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Skype Buys GroupMe to Take on Google+ Huddles

With the acquisition of GroupMe, Skype adds mobile group chat to its repertoire and challenges the Huddles feature of the Google+ mobile app.

The Best of 'Damn You, Autocorrect'

Smartphones try to predict or correct words in the text messages people type, sometimes with disastrous results. Here are some of the best text-messaging gaffes submitted to

First Look: Cisco's Cius Tablet

Cisco's Android-based Cius tablet is designed specifically for business. It features real-time video conferencing, a phone app, IM, chat, email, and a customizable app store.

Lync Is the Unsung Hero of Microsoft Office 365

The revamped collaboration tool is a key, if underappreciated, part of Microsoft’s new cloud-based productivity suite.

Google Eyes iMessage, Readies Rival Service

Though messaging is last-century technology, it still can grow significantly on the smartphone platform, developers say.


iMessage, BBM Miss the Mark in Consumerized Tech Age

Single-platform communication tools will frustrate, disappoint in a market with multiple strong business-friendly mobile operating systems.

Microsoft Lync 2010: Unified Communications Comes of Age

Every once in a very long while, I get to review a product that strikes me as a stepping stone toward the future. Microsoft Lync 2010 puts your PC at the center of communication.

Google Docs Gets Wave-Like Chat Features

Google has revamped the comments feature of its online word processor, adding some features formerly seen in its less-than-successful Wave product.

Imo Brings All Your IMs Into Your Browser

Chat with contacts from various services using free, Web-based IM client Imo.

imo instant messenger

Chat with contacts from various services using this free, Web-based IM client.