After a failed launch attempt a few weeks ago, BlackBerry has finally brought its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service to competing platforms.
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.
In an unsurprising move, Microsoft plans to shutter Windows Live Messenger in favor of the more flashy Skype.
Passing notes is passé. Teens supplement books and backpacks with smartphones and social networks and while we’re sure your kid is the good kid, a reported one in four teens are being bullied online, and 50 percent of teens are using the Internet to cheat.
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.
China’s chat and gaming service Tencent reported revenues and earnings today that should make everyone take notice. As the company prints money in its domestic market, it is amassing more capital to become a player on a worldwide stage in the social and gaming markets.
Do you really need another way to chat with your friends? The founders of a new startup called Convore think so — and after poking around the site this morning, I’m starting to agree.
After a beta test which lasted since May, Skype today has officially released the next version of its Windows client, Skype 5.0, which brings with it group video conferencing and Facebook integration.
eM Client is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
Web-based instant messaging services, such as Meebo and eBuddy have had high growth rates over many months. They’ve raked in a lot of funding from hungry VCs. But we see IM becoming a commodity.