Editor’s Pick Every startup wants to absolutely “crush it” Gary Vaynerchuk-style right out of the gate. Sometimes, that’s a really, really bad idea.
In a move to get more people to try its sleek email app Outlook.com, Microsoft has smartly added Google to its list of chat services, joining Facebook and Skype chat.
The popular mobile messaging company Kik isn’t sweating Facebook Home.
The online social-entertainment service has 3.3M monthly participants and a $55 million revenue run rate.
How do you stand out from the plethora messaging apps out there? For Chorus.im, it’s by aiming for something more than just a messaging app.
Skype’s long-awaited video voicemail feature is finally here.
Whatsapp calls acquisition rumors “not factually accurate.”
Facebook yesterday updated its standalone Messenger app on iOS to fully support the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, while also adding some useful features for chat addicts.
Editor’s Pick Money can’t buy you love, the Beatles told us. Neither can $33 million in venture capital and massive celebrity endorsements from stars like Jimmy Fallon, Snoop Dogg, Julia-Louis Drefus, Alicia Keys, and Jim Carrey.
If the message of the massive Airtime launch yesterday was that meeting new people is the new new thing, Imo.im has a comeback: Chatroulette’s 15 minutes of fame are over for a reason, and it wasn’t just the johnson problem.
This morning, AOL executive Jason Shellen sent a company-wide e-mail urging employees to test AV by AIM, a new web-based video chat service for the company’s instant messaging client.
Workface is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
Facebook can’t remind us enough that its new messaging service, announced today, isn’t an email killer. Instead, it’s an all-encompassing messaging system that works across Facebook chat, email, and text messages.
Facebook and Skype are teaming up for extensive integration of the social network in the next version of Skype’s software, sources tell AllThingsDigital.
Watchitoo, which lets distant friends see and discuss content simultaneously in a shared window, is opening to the public today. (We covered the service in May, when it was in private beta testing.)
LiveMarkets launched a service yesterday that lets Web site visitors click on an advertisement and immediately IM chat with a salesperson from the advertiser.