Late News: Skype Fixes Windows Glitch, Arqiva Closes SeeSaw, Google Venture Capital Arm Funds Kabam

Skype has released a new version of its Client, Skype for Windows which will solve login problems that have hit millions of users yesterday around noon BST; the installation file can be downloaded here and carries the revision number 5.3.0.116.

Software giant Microsoft said that it was eager to have expensive apps on its Windows Phone 7 platform. Speaking during a press conference in Helsinki, the director of app developer program, Brandon Watson said that Microsoft was OK with developers selling less than a million apps as long as they make a million dollars, Bloomberg reported.

Arqiva has decided to shut down its online TV service SeeSaw after it failed to find a partner or a buyer for the platform. The company, which is a part in the BBC-led YouView project, had hired Ingenious Media to look for a partner for the venture. The video on-demand platform allowed users to stream TV shows online.

Social gaming start-up Kabam has received $85 million from a recent round of funding led by Google’s venture capital arm. According to an article on Bloomberg, the $85 million round of funding, which was co-led by Pinnacle Ventures, values the game maker at $500 million.

US Senator Al Franken has asked Apple and Google to make it mandatory for developers to provide policies for apps that make use of location data. The request comes after the lawmaker held a Protecting Mobile Privacy hearing in which representatives from Apple and Google gave testimony.