Google Talk Users Reporting Messages Being Sent to Wrong Recipients

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Google Talk seems to be having some issues this morning, according to some users reporting that their messages are being delivered to the wrong recipients. Some users have reported that messages are being sent to other contacts in their contact list, while others say that messages are being sent to recipients outside of their contact […]

Apple to Soon Support Night Owls With 24-Hour AppleCare Chat Service

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Apple may soon a 24-7 chat service that would provide 24-hour support for customers with Apple products ranging from iPhone to desktop Mac computers through an online chat service to help resolve any problems. Though the 24-7 support service may be limited to online chat, it may help Apple continue to grow its customer service […]

Skype Debuting First on BlackBerry Q10 Before Z10

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Skype is making good on its promise to be a cross-platform video chatting service and will debut its application to the new BlackBerry 10 platform next month in it arrives on the BlackBerry Q10 first before making it to the Z10 at a later date. The Skype app will be available on all four major […]

Google Babble Unified Messaging May Launch as ‘Babel’

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We had previously reported that Google is working on a unified messaging and notification service called Babble, but the name may actually be spelled ‘Babel’ at launch. Babel, or Babble as it was previously rumored, would be a cross-platform unified messaging solution that will merge Google Talk, Google Voice, Google+ Messenger, and other messaging services […]

Google’s Babble Hopes to Keep Your Chats Organized

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In addition to the recently rumored Google Keep service, Google is also speculated to be working on a unified messaging service called Babble. Babble, however, won’t be something entirely new to add to Google’s expanding portfolio of communications products, but will be a product that will aggregate existing Google communications product into one unified messaging […]

Google Working On Unified Messaging Solution?

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Google is rumored to be working on a unified messaging client that would be used in Chrome OS and could potentially make its way to other platforms, including Android. The client, which is a pop-up from the notification tray inside Chrome OS, would unify notifications for Gmail, Google Voice, Google Talk, and Google Plus in […]

The iMessage Benefit: Up to $400 Million in SMS Cost Savings Daily

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In its earnings call, Apple had announced that its popular iMessage messaging service has been quite the success, transferring over 2 billion messages daily to over 500 million iOS devices. iMessage can be sent between iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac devices. The service, which replaces traditional text (SMS) and multimedia messages (MMS) for many […]

RIM to Add BBM Video Calling Feature to BlackBerry 10 Smartphones, Tablets

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In a bid to host its own multi-channel communications platform for the forthcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system release alongside some new smartphones, Research in Motion is working on delivering video calling within its BBM messaging app called BBM Video. Video chat has been a feature of the BlackBerry PlayBook, which runs on the BlackBerry Tablet […]

Microsoft Confirms Skype Is In, Live Messenger Out.

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After many years of trying to brand its Live Internet services, Microsoft has finally confirmed that its Live Messenger chat service is on the way out to make room for Skype, which the company had acquired a year ago and was the focal point of the Windows Phone 8 launch event. With new focus on […]

RIM: No Plans to License BBM for Inter-Platform Chat

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After much speculation that Research in Motion may open up and give iOS and Android access to its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service, RIM’s new chief Thorstein Heins had put the idea to rest by saying that BBM appearing on external platforms is not an option. BBM allows BlackBerry users to communicate freely with each […]

Google Ready to Close Meebo Deal

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It looks like after Google Plus, Google is looking to further entrench itself in the social media space with a rumored acquisition of Meebo. Meebo, a site that originated as a browser-based chat services that integrates services such as AOL’s AIM, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, and MSN, has emerged to include social sharing and interest-driven […]

RIM to Show Off BBM on Android Phone Later This Month?

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After Apple’s recent unveiling of the iPhone 4S and the iMessages feature that will allow users to send secure and encrypted messages between iOS devices, it appears that RIM is looking to broaden the reach of its hallmark BBM service. BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, currently allows BlackBerry users to message each other in a chat-like […]

Skype 5.5 With Facebook Integration – Nice Addition, Not A Must-Have

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Looks like the Skype/Facebook marriage will not be a lopsided affair. Just a few weeks after Facebook announced Skype integration into the social network’s chat interface, Skype has released an update to their desktop client. Version 5.5 integrates Facebook chat, news feeds, and posting right from the app. Do you need to rush to your […]

Android 2.3.4 Coming to Google I/O Conference with Video Chat?

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Android may soon get its own native video chat that integrates with Google Talk and Gmail according to a Twitter message. The feature may be announced come early May at Google’s I/O conference. The Twitter message was posted by a user who allegedly works with Samsung. Fortunately, though, the video chat feature will be part […]

T-Mobile Launches Free Facebook VoIP App Called Bobsled

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T-Mobile announces a new Facebook application called Bobsled, which allows users to place voice over IP (VoIP) calls to Facebook friends without the need to remember numbers, screen names, or dialing–all you’ll need to do is click on a friend’s name and you can call them or leave a message. No download is required for […]

RIM: No BBM’ing your BFF on iOS

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After recent rumors that Research in Motion would be porting its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) messaging app to the iPhone, the BlackBerry-maker is denying that such a move will happen at this time. At present, RIM doesn’t have plans to take BBM to the iOS platform so there will not be any cross-platform messaging. BBM is […]

Gmail Adds TXT – Again

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Gmail has just added the ability to do text messaging from the chat window.  Text messaging was actually supposed to come out a few weeks ago, but was pulled at the last second because of a glitch.  I tried it out with Warner and it seemed to work just fine now – when he replied, […]