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Voice-over-LTE deals with slow start, rival telephony apps

The technology to implement Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is maturing, but mobile operators won't roll out telephony services in earnest until 2015. At the same time apps like Skype and Fring are growing quickly in popularity, according to Infonetics Research.

Vulnerabilities found in code library used by encrypted phone call apps

ZRTPCPP, an open-source library that's used by several applications offering end-to-end encrypted phone calls, contained three vulnerabilities that could have enabled arbitrary code execution and denial-of-service attacks, according to researchers from security firm Azimuth Security.

Hands-on with Skype's new video-messaging service

Skype announced Monday that its video-messaging service, which allows users to send a video of three minutes or less to any of their Skype contacts, is now out of beta and free to all users.

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FreedomPop to roll out free mobile voice service

The carrier will add 200 free voice minutes (via VoIP) to a current plan that gives FreedomPop users 500MB of data for free.

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Lync-Skype integration live now worldwide

Microsoft has completed the first phase of the integration between its enterprise unified communications (UC) Lync server and its Skype consumer IM and IP telephony network.

Skype for Linux 4.2 aims to deliver more polish

Now available for multiple Linux distributions, this new update brings numerous tweaks and enhancements.

Hangouts in Gmail dumps Google Voice integration

Google may be nudging us to Hangouts via Gmail, but doing so now limits some of the Google Voice functions.

Hands on with Viber's new desktop app: It's no Skype

After racking up 200 million mobile users, communications app Viber has jumped to the desktop with a new app that includes video calling capabilities—a first for the service.

Razer Comms disrupts the VOIP arena with a free public beta

The erstwhile peripheral maker is taking a stab at the VOIP space with Razer Comms.

Cisco attacks Microsoft's Lync service

Cisco declared war on Microsoft's unified communications platform, calling it incomplete.