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WhatsApp getting voice calls in Q2

WhatsApp getting voice calls in Q2

WhatsApp is gearing towards adding voice calls to its popular messaging app/service. Speaking with TNW, the company’s representatives said that this feature will be unveiled at some point in the second quarter of the year. As I’m writing this, WhatsApp has more than 450 million users, 320 million of which are considered active every month.…

Rakuten acquires Viber in a deal worth $900 million!

Rakuten acquires Viber in a deal worth $900 million!

Japan-based Rakuten is acquiring Viber, a pioneering messaging and VoIP company, for a total consideration of $900 million. In the official press release, Rakuten says that Viber’s rapidly growing global user base of 300 million registered users perfectly complements Rakuten’s strategy in the digital space. As Rakuten aims to become the world’s No.1 Internet services…

Google Voice users can now receive T-Mobile MMS

Google Voice users can now receive T-Mobile MMS

Google Voice got an important update to allow users to receive MMS from T-Mobile. The other way round still doesn’t work, but since the progress has been made, we expect that this part will also be added/fixed in due course. Here’s what Google Alex Wiesen shared at Google+: We’re happy to announce this week another…

Google Adds Voice to Hangouts, Voice Calls Are Back in Gmail But Not Mobile Apps -Yet

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Today Google quietly announced the return of voice calling to Gmail, as well as Google+ and the Hangouts Chrome extension. A cherished feature, voice calling wasn’t included when Hangouts and Gmail’s chat were integrated last May. While no voice integration is currently announced for Google’s mobile applications, it could be coming down the pipeline soon. Google…

Truphone launches shared international mobile plans for business

Truphone launches shared international mobile plans for business

Truphone proudly announced its industry first shared international mobile service plans for data, text and voice. The new plans allow businesses with employees based abroad and with employees traveling internationally to share local minutes, messages and megabytes from a single bundle when in the so called “Truphone Zone.” The mentioned “Zone” includes the US, UK,…

Here’s what moms want for Mother’s Day

Here's what moms want for Mother's Day

VoIP service provider Rebtel conducted a study to show what moms want for Mother’s Day and what their sons and daughters plan to do about it. Unsurprisingly, more than 90% of respondents who plan to get in touch with mom said they will use voice, with over a third expecting to talk for an hour…

BlackBerry Q10 gets Skype!

BlackBerry Q10 gets Skype

Skype is now available for BlackBerry Q10 with Z10 owners getting it as soon as BlackBerry released 10.1 OS update for the all-touchscreen device. Included in the app are all of the standard Skype features such as free face to face video and voice calls, IM, as well as low cost voice calls and SMS…

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