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Spotlight: VoIP provider Tango takes wait-and-see approach to Windows Phone 8

VoIP provider Tango has no current plans to support Windows Phone 8, despite being the first VoIP app to be available for Windows Phone, according to a report by WinSource.

Spotlight: O2 takes on Skype in Europe with new VoIP app

U.K. mobile phone and broadband provider O2, part of Spain's Telefonica, has unveiled a new TU GO VoIP app that enables users to make and receive phone calls, text and voice mail using a PC, smartphone or tablet.

BroadSoft's shares nosedive after lower first-quarter revenue forecast

BroadSoft's shares plunged 24 percent on Wednesday after the VoIP provider forecast first-quarter revenues below analysts' expectations, according to a Reuters report.

Facebook expands free voice calling to flagship iOS app

Roughly a month after Facebook added free VoIP calling to its standalone Messenger application for Apple's iOS, the social media giant is expanding the voice service to its flagship iOS app.

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.

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.

Telcentris secures up to $40 million in VC funding

Unified communications and VoIP startup Telcentris has signed an agreement with Pepperwood Partners pledging assistance in securing up to $40 million in venture capital funding

Facebook expands Messenger voice calling to U.S. iPhone users

Two weeks after Facebook added free VoIP calling to the Canadian version of its Messenger application for Apple's iOS, the social networking giant is now extending the feature to iPhone users in the U.S.

ITU treaty to regulate Internet won't have major impact on Internet governance, says telecom attorney

LAS VEGAS-- The treaty produced at the ITU's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) sanctioning international regulation of the Internet will not have a significant impact on Internet governance, judged Daniel Brenner, a telecom attorney who has participated in a number of ITU conferences.

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.