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Facebook “Awesome” Announcement Strewn with Veiled Google+ References

Facebook “Awesome” Announcement Strewn with Veiled Google+ References

Don't get me wrong before we start here, the ability to chat in a window inside Facebook with Skype's video capabilities is really neat. If they execute the plan correctly, it will almost certainly keep a lot of people inside the Facebook family where thousands of video-chat seekers may have otherwise run to Google+ for their brand new Hangout video chat program. What we've learned today, however, is that the Facebook team has seen what Google+ can do and that they understand that LOTS of people are thinking of Google+ as a real alternative to Facebook and that they wanted to know what Facebook thinks about Google+ as it stands today. They understand and they've certainly responded.

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Skype hotfix officially adds video calling to Nexus S 4G

Skype hotfix officially adds video calling to Nexus S 4G

Last week Skype officially updated its app for Android users. The big feature that the update brought with it was video calling. There were numerous other tweaks in the update as well. The catch was that the video calling was only supported on a few handsets, among them was the Nexus S. I am sure I am not the only one that wondered why the Nexus S got Skype video calling, but the Nexus S 4G was left out.

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Skype adds video calling support to Android app

Skype adds video calling support to Android app

If you are an Android packing Skype fan, a new update for the Android app is available now. The update adds in a key feature that a lot of people have been wanting for a while now. The new feature is video calling. The app will let Android smartphone users make video calls between Android devices, between Android and iPhone users, and directly to PCs, Macs, and TVs. The app also supports all the other features you expect from Skype.

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US House of Representatives allows Members of Congress to use Skype

US House of Representatives allows Members of Congress to use Skype

Skype was one of the early VoIP services and remains one of the more popular ways for people to stay connected and see the people they are talking to if video calls are used rather than just hearing the person. Skype is easy to access for just about anyone with a web connection and a computer, smartphone, or tablet today. The US House of Representatives has announced that the Committee on Administration has revealed that Congressional leaders can now use Skype for communications.

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Fring 4-Way Video Chat App Now Supports iPad 2

Fring 4-Way Video Chat App Now Supports iPad 2

Fring is one of the most popular video chat apps that works on both iOS and Android platforms. It is a rival to Skype but brings something new to the table with a 4-way chat feature that lets you video conference with up to three other friends. Today, the app got an update that optimizes it for the iPad 2.

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Skype For iPad App Demo Video Leaks

Skype For iPad App Demo Video Leaks

It's strange to think that Apple debuted the iPad 2 with a front-facing camera for video calling all the way back in March and we still do not have a Skype app optimized for the tablet. The most current Skype iOS app is compatible but does not take advantage of the larger screen. This may be about to change. If reports of a leaked video this morning are true, then Skype may be on the verge of launching an app specifically for the iPad.

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Google adds WebRTC to Chrome as Skype threat rises

Google adds WebRTC to Chrome as Skype threat rises

Google is baking WebRTC browser-based voice and video call support into its Chrome browser, adding fuel to rumors that the company is looking to take on Skype and other VoIP services with an install-free alternative. WebRTC, as we reported earlier this month, is an open-source project intended to put voice and video chat into the browser in a way that can be easily implemented by third-party developers; Google has already begun the process of switching Google Talk from from iSAC to the new standard.

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