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Meet The Startups Bringing Online Dating Out Of The 90s

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Online dating is a huge business, but most dating sites are still stuck in the 90s. They don’t take advantage of developments in video and social networking, and they don’t have good mobile experiences. A few startups I met at TechCrunch Disrupt SF that want to bring online dating into...
Meet The Startups Bringing Online Dating Out Of The 90s

Microsoft previews Skype for Outlook.com

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Microsoft is rolling out a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, allowing users to make calls and send instant messages from within the webmail service using a browser plugin.The preview is available to U.K. customers users and is coming to the U.S. and Germany in the coming weeks with...
Microsoft previews Skype for Outlook.com
Polycom teleconferencing embraces Skype, Google Talk, and Facebook video calls

Microsoft to let you Skype directly from the browser, WhatsApp to introduce Push-to-talk function?

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Microsoft – which bought Skype back in 2011 – is starting to rollout the ability to make Skype audio and video calls from within an email thread on outlook.com … With the preview version of Skype for Outlook.com you can enjoy Skype video and audio calls right from your...
Microsoft to let you Skype directly from the browser, WhatsApp to introduce Push-to-talk function?

Video: Chromebook Pixel running Chrome OS and Linux simultaneously

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My daily use of Google’s Chromebook Pixel is working out like a charm for what I do, nearly all of which is web-based. Yet, there are still times when a native app is better, or even required, to get the job done. My weekly podcast and videos are perfect examples, although...
Video: Chromebook Pixel running Chrome OS and Linux simultaneously

How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

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Microsoft impressed me when it unveiled the Xbox One earlier this week. I can’t imagine a future where we won’t be talking and gesturing to our TVs while visiting with grandma on a video call and playing a game at the same time. Throughout the presentation, I was thinking, I wish...
How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

Public Knowledge blasts AT&T over FaceTime network limits

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One of the new features in Apple's iOS6 release due this fall is an enhancement to the FaceTime video call feature, allowing it to function on any cellular network. Friday, AT&T announced that the privilege only extends to users on its new "Mobile Share" programs, and not for users grandfathered...
Public Knowledge blasts AT&T over FaceTime network limits

ooVoo updates its iOS and Android apps to support four-way video calls

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First ooVoo opened up four-way video chats on Facebook, and now the video calling service is doing the same for its Android and iOS apps. The company just updates both applications so that you can view up to four video streams at once, though you can carry on text...
ooVoo updates its iOS and Android apps to support four-way video calls

FaceTime redux: AT&T nixes video chat on Google's updated Hangouts

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Yesterday, Google announced its new, beefier Hangouts app for Android phones. The newest iteration integrates video chatting, Gmail, and Google's late “Google Talk” app all into one. Hangouts is available for free on all Android devices running Android 2.3 or higher, but if you pay phone bills to AT&T,...
FaceTime redux: AT&T nixes video chat on Google's updated Hangouts

Review: Free Video Call Recorder for Skype records unlimited video and audio for free

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Skype has become so popular since its launch in 2003, it's accumulated over 700 million registered users. One of the biggest advantages on Skype, aside from the free calling, easy video conversations and services like SkypeOut and SkypeIn, is how easy it is to record conversations. But most Skype...
Review: Free Video Call Recorder for Skype records unlimited video and audio for free

Echo360 acquires ThinkBinder to add online collaboration tools to its distance learning platform

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Distance learning and educational software provider Echo360 has acquired ThinkBinder, a social collaboration tool that helps students communicate with one another and share files over the Internet, for an undisclosed sum. ThinkBinder doesn’t do anything particularly revolutionary, but it combines a number of robust tools in a single package. Users...
Echo360 acquires ThinkBinder to add online collaboration tools to its distance learning platform

Hangouts review

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Hangouts is an Android and iOS app from Google. It’s now available on Google Play and the App Store and carries no additional in-app purchases. Google’s new Hangouts app is the next evolution of their Talk app. When first downloading Hangouts, Google informs the user that this new program will...
Hangouts review

OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

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Group video chat startup OoVoo is working on adding premium video content, gaming and dating applications to its service, according to OoVoo president Jay Samit. Adding additional content to video chat isn’t just supposed to make people stick around even longer, but also bring more advertisers on board. Samit told...
OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

Skype 3.0 for Android: It's better, but still needs work

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Skype updated its client for Android devices on Tuesday, bringing improved audio quality to the video and voice calling application. Skype added support for its SILK audio codec which uses wideband audio for better sound. The new software version is also designed to work better on the larger screens of...
Skype 3.0 for Android: It's better, but still needs work
Glide Lets You Video Chat Live Or Watch Recorded Video Calls Later

Hands on with Remote Desktop for Google+ Hangouts

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Family support technicians the world over gave a cheer about 18 months ago when Google released Remote Desktop, a free remote-access Chrome extension that let you support PCs from afar. While Google's solution was helpful, it wasn't perfect. Remote Desktop still required the non-techie on the other end to...
Hands on with Remote Desktop for Google+ Hangouts

