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Skype for PS Vita arrives today

Skype for PS Vita arrives today

Skype has announced a new version of its VoIP app for Sony's PS Vita, turning the gaming handheld into a portable internet phone over WiFi or 3G connections. Set to hit the PlayStation Store for US users today, and for Europe and Asia users tomorrow, the Skype app for Vita supports video calling as well as voice-only calls.

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Cisco blasts EC over Microsoft Skype openness

Cisco blasts EC over Microsoft Skype openness

Cisco has taken time out from axing unpopular and overpriced teleconferencing systems to complain about Microsoft's acquisition of Skype, challenging the EC with demands for greater priority for open video standards. Although Cisco doesn't oppose the acquisition, video conferencing chief Marthin De Beer wrote on the company's official blog, it does believe the European Commission shirked on insisting Microsoft must adopt open standards that won't prevent rival services from intercommunicating.

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Chrome browser gets WebRTC baked in for Skype challenge

Chrome browser gets WebRTC baked in for Skype challenge

Google has released a dev-version of Chrome supporting WebRTC, the integrated real-time audio and video communications system that could see VoIP, video conferencing and even streaming gaming baked into the browser. "Instead of relying on custom, OS specific, proprietary plug-ins," the Chromium blog says of developers, "they can now easily build and maintain their apps using a few simple JavaScript APIs and have the browser do the heavy lifting."

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Google+ Hangouts adds screen-sharing & boosts to TV-scale

Google+ Hangouts adds screen-sharing & boosts to TV-scale

Having revealed it has designs on your search results earlier this week, now Google+ has set its sights on collaborative working tools with the addition of screen sharing. The updated Hangouts - impromptu video calling held within the browser - now includes the ability to show fellow video chat participants what's going on in your screen, according to Hangouts designer Christopher Johnson.

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Samsung inTouch puts Skype on any HDTV

Samsung inTouch puts Skype on any HDTV

Samsung has launched the inTouch WiFi Skype camera, a Kinect-lookalike wirelessly-enabled webcam that turns a regular HDTV into a 720p video conferencing tool, YouTube player and web browser. The 3-megapixel fixed-focus webcam is paired with WiFi b/g/n and integrated microphone and speakers, while the inTouch itself actually runs a heavily skinned Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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Skype 2.6 for Android can send photos and videos

Skype 2.6 for Android can send photos and videos

Skype rolled out version 2.6 today for Android that lets users easily send photos, videos, and files directly from the app. The update also features improved battery life and video quality on NVIDIA Tegra 2 devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Motorola XOOM, and the Acer Iconia Tab.

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Biscotti TV Phone brings video conferencing to your TV with Google Talk

Biscotti TV Phone brings video conferencing to your TV with Google Talk

The Biscotti TV Phone has gone on sale today and offers an easy solution for folks wanting to use their TVs for video conferencing. Sporting a camera and microphone, the device works with Google Talk for free internet voice and video services over a WiFi connection without the need to connect to a computer.

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Tango will beat Skype to Windows Phone Mango

Tango will beat Skype to Windows Phone Mango

With Microsoft recently finalizing the purchase of Skype you might think that the first video calling service on the coming Mango smartphones would be Skype. That would be wrong. The start-up video conferencing firm Tango will be the first video calling app on Mango devices according to the company. We have talked a bit about Tango in the past.

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Microsoft demos Windows Phone 7.5 Mango video calling on HTC Titan

Microsoft demos Windows Phone 7.5 Mango video calling on HTC Titan

Microsoft released a short clip today demonstrating the video calling feature of its upcoming Windows Phone 7 Mango update. The feature was demonstrated using a popular third-party video calling app, just so happened to be called Tango, and was shown in action on the gigantic 4.7-inch HTC Titan.

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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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Comcast Partners With Skype To Bring HD Video Calling To Your TV

Comcast Partners With Skype To Bring HD Video Calling To Your TV

If you're a Comcast customer, it looks like you may soon be able to make HD video calls from your TV. Comcast and Skype have just announced today that they are partnering to put together such a service, although no specific dates and pricing were confirmed.

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Google WebRTC browser voice/video chat released to take on Skype and FaceTime

Google WebRTC browser voice/video chat released to take on Skype and FaceTime

Google has released a developer preview of WebRTC, its open real-time voice and video chat system that uses HTML and JavaScript to put video and audio conferencing into the browser. Billed as an easy way for developers to add video/voice chat to their products, with no royalties and little in the way of technical hurdles, WebRTC has ambitions to usurp platforms like Microsoft-owned Skype and Apple FaceTime as the open alternative.

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