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

Twilio’s European March Continues With Its First Full-Time Hire Outside The U.S. [And Telefonica Loses One]

Twilio, developer of a VoIP API that is used by companies like eBay, Airbnb and Hulu to add voice services into their consumer apps, has been adding support for European countries as part of its expan

Forfone wants to take on mobile telcos and Skype with €500k in the bank

<img class="shot2" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/logo6.jpg" alt="" />Mobile VoIP remains a hot space with a plethora of startups trying to conquer behemoth Skype. Typically the

Ooma Unleashes "HD Telephone Calls" With PureVoice Technology

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/PUREVoice.png"><a HREF="http://crunchgear.com/tag/Ooma">Ooma</a>, my secret weapon when it comes to reducing the price of overseas calls,

C2Call closes a $2m series A round for its browser-based VoIP phone

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-24529" title="c2call_logo" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/c2call_logo-300x218.png" alt="" width="240" height="174" /> <a href="http://

Ooma Has New Cheap International Calling Plans

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/ooma-logo.jpg">Ooma is stepping up their offering in the international calling game. The VoIP service providers latest plans are about as

MagicJack Femtocell delayed, but still coming this year

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/magicjack.jpg" />You may remember at CES this year we had a chance to <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/01/09/hands-on-with-the

VoIP company Vopium raises $16.5 million in bid to challenge Skype

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/vopium.png" class="shot2" /> [Copenhagen] Danish VoIP technology company <a href="http://vopium.com">Vopium</a> has <a href="http://vopium.c

Verizon and Skype make sweet music together with new mobile app

No surprises here today as Verizon and Skype partner up and announce Skype Mobile at Mobile World Congress. This news is so exciting that I’m tempted to dump my current carrier and sign up with

Verizon Wireless and Skype slated for a duet at MWC

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Verizon-Skype-Duet.png" /> I'll admit that I love me some Skype. I get to call and video chat with all my buddies from overseas withou
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