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Skype For BlackBerry 10 Arrives, But It's A World Of Hurt

Tibco welcomes third-party online meeting products into its Tibbr ESN suite

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Tibco has made it possible to plan, manage and launch third-party web meeting and video chat services from its Tibbr enterprise social networking (ESN) suite....
Tibco welcomes third-party online meeting products into its Tibbr ESN suite
Google Talk IM service currently down for 'majority of users'
Polycom And AT&T Partner For Video Chat And Collaboration On Multiple Screens

Video Chat Startup Rabbit Raises $3.3 Million From Google Ventures, CrunchFund, And Bebo Founder Michael Birch

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Just a few weeks ago, we told you about Rabbit, a new video chat app that launched in private beta. Separating itself from other video chat services, the company seeks to enable persistent, always-on connections between users. To do that, the Rabbit team raised a round of seed funding worth...
Video Chat Startup Rabbit Raises $3.3 Million From Google Ventures, CrunchFund, And Bebo Founder Michael Birch

Wallit lets you leave your digital mark in locations, with an augmented reality twist

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With Wallit, a free new iOS app launching today, real-world places are finally getting the equivalent of Facebook walls of their own. The app lets you leave text, photos, video, and audio messages on virtual walls for specific locations — but only if you’re actually there. The virtual walls...
Wallit lets you leave your digital mark in locations, with an augmented reality twist

Verizon Wireless wins top spot in J.D. Power customer care study

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Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced that it has received the top spot in J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 Wireless Customer Care Full Service Study Volume 1. The carrier received a score of 762 out of 1,000, which was 10 index points above the industry average of 752. Virgin Mobile...
Verizon Wireless wins top spot in J.D. Power customer care study

Like Nokia's Asha, Samsung's Rex 'smart feature phones' will bring the Web to emerging markets

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We often hear about the potential for smartphones in emerging markets and, while it’s true that sales are growing exponentially in places like Asia, not everyone is ready, able or willing to buy an iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III. A new device announced by Samsung last week represents...
Like Nokia's Asha, Samsung's Rex 'smart feature phones' will bring the Web to emerging markets

Booting Up: Tesla Drivers Hit the Road to Prove Times Reporter Wrong

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(Photo: @TeslaRoadTrip) What’s an attention-whore to do when the press stops turning up? John McAfee had an idea: he gave two freelance journalists $2,900 in cash to follow him to the Caribbean and document his reunion with his 19-year-old girlfriend. [PandoDaily] There may still be plenty of complex issues to...
Booting Up: Tesla Drivers Hit the Road to Prove Times Reporter Wrong
Look out WhatsApp, there's another disruptive player in mobile chat: carriers

Why Google Calls Its Awesome Video Chat Feature 'Hangouts' (GOOG)

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Google social chief Vic Gundotra gave a good explanation of why Hangouts, the video chat feature of Google+, is so much different -- and better -- than most other video chat services. On stage at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, TX, Gundotra explained that Google looked at video...
Why Google Calls Its Awesome Video Chat Feature 'Hangouts' (GOOG)

Nokia unveils two new cheap, social media-enhanced phones with 1.8″ display, dual SIM support

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Nokia this morning introduced two new low-cost phones, the Nokia 110 and Nokia 112, in an effort to appeal to young, urban consumers who can’t afford high-end smartphones. The phones, which are priced 35 euros and 38 euros respectively, come with a 1.8″ display, a VGA camera and dual SIM...
Nokia unveils two new cheap, social media-enhanced phones with 1.8″ display, dual SIM support

Google to allegedly rebrand and unify chat services under 'Babble'

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Google allegedly plans to re-brand and unify its various chat services, like Google Talk, Hangout, Voice, Messenger, Chat for Drive, etc., under the new name “Babble”. According to a Monday report by Geek.com, which cited “multiple sources reporting separately,” Google is developing a cross platform solution to compete with...
Google to allegedly rebrand and unify chat services under 'Babble'
AOL chat rooms: a history

FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google

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Investigators at the FBI supposedly aren't happy that social networks like Facebook or Google+ don't have the same kind of facility for wiretaps that phones have had for decades. If claimed industry contacts for CNET are right, senior staff at the bureau have floated a proposed amendment to the...
FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google
Mobile porn revenue to reach almost $1 billion by 2015

Washington Post releases four new slides from NSA's Prism presentation

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Newly published top-secret documents detail how NSA interfaces with tech giants such as Google, Apple and MicrosoftThe Washington Post has released four previously unpublished slides from the NSA's PowerPoint presentation on Prism, the top-secret programme that collects data on foreign surveillance targets from the systems of nine participating internet companies.The...
Washington Post releases four new slides from NSA's Prism presentation

Issues of consent arise as couples marry over Skype

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Couples are tying the the knot online — and not just in MMOs like World of Warcraft and Second Life. An increasing number of couples in long distance relationships are getting married through video chat services like Skype and Google+ Hangouts. The practice has typically been used in the...
Issues of consent arise as couples marry over Skype

Telefónica Digital buys WebRTC and video chat expert Tokbox

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Telefónica Digital has acquired San Francisco-based real-time communications specialist Tokbox and now aims to bring the startup’s video chops to its own BlueVia platform, eventually offering developers access to voice and video communication as well as SMS and billing all out of one hand. Tokbox CEO Ian Small told me...
Telefónica Digital buys WebRTC and video chat expert Tokbox

Google looks to unify chat services under 'Babble'

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That's reportedly going to be the new name of a collection of Google instant-messaging services. [Read more]...
Google looks to unify chat services under 'Babble'

Group chat showdown: Which instant messaging service is best for your business?

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What happens when your team needs to have a conversation, yet coworkers are scattered across town or even around the world? Conference calls can be pricey and inefficient: Talkers often overlap, no one can hear each other well, and there's no record of who said what. Oh, and you can't exactly...
Group chat showdown: Which instant messaging service is best for your business?

Tibco welcomes third-party online meeting products into its Tibbr ESN suite

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Tibco has made it possible to plan, manage and launch third-party web meeting and video chat services from its Tibbr enterprise social networking (ESN) suite.The new feature, called Tibbr Meetings, gives users the ability to trigger web meeting and video conferencing sessions from within the suite's interface on Microsoft's...
Tibco welcomes third-party online meeting products into its Tibbr ESN suite
Fat-Cat Carriers Unworried By Chat Apps Passing SMS Texting

China Telecom launches UK mobile service, reveals plans for other European markets

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China Telecom has launched its UK service this week, just in time for the upcoming  Olympic Games in London, and revealed plans to expand its operations to other key European markets in the coming months. In partnership with Everything Everywhere — the joint operation between T-Mobile and Orange — and European MVNO-enabler Transatel,...
China Telecom launches UK mobile service, reveals plans for other European markets

Apple's iMessage crypto stymies federal eavesdropping of drug suspect

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Encryption used in Apple's iMessage service is thwarting federal drug enforcement agents' attempts to eavesdrop on a suspect's chat messages, according to a report published Thursday. The CNET report cited an internal government document discussing a criminal investigation in February. It warned that because of the encryption "it is...
Apple's iMessage crypto stymies federal eavesdropping of drug suspect

Microsoft boldly adds Google to list of chat services in Outlook.com & SkyDrive

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale In a move to get more people to try its sleek email app Outlook.com, Microsoft has smartly added Google to its list of chat services, joining Facebook and Skype chat. Microsoft recently announced that Outlook.com now has more than...
Microsoft boldly adds Google to list of chat services in Outlook.com & SkyDrive
FreshTag video chats start with only a hashtag but don't end with privacy

Polycom Aims to Make Video Conferencing Systems Play Nice Together

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There has been in the last year or two a lot of work by startups in the video conferencing field. And as startups of various sizes are often want to do, they portray themselves as disrupting the business of established players in their chosen field. In video conferencing, that established...
Polycom Aims to Make Video Conferencing Systems Play Nice Together
AT&T On Notice: Carrier To Face Net Neutrality Complaint Over FaceTime

Playboy fined for offering hardcore porn on websites accessible to children

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Adult pay-TV company did not have acceptable web controls to check users were aged 18 or over, Ofcom concludesPlayboy has been fined £100,000 by Ofcom for offering hardcore videos and pornographic images online that could by accessed by children.The media regulator said that the adult pay-TV company's failure to have...
Playboy fined for offering hardcore porn on websites accessible to children
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