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.
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 announced on Tuesday the long-rumored connectivity between users of its Lync unified communications (UC) platform and its Skype VoIP service.
Microsoft is delaying the transition of Windows Messenger desktop subscribers to Skype until April, according to a Skype blog post.
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 are calling on Microsoft's VoIP unit Skype to be more transparent about conversation confidentiality and its data protection and retention policies.
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.
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 is predicting there will be 1 billion over-the-top (OTT) mobile VoIP users by 2017.
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.