Discord Exploring Sale for $10 Billion

Discord is exploring a possible sale for $10 billion, as gaming and communication take on greater importance.

Twilio Acquiring Customer Data Company Segment

Twilio has announced it is acquiring Segment, a leading customer data platform.

New ‘Spaces’ Feature Could Come to Outlook

Outlook may be getting a major upgrade with a new ‘Outlook Spaces’ feature, providing a new project-based organization system.

Facebook Now Requires An Account to Sign Up For Messenger

According to VentureBeat, Facebook has ended the ability to sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account. In the past, individuals who wanted to use Facebook Messenger could use their phone number to sign up. In an email to VentureBeat,…

Microsoft Teams Reaches 20 Million Daily Users, Double Slack’s User Base

Just four months after Microsoft Teams reached 13 million daily users, the company is reporting that number has reached 20 million. Microsoft Teams is a unified communication platform that competes with Slack, Google Hangouts and Cisco Webex Teams. Not surprisingly,…

You Can Now Try Skype for Business for Mac

Microsoft announced that it is kicking off the public preview of Skype for Business for Mac. Commercial customers can request an invite here. Invites will be issued to IT admins first, and will be expanded to everyone else in the…

Skype Android App Lets You Schedule Calls, Open Office Files

Last week, Microsoft announced Skype call scheduling from the Outlook apps for iOS and Android to make it easy to schedule and begin a group chat and call with friends and colleagues. The Outlook team wrote in a blog post,…

Skype Previews Slack Integration

Teams using Slack can now take advantage of a new Skype integration to engage in voice and video calls. Skype announced that this is now available in preview. To set it up, just go to the Skype integration for Slack…

Microsoft Buys Talko To Add to Skype for Business

Microsoft announced that it has acquired technology from mobile communications app Talko to bring it to Skype. Specifically, it will become part of Skype for Business. In addition to the tech, the Skype team is getting Talko employees. “Together, the…

Slack Group Messages Are Now A Thing

As great of a communication tool Slack has proven to be for teams, one feature has been surprisingly absent until now – the ability to add more people to direct message conversations. The company announced group messaging as its latest…

Twitter Brings Back ‘Anyone Can DM Me’ Feature

Twitter just announced the launch of a new feature that lets users accept direct messages from anyone, even if they’re not following the sender. Historically, two users have had to follow one another in order to exchange DMs. That will…

Not Everyone Reads Your Emails The Same Way

We talk a lot about how to improve email campaigns, whether it be writing better subject lines, increasing signups or open rates, or adjusting frequency. What isn’t brought up quite so much is how you’re talking to email recipients in…

Lego Resume: Northwestern College Student Builds Her Way to the Top

One college student’s resume has gone viral. Northwestern University student Leah Bowman constructed her resume based off of Legos, which has now been seen by a number of prospective employers. Bowman-who majors in Communication Studies: Integrated Marketing and Anthropology-started working on…

Gmail Gets Over 100 New Input Tools

Google announced today that it is adding over 100 virtual keyboards, transliteration and IMEs (input method editors) to Gmail, giving users tools to type in different languages and keyboard layouts for improved international communication. “Finding the right words can be…

Study Finds That People Aren’t Physically Interacting Much Anymore Due To The Internet

I’m going to be straight up with all of you – I think I’m addicted to the Internet. While my job involves my sitting at a desk working online all day, I can’t get away from it once the work…

Computer Scientists Developing Sign Language Translator

Computer scientists in Scotland are developing technology that can translate sign language into text through a simple webcam. The technology, which has the potential to run on variety of camera-enabled digital devices, could be a big help to speech-impaired users…

[Exclusive] Can Hackers Create a SOPA-Proof Internet?

What’s the shortest distance between two points? If you said a straight line, then you just earned a self-high five. We here at WebProNews we have already given you a guide on how to navigate the post-SOPA Internet, but suppose…

Texting: The Preferred Communication Of Liars

You can take two important things from a recent study on honesty in communications. One, you really are more likely to lie in a text and two, that person you lied to is going to be incredibly pissed that you…

Skype iPhone/iPad Apps Get Updated

Skype just got some new features on the iPhone and iPad versions. An update for the iPhone app includes a feature that reduces shakiness of an outgoing Skype video chat, when you’re using the rear-facing camera. “So, if you’re using…

Skype App Directory Launched

Skype has launched a new application directory for apps built on the Skype API. There are apps for business, call recording, desktop and whiteboard sharing, faxing, integrations with popular software and mobile video communications. There are currently five apps in…