Microsoft retiring Messenger in 2013, merging it with Skype

Microsoft is combining its two instant messaging services. The latest versions of Skype for Windows and Mac computers let you chat with your Windows Live Messenger contacts. And early next year Microsoft is going to kill off the standalone Messenger app altogether. Messenger has been around for a dozen years at this point, and it’s […]

Skype gets a Windows 8 makeover

Skype has unveiled a new app for Windows 8 which is designed to take advantage of the operating system’s new touch-friendly “Modern” user interface. It looks like what you’d get if you combines Skype’s older Windows software with the company’s apps for mobile devices… because that’s pretty much what it is. Skype for Windows 8 […]