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  1. 6 Best International Calling and Texting Apps

    Industry News
    Who isn’t trying to call and text for next to nothing these days? If you’ve got a cell phone package that includes long distance and international communications at no “extra cost”, good on you. If you don’t, you could likely use one of these apps. Here are 6 of the best international...
  2. Facebook Chooses to Test Mobile VoIP App in Canada

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    Facebook is updating its Messenger app to allow users to make free Internet calls from their smartphones. Canadian Facebook users will be helping the social media giant with the Messenger upgrades, which will eventually enable short voice messages and Voice over IP calls on iPhones and...
  3. Microsoft Revamping Hotmail to Outlook.com

    Industry News
    Microsoft's longstanding free email service is getting an overhaul to keep pace with Gmail, which has been steadily gaining market share over the pioneer. So Hotmail users, which number close to 325 million, will have to say goodbye to the tried and true email service and prepare to usher in...
  4. Microsoft acquires Skype

    Industry News
    Microsoft and Skype confirmed today an agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype for $8.5 billion in cash from an investor group which includes the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. led by Silver Lake. Upon approval by the boards both companies, Skype will become a new division of...
  5. Skype 5.0 for Windows released

    VoIP Providers
    On its corporate blog yesterday, Skype announced the release of Skype 5.0 for Windows. New features of the VoIP software include: a new interface which the company says makes the program easier to use; improved call quality, automatic recovery of dropped calls; Facebook integration; offline...
  6. Skype 5.0 for Windows released

    Industry News
    On its corporate blog yesterday, Skype announced the release of Skype 5.0 for Windows. New features of the VoIP software include: a new interface which the company says makes the program easier to use; improved call quality, automatic recovery of dropped calls; Facebook integration; offline...
  7. Skype for Android app released

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    On its corporate blog today, Skype unveiled an Android app for its popular VoIP service that runs on most smartphones running Android V2.1 or higher. The developers say the app has been tested on HTC and Motorola devices with Android OS 2.1 and above, however, the company says but that it can’t...
  8. Skype for Android app released

    Industry News
    On its corporate blog today, Skype unveiled an Android app for its popular VoIP service that runs on most smartphones running Android V2.1 or higher. With the new app, Android users will be able to make free Skype-to-Skype calls or make calls to landlines or mobile phones at Skype's current...
  9. Skype for iPhone now supports 3G Calling

    Industry News
    The Skype 2.0 iPhone app was released today which gives users the ability to make Skype calls over your 3G connection. In the past, Skype users were only able to use the app to make Skype calls over Wifi. Additional new features and enhancements in version 2, according to its developers...
  10. Panasonic Plasmas let you make a phone call

    Industry News
    Panasonic Canada has announced that beginning in late May, Skype video calling will be available on 2010 Panasonic Vierra Cast enabled plasma televisions. Combined with Panasonic’s TY-CC10W webcam (sold separately), the Skype program will allow Panasonic VT and G Plasma series owners to make...
  11. Samsung HDTVs let you make phone calls

    HDTV: High Definition Television (LCD & Plasma)
    Samsung this week announced that its new Samsung LED 7000 and 8000 series models of HDTVs will feature embedded Skype software so Skype users can make video and voice calls through the TVs. My sense is that with IETV (internet enabled tvs) becoming the rage, we will get more of these types of...
  12. Samsung HDTVs let you make phone calls

    Industry News
    Samsung this week announced that its new Samsung LED 7000 and 8000 series models of HDTVs will feature embedded Skype software so Skype users can make video and voice calls through the TVs. The company will began shipping the TVs with Skype software in the Korean market this week and will roll...
  13. Skype to launch service for iPhone, BlackBerry

    VoIP Providers
    Skype, the Internet telephone unit of eBay Inc, is planning to launch its service for iPhone users on Tuesday and for BlackBerry in May as part of its effort to expand beyond desktop computers. Cool!
  14. Canadian Researchers find surveillance of Skype Messages in China

    VoIP Providers
    A group of Canadian human-rights activists and computer security researchers has discovered a huge surveillance system in China that monitors and archives certain Internet text conversations that include politically charged words.
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