Windows: If you've ever played a full-screen game and wished you could open a browser or respond to an IM without tabbing out, Overwolf is the utility for you. The app adds useful tools so you can look up strategies, chat with friends, control your music, and more, all without leaving the game. Read more...
Microsoft has begun rolling out a new feature in Outlook that allows you to make Skype calls right in your browser. It's starting in the UK today and rolling out to the US over the next month. Check out the Skype blog for more info. Read more...
Microsoft – which bought Skype back in 2011 – is starting to rollout the ability to make Skype audio and video calls from within an email thread on outlook.com … With the preview version of Skype for Outlook.com you can enjoy Skype video and audio calls right from your inbox — less typing, more talking! [...]
Microsoft is rolling out a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, allowing users to make calls and send instant messages from within the webmail service using a browser plugin. The preview is available to U.K. customers users and is coming to the U.S. Show More Summary
Mozilla's latest effort to bring the social web to Firefox taps the company's fledgling Social API to create a demo that puts real-time video calls, files sharing and chat right in the browser. It's one part Skype, one part Facebook and all parts open web.
According to a report on GigaOm that leans on postings for Microsoft positions, the company intends to use the WebRTC technology to take Skype into the browser. WebRTC is a critical...
Skype is taking first steps towards a browser-based future, and key to these efforts is a technology originally open sourced by Google: WebRTC could allow Skype to run video chats int he browser without any plugins, and finally make the company open up its walled garden.
A series of job ads show that Microsoft is building a Skype client for Web …
Some recent job openings posted by Microsoft hint that the software giant is working on a new HTML5 version of Skype to run in web browsers. Microsoft has put up several job postings on its website, looking to hire developers … Continue reading ? Skype for Browsers Shows Microsoft’s Love for HTML5 is a post from: SiliconANGLE We're now available on the Kindle! Subscribe today.
With software developers moving more of their platforms online and into the cloud it was only a matter of time before regular apps were converted en mass and that looks to be the goal for Microsoft’s Skype platform. The tech giant on Monday posted a job advert on its official careers website which seeks developers [...]Show More Summary
Microsoft is looking for developers to help it build a "Skype for Browsers." Think Facebook video chats without the need for Facebook.
Google might be doing everything it can to turn Chrome into a full-fledged Skype competitor, but it looks like Microsoft has been planning to challenge them in the cloud all along. Based on what the Skype team is searching for in a handful of new job ads, Skype will soon offer a cross-platform communication experience [...]
A series of job postings from Microsoft hint at - well, actually they come out and state that - Microsoft intends to bring Skype to the web browser. The posts, which describe positions for software development engineers, mention that...Show More Summary
Microsoft is working on a new version of Skype to run in Web browsers, and is hiring developers to build it. At least four job ads describe a "Skype for Browsers" project and show that Microsoft is looking for software engineers in London...Show More Summary
Microsoft has been all about open standards in recent times, hammering away at robust HTML5 support in IE9 and IE10 and pushing the concept of “same markup” for all web browsers. Now, they’re making Live Messenger a whole lot more open by providing access via the XMPP protocol. XMPP — also known as Jabber — [...]
Despite forming a coalition with a bevy of companies, Google's radical WebM video libertarianism has yet to take the world by storm -- unless you're talking El Goog's browser or YouTube. Well, Mountain View can breathe a sigh of relief,...Show More Summary
Skype now offers a video calling feature for Android devices. The new feature is available from the Android Market or by visiting Skype.com/m from your phone's browser. Read more posts on Silicon Valley Blog » Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation about this story »
Thanks to an update of Skype's Android application, you can now make one-to-one video calls over both WiFi and 3G connections. You can download the Skype app from the Android Market or point your browser to Skype.com/m from your phone. Note that your smartphone needs to be running Android Version 2.3 (and above) and have a front-facing camera. Show More Summary
Fans of Gmail likely know that the service allows for simple video chatting directly in your browser. While the Gmail-based video and voice chat isn’t seen as a strong competitor with industry leaders like Skype, the technology being used demonstrates some capabilities – and implied possibilities – for Google. It seems those possibilities are now coming to fruition, [...]Show More Summary