Zula, The Mobile Collaboration App From VoIP Pioneer Jeff Pulver, Gets A Seed Round From Microsoft Ventures

Microsoft took a big step into enterprise collaboration when it acquired Yammer, and an equally big step into VoIP when it bought Skype. Now it's taking an investment in <a target="_blank" href="http:

Google Finally Brings Voice Calling To Hangouts, But Not To Its Mobile Apps

Some Google fans were mighty miffed when Google removed the ability to make voice calls from inside Gmail, but now the feature is back, flying under <a target="_blank" href="http://gmailblog.blogspot.

Rebtel Takes On Twilio, Launches Free VoIP SDK For iOS And Android App Makers

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.rebtel.com">Rebtel</a>, a VoIP provider sometimes thought of as Sweden's (smaller) answer to Skype, today is releasing a new <a target="_blank" href="http://develop

Facebook Says VoIP Calling Will Be Added To Its Messenger iOS App In The U.K. Today

Facebook is slowly beefing up the capabilities of its Messenger app as it moves to combat the rise of free messaging apps like Whatsapp, Viber and Line. Today it's taking another baby step by expandin

Twilio Launches SIP Voice Service To Take It One Step Closer To Enterprises, And Help It Prep For Video

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.twilio.com">Twilio</a>, the cloud-based communications company that lets app and website developers embed calling and messaging features into their work with a bit

Brain Drain At Skype? Tech Leader Jonathan Rosenberg Latest To Leave, Now At Cisco As CTO, Cloud Collaboration

There is some change at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.skype.com">Skype</a>, the messaging giant that is now a part of Microsoft: Jonathan Rosenberg, the chief technology strategist, and then la

Facebook Rolls Out VoIP Calling To U.S. iOS Messenger Users

Facebook originally started testing a new free (minus andy data usage fees you incur from your carrier) calling feature for users of its Facebook Messenger app for iPhone in Canada early this year, an

Nipping At The Heels Of Skype, VoIP Provider Rebtel Passes 20M Users, $80M In Sales And A 2-Year Streak In The Black

When people think of consumer VoIP services, the first name to come to mind for many is Skype . But while Microsoft’s recent acquisition begins to explore a new role as a social advertising netw

UberConference Takes Its Pain-Free Conference Calling Solution Mobile With Debut Of iOS And Android Apps

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.uberconference.com/">UberConference</a>, the online, visual conference calling solution (and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/05/23/uberconference-wins-te

With $46M Now In The Bank, textPlus Looks To Go Big Abroad, Launches Cheap International Calling On Android

It's been a big year for the artist formerly known as GOGII. Back in October, the Southern California-based startup <a target="_blank" href="http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2012/10/16/textplus-rebrands-r

Jibe Mobile Raises $8.3M To Grow Its Cloud-Based App Developer Platform — Wants To Teach Carriers How To Win In An All-IP World

Cloud-based global comms provider Jibe Mobile has closed an $8.3m funding round from investors including Vodafone Ventures, the VC arm of the telco, and Japanese mobile content provider MTI, plus othe

Google Left Phone Service Out Of Its Fiber Rollout Thanks To Pesky Regulatory Hurdles

To say that Google's high-speed Internet and television service has been warmly received in Kansas City is probably an understatement. But why didn't the search giant take a stab at disrupting phone s

Microsoft’s Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout

The company is also gearing up to expand its push in physical stores. Physical gift cards are available for purchase with retailers in the U.S., UK and Mexico, and a Skype person tells me more countri

One-Click VoIP Startup Zingaya Embraces WebRTC As It Passes The 1M Minutes-Per-Month Mark

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.zingaya.com">Zingaya</a>, the startup that offers companies the ability to add one-click voice and video services into their websites and apps, today is announcing

Skype Reaches A 45M Concurrent User Peak, And What Looks Like A New Stage Of Momentum

In case you thought <a target="_blank" href="http://www.skype.com">Skype</a> may be slowing down while settling into being a part of Microsoft and recently celebrating its <a target="_blank" href="htt

Browser-Based VoIP And Video Chat Service, FriendCaller, Doubles Users To 10 Million In A Year

Skype alternative FriendCaller says it has doubled the number of users it has worldwide to 10 million in less than a year. The FriendCaller service, which lets people talk to other FriendCaller member

VoIP Service KeKu Hits 500K Users, Quietly Launches Group Calling App

We wrote about the official launch of <a target="_blank" href="http://keku.com/">KeKu</a>, a New York-based VoIP telephony startup <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/05/10/keku-promises-cheap-h

How’s Skype Doing At MSFT? Usage Jumps 50%, Users Logged 115B Minutes Of Calls Last Quarter

In May of last year, Microsoft <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/05/10/microsoft-acquires-skype/">acquired everybody's favorite VoIP and chat provider, Skype</a>, for a cool $8.5 billion. It w

Twilio Expands Again In Europe, Adds VoIP API In Belgium, Finland, Netherlands, and Sweden

<a href="http://www.twilio.com">Twilio</a>, the upstart software maker of voice and other telephony APIs used by developers in web and mobile apps, is marking another chapter in its European expansion

Twilio Rising: Microsoft Inks Deal To Offer Voice, Messaging APIs To ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Of Azure Developers

A potentially big move forward for cloud-based telephony API startup <a href="http://www.twilio.com">Twilio</a> -- and an intriguing development for <a href="http://www.microsoft.com">Microsoft</a>, g
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