Skype appears to be broken for the time being, with reports of strange malfunctioning and connectivity issues.
The new VoIP service known as Wire announced today that it will be launching a major update to the application later this week.
Skype for Web has arrived (in beta), and it promises to let you make voice and video calls and conduct IM chats in your browser. However, support for Chrome on Chrome OS is still only half-baked.
Microsoft announces plans to adopt the new ORTC standard and allow Skype calls to be made from inside the IE browser, no plugin required. Interoperability issues with other browsers remain.
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