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Skype to drop support for its smart TV app

Skype is set to discontinue support for its smart TV voice and video calling service from this summer. In a post on its support site, Skype said that there will be no support or updates for the Skype for TV application starting this June and warned that “TV manufacturers may remove the Skype for TV […]

Sky wins in Skype trademark dispute with Microsoft

Pay TV giant Sky has won a legal victory in a dispute with Microsoft by preventing the latter from registering a European trademark for Skype.  The General Court of the European Union accepted Sky’s contention that the Skype brand and the figurative elements of its logo could result in consumer confusion. “As regards the visual, […]

Samsung unveils smart TV games and new Skype app at IFA

Samsung has unveiled new games for its smart TV platform and an updated version of the Skype app at Berlin consumer electronics trade show, IFA. The new version of Skype brings group video and full HD video calls to Samsung Smart TV 2014 models with built-in cameras. The games, which will be available on the […]

Skype co-founder’s Vdio service closes down

Vdio, the video rental service for movies and TV shows from Skype co-founder Janus Friis, has shut down after less than a year. The video site said in a statement that it had discontinued the service as it was “not able to deliver the differentiated customer experience we had hoped for.” Vdio added that it […]

Skype co-founder Friis’s Vdio expands into Canada

Vdio, the new video rental service for movies and TV shows from Skype co-founder Janus Friis, is expanding into Canada, having launched in the UK and US earlier this year. The Canada launch is effective of this week Vdio announced on its blog, allowing viewers in the country to buy, rent, and share movies and shows […]

Vdio launches out of beta

Vdio, the video rental service for movies and TV shows from Skype co-founder Janus Friis, has launched out of beta mode. The store, which was developed by the same team behind the 2010-launched music subscription service Rdio, originally went live for Rdio Unlimited customers in April, but is now available to anyone, the firm said. Vdio is […]

Skype founder’s online Vdio service goes live in US, UK

Vdio, a new video rental service for movies and TV shows from Skype co-founder Janus Friis, has launched in the UK and US.  The service, which was developed by the same team behind the 2010-launched music subscription service Rdio, is now available to Rdio Unlimited subscribers ahead of a wider rollout. Vdio is designed to […]

UPC DTH adds Skype service

Liberty Global’s satellite platform UPC DTH has launched a new customer care contact feature that lets customers use Skype and Facebook to reach customer care representatives. UPC Direct and FreeSAT customers in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia can call the operator for free using Skype. Tunde Hubina, UPC DTH director of customer care said, […]