Free WebRTC App Template Helps Developers Create Skype-Like Chat

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (WebRTC World) – Nov. 20, 2013 – PubNub, the only global Real-Time Network, today released an open source template to allow developers to quickly and easily add Skype-like video chat into their apps. The free template provides a fully functional video chat...Learn More

Skype Registers 2 Billion Minutes of Use Daily

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The FCC recently released a report on Universal Service which also included statistics on minutes of use (MOUs) for switched access across the PSTN. The data revealed that MOUs on the PSTN are down considerably to about 200 billion in 2011, from a peak of...Learn More

CEA Measures Interest in Voice-to-Text, Voice Control

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Americans are keen to expand the range of mobile telecommunications options available to them. Fast-growing awareness of the capabilities afforded by digital network convergence and cross-platform devices and delivery services are fueling Americans’ desire to make use of voice-to-text, text-to-voice, voice control and video chat...Learn More

Comcast Begins Skype on XFINITY TV Roll Out

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One of the benefits to consumers of competition between cable, telcoTV, and DBS is innovation. All of these telecompetitors are looking to integrate new products into their TV and broadband experience that they hope will provide some sense of differentiation and create stickyness. Case in...Learn More

Report: Video Calling to Increase Five-Fold by 2015

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The total number of active video calling users will surge over the next five years, expanding more than five-fold, from a 2010 total of 63 million to more than 380 million in 2015, according to new research from NPD-InStat.  Diffusion from PCs – via which...Learn More

Skype-Facebook Get Closer With Launch of Facebook-Facebook Video Calls

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The Skype and Facebook platforms are becoming more tightly integrated. Today, Skype’s Rick Osterloh announced the launch of Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac and Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows, which allow users to make Facebook-to-Facebook calls from within Skype. This latest announcement builds on successful...Learn More

Prospects Looking Up for Mobile Video Calling

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Mobile video calling is catching on, according to a report from Juniper Research. Big telecompetitors have launched mobile video calling services in the last 18 months. That along with the growing number of smartphones with front-facing cameras and technology improvements are fueling usage. Juniper forecasts that...Learn More

Skype Comes to iPad

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Skype continues its multi-platform quest to enable its communications experience anywhere, anytime with the news skype is now available for the iPad. Skype users can now complete video calls, instant messaging, skype calling (requires skype credit), and SMS texting on the most popular tablet platform...Learn More

Skype Brings Video Calling to Android Platform

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Skype’s released Skype for Android 2.0, an upgraded version of its Skype for Android app, following through on the company’s stated intention of bringing Skype to as many platforms as it can. “We are committed to bring Skype Video Calling to as many platforms as...Learn More

Comcast, Skype Connect for TV Video Calling

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Comcast and Skype today announced they will partner to enable the cable MSO’s subscribers to communicate with family and friends via an HD video calling service on their TVs. Comcast subscribers will “soon be able to make and receive Skype video calls from their television,...Learn More

Fring Launches Free 4-Way Video Calls for Android, iPhone

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Fring has introduced free simultaneous Group Video calls for iPhones and Android devices that connect as many as four fring friends simultaneously during one, high-quality session, the UK-based company announced. Users can also make free 2-way video calls, voice calls and chat with friends using...Learn More

Skype Video Calls Now for iPhone

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Skype users can now make video calls via iPhones, iPad and iPod Touch devices by downloading the VoIP provider’s mobile app from Apple’s App Store, Skype announced on its “Big Blog” today. Video calling may dramatically increase Skype’s presence on the iPhone, considering the pre-video...Learn More