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Skype is a serious business for Microsoft Corporation
April 10, 2014
Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled Skype TX for professional broadcasters. The idea is to appeal to those in the production business by offering a more robust version of the VoIP platform.
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WhatsApp could add voice calling very soon
April 9, 2014
Several rumors running around indicate that WhatsApp will add VoIP functionality to it's popular messaging platform.
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Line goes live with calls to cell phones, landlines
March 17, 2014
Line, the Japan-based mega messaging app, said that it's giving its audience in eight countries access to a new product called "Line Call," a service that lets people dial landlines and cell phones from the application for a fee.
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Chromebox For Meetings Set To Disrupt Enterprise Video Conferencing
February 6, 2014
Google just introduced Chromebox for meeting, a new integrated system that lets users easily arrange virtual meetings whether scheduled in Google Calendar or spontaneous. Based on Chrome OS, Chromebox for meeting is a dedicated enterprise/SMB virtual conferencing appliance that is designed to be much more affordable and easier to setup than existing solutions.
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Just Hanging Out
February 6, 2014
In collaboration with Google, Vidyo announced today both a product and a service that will allow H.323- and SIP-based video devices to interconnect with Google+ Hangouts
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FCC votes to begin testing an overhaul of US phone system
January 30, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted to launch a series of trials to investigate how best to update the telephone system in the United States. The idea is to replace the system's traditional phone lines with networks that are based on Internet Protocol.
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  VoIP

Tata Comm Launches Mobile VoIP Platform
January 20, 2014
Tata Communications Ltd. (Tata Comm) announced the launching of its mobile VoIP platform, a hosted, white label solution that allows mobile network operators (MNO) and other retail voice providers to deliver and monetize innovative converged TERM|ip|IP| communication services.
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VoIP centres raided‚ father-son duo held
November 28, 2013
I read stories like these and wonder... Why?!?!? Money? Greed? Oppression? National security? Just what in the world could lead to continued enforcement of a law like this?
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FCC VoIP Ruling Bound to Disappoint Someone
November 18, 2013
Tom Wheeler is showing willingness to wade right into things as the new FCC chair, but there's one pot he doesn't have to stir. The telecom industry is already in hot debate over the Federal Communications Commission's plans to consider changing how voice services should be regulated in the IP era, an action that could have far reaching impact.
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Skype says it will kill its Desktop API by end of 2013
July 13, 2013
Skype, the Microsoft-owned internet telephony service, is planning to kill its Desktop API (application programming interface), according to an email sent to developers by Chris Andrews, Head of Skype Developer Program.
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New Firefox earns full WebRTC
June 25, 2013
WebRTC may sound like yet another Internet acronym, but what it brings to browsers could be the death knell for plugins — and it just landed in the latest version of Firefox.
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  Videoconferencing

Logitech launches camera that turns any place into a video collaboration room
January 28, 2014
Logitech is launching a new conference camera that turns any meeting room into a video collaboration place.
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Patent licensing terms still murky for next-gen video
January 17, 2014
A patent licensing group has revealed many names of the corporate muscle behind H.265/HEVC — but the license itself remains elusive even as the technology arrives in the marketplace.
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Beam+ robot heads for homes, waving $995 price tag
January 15, 2014
With the unveiling of Suitable Technologies' Beam+, telepresence robots are becoming more affordable for many of the people who need them most.
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Open-Sourced H.264 Removes Barriers to WebRTC
October 30, 2013
Cisco plans to open-source our H.264 codec, and to provide it as a binary module that can be downloaded for free from the Internet. Cisco will not pass on its MPEG LA licensing costs for this module, and based on the current licensing environment, this will effectively make H.264 free for use in WebRTC.
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  Cloud Computing

With a simple cloud solution, Blue Jeans takes on video conferencing giants
October 23, 2013
Blue Jeans' simple cloud-based solution plugs the gaps in video conference systems across the globe is what makes Blue Jeans one of the hottest tech start-ups of recent times.
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  Mobile

Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo for $2.9B
January 29, 2014
Google confirmed that it has sold Motorola for $2.91 billion, consisting of $660 million in cash and $750 million in Lenovo shares, with the remaining $1.5 billion paid in the form of a three-year promissory note.
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Verizon to pay Vodafone $130B for stake in Verizon Wireless
September 2, 2013
Verizon Communications has reached a deal to acquire Vodafone's stake in their Verizon Wireless joint venture for $130 billion.
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Microsoft to acquire Nokia's device and services division
September 2, 2013
Microsoft will acquire Nokia's devices and services unit and license the company's mapping services in a deal worth US$7.2 billion in a bid to bolster the company's position in the smartphone market.
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Sprint Q4 loss widens to $1.32B as Nextel customers flee
February 7, 2013
Sprint's Nextel platform lost more than 1 million subscribers, offsetting progress made by its core business. Sprint posted a loss of $1.32 billion, or 44 cents a share, compared with a year-ago loss of $1.3 billion, or 43 cents a share. Revenue, however, rose to $9 billion.
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