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What's Your #SkypeDay? A Lesson in Password Recovery

Andre Bourque | Posted 11.18.2014 | Technology
Andre Bourque

According to GoodSecurityQuestions.com (yes, there really is a site by that name, the best IT security questions meet five criteria.

Microsoft Is Cooperating With The NSA More Than We Thought

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp worked closely with U.S. intelligence services to help them intercept users' communications, including letting the National...

Report: Microsoft Is Monitoring Your Skypes

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Technology

Your Skype conversations aren't very private, a new report reveals. In an experiment, tech news site Ars Technica found that two out of the four li...

Matt Sledge

Microsoft Won't Say Whether Skype Is Tapped

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.24.2013 | Technology

Privacy advocates are calling on Microsoft to disclose whether -- and how often -- governments are snooping on Skype users, a move that comes as the s...

How Skype Changed the World

Robert Whent | Posted 04.18.2012 | Technology
Robert Whent

In 2003, I was visiting some business colleagues in the Netherlands when I heard of a new technology with a funny name: Skype.

Microsoft Closes $8.5 Billion Deal

Posted 12.14.2011 | Technology

‪‬ By Ina Fried Microsoft said late on Thursday that it has completed its deal to acquire Internet calling leader Skype for $8.5 billion. W...

EU Announces Decision On Microsoft Skype Deal

Posted 12.07.2011 | Technology

BRUSSELS Oct 7 (Reuters) - Microsoft secured EU approval on Friday to purchase internet voice and video service Skype for $8.5 billion, its biggest ...

FLASHBACK: MySpace Partnered With Skype 3 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology

Facebook unveiled a video chat product Wednesday as part of its new partnership with Skype. But this isn't the first time a social network has team...

Skype Fires Execs, Avoiding Payouts After Microsoft Buyout

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.19.2011 | Technology

Just after the Federal Trade Commission approved Microsoft's purchase of web calling service Skype, Bloomberg reports that Skype will fire a number of...

APPROVED

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 08.19.2011 | Technology

-- The Federal Trade Commission is letting software giant Microsoft Corp. proceed with its largest deal ever, an $8.5 billion bid for web chat and ca...

Skype Goes Down For Many

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.26.2011 | Technology

See update below Skype, which Microsoft recently announced it would acquire for $8.5 billion, recently suffered some downtime, with users worldwide r...

Bill Gates Says He Encouraged Microsoft To Buy Skype

BBC | Posted 07.17.2011 | Technology

Microsoft's founder, Bill Gates, has said he advocated the company's takeover of Skype, and urged other board members to support the move. ...

Alex Wagner

Will Microsoft-Skype Union Produce A Game Changer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

In 1974, a young Bill Gates would lie on the floor to brainstorm, in an office located next to a vacuum cleaner store and a massage parlor. These ...

Where the Rubber Meets the Skype

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Steve Ballmer is paying almost $13 per user. Microsoft would have to sell an additional Xbox machine or Office license to each one of Skype's 663,000,000 users for this deal to make sense.

Skype's Owners Made $5 Billion In Microsoft Deal

Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology

By Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) - Skype's owners, led by private equity firm Silver Lake, will make more than three times their investment - a ...

Bianca Bosker

Does Microsoft's Skype Buy Mean It Finally Understands What People Want?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

Does Microsoft’s plan to buy Skype, a company that provides voice and video chatting services over the Internet, mean the software giant has finally...

What Microsoft's Skype Buy May Mean For Facebook

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

On the morning that Microsoft announced its decision to spend $8.5 billion acquiring the voice and video online calling company Skype, questions aboun...

Amy Lee

Microsoft Bets Its Future On Skype

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

As Microsoft agreed to hand over $8.5 billion to capture the voice and video online calling company Skype, the computing giant essentially bet its fut...

What's Microsoft Going To Do With Skype?

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

So now that Microsoft's $8.5 billion (in cold hard cash) purchase of Skype is official, what exactly does it mean for Skype's 170 million active users...

Is Microsoft's $8.5 Billion Skype Acquisition A Good Call?

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

Microsoft announced the biggest acquisition in its 36-year history Tuesday morning, leaving tech analysts grappling with one question: Is the decision...

Microsoft's Skype Deal By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

Microsoft confirmed Tuesday morning that it would be buying VoIP giant Skype in a deal that is the biggest in Microsoft's history. Here's a look at...

Microsoft Will Acquire Skype

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest dea...

Source: Microsoft Nears $8.5 Billion Deal To Buy Skype

Reuters | Nadia Damouni | Posted 07.09.2011 | Technology

May 10, 2011 4:07:18 AM By Nadia Damouni NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is close to buying web video conferencing service Skype Technol...