Microsoft Unveils Skype TX for Broadcasters

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Microsoft Unveils Skype TX for Broadcasters

Microsoft Unveils Skype TX for Broadcasters

Today, Microsoft’s unveiling Skype TX, a new version of its VoIP service geared toward broadcasters. The service uses technology developed by Cat and Mouse — a recent MSFT acquisition — to offer the higher-quality audio and video output that media professionals require. (It also supports the broadcast-standard HD-SDI interface.) Skype TX can handle multiple calls at once through a single interface, and it will eliminate distractions such as call notifications and ads. Considering how often radio stations both big and small rely on Skype to beam in guests, TX definitely has a target audience. Microsoft hasn’t addressed pricing or release timing.

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Skype Gift Cards Offers Better Option to Give and Receive

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Skype Gift Card

With Skype’s new Gift Cards, sharing all of Skype’s calling features is easier than ever before. In the U.S., Skype Gift Cards are available at select retail locations including Microsoft Stores, Target and OfficeMax. You can also purchase e-Gift Cards, that can be delivered online to your friends and family, through the Skype Shop and  Facebook page starting at $10. These days, $10 doesn’t sound like a lot of money but a $10 Skype Gift card can go a long way in helping you keep in touch with the people you care about most.

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Skype for Windows Phone 8 – install the Preview today

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Skype for Windows Phone 8

Skype today announced the availability of an early, preview version of Skype for Windows Phone 8. In this Preview, you’ll get all of the Skype basics in the new, modern design along with many of the new features such as integration with the People Hub and a combined contact list with buddies from Windows Live Messenger. Plus, you’ll start receiving some call and message notifications – even when the app is closed and in the background.

  • Always reachable: With Skype for Windows Phone 8, you’re always part of the conversation. You’ll stay connected even when the app is closed, so you’re always a tap away from the people you talk to most.
  • Easy-to-Use: Built from the ground up, this is the best of what Skype and Windows Phone 8 have to offer. It will bring Skype to Windows Phone 8 with a clean, beautiful and modern interface.
  • Your People At Your Fingertips: Start a chat with your Skype contacts right from the People Hub and keep up with new messages as they come through with Live Tiles.

So if you have a new Windows Phone 8, head to the Store and download the Skype for Windows 8 Preview today. You’ll receive an update as soon as the full version is available.


Skype Launches New Online Platform for Small Businesses

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Skype in the workspace

Skype today launched to the public Skype in the workspace (SITW), a new online platform for small businesses to instantly connect with potential customers, partners and suppliers across the globe. The free-to-use tool makes use of the huge network already offered by Skype, allowing millions of small businesses to promote their products and services to new networks and connections. Users can improve existing connections and establish new ones by instantly sending messages and talking to or meeting face-to-face with peers and business prospects over Skype. The SITW community is already active because today’s launch comes at the end of a six-month beta trial, which enabled 500 businesses, offering more than 140 different services, to sign up, try out and test the platform.

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