If only there was a net neutrality law to stop this sort of thing
US telco Sprint has been throttling Microsoft’s Skype service.
Gives an attacker system level privileges
Skype has a significant security flaw that Microsoft can't fix without a major code rewrite.
Not working as of last night
Skype users in Europe, including us, are reporting massive connectivity issues with the client as of last night.
Being seen together in public and talking about marriage
Software King of the World Microsoft has apparently been seen in public with the PC supremo Lenovo and insiders have been told that they want something more serious.
Microsoft just does not seem to care any more
Microsoft is being surprisingly callous to those few users who supported its Windows Phone now that Windows 10 mobile is out. It is killing off Windows Phone support for Skype practically overnight.
Keeping the spooks out of everything
A group of former Skype technologists, backed by the co-founder of the messaging platform, come up with a new version of its own messaging service with end-to-end encryption for all conversations, including video.
Use Windows 7, 8 keys to activate 10
Microsoft has just released the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10565 and this version brings Skype integration, Cortana improvements, Edge tab improvements and most importantly Device activation improvements.
Skype's been down for hours. Millions lost.
Microsoft's communication platform "to rule them all" has been down for hours, on Monday, September 21st. The product blog is mum, with a couple of twitter posts from the company not explaining anything.
But use is going up
Data from Juniper Research has shown that the messaging market will decline from $113.5bn in 2014 to $112.9bn in 2019.
Comes in Windows 10 timeframe
We already have Oculus by Facebook, Nvidia is apparently working on its VR tech, AMD is offering a helping hand to Facebook and Oculus, while Samsung thinks VR glasses are for the Galaxy Note 4 phone powered by tiny GPU.