Skype is software that enables the world’s conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users. Everyday, people everywhere also use Skype to make low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles.


News on Skype

Kobo Partners with Rdio to Bring Music to Ereader
Kobo, the Toronto-born ereader maker that was recently purchased by a Japanese web retailer, has partnered with digital music service Rdio. Rdio, created by the founders of Skype, will now come... more
Microsoft acquisition of Skype closes and Canada Pension Plan pockets $528 Million
Last May Techvibes reported that Skype had been acquired by Microsoft and that Canadians would make over $500 Million on the deal. Today the transaction officially closed and the Canada Pension... more
Pay for wifi by the minute with Skype's new mobile app
Skype has launched a new iOS mobile app, called Skype Wifi, that lets you use Skype credits to buy wifi time by the minute at over 1,000,000 hotspots all over the world. It's the first such... more
Telus and Skype integrate; Telus launches Skype-edition LG Optimus Black
Telus and Skype have announced that they have signed an agreement that will change how smartphone customers use Skype, including the ability to purchase Skype Credit through their Telus accounts,... more
Microsoft acquires Skype and Canadians make over $500 Million on the deal
The BIG news today is that the rumoured purchase of Skype by Microsoft is complete. Analysis is pouring in on the acquisition including whether eBay ended up making money on their sometimes... more
Facebook may be planning to buy Skype for four billion dollars
Inside sources have told Reuters that an acquisition of Skype by Facebook may be very possible. Skype, once bought by eBay but ultimately returned to its owners, is expected to launch an IPO this... more
Skype's mobile app now allows Canadians to make and receive video calls
Canadian Skype users, rejoice! A new version of Skype's free iPhone app will allow users in Canada to make and receive video calls via 3G cellular networks or WiFi.  The iPhone 4, of course,... more
As Skype falters, patent trolls and competition vultures close in
Skype means a lot of things to a lot of peopple. It's a chance to hear the voice of somebody you miss dearly in another country, maybe even see their face, their smile. It's an opportunity to... more
News in Short: Feeling competitive heat, Dell announces tablet launch; Skype and Facebook to collab?
Feeling competitive heat, Dell announces tablet launch Dell Inc. will launch a 7-inch tablet within a month or two and a 10-inch tablet within a year, officials confirm. Dell may be rushing... more
India going hard on telecos: Following battle with RIM, India aims crosshairs at Google and Skype
With more than 1 million Blackberry users in the country, Research in Motion was satisfied to reach an agreement with India in August. Well, perhaps RIM can give some advice to Google and Skype on... more
Calliflower gets Skype access
Users of iotum's online conference call portal Calliflower can now access the service directly through their Skype account.  The Ottawa-based company announced an open beta last week allowing... more
Skype finally arrives on Canadian iPhones
Skype has finally arrived on Canadian iPhones. The software, released in March for US based users, ran into a snag involving licensing issues and consequently faced delays before arriving up north.... more
Canada Pension Plan invests in Skype
Online auction giant eBay announced this morning that it has agreed to sell 65% of its stake in Skype to a group of investors in a deal that values the web communications service at US $2.75... more
iPhone Skype not in Canada due to… Trademark issues?!
Ian Andrew Bell is a Techvibes Guest Contributor and this post was published on his blog earlier today. Skype for the iPhone is a much-hyped and very cool app that’s not available (legally)... more
Skype and iPhone Are Now Official
Skype has arrived for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Updated: BUT NOT IN CANADA! Why?  According to Ian Andrew Bell, it's not some vague patent licensing issue as a Skype PR person describes, but... more
Skype Coming to the iPhone and Released Next Week
Many industry insiders are guessing that Skype will announce the launch of its iPhone version at next week's CTIA wireless event in Las Vegas. According to Om Malik, Skype needs this strategy to... more

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