Via Skype beta blog
This is the first thing that you’ll notice when you first install and run Skype 3.0 beta, and the first major update to Skype’s interface on Windows in a long time. Read more about the new look and feel in this post.
Aside from the new interface, Public Chats are one of the most significant new features in this release. So significant, in fact, that they too deserve their own blogpost. Read more about public chats and other chat improvements.
Skype now has browser extensions for Internet Explorer and Firefox. You can choose at install time if you want to install these or not. They automatically convert phone numbers on web pages into Skype links. You can simply click them and Skype starts a SkypeOut call to that number.