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Skype has been getting some love from Microsoft in recent weeks. On the consumer side, Microsoft introduced Skype Qik, a short video messaging service that’s bound to give SnapChat headaches. Today, Microsoft has news for business users: Lync is becoming Skype for Business in 2015. Microsoft says there will be more to the move than a name change. Lync, which is Microsoft’s messaging tool for corporate customers, will be undergoing a major interface change that will see many of Skype's features brought onboard. Although the launch isn’t until next year, Microsoft already has screenshots... Read more...
If you've heard of video calling, you've probably heard of Qik. It's a rapidly expanding startup, looking to catch up with Skype and take advantage of the sudden urge to video chat now that 4G services are becoming more available. But to dominate the world, you need to be available on the iPhone. That's where Qik's new application comes into play, Qik Video Connect. This new software is a rival to FaceTime in many ways, enabling users to engage in video calling, video messaging, and video sharing with friends and family. With Qik Video Connect, users can instantly share what is happening around... Read more...
Who could ever seen this coming? The deal, sure, but more than that, Skype taking over the communications world? It has only taken Skype a few years to really go from being a VoIP startup to being a world-recognized name for calling. Recently, the company announced that they hit a record 27 million simultaneous connections, and on any given day you'll find over 10 million logged on, just waiting to make a phone call. Landline connections have been on the decline for some time with the proliferation of mobile phones, and the explosion of Skype is only intensifying that decline. Recently, Skype announced... Read more...
T-Mobile USA is really blowing things out here lately. They just proclaimed to be America's largest 4G carrier, and they're also pushing the new myTouch 4G phone as a major competitor to the iPhone and a host of other handsets on less speedy networks. Now there's one more reason to consider that combo over another: Qik. Qik is a video streaming and video calling application that has thus far been a third-party download for Android devices. It's actually an upcharge to use it on the EVO 4G with Sprint's WiMAX network, but it allows for video calling over cellular networks, whereas the iPhone's FaceTime... Read more...
A new service from Qik makes it possible for you to stream live audio and video from feature phones to PCs. Claimed to be the first mobile live streaming service on mass market, or feature, phones (meaning not smartphones or PDA-phones), Qik is now available in its first public alpha release for a slew of J2ME phones.Currently supported phones include Nokia S40 and Sony Ericsson JP-8 devices. More specifically, Qik mentions the Nokia 5300, 6300, 6500 classic, 6500 slide, 6555, and 8800 Arte along with the Sony Ericsson K850, K858, W890, W910, W908, K660, G502, and Z750.Qik also believes it can... Read more...