keep Skype running without taxing your battery.

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Italian police investigate Skype use for 'porno blackmail'

And, believe it or not, the trend is a growing phenomenon.

Skype for Outlook.com rolls out worldwide with new HD video call support

Now you can chat about how much email stinks while achieving inbox zero.

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Why Julie Larson-Green's 'demotion' is actually a massive responsibility at Microsoft

Julie Larson-Green is now responsible for the look and feel of Microsoft software and services—a critical role as Microsoft evolves.

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Microsoft makes Skype and Lync more compatible, adds Lync for Android tablets

Microsoft will open its SharePoint conference in Las Vegas by revealing updates to its Lync service as well as better communication between Lync and Skype.

Two Skype irritations, gone: message syncing and mobile performance improve

Skype knows it needs to do better with mobile, and it's starting with the basics: speedier run times and syncing that's less clunky as you move among devices.

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Your ultimate mobile office: The tools you need to work on any device

You can take it with you! Edit documents, access files, track projects and more, seamlessly, from your laptop or from any major flavor of mobile device.