Paul McCartney recording music he has written for a range of ‘Love Mojis’  for Valentine’s Day. Photograph: Skype/PA Wire

Paul McCartney has expanded his repertoire by composing music for a range of mojis. The former Beatle has written music for a range of “Love Mojis” i(...)

Teenaged girls in the Netherlands are  more likely to become “anxious” about rejection if their posts are not “liked” by their friends and shared with approval among their peers. Photograph:  Karen Bleier/Getty Images/AFP

One out of six Dutch teenagers – nearly 17 per cent – between the ages of 12 and 18 admits to being addicted to social media – “unable to function” wi(...)

The company said the issue did not affect Skype for Business users.

Skype, Microsoft Corp’s online telephone and video service, said it has identified the glitch that prevented some users from making calls, and is wor(...)

Keith Beggs and Beatriz Ageno: ‘I fell in love with him right away. He was really charming and funny.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Beatriz Ageno: arrived from Florence, 2014 Chilean and Irish people have more in common than they realise, says Beatriz Ageno. The American-Chilea(...)

Belgian authorities have taken Skype to court because it refused to allow two suspects’ Skype calls to be tapped. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

When is a phone call not a phone call? Microsoft-owned Skype is arguing that while it offers voice communications over the internet to customers it i(...)

A court in Mechelen,  had asked for data from messages and calls exchanged on Skype, arguing that telecom operators in the country were required to do so

Online communication service Skype has been summoned to appear in court in Belgium after refusing to pass on customer data to aid a criminal investiga(...)

Earlier this year messaging platform WhatsApp reached 700 million monthly users, 70 per cent of whom use it on a daily basis. This represents a huge l(...)

Hailo, a British ride-booking service similar to Uber, based on a smartphone app, recently abandoned its United States ambitions and is trying to protect its strength in places like London, where the app has established itself with the city’s taxi drivers. (Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

When Arnaud Bertrand helped found HouseTrip, a vacation rental website, in 2009, his goal was to build a rival in Europe to Airbnb, which was then a y(...)

Microsoft executives Joe Belfiore, Terry Myerson and Alex Kipman  wearing HoloLens eyewear that overlays 3D images on the real world. Photograph: Glenn Chapman/AFP/Getty Images

It is generally wise to take demonstrations of new technologies with a grain of salt. That was especially true for the Microsoft HoloLens – the hologr(...)

Sebastian Cuberos, visible on the laptop and speaking Spanish, is interviewed by an English speaker using a simultaneous translation feature on Skype. Last month Skype initiated simultaneous translation between English and Spanish speakers and Google will soon announce updates to its translation app for phones.

The tech industry is doing its best to topple the Tower of Babel.Last month, Skype, Microsoft’s video calling service, initiated simultaneous translat(...)