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KakaoTalk fights the Net Neutrality fight in Korea

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When cellular carriers look at the threat of over-the-top communications apps, their worst fears might be something like the position KakaoTalk has in South Korea, its home market. The messaging and VoIP app has been growing at a breakneck pace with 38 million registered accounts in a country of almost...
KakaoTalk fights the Net Neutrality fight in Korea

Truphone extends its international GSM network with Wi-Fi hotspots for voice over IP calls

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Truphone, which offers smartphone owners a voice over IP (VoIP) service over an international virtual network, has announced a new service today that combines both its unique GSM network and Internet calling app. Truphone+ uses “intelligent routing” to automatically choose whether to carry a user’s call over a GSM or...
Truphone extends its international GSM network with Wi-Fi hotspots for voice over IP calls

FreedomPop to start selling smartphones and launch yet another VoIP service

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FreedomPop plans to start selling Android smartphones this summer, becoming a full-fledged virtual mobile operator with its own unique twist. As with its freemium mobile broadband service, FreedomPop said it would offer up a baseline plan at no charge, including 500 MB of data, unlimited messaging and 200 minutes of...
FreedomPop to start selling smartphones and launch yet another VoIP service

Evernote moves on to mobile messaging apps after inking a deal with Korea's Kakao Talk

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Evernote has long been trusted to keep important information for individual users, but now the company is making its service more social after striking its first deal with a mobile messaging company. The US startup has inked terms with Korea-based Kakao Talk, a service with more than 90 million registered users,...
Evernote moves on to mobile messaging apps after inking a deal with Korea's Kakao Talk

T-Mobile will maintain MetroPCS's VoLTE service, but its future is up in the air

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On Wednesday we raised some questions on whether T-Mobile USA would continue MetroPCS’s aggressive voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) rollout if the companies’ successfully complete their merger. It turns out the answer is both yes and no. In an interview with GigaOM, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said that T-Mobile would continue supporting Metro’s...
T-Mobile will maintain MetroPCS's VoLTE service, but its future is up in the air

Skype's Windows and Mac apps updated with tight Microsoft and Facebook account integration

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Skype for Windows and Mac today received new updates to reach version 6.0, rolling out Microsoft and Facebook account integration, support for Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail, Outlook.com and a number of platform specific improvements. Users can now log in with their Microsoft or Facebook logins without having to sign up...
Skype's Windows and Mac apps updated with tight Microsoft and Facebook account integration

Republic Wireless to open next beta of hybrid VOIP service this summer

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The $19 all-you-can-eat smartphone service that seemed great, then not-so-great, then great again is about to re-open public beta testing. We're told that the first phase of the beta is "going very well", to the point where Republic Wireless feels it can "skip the baby steps" and offer its...
Republic Wireless to open next beta of hybrid VOIP service this summer

Skype 4.1 lands on Linux, letting users sign in with their Microsoft account and instant message friends

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While Skype’s Windows and Mac desktop apps are well-known, the VoIP service also exists on Linux. And today, Skype is rolling out version 4.1 for the free, open sourced operating system. The new launch enables Skype users to sign in with their Microsoft account, after which your existing contacts from...
Skype 4.1 lands on Linux, letting users sign in with their Microsoft account and instant message friends

Slimmer 13" Retina MacBook Pro, Dual Mic MacBook Air Expected at WWDC

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has proven to have relatively reliable information over the past several years, released a new research note last week highlighting his expectations for changes to Apple's notebook lineup at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). With Intel preparing to launch its latest Haswell processors...
Slimmer 13" Retina MacBook Pro, Dual Mic MacBook Air Expected at WWDC
Skype web app in the works, according to Microsoft job listings
Skype goes high-res, optimizes for iPad’s Retina Display
Russian VC Firm NGI Will Invest Heavily in French Startups

German court says the internet is pretty much required for modern life

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The German high court has weighed in on the value of a web connection (as well as faxes and VoIP lines) and determined that the internet is pretty much essential to modern life (hat tip to TechDirt). This puts the German court closer to agencies such as the ITU and...
German court says the internet is pretty much required for modern life

Morocco’s main telecom provider blocks access to Skype and other VoIP services

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According to Moroccan Blog, Moroccan Geeks [French], Skype and all other VoIP services have been blocked in the country, pointing to an article from Moroccan newspaper Al Sabaheya confirming the news [Arabic]. While services are more often than not blocked as a result of authoritative governments, Skype usually finds itself targeted by mobile...
Morocco’s main telecom provider blocks access to Skype and other VoIP services
FreedomPop Reveals New WiMax iPod Touch Case, Sheds Light On Data Pricing Plans

Skype officially ready for Symbian Belle FP1 and FP2 devices

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Skype has been available through official channels for Belle-based Symbian devices for awhile, but not for those running FP1 or FP2. If you'd wanted to use the world's largest VoIP service from a more recent (or recently updated) Symbian phone like the 808 PureView, you were stuck. A low-key...
Skype officially ready for Symbian Belle FP1 and FP2 devices

Skype 5.11 beta for Mac adds instant messaging features, enhanced Facebook integration