Apps & updates: Skype, ooVoo Video Chat, Plants vs. Zombies, more

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Skype version 4.1: Both Skype’s iPhone and iPad apps were updated today with the ability to send and receive photos (with no file size limit) in addition to a number of other enhancements. Also present is updated privacy settings, a fix for issues related to Bluetooth and calls, and “Minor visual...
Apps & updates: Skype, ooVoo Video Chat, Plants vs. Zombies, more

Cisco CRS-3: Download Library of Congress in Just Over One Second

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Cisco has announced a new routing system that they say is going to speed up the Internet in a big way. Dubbed the Cisco CRS-3, the company claimed that the new system – currently being tested by AT&T – is three times faster than its predecessor, which was introduced...
Cisco CRS-3: Download Library of Congress in Just Over One Second

Twelephone Is A Telephone That Connects To Your Twitter Feed And Your Customers

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Twelephone is a new service for making calls right from your Twitter account. The service is one of the first to use the new WebRTC standard, which allows for real-time communication in the Chrome browser via JavaScript APIs. The enterprise will serve as Twelephone’s business model. The idea: a customer...
Twelephone Is A Telephone That Connects To Your Twitter Feed And Your Customers

Wi-Fi arrives at first London tube stations

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Wireless internet launches at King's Cross and Warren Street, with access free for all until end of OlympicsWi-Fi internet access has arrived at London Underground stations, promising to keep passengers in touch with news and allow the anguish of the subterranean commuter to be instantly tweeted to the world above.The...
Wi-Fi arrives at first London tube stations

First impressions: Hands on with the Sony Xperia ZL smartphone

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Pushing for a comeback in the States, Sony directly sells its Xperia ZL smartphone in the U.S. for $629.99 through its Sony Store. That may be a tough sell in this land of subsidized cell phone addicts, but this market is changing. And Sony’s device is priced at or below...
First impressions: Hands on with the Sony Xperia ZL smartphone

Samsung Omnia M revealed for Europe: 4-inch Super AMOLED and some software extras

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More new Windows Phones, this time for the old continent. Instead of the Focus 2, Samsung's announced the Omnia M will take its place in Europe and it's looking an awful lot like its predecessor -- although we're a bit concerned the build quality may not match its older...
Samsung Omnia M revealed for Europe: 4-inch Super AMOLED and some software extras

Voice Apps Are The Biggest Trend VCs Missed Last Year

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Apps are making old fashion phone calls much smarter.  Gustaf Alströmer, VP of growth at Voxer, said voice is the biggest trend venture capitalists missed last year.  After looking at popular apps in the "social networking" category in Apple's App Store, it's clear voice integration is important for apps. But...
Voice Apps Are The Biggest Trend VCs Missed Last Year

HuffPo Unique Visitors Up 47%, Plans Streaming Network To Kill Cable News

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Say what you will about The Huffington Post and AOL, their merger has given HuffPo the resources to conquer the online news aggregation business. Today HuffPo dropped some big stats about the year since its acquisition, most importantly a 47% growth of monthly unique visitors to 36.2 million. Next it’s...
HuffPo Unique Visitors Up 47%, Plans Streaming Network To Kill Cable News
The Mixed Up Files of Smartphones on Homeland: 'He Is Using a BlackBerry From the Future!'

Skype 5.8 for Mac released with Mountain Lion support, improved screen sharing and more

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Just a day after it launched “Conversation Ads” in its Windows client, Microsoft has today pushed a new Skype update for its Mac app, incorporating Mountain Lion support, improved screen sharing and additional visual tweaks. Coming in for some criticism with its full-screen UI, Skype welcomes back its slim contact list,...
Skype 5.8 for Mac released with Mountain Lion support, improved screen sharing and more

Skype for Windows Phone 8 official preview available now (video)

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Microsoft's rebuilt Skype app is now available to download for those early Windows Phone 8 shoppers. While we already took a tour of the new app last month, you're now able to do the same. New features include Skype contacts within the People Hub (and access directly from there),...
Skype for Windows Phone 8 official preview available now (video)

FaceTime via Cellular: Will It Work, and Can You Afford It?

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Apple hasn't defined how much bandwidth a typical video call will take, so "there is no good way to know what it will cost users," an analyst says....
FaceTime via Cellular: Will It Work, and Can You Afford It?

AT&T cellular FaceTime limited to Mobile Share plans

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AT&T announced today that only customers paying for one of its Mobile Share plans will be able to use Apple's FaceTime feature over a cellular connection. The carrier touts FaceTime as "an added benefit" of its new data plans, and users with individual or family plans will have to rely...
AT&T cellular FaceTime limited to Mobile Share plans

What I learned on today on Twitter (but mostly in the last 3 minutes)

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Despite a mighty apple being hurled through its window, Microsoft is still open for business and keeping the glassblowers busy making more windows. That and some vicious rumours about Nicholas Cage have been circulating together with muppets and Angelina’s second viral leg. It’s new, it’s truth, don’t let it prick...
What I learned on today on Twitter (but mostly in the last 3 minutes)
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