Skype Pushes Video Calls

Version 4.0 will make seeing who you're talking to more integral
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2008 1:06 PM CDT
AP Business Writer Matt Moore uses a Voice over Internet Protocol telephone in the Frankfurt, Germany, office of The Associated Press in this April 7, 2005, file photo.   (AP Photo/Wolfram Steinberg, file)
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(Newser) – The newest version of Skype is designed to make video calls easier and more widespread. Skype 4.0, which begins public testing today, detects bandwidth and attached devices to make it simpler to use a computer to add video to calls, Reuters reports. Skype's president says that the resolution of the video is high enough that users can make real eye contact.