Hello, Skype … and WhatsApp: Viber has 200M users and a new, spiffy desktop video-calling client

The result is a combination of just about every kind of communication you could wish for in a single client: mobile text-message-like messaging, audio, and video. Which means that not only is Viber competing with mobile messaging platforms like the massive WhatsApp, it’s also competing with existing VOIP giant Skype.

The WebRTC faceoff: Skype vs. Facebook

Spare a thought for the telcos – they’ve had a hard couple of years fighting off VoIP vendors like Skype. Now a new player has arrived, and it’s going to challenge both the telcos and the VoIP vendors. It’s called WebRTC.

What has Microsoft done for Skype? You’d be surprised

Roughly a year after Microsoft’s spectacular $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype, technology pundits across the globe continue to scratch their heads in bewilderment trying to figure out what the behemoth from Redmond has done to justify the hefty price tag paid for the Swedish VoIP giant. With the company’s questionable acquisition history of businesses in the consumer internet space, it’s safe to say the question is nothing but warranted.