Microsoft’s Xbox One isn’t just a gaming console

If you think the upcoming Xbox One gaming console from Microsoft is just about games like Halo, think again. Recently, during the Toronto International Film Festival, we spoke with Microsoft Canada about how

Published on: October 2nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

News briefs April 26, 2013

Toronto-based unified communications solutions maker Aastra Technologies is conducting an informal review of its options -- including a sale or merger -- after reporting a slim after tax profit of about $85,000 for

Published on: April 26th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Who cares if Microsoft listens to my Skype calls?

Is Skype secure or not? That's been a hot question in the last month (see here for example) as certain comments from owner Microsoft Corp. leave it up in the air about whether

Published on: August 1st, 2012 Howard Solomon

Skype bug sends messages to wrong contacts

SAN FRANCISCO - Skype users who recently updated their instant messaging service are being warned that a bug in the software can, in rare cases, cause instant messages to be sent to the

Published on: July 18th, 2012 sarah jacobsson purewal

Skype for Linux 4.0 officially hits the streets

SAN FRANCISCO -- When Microsoft bought Skype just a little over a year ago, Linux fans far and wide feared the worst for Skype for Linux. After all, Redmond has a long history

Published on: June 20th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Cisco fights Microsoft on Skype

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Does Cisco Systems Inc. have non-buyer's remorse over the Microsoft/Skype union? Cisco this week appealed the European Commission's approval of Microsoft Corp.'s US$8.5 billion takeover of Skype, citing the possibility that Microsoft

Published on: February 16th, 2012 Jim Duffy

Skype acquiring startup GroupMe for group messaging

Internet calling company Skype said Sunday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GroupMe, a startup that offers a free group text messaging and conference call service on mobile phones. Skype

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 John Ribeiro

India wants to intercept Skype, Google communications

BANGALORE -- The controversy over India's demand that it be allowed to monitor online and mobile communications resurfaced again on Wednesday, with an Indian minister telling reporters that the government had asked Skype Ltd.,

Published on: July 13th, 2011 John Ribeiro

Facebook introduces Skype video calling

SEATTLE  -- Facebook has announced a new video chat capability it will roll out in conjunction with Skype, in what the social-networking giant said is the first of many announcements of new applications

Published on: July 6th, 2011 Nancy Gohring