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OS X folks that don't mind dealing with the occasional software bug may want to check out today's Skype 5.11 beta release. Inside this new version, early adopters will find the ability to sign in and send / receive instant messages using a Microsoft account (Messenger, Xbox, Hotmail or...
Skype 5.11 beta for Mac adds instant messaging features, enhanced Facebook integration

Review: Truphone for iPad

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Just when you thought side-talking was dead, Truphone has release Truphone for iPad, an iPad-ready of their popular VoIP service. The system uses the iPad’s built-in speaker and mic to create what could be the most ridiculous talking experience you’ve ever seen. The app worked quite well and if...
Review: Truphone for iPad

Skype iOS apps hit v4.0: improved stability, minor UI tweaks in tow

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Everyone's favorite VoIP service, Skype, has rolled out a fresh update to its iPhone / iPod Touch and iPad clients. First off, the Microsoft-owned outfit added a revamped login screen to both iOS applications, and now offers the ability to move your vid preview around the screen -- much...
Skype iOS apps hit v4.0: improved stability, minor UI tweaks in tow

SMS integration coming to Google Hangouts. Will Google Voice follow?

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Google’s effort to unify its messaging platforms isn’t done yet. The new Hangouts app, introduced on Wednesday at the Google I/O developer event, will soon see SMS integration. Community Manager for Hangouts and Chat, Dori Storbeck, confirmed in a Google+ thread that SMS support is “coming soon” and is one of...
SMS integration coming to Google Hangouts. Will Google Voice follow?

Gmail phone calls remain free of charge in 2013 for US and Canada

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It may be an expected holiday gift, but it's still a nice one: Google's VoIP service in Gmail will remain free of charge for calls within the United States and Canada in 2013. A note on the Gmail Blog announced as much this morning; the news ushers in a...
Gmail phone calls remain free of charge in 2013 for US and Canada

Microsoft Launches Preview Of Skype For Outlook.com

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Microsoft has announced that it is launching a preview of Skype for Outlook.com starting in the UK. The service will be made available in the U.S. and Germany in the coming weeks before it is rolled out to the rest of the world. With the rollout of Skype for Web,...
Microsoft Launches Preview Of Skype For Outlook.com

FreedomPop has a new plan: Turn the iPod Touch into an iPhone

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FreedomPop isn’t just connecting iPhones to 4G. As we have previously reported, it plans to connect iPod Touches as well, which – with the help of a VoIP client – will effectively turn them into iPhones. On Tuesday it began taking pre-orders for a $99 WiMAX sleeve that will amp...
FreedomPop has a new plan: Turn the iPod Touch into an iPhone

Skype links to Lync, for some serious Microsoft synergy

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As predicted, Microsoft is taking advantage of a little cross-platform action, connecting up Skype with its business-minded communication service, Lync. The connection brings together "the enterprise richness of Lync and the global reach of Skype," according to the company, letting users sign into Skype with their Microsoft account on...
Skype links to Lync, for some serious Microsoft synergy

Truphone for iPad Turns Your Tablet Into a TabletPhone

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Just when you thought side-talking was dead, Truphone has release Truphone for iPad, an iPad-ready of their popular VoIP service. The system uses the iPad's built-in speaker and mic to create what could be the most ridiculous talking experience you've ever seen. The app worked quite well and if you've...
Truphone for iPad Turns Your Tablet Into a TabletPhone

More On Party Call, The Group Calling Service Orange Is Planting In Facebook

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Earlier today I posted a story about how France Telecom-owned Orange today announced a “partnership” with Facebook for a group calling service, Party Call. The plan is for it to go live in France first next summer. I’ve now talked to Xaviet Perret, VP in charge of strategic partnerships at...
More On Party Call, The Group Calling Service Orange Is Planting In Facebook

Skype adds photo sharing to iPad and iPhone app, soups up performance for both

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Sure there are already a slew of photo sharing options for mobile apps, but those do who most of their chatting in Skype will surely welcome the addition of the feature for iOS devices. Thanks to a new update, folks utilizing the VoIP service on their iPhone and iPad...
Skype adds photo sharing to iPad and iPhone app, soups up performance for both

Google to Launch New Voice Desktop App

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When Google acquires Gizmo5, a VoIP service that provides P2P VoIP calls and calls with normal landlines and mobile phones, it wasn’t clear as to how Google will possibly use Gizmo5’s technology.  Although, Gizmo5 could very well provide Google Voice an endpoint for calls, Google didn’t do much to make...
Google to Launch New Voice Desktop App

Google Testing Google Voice Desktop App Internally

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Last November Google acquired Gizmo5, a VoIP service that competed with Skype by making P2P VoIP calls as well as making and receiving calls with POTS (normal landlines) and mobile phones. Gizmo5 fills some of the holes in the Google Voice product, particularly providing an endpoint for calls. Currently Google...
Google Testing Google Voice Desktop App Internally

T-Mobile brings Bobsled to the UK, trialing a new 'Clever Connect' mobile VoIP service

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Last October, we reported that T-Mobile’s Bobsled service, a VoIP communication platform that initially allowed smartphone owners to call their Facebook friends from their mobile device, had expanded to provide free calls to any mobile or landline number in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico from anywhere in the world,...
T-Mobile brings Bobsled to the UK, trialing a new 'Clever Connect' mobile VoIP service
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