Microsoft is going to rebrand Bing, Skype and XBox with the flat look logos like Windows, Bing and Outlook. Microsoft wants to do an alignment of design, marketing, product, and brand. Could the above concept the new Skype logo? Check out the 45 minutes video presentation below:
Microsoft has replaced Messenger Life with Skype. The giant software company paid $8.5bn for Skype. Windows Live Messenger launched at 1999 will be turned off by March 2013 worldwide, with the exception of China. To ease the transition, Microsoft is offering a tool to migrate WLM messenger contacts over.
Skype for iPad is finally here. This app will take advantage of the iPad’s large screen and features contacts displayed in a grid with large avatar photos and instant messaging. Skype for iPad works over Wi-Fi or 3G (operator data charges may apply). Call Skype contacts on their iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac and even Skype enabled TVs.
In competition to get ahead of Google+ video chat feature, Facebook launched two new features to its chat system. A member can chat in groups of three or more. User can also leave a video message too. The other, powered by Skype, adds video chat to the social network’s existing text chat system. While Google+ enables group video sessions of up to ten people.
Skype for iPad will be out very soon and it will have most of the functionality of the desktop version such as chatting, audio and video calling.
Microsoft has bought Skype for $8.5 billion nearly triple the amount eBay paid six years ago for the money-losing Internet phone company. Skype will be renamed Microsoft Skype.
Steve Ballmer CEO Micosoft said:
Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world. Together we will create the future of real-time communications so people can easily stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues anywhere in the world.
Skype facilitates e-marriages by legally marrying a gay couple in Texas. Mark Reed and Dante Walkup had been together ten years and they tie the knot with a Washington D.C. official (accompanied by several witnesses) marrying them via Skype.
Skype updated its iPhone app (version 2.0.1) with compatibility for iOS 4′s multitasking features, including the ability to continue VoIP calls while in other apps. Skype also reverses it’s decision to charge for calls over 3G.
From Skype blog:
In light of that, we no longer have plans to charge a supplement to make calls over 3G. We’re delighted to make it easier for you to talk for even longer and do even more together using Skype.
Skype has release the Skype app version 2.0 which can be used over 3G network on the iPhone and iPad. But not all is rosy. Skype to skype calls through 3G will be charged this September.
Previously from Skype blog: Last Thursday, Apple introduced the iPad, which we’re very excited about here at Skype. The SDK (Software Development Kit) which Apple provides to developers like Skype, has been upgraded for the iPad. The new version, 3.2, removes the restrictions on calling over 3G, which is great news.
Skype will soon be releasing Skype which can be used over 3G very soon.
From Skype blog: Last Thursday, Apple introduced the iPad, which we’re very excited about here at Skype. The SDK (Software Development Kit) which Apple provides to developers like Skype, has been upgraded for the iPad. The new version, 3.2, removes the restrictions on calling over 3G, which is great news.