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Microsoft Launches Skype 8.0 With New Video and Chat Features

Plus, Fastly raises $40 million in a Series F round, and Chicago-based startup Chowly has raised a total of $5.8 million.

7 Strategies to Stay in Touch

Constant connection with friends, family and business associates is not the big chore we make it out to be.

Microsoft Is Testing a Cool Idea That Could One Day Let You Go to the DMV Over Skype

It's a possible solution to the limitations of dealing with government agencies over the phone or email.

Paul McCartney's Latest Project: 'Emoji Sound Effects'

The former Beatle teamed up with Skype for some Valentine's Day fun.

Skype Is the Latest High-Profile Web Outage

The video chat service is down for a number of users.

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