Skype Mac Video Group Chat Now A Ripoff At $US5 Per Day

The best part of the recent Skype beta was its battle royale video chatting. But the beta label is gone - and now the (free) fun is too. Group chat will now cost $US4.99 per day, or $US8.99 a month.

This sucks, and it seems like a terrific way to discourage use of what was hitherto one of the program's coolest features. The new version includes UI updates and other tweaks, but still - boo. Boo, we say. [Skype via SlashGear]