Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype and Microsoft press conference live video feed

Today's Skype and Microsoft press conference begins at 0800 PDT / 1600 BST 1700 CEST. You can watch the live video feed above…. Read more

Microsoft will acquire Skype

I’m excited to announce that Skype and Microsoft have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Microsoft will acquire Skype for $8.5 billion US. It is an exciting day for all of us at Skype – we’ve taken a significant step… Read more

Today's Skype for Mac update

Today, we've released an update to Mac (version 5.1.0.935) that has: * Security updates * Resolves video freezing in high-packet loss networks * Fixes minor bugs We recommend that everyone upgrades to the newly released build. For more information about… Read more

Today's Skype for Mac update

Earlier today, we published another update for Skype for Mac users. This latest version (5.1.0.935) includes all of the security fixes from our April 14th release (5.1.0.922), as well as some additional product fixes. Now that this update has finished… Read more

Skype 5.1 for Mac hotfix

Hotfix released for Skype 5.1 for Mac. Today we've released an update to Mac (version 5.1.0.935) that has: Security updates Resolves video freezing in high-packet loss networks Fixes minor bugs We recommend that everyone upgrades to the newly released build…. Read more

Update on Skype 5.x hotfix

Looking for information about the reported vulnerability in Skype for Mac 5.x? Head over to the Skype Security blog for a full update. If you are using Skype for Mac 5.x, you can get the hotfix now. Note, this vulnerability… Read more

Skype Users Invited to the Coca-Cola 125th Anniversary Happiness Celebration

Today marks the Coca-Cola Company's Quasquicentennial anniversary, and the company is celebrating 125 years of "sharing happiness" with a live streaming concert in Atlanta's Centennial Park. We are proud that Coca-Cola is choosing Skype to help spread the word through… Read more

Security Vulnerability in Mac Client Has Been Addressed

Last month, we were contacted by Pure Hacking, a group of ethical hackers in Australia, who reported what they believed to be a zero-day vulnerability in Skype for Mac 5.x. This vulnerability, which they blogged about earlier today, is related… Read more

How Do I Add More Skype Accounts To Skype Manager?

Hello. It is Mart "Tram" Abramov here again to continue our discussions about Skype Manager. Last week, we discussed business accounts and how they differ from a personal account. In this post, we'll discuss how you can add more Skype… Read more

Skype Wins People's Voice Award for Best Practices

Thank you for our Webby Award! We just learned this morning that Skype was chosen for the People’s Voice Award in the Best Practices category, thanks to all of your votes. You may recall a few weeks ago we told… Read more

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