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Skype for Windows Phone 8 preview now available with exclusive features

A preview version of Microsoft's Skype is now available for Windows Phone 8.

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Skype turns the Internet into your own personal telephone line

This familiar software app offers a cheap way to make telephone calls.

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Skype goes modern in Windows 8 app

The revamped Skype is clearly designed to be in tune with Windows 8, with a refreshed interface, call and contact lists, and support for Snap.

Why are they called that? The silly stories behind six tech brands

How did TiVo, Skype, eBay, and others wind up with the names they did? JR Raphael has the answer.

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VoIP buying guide for small business

Ready to throw Ma Bell from the train? Allow us to lend you a hand. We discuss the pros and cons of VoIP, and offer a look at available options.

New Logitech Webcam Puts Skype on TVs Without Need for a PC

Logitech's TV Cam HD is able to run Skype videoconferencing software on a high-definition TV without the need for a PC.

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Skype Downplays Eavesdropping Concerns

Privacy unaffected by architecture change, says Microsoft-owned online video chat and calling company

Can Over-the-Top Voice Services Free You From Mobile Minutes Charges?

U.S. wireless carriers fear that Web voice services such as T-Mobile Bobsled will take a bite out of their profits. That could very well happen--and consumers could benefit.

Skype for Linux Gets a Big Update to Version 4.0

With so many alternatives, how many Linux users will embrace the Microsoft-owned VoIP software?

Skype Investigates Tool That Reveals Users' IP Addresses

Skype said Tuesday it is investigating a new tool that collects a person's last known IP address, a potential privacy-compromising issue.