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Enterprises are likely to be initial target market for VoLTE

Are consumers going to shell out big bucks for VoLTE-capable handsets, instead of making do with their existing smartphones and less than great voice service for a lower price? Probably not.  That's why carriers  will rely on the enterprise market to be more lucrative for VoLTE.

Talk.co launches cross-platform chat app for enterprise users

Talk.co is rolling out a new cross-platform mobile chat application for the enterprise, enabling co-workers to securely communicate across devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android as well as the desktop.

Apple confirms iMessage glitch in iOS 7, vows fix coming soon

Apple confirmed that it is aware of a glitch affecting iMessage users who've upgraded their device to its revamped iOS 7 operating system, promising a fix in the works.

Samsung's ChatON messaging app eclipses 100M users

Samsung Electronics' cross-platform ChatON messaging service now tops 100 million users worldwide, doubling from 50 million subscribers in May 2013, the device maker said.

LINE messaging app adds video calling, 10-second video clips

Over-the-top messaging application LINE is adding a new video calling feature as well as short video sharing tools reminiscent of Twitter's Vine video app.

Skype scraps Windows Phone 7 app development

Skype will halt ongoing development of its over-the-top messaging application for parent company Microsoft's legacy Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.

BlackBerry suspends Messenger for Android, iOS rollout after leak

BlackBerry halted the launch of its cross-platform Messenger chat applications for Google's Android and Apple's iOS after an unreleased version of the Android app leaked online.

Genband acquires fring to help mobile operators battle OTT threat

Multimedia and cloud communications firm Genband has acquired over-the-top mobile IP communications service fring, a move that expands the Genband portfolio into the consumer market. Financial details were not disclosed, although a source told  Reuters  the purchase price was $50 million.

Skype adds video messaging to Windows Phone 8 app

Skype released an updated version of its over-the-top messaging application for parent company Microsoft's Windows Phone 8, adding support for free, unlimited video messaging.

Rumor Mill: BlackBerry weighs Messenger spinoff

BlackBerry is considering a plan to spin off its signature Messenger chat service as a standalone unit, sources familiar with the matter told  The Wall Street Journal.