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How to start chatting with webRTC, the no-hassle, in-browser voice and video tech

Want to try a new way of video chat without the pain of downloading an app or signing up for an account? Try webRTC.

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Kakao Talk adds encrypted 'secret chat' feature amid privacy worries

Secret Chat offers end-to-end encryption on messages

Firefox Hello is Mozilla’s more open, plugin-free take on voice and video chat

Firefox users can chat with anyone in any browser, with no login or extra software required.

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Google adds online chat to Apps support options

The new support service is for Google Apps admins and will be available in English at first, Google said.

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Evernote everywhere? New collaboration tools hope to take over your workday with Work Chat, Context

Evernote, with its new Work Chat messaging app and Context research tool, hopes to turn plain old chat into an enhanced communication medium. Whether these new features will woo workers away from established competition is a very open question.

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70-plus XMPP messaging services now securing chats with TLS encryption

The XMPP Standards Foundation on Monday marked the first day that a large number of XMPP services will require encrypted connections by default.

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Google finally adds integrated messaging to Hangouts in latest Android update

You'll no longer have to switch between individual instant messages and text messages.

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Two Skype irritations, gone: message syncing and mobile performance improve

Skype knows it needs to do better with mobile, and it's starting with the basics: speedier run times and syncing that's less clunky as you move among devices.