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Oovoo to refresh iOS, Android apps in June; promises BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone apps this year

BARCELONA, Spain--Video chat and instant messaging provider ooVoo said it will overhaul its iOS and Android apps in June in order to improve its user interface and to drum up interest in the company's mobile offerings.

Acme Packet teams with CounterPath to take on Skype

Session border controller (SBC) supplier Acme Packet is teaming with VoIP software provider CounterPath to enable service providers to offer branded over-the-top (OTT) VoIP services in order to compete with Skype and other OTT providers.

Microsoft unveils Lync-Skype connectivity

Microsoft announced on Tuesday the long-rumored connectivity between users of its Lync unified communications (UC) platform and its Skype VoIP service.

Microsoft delays transition of Windows Live Messenger to Skype

Microsoft is delaying the transition of Windows Messenger desktop subscribers to Skype until April, according to a Skype blog post.

Skype porting Android app to BlackBerry 10

Skype revealed its forthcoming over-the-top calling and messaging application for BlackBerry 10 will be a port of its existing app for Google's Android.

Privacy groups call on Skype to issue regular transparency reports

Privacy groups are calling on Microsoft's VoIP unit Skype to be more transparent about conversation confidentiality and its data protection and retention policies.

Polycom's stock drops as firm sees earnings free fall

Videoconferencing system provider Polycom saw its net income plummet to $2 million in the fourth quarter, a 96 percent year-over-year free fall, and its revenues dropped to $353 million, a more modest 9 percent year-over-year decline.

Skype for Windows Phone 8 update disables People Hub integration

Microsoft is temporarily disabling People Hub integration with the latest version of its Skype application for Windows Phone 8 devices, citing device stability concerns.

Juniper Research predicts 1 billion mobile VoIP users by 2017

Juniper Research is predicting there will be 1 billion over-the-top (OTT) mobile VoIP users by 2017.

Skype for iOS adds support for Microsoft Hotmail, Messenger

Skype released an upgraded version of its free over-the-top calling and messaging service for Apple's iOS, adding support for parent Microsoft's Hotmail, Messenger and Outlook.com.