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  • HipChat Launches Android App Version 2.0, With Completely Native Redesign And Improved Performance

    HipChat Launches Android App Version 2.0, With Completely Native Redesign And Improved Performance

    Atlassian’s HipChat is in the process of rolling out revised or new native apps across all platforms for it group chat tool, and now it’s introducing HipChat version 2.0 for Android devices. The improved app is the product of a beta testing period that spanned the last few months. HipChat beta tested it through by borrowing a page out of Google Chrome’s book and offering both… Read More

  • Continuing Native App Rollout, Group Communication Tool HipChat Launches Beta Client For Linux

    Continuing Native App Rollout, Group Communication Tool HipChat Launches Beta Client For Linux

    Atlassian’s HipChat is stepping up to its commitment to roll out native clients for its real-time group chat and private messaging tool, with a beta release of the Linux client. The Linux client couldn’t come fast enough: Adobe AIR no longer supports the open-source operating system, which means the new native app adds to the web-based client as another option for Linux-based users. Read More

  • HipChat Introduces New Free Tier For Teams Of Five Or Fewer To Capitalize On Bottom-Up Growth

    HipChat Introduces New Free Tier For Teams Of Five Or Fewer To Capitalize On Bottom-Up Growth

    As far as group chat tools go, HipChat is among the best available options, and now the Atlassian-owned company is introducing a free tier to its existing pricing plans. The entry-level free plan will offer fully featured access to HipChat, but be limited to a maximum of five users – once a sixth comes on board, pricing will revert back to the standard $2 per person. The introduction of… Read More

  • Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Stealing Someone’s Design: HipChat vs Messages

    Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Stealing Someone’s Design: HipChat vs Messages

    Clearly there needs to be a workshop or CBT or something on trademark in Cupertino because Apple simply cannot stop infringing! As you see here, the handsome icon for the Messages app looks a lot like a reversed version of the icon for HipChat’s group chat service. HipChat CEO Pete Hurley took it in stride, assuming that they would be the ones who would have to change their logo in order… Read More

  • Hipchat Adds Custom Emoticons… For A Price

    Hipchat Adds Custom Emoticons… For A Price

    Hipchat, the group chat service we use internally, has just added DIY emoticons – with a catch. If you’re not familiar with them, Hipchat’s emoticons are quite fun. They have most of the major memes as well as famous faces (try (arrington)). Now, however, you can add your own famous faces. Our favorites are (jobs) and (gates) as well as (yuno) and (lol). Try them. Read More

  • Y U NO HAVE LAME BILLBOARD HIPCHAT?

    Enterprise chat platform HipChat has entered the 101 Battle of the Billboards, putting up the above memetastic masterpiece on the 101 North after the Whipple exit this past Friday. For the uninitiated, the “Y U NO USE HIPCHAT” billboard is a take off of the startup friendly Y U NO guy meme, which has already spawned at least one parody Twitter account run by YCombinator hopefuls. Read More

  • HipChat Takes Enterprise Communications Platform Mobile With iPad And iPhone Apps

    HipChat, a private instant messaging service for companies, is releasing native iPhone and iPad apps. Similar to Campfire, HipChat provides a simple application for communication within businesses. The startup, which launched in private beta in 2009, offers both a web and desktop client based on Adobe AIR that lets you chat with your entire team at once, or hold more private discussions… Read More

  • HipChat's Enterprise Communication Platform Adds Video Chat And Guest Access

    HipChat, a recently launched private instant messaging service for companies, has added support for voice and video chat as well as guest access. Similar to Campfire, HipChat provides a simple application for communication within businesses. HipChat offers both a web and desktop client based on Adobe AIR that lets you chat with your entire team at once, or hold more private discussions with… Read More

  • HipChat Takes On Campfire And Yammer As It Launches To The Public

    HipChat, a private business chat service that’s similar to Yammer and 37signals’ Campfire, has just launched to the public. You can find our full overview of the service’s private beta here. HipChat looks quite a bit like Campfire, but uses a desktop client based on Adobe AIR, rather than a web-based client (Yammer, which we use extensively for internal communication around… Read More

  • HipChat Is Yammer For The Masses

    For any small business, there’s no question that efficient internal communication is key. That’s doubly true in today’s world, where many companies have team members scattered around the world. There are communication platforms out there that look to tackle this, but many of them are either time consuming to setup or aren’t really designed for your… Read More