Now 200M Users Strong, Viber Launches Desktop App With Video Calling In Version 3.0
Now 200M Users Strong, Viber Launches Desktop App With Video Calling In Version 3.0
                             

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Taking A Different Tack, Nimbuzz Chat Startup Partners With Pakistan Operator Mobilink

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Recently we’ve seen a lot of news articles about the potential for chat apps to take over the role of SMS. Analysts Informa recently published research suggesting that 2012 was the tipping point, with nearly 19 billion messages sent globally over chat apps daily, versus 17.6 billion SMS messages. In...
Taking A Different Tack, Nimbuzz Chat Startup Partners With Pakistan Operator Mobilink

Line Passes 150M Users Of Its Sticker-Stuffed Messaging App, Up From 100M In January

techcrunch.com
Line, a free messaging app made by NHN Japan Corporation that’s competing with the likes of WhatsApp and Viber, has pushed past 150 million registered users globally, up from 100 million in January. Line launched back in summer 2011 in Asia, and is especially popular in Japan, but has been pushing outside its home...
Line Passes 150M Users Of Its Sticker-Stuffed Messaging App, Up From 100M In January
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Messaging Via Chat Apps Overtook Daily SMS Rate In 2012

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It's not as bad as you think, mobile networks. Sending messages via chat apps has overtaken SMS for the first time. A survey from Informa reports that, in 2012, 19 billion chat messages were sent per day, compared to 17.6 billion SMS. The news is not good for mobile...
Messaging Via Chat Apps Overtook Daily SMS Rate In 2012
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Viber For BlackBerry App Updated With Support For Free Calls

thenextweb.com
As promised, Skype rival Viber Media has released an updated app for BlackBerry (version 2.4, in beta) that – finally – gives users the ability to make free phone calls to others. There are limitations, however: free calls over WiFi and 3G only work for supported OS versions, which is...
Viber For BlackBerry App Updated With Support For Free Calls

Viber for BlackBerry finally finds its voice

gigaom.com
The Skype and WhatsApp competitor Viber has at last released a beta version for BlackBerry OS that features voice calling, Viber for BlackBerry 2.4. In a statement on Wednesday, the Cyprus-based startup said the new version of its BlackBerry app, which was previewed in January, included free calls to other...
Viber for BlackBerry finally finds its voice

Skype now handles 2 billion minutes of connections each day

thenextweb.com
Skype has revealed today that its users are now spending two billion minutes each day communicating over its cross-platform messaging app. That’s a colossal figure, which has been no doubt been bolstered by Microsoft’s impending closure of Windows Live Messenger, and the continued development of its mobile and desktop apps....
Skype now handles 2 billion minutes of connections each day

Viber for Windows Phone 8 update adds free VoIP calling with HD audio

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After several months as a watered down messaging app, Viber for Windows Phone 8 is finally catching up to its Android and iOS counterparts. Starting today, the redesigned VoIP application now supports free calls with HD audio, lock screen notifications and the ability to pin conversations to your Start...
Viber for Windows Phone 8 update adds free VoIP calling with HD audio
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