Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome user, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrom

Windows 10 Technical Preview For Phones Now Available

Microsoft has decided to make my job just a bit harder by naming all variants of Windows 10 clumsily, but if you have a phone that runs Windows Phone 8.1 and you want to try the next generation, &#821

Zip Phone Lets You Make Free Calls Over The Internet…Without Launching Its App

A company known as <a target="_blank" href="http://www.zipphone.com/">Zip Phone</a> is making it easier to place secure, Wi-Fi enabled phone calls, in order to save consumers from using up the lim

Twilio Partners With Google And LiveOps To Launch A Chrome OS-Based Call Center In A Box

Setting up a call center is a major undertaking, and by the time it is up and running, the hardware that powers most of the phone connections is already out of date. Twilio, which has long offered the

Weave, A New Kind Of Telco For SMBs, Rings Up $5M Led By Ronny Conway

Weave, a startup out of Utah that has developed a unique VoIP-based unified communications service for small and medium businesses that it is selling first targeting dentists (more on that below),

Vonage CEO Marc Lefar To Step Down

Home VoIP pioneer Vonage is looking for a new chief after its longtime CEO <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nasdaq.com/article/vonage-holdings-ceo-to-retire-20140407-00590">announced his retirement

Obihai Offers New Low-Cost Home Phone Options As Technology Change At Google Ends Free Service

My free lunch is about to end. I’m one of a few hundred thousand customers enjoying free monthly home phone service.* We use a low-cost analog telephone adapter (ATA) called an OBi, connected to Goo

Google Tipped To Consolidate Communication By Killing Google Voice, Rolling Features Into Hangouts

Google is said to be planning to roll Google Voice features into Hangouts, its cross-platform communication app, possibly in time for Google I/O, according to a new report from 9to5Google. The Hangout

Speek Raises $5.1 Million Series A To Replace Outdated Conference Calling Solutions

Conference calling startup Speek, which offers online and mobile tools that make it easier to jump on calls regardless of which device you have on hand, and then do more on calls once connected, is to

Line To Open Its Sticker Market To All Designers, Launch Skype Competitor

Line announced today at a press conference in Tokyo (covered by TechCrunch Japan) that it will open its sticker marketplace to all designers and companies. The platform was previously available only t

Sold To Telefonica For $207M In 2009, Now-Neglected VoIP Provider Jajah Is Shutting Down

Chalk up another casualty in the consolidation of Internet voice services. Nearly four years to the day after getting <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2009/12/23/confirmed-jajah-sold-207-million/"

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 netwo

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
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