Comcast and Rogers Communications invested $15 million in Tely Labs--a move that could help the cable MSOs sell a high-definition video conferencing service to business customers.
Skype will offer free Wi-Fi access to its users in UK and Ireland with the promise of removing the cumbersome authentication screens imposed by free Wi-Fi services located in High Street shops, cafes and pubs.
A new standard that will improve the quality of VoIP services finally saw the light of day when the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) recently approved it following almost two years of deliberation.
Starting in October, Skype users will be able to buy Skype Credits and pay for them via direct billing with their mobile operator.
Although Facebook remains the most popular social networking application across Apple's iOS platform, its dominance is waning as download volumes drop off and rivals like Pinterest and Twitter gain steam.
Skype released an upgraded version of its over-the-top calling and messaging service for Apple's iOS, adding photo-sharing capabilities as well as performance enhancements.
Logitech said it will soon begin selling a "TV Cam HD" camera that broadband Internet subscribers will be able to use to make videophone calls through the TV.
"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" is becoming the mantra for some mobile operators, which are increasingly seeking ways to exploit the third-party services that use up their network resources without handing over any additional revenues.
A month after launching its Skype on Xfinity product in Boston, Seattle and eight other markets, Comcast said Tuesday that it began marketing video calls to the TV at its Houston cable system.
Verizon's Share Everything will not radically alter the equation. In some scenarios you will pay a little more, and in others you will pay a little less. Noteworthy, however, is the simplicity of the new structure.