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Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for June 30, including the price reduction on Walmart's iPhones, Perion's acquisition of a mobile ad start-up, the growing number of cities that use apps to help drivers park, a real estate app for Android Wear and the integration of Cortana into Skype.
Skype will halt ongoing development of its over-the-top messaging application for parent company Microsoft's legacy Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.
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.
Skype released a revamped version of its over-the-top messaging application for Google's Android, integrating some design hallmarks first introduced in its app for parent firm Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.
Skype released an updated version of its over-the-top messaging application for Apple's iOS, adding support for free, unlimited video messaging.
WhatsApp has surpassed the 250 million active user milestone, the over-the-top messaging services firm told The Wall Street Journal.
Skype is introducing free video messaging features across its mobile applications for Apple's iOS, Google's Android and BlackBerry, also extending the feature to the Windows and Mac desktop platforms.
Microsoft has implemented the first phase of its integration of the Lync unified communications platform and the Skype VoIP service, announced earlier this year.
New York-based patent "monetization" firm CopyTele (CTI), also known as a patent troll, is suing Microsoft for security patent infringement over its Skype VoIP calling and messaging service.