Firefox 35 Features Improved Video Chat With Firefox Hello

Mozilla just launched Firefox 35, which includes improvements to its video chat offering. Firefox Hello was first introduced in testing in October. New functionality has been added to make it available for primetime in Firefox 35. Mozila is dubbing it…

BlackBerry Messenger Gets Video Chat And Screen Share In BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry 10 officially launched today to a chorus of BlackBerry fans extolling its praises. The new features, such as Hub and Flow, are sure to excite long time fans. The new BlackBerry Messenger app will probably do the same. The…

Facebook Tests “Call” Button On Timelines To Boost Video Chat

When Facebook announced Skype-powered video chat back in July of 2011, it set off a flurry of one-on-one video calling that quickly made it one of Facebook’s most popular features. Wait, you’re not using Facebook to video chat all the…

Teen Online Video Habits [Infographic]

Things are a lot different than when I was a kid. We didn’t have all this wonderful technology available to us, so it comes as no