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This App Makes Conference Calls Completely Free And Painless

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Unison is essentially a social network for the workplace, letting people collaborate and get updates on what people are up to regardless of where they are. And one of its most compelling features will have you getting rid of whatever conference call service you use - "instant live group conversations."...
This App Makes Conference Calls Completely Free And Painless

Facebook now allows you to sign up to Messenger for Android using just your name and phone number

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With reports that Facebook was looking to acquire popular cross-platform messaging service Whatsapp just about settling down, the social network has opened up its Messenger service to allow users to sign-up using just their name and mobile phone number. Making signups friction-free, Facebook hopes that you will be able to...
Facebook now allows you to sign up to Messenger for Android using just your name and phone number

Google Babel to have Hipchat-like group conversation features across Web/Android/iOS platforms

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More Babel stuff comes to us from the Google OS Blog today. Hidden inside Gmail HTML code (above) is the following: “Some of the new features: * A new, conversation-based UI * Advanced group conversations * Send pictures * Improved notifications across devices.” That sounds a lot like Hipchat,...
Google Babel to have Hipchat-like group conversation features across Web/Android/iOS platforms

Facebook roundup: new board member, free VoIP, group messages and more

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Facebook names UCSF chancellor to board – Facebook this week named UC San Francisco Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann to its board of directors. Desmond-Hellmann was previously president of product development at Genentech, where Facebook CFO David Ebersman previously served as chief financial officer. Desmond-Hellmann is also on the board at Procter & Gamble, a...
Facebook roundup: new board member, free VoIP, group messages and more

Viber gives its BlackBerry app a new look as it preps for video calling support in April

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Viber, the company behind the popular free messaging and video calling smartphone app of the same name, has some good news for millions of BlackBerry owners that have been unable to call their friends via the dedicated BlackBerry app — the feature has been developed and will be launched in...
Viber gives its BlackBerry app a new look as it preps for video calling support in April

Google's new Hangouts app now available for iPhone and iPad

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Google just announced a new unified messaging service today that will be available across multiple platforms and now the iOS app is officially available to download on the App Store. The free Hangouts app is available as a universal download for both iPhone and iPad and offers group conversations...
Google's new Hangouts app now available for iPhone and iPad

Six3 brings its video-messaging app out of beta and introduces Facebook & Twitter sharing

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We first covered Six3, a cross-platform video service for mobile and desktop, back in February, and today at TNW 2012 conference in Amsterdam, the startup is announcing the end of its beta, and the launch of its full service with a number of new features timed to mark its launch. Just...
Six3 brings its video-messaging app out of beta and introduces Facebook & Twitter sharing

Facebook rolls out free voice calling for Android in Canada

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Facebook has added free voice call support to its Messenger app for Android. The service only works in Canada for now, mirroring the initial launch of VoIP on Messenger for iOS; Facebook expanded support to the US about two weeks after the Canadian debut. If we see a similar...
Facebook rolls out free voice calling for Android in Canada

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

Six3: A video-messaging service for mobile and desktop

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UK startup Six3 today launches a free service that allows users to send short, private video messages between smartphones and computers. The company is one of the 22 finalists from the latest London Seedcamp, the European seed investment and mentoring program which we’ve written about extensively in the past. Six3...
Six3: A video-messaging service for mobile and desktop
Report shares more details on Google's rumored Babel messaging service
Facebook launches Messenger for Android app for non-Facebook users, allows sign ups with just a phone number

Lack of teen participation might always be a problem for Facebook but it doesn't have to spell the end for the social network

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A popular storyline lately is that Facebook is failing to capture interest from teens who are turning to Instagram, Snapchat or other services instead. The conclusion pundits are making — from primarily anecdotal evidence, it should be noted — is that Facebook is on the decline because it is losing...
Lack of teen participation might always be a problem for Facebook but it doesn't have to spell the end for the social network
Rabbit's group video chat launches private beta test

Facebook Messenger on Android loaded with free voice calls for Canadian users

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Android's flavor of Facebook Messenger has just been updated with VoIP functionality for the social network's Canadian users. There's no word when Android faithful in the US will snag the functionality, but Cancuks can at least ring their American counterparts who wield the iOS app. Version 2.3 of the...
Facebook Messenger on Android loaded with free voice calls for Canadian users

Facebook Barely Poked Snapchat, Active Usage Data Shows

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After initially missing the boat on mobile-photo sharing and then having to turn around and plunk down nearly $1 billion for Instagram, Facebook wasn’t going to let a hot app (and potential existential threat) emerge too quickly again. Although Facebook is more than 1 billion users strong, the company still...
Facebook Barely Poked Snapchat, Active Usage Data Shows

Skype rival Viber gives Windows Phone 8 users a new option for free calls and messages

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Viber Media, the startup behind the popular cross-platform messaging and VoIP calling application Viber, is today debuting a new application for Windows Phone 8. Co-founder and CEO Talmon Marco said in a recent tweet that the Viber app for WP8 would be arriving in ‘March or April’, so this shouldn’t...
Skype rival Viber gives Windows Phone 8 users a new option for free calls and messages

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?
Facebook for iOS updated with improved group messaging, cover photo changing

Expect Labs raises $2.4m from Google Ventures, Greylock for predictive computing engine

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After emerging from stealth mode last month, Expect Labs has announced completion of a $2.4 million funding round, which includes several big-name investors such as Google Ventures and Greylock Partners, to build its “Anticipatory Computing Engine”. The San Francisco, California-based company’s upcoming MindMeld iPad app looks pretty killer. The software...
Expect Labs raises $2.4m from Google Ventures, Greylock for predictive computing engine

Meet The 26 New Companies Chosen For Dave McClure's Accelerator, 500 Startups

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500 Startups is a Mountain View accelerator run by Dave McClure, and it has chosen 26 startups to participate in its July demo days. Of the 26 companies, seven have female founders and more than half are based outside of Silicon Valley.Here's who will be presenting in Mountain View on...
Meet The 26 New Companies Chosen For Dave McClure's Accelerator, 500 Startups

Are Celebrity Accounts on Private Social Media an Oxymoron? Ask Chinese Pop Star Leehom Wang.

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The value of a celebrity user on a social media service is often more than an endorsement. It’s not just “drink Gatorade because I say so” — but rather “follow me and I’ll let you into my life.” But that doesn’t exactly work on a private social network, where the...
Are Celebrity Accounts on Private Social Media an Oxymoron? Ask Chinese Pop Star Leehom Wang.

Here are the 27 companies that represent 500 Startups’ latest class

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It’s time once again for another class to get #500strong, heading through the 500 Startups accelerator. 27 startups began the process on April 4th, and now we get the full list. Some highlights? 7 have at least 1 female founder, 12 are international and more than half come from outside...
Here are the 27 companies that represent 500 Startups’ latest class

Pinterest launches on Barnes & Noble's Nook tablets alongside an overhauled Facebook app

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Barnes & Noble announced today that Pinterest has launched a dedicated app for many of its Nook tablets, and will come preloaded alongside an overhauled Facebook app for new devices starting today. The Pinterest app is available from the Nook store immediately and should give tablet owners all of the...
Pinterest launches on Barnes & Noble's Nook tablets alongside an overhauled Facebook app
Facebook Says VoIP Calling Will Be Added To Its Messenger iOS App In The U.K. Today

GigaOM Reads: A look back at the week in tech

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The Seven-Year Twit: Seven years ago, Jack sent out his first tweet and thus began the Twitter (or as it was known as the Twttr) revolution. The company turned seven this week — an eternity in Silicon Valley’s here-today-gone-tomorrow landscape. The company, coincidentally (and if you believe in coincidences) said...
GigaOM Reads: A look back at the week in tech

Facebook rebuilds iPhone app for speed: what's new, better and still needs work

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Facebook today released a much-anticipated update for iPhone that makes loading News Feed, photos, messages and notifications significantly faster. Previously, Facebook built its mobile apps with HTML5, which allowed it to release daily updates without requiring users to download a new version. This helped the company test new things and...
Facebook rebuilds iPhone app for speed: what's new, better and still needs work

Facebook steps into the territory of iMessage, WhatsApp with new app

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Screenshots of the soon-to-be status quo Android Messenger app from Facebook. Facebook is providing smartphone users yet another way to escape the limits of text-messaging plans. With the new Messenger app, Android users will be able to register, sync contacts, and message friends using their phone number as an...
Facebook steps into the territory of iMessage, WhatsApp with new app

Option to mark items as spam less noticeable in latest Facebook iOS app

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Facebook today released a new version its iOS app to include a way for users to change their cover photo and a number of updates related to group messaging. A subtle but significant change not mentioned in the app’s release notes is that the option to hide a post or ad...
Option to mark items as spam less noticeable in latest Facebook iOS app
Facebook Messenger for Android updated with UI tweaks and speed enhancements
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?