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Yahoo Kills Their Public Chat
2012-12-04 12:08:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday, Yahoo announced they´d be killing off their public chat rooms, a feature that very few have recently used but was once an incredibly popular service. In a move to streamline their products and do their own rendition of “more wood behind fewer arrows,” Yahoo also announced a few other slashes and changes, allowing the team to create “experiences that make Yahoo! the most fun way to spend your...

Skype Finally Fixes Security Flaw In Its Software
2012-11-14 14:51:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For over two months, there has existed a large security hole in video chatting and messaging service Skype. Until today, hackers could break into any Skype account with only the target´s email address. Popular Website The Next Web first found mention of the flaw on Russian forums and have been able to replicate it on their own. The Next Web said it was shocking just how easy it was to break into one another´s...

Windows Live Messenger Users Told To Move To Skype
2012-11-07 06:31:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed recent rumors that it would retire its Windows Live Messenger and migrate nearly all of its users to Skype. “We've got good news to share! Skype and Messenger are coming together. Millions of Messenger users will be able to reach their Messenger friends on Skype,” wrote Tony Bates, President of the Microsoft´s Skype division, in a blog posting. “By updating to Skype,...

New Windows 8 Skye App
2012-10-22 20:14:46

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If you were wondering when you'd see the reason Microsoft acquired Skype, wait for the Windows 8 launch later this week. The VoIP provider will launch Skype for Windows 8, the company said this week. Skype promises the new app will deliver "an experience that is simpler, faster and easier to use," it says in Microsoft's news center. Skype for Windows 8 offers IM, audio and video calls, and also takes advantage of new features and...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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