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Israel's Spacecom Bought By Chinese Co. For $285M

The Verge , PhoneArena , ZDNet , +2

Lenovo will preload Microsoft Office, Skype, and OneDrive on its Android devices

Mobile devices

WhatsApp, Skype and Facebook Messenger face tighter regulation in Europe

Privacy ISPs
@backlon via The Verge , Re/code , Business Insider , +15

Google Duo arrives to take on FaceTime

Business Insider

Amazon just bought a company that's like Skype for gaming

The Guardian , CNET

EU to crack down on online services such as WhatsApp over privacy


Ask Slashdot: Are There Secure Alternatives To Skype?


Skype For Windows Phone Will Stop Working in 2017

PhoneArena , GSMArena.com

Microsoft to "kill" Skype on Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 early next year


A Tech.eu interview with Mangrove VC co-founder Mark Tluszcz

Funding Jobs
@fmanjoo via Re/code

This startup wants to replace Skype, Dropcam and Amazon’s Echo with a single tablet

The Verge

Microsoft adds five new AI chatbots to Skype

TechCrunch , The Next Web , GeekWire , +1

Skype gets new bots for travel, tickets and entertainment, but they’re far from perfect


New Skype Preview rolls out with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, offering a dark theme, OS integration

The Next Web

Use this All-in-One Messenger for WhatsApp, Slack and Skype and chat like a boss

€330,000,000 Venture capital (Series Undisclosed)
Tech.eu , NextBigWhat , TechCrunch , +3

Rocket Internet's Global Fashion Group closes €330 million funding round

Funding Asia

Skype to drop support for Windows Phone 8.1, older versions of Android in October

Ars Technica

Skype finalizes its move to the cloud, ignores the elephant in the room

@ruhanirabin via The Verge , Business Insider , ZDNet

Skype drops support for Windows Phone and old versions of Android


Tech Moves: Former Skype executive departs CFO role at Puppet Labs after nearly three years; NetMotion names CEO

Technology Strategy