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Fring gets Google+ Hangouts-style “Playgrounds” group video chat

Fring gets Google+ Hangouts-style “Playgrounds” group video chat

Popular four-way video chat app, Fring, has just added a new feature that they're calling "Playgrounds." This addition seems to mimic the Google+ Hangouts feature in that it lets people more freely and casually join in on group video chats. But Fring takes it a step further by making Playgrounds group chats completely open so that people who join in do not have to know each other first.

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Skype Launches Third Party App Directory

Skype Launches Third Party App Directory

Just as we find Skype picking up its latest awesome relatively-new app group in GroupMe group chat service, the video chatting group has now launched their very own app directory for third party apps working with Skype's telephony service. At the moment the platform is rather sparse, but as with what seems like every move Skype has made in the past few months especially, this program has great potential. As Skype's brand power and collection of users grows, so too does this Skype App Directory have the possibility of growing with it - what wonders will we find?

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Skype Acquires GroupMe after the latter has a Major Update

Skype Acquires GroupMe after the latter has a Major Update

As the video and instant chat group Skype announced today, GroupMe has been acquired by big blue, this the latest in a long long of acquisitions and partnerships that have been unfolding over the past few months in the group chat world. Most notably Facebook has tied up with Skype for video chat on Facebook and Microsoft has acquired Skype, this agreement getting FTC approval just this June - this possibly leading to Skype on Windows Phone 7 soon having been on Android for several months with video calling, hitting the iPad and iPad 2 earlier this month.

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Skype WiFi Now Available On iOS For Accessing Over 1 Million Hotspots

Skype WiFi Now Available On iOS For Accessing Over 1 Million Hotspots

Skype has just rolled out a new iOS app called Skype WiFi that will allow users to access over 1 million WiFi hotspots around the world. If you travel abroad frequently, this app will come in handy as it allows you to avoid data roaming charges. Whenever you need to check email or make a quick Skype call, you can simply use the app on a per minute basis than be charged hefty data fees.

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