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Microsoft to shutter UK Skype branch, 400 jobs at risk

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VOIP firm and Microsoft subsidiary, Skype, is set to close its doors in the UK. Not the service itself of course, but the British office will soon be shuttered for good. This will put some 400 jobs at the London based headquarters at risk, with most likely to be dissolved. …

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Skype can now translate spoken Arabic in real time

Looking to further conversations between the likes of refugees and their new neighbours, Microsoft has added a new functionality to Skype, which makes it possible for the VOIP tool to translate Arabic as it’s being spoken. While it still needs some work, Microsoft is keen to see the tool expand …

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Curse Voice wants to protect you from ‘Swatters’

Curse Voice, an upcoming VOIP solution for gamers, wants to help protect you from having an armed SWAT team sent to your door. ‘Swatting’ is a dangerous prank and it has become more prevalent recently, with big streamers having their homes raided live on Twitch for no good reason. The …

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WhatsApp to take on Skype with voice calls

WhatsApp might only have just announced its acquisition by Facebook for an eye watering $19 billion worth of cash, stocks and employee share options, but it’s already got new developments planned. One of the biggest, is voice calls, which means the messaging service is no longer just challenging the likes …

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Religious conflict could end with video conference

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While the internet has let us do many things in the last couple of decades, one of its overarching achievements has been bringing people from around the world together and humanising them. In an effort to continue this trend, muslims and christians from the Philippines on either side of a forty year conflict are …

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Skype gift cards continue rollout

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Despite the security hole that Microsoft was forced to patch in its VOIP software, Skype, just a few days ago, the software giant is continuing to populate retail outfits with physical gift cards, designed to get people using the service to call landlines and mobiles, as well as other Skype …

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