Microsoft will broaden the pool of testers for Skype for Web to include even more countries "in the next few weeks."
Microsoft is beta testing a version of Skype that will work from a variety of browsers, and which ultimately will alleviate the need for Skype app or plug-in downloads.
Despite ongoing controversy surrounding his tech inventions, Dotcom releases a beta-stage Web tool that provides users with end-to-end encrypted video and audio communication.
Two Firefox betas focus on media: enabling video streams to Chromecast and Roku via Android-based mobile devices and creating a free in-browser competitor to Skype on desktops.
Skype Translator currently supports about 40 languages and is expected to roll out later this year as a Windows 8 beta.
Synology announces version 5.0 beta of its DiskStation Manager operating system that powers all of its NAS devices at CES 2014. The new version adds a slew of new features and improvement to existing supported NAS servers.
Although the official launch is still to come, Skype invites users on three platforms to test a new video-messaging feature.
Baked into Skype's mobile and desktop apps, the new video-messaging feature has emerged from beta mode and is now available for everyone.
A new version of the official Facebook app is now in the testing pipeline, according to Microsoft officials -- as is Skype video messaging for Windows 7.
Slowly but surely, Skype is becoming more integrated with other Microsoft properties such as Live Messenger, Hotmail, Xbox and Outlook.com.