First it was “why is software is eating the world, then it was mobile is eating the world and now we have “Messaging is Eating the World”. But for real… messaging is eating the world and messaging apps could impact almost every online experience from how we google search to shopping to delivery. For entrepreneurs you are almost in a “if you’re reading this now it’s to late” scenario because WhatsApp, WeChat, Skype, Facebook Messenger are leading the way.
- Twitter buying Tweetdeck
- Kindle tablet
- Google Music in the cloud
- Microsoft buying Skype
- Google I/O announcements
- AOL enters the video chat realm
- Netflix for Android
- Empire Avenue
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If this happens, it's a big deal! Microsoft Near Deal to Buy Skype for Nearly $8 Billion
Microsoft Corp. is close to a deal to buy Internet phone company Skype Technologies SA for between $7 billion and $8 billion—the most aggressive move yet by Microsoft to play in the increasingly-converged worlds of communication, information and entertainment.
If Microsoft buys Skype will you continue to use it or look for an alternative?
Today Google announced Video Chat for Android Phones starting with the Nexus S device as part of the Android 2.3.4 over-the-air update and will launch on other Android 2.3+ devices soon. This comes on the heels as Fring just announced their free four way video calling service and the recent Skype acquisition of Qik video calling platform. But as RWW posted when will video calling work across smartphones natively from the mobile OS? Example iPhone facetime video call to a google voice user and a google voice video call to a skype call? Only time will tell but this is a good start [...]
Last night Skype finally announced the capability to make video calls using the iPhone. The new version of Skype for the iPhone supports video calls on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4th generation with i0S 4.0 or above. It was rumored that Skype was going to announce Skype video calls for the iPhone at CES after a leaked document but I guess Skype wanted to give everyone a New Years gift being that New Years Day is one of Skype's most active days of the year.
To help promote the new version of Skype for the iPhone, Skype launched a new promotional video/commercial. I'm not sure [...]
Social media’s free problem and why is it hard. Plus more skype news & Google’s vanity profiles – episode #016
Today on Talk Social News we discuss social media's free problem and why to some social media is hard. Plus our thoughts on ebay, skype and Google's vanity profile urls.
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Just as Difficult as it Seems via @ChrisBrogan
Yes Chris, social media is hard and companies don’t get it via @stevenhodson
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Talk Social News daily 005 – Hunch review plus invites, bit.ly receives funding, skype, twitter replies are now mentions and we want your shirts.
Talk Social News daily 005 - Hunch review plus invites, bit.ly receives funding, skype, twitter replies are now mentions and we want your shirts.
Today on Talk Social News we cover:
Hunch, looking for a Hunch invite? Watch or listen to the podcast to find out how to receive an invite from Kipp and Wayne.
Bit.ly recives funding, Story
Skype on your iPhone
Twitter replies are now mentions, story
Talk Social News daily 005 - length 9:57 download or click to play:[audio:talksocialnewsdaily005.mp3] Subscribe to podcast in iTunes: