Want to try a new way of video chat without the pain of downloading an app or signing up for an account? Try webRTC.
Secret Chat offers end-to-end encryption on messages
Firefox users can chat with anyone in any browser, with no login or extra software required.
The new support service is for Google Apps admins and will be available in English at first, Google said.
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.
The XMPP Standards Foundation on Monday marked the first day that a large number of XMPP services will require encrypted connections by default.
You'll no longer have to switch between individual instant messages and text messages.
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.