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Skype for Windows Mobile 3.0 coming…

Skype Blogger Peter Parkes has written about the Gold release of Skype for Windows 2.5. This version provides an improved user experience for Skype calling and chat messages. Click on the image to download. But Skype is also previewing the first beta of Skype for Windows mobile 3.0, adding file transfer and SMS messaging, at […]

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Skype for Windows 4.0 Beta 3 Hotfix Introduces New Audio Codec

This morning Skype released a hotfix upgrade for Skype for Windows 4.0 beta 3 bringing in several new features but most significant is the introduction of a new “super wideband Audio codec; from the Skype Garage blog post linked above: This is our second in-house built audio codec especially designed for calls over the internet […]

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Skype for Mac 2.8 Beta Launches

At MacWorld’s Showstoppers event this evening Skype announced Skype for Mac 2.8 beta, with two major new features as well as several minor ones. Screen Sharing The most impressive feature is a form of basic screen sharing. Either a segment of your screen or the full screen is converted into a virtual webcam such that […]

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Skype 4.0 Beta 3 Available

We have just learned that Skype 4.0 Beta 3 is now available. Once we have had a chance to install and review it, there will be more  to say. But for now: Skype 4.0 Beta 3 Download. Release Notes Raul Liive’s Skype Blog Post From the Release Notes (which also lists many bugfixes): Check out […]

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Mike Bartlett on Skype 4.0 Beta 1 Feedback

Earlier today we posted information about the availability of Skype for Windows Beta 2 along with a video as well as download and feedback links. This morning Product Manager Mike Bartlett put out a post where he provided more details about the information gathering process that contributed to the redesign: Different types of users gave […]

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Skype 4.0 Beta 2 Available Wednesday

Wednesday, October 1, the second beta release of Skype 4.0 will become available for worldwide testing. Via a mix of feedback channels involving legacy users and new users, bug reporting and usability issue forums and direct surveys that resulted in over 45,000 participants’ responses and feedback, Skype learned: 70% were in favor of the new […]

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Skype Journal Interviews Josh Silverman: The Way Ahead – Righting the Ship

This is the second in a series of posts resulting from in interview last Friday with Josh Silverman, Skype’s recently appointed President. In this post we talk about the key issues Josh found necessary to address and establishing a framework for employee motivation and empowerment. Over the past couple of years I have written many […]

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Mike Bartlett Comments on Skype 4.0 User Feedback

About two weeks ago Skype launched a new type of beta … one that actually will end at some point in the reasonably near future but that is also a major effort to incorporate user feedback while trialing some new concepts. As mentioned in my previous posts about this beta, this is not a replacement […]

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Mike Bartlett Discusses Skype 4.0 Beta on Squawk Box

We reported earlier that Mike Bartlett, Skype for Windows Product Manager, would be the guest on Friday’s Squawk Box. With 15 fifteen participants, Mike answered questions ranging from features of the new Skype for Windows 4.0 Beta; plans and objectives for the beta program, the challenges of trying to launch concurrent (Windows, Mac, Linux) versions, […]

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