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Sony Keeps Video Recorders Relevant At CES Sony Keeps Video Recorders Relevant At CES

Sony wants to everybody to get a little bloggie with their new camera. Sony at CES announced the new Wi-Fi enabled Bloggie Live HD Camera. The device is significant because it is integrated with Skype‚Äôs Qik Video service. The Bloggie …

Video Chat Between iOS and Android, Courtesy of Qik and Skype Video Chat Between iOS and Android, Courtesy of Qik and Skype
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Qik, the mobile video company that Skype recently acquired, has launched a new version of its Android app and an update for its iPhone app, which allow people with Android devices and iOS devices to video chat with one another. …

Qik for iPhone Improved with Qik Video Connect App Launched at SXSW

This week at SXSW, Qik, which was recently acquired by Skype, launched Qik Video Connect for the iPhone. WebProNews spoke with co-founder Bhaskar Roy about the product at the event. “Whoever are my friends on Qik – I can watch …

Skype Breaks Record with 29 Million Users Online

Skype has broken a new record, hitting 29 million people online. On Skype’s "Big Blog", Peter Parkes writes:

We’ve passed another milestone – at approximately 1800 GMT yesterday, there were more than 29 million people online on Skype. Another record broken, and an opportunity for us to remind you that you can get Skype in all sorts of places – on your computer, on your mobile and even on your TV.

Skype Buys Mobile Video Company Qik

Skype announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire Qik. The price has yet to be announced, but rumor has it that it’s about $100 million. 

What Qik does is let people capture video instantly from their phones. It’s already available on over 200 different phones running Android, iOS, Symbian, BlackBerry OS, and Windows Mobile. On many of them, Qik comes preloaded. 

Significant Backing for Mobile Video Streaming Service Qik

Mobile video streaming service Qik just got some new big-wig investors. Ning co-founder Marc Andreessen (who is also a Facebook board member) and HP’s business tech manager, Ben Horowitz have invested an as-of-yet unspecified "significant" amount of money into it.

Culberson’s Last Stand Tweeted
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The last time Representative John Culberson staged a Twitter riot (a twiot?), he set flame to a strawman. That same strawman, though, became the Guy Fawkes of the "LetOurCongressTweet" movement. Today’s actions may also be some fine Texas grandstanding, but it sure is fun to watch.

Qik Kicks Off Public Beta
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You may have never heard of Qik, but it seems to be the logical next step in the citizen journalism movement: live video feeds from mobile phones to the Web. A certain Twittering Congressman uses it already, and today it officially goes public, in beta, naturally.

Twitter Congress Controversy

The New York Times, tomorrow, has an article about the controversy over using Internet communications tools like Qik and Twitter and whether they should be allowed to be used by members of Congress.

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Experimenting with Live Mobile Video
At yesterday’s launch in London of Edelman’s 2008 Trust Barometer, I did a little experiment with live mobile video that was so easy to do that it’s very clear we’re going to see a great deal more of this.

Live from World Economic Forum

I’m here in the World Economic Forum, writing to you from the headquarters for the Davos Question where I just interviewed the head of PR for the World Economic Forum.

Qik and Seesmic – Live Video
Being able to record video of something and then share it with lots of people – YouTube, anyone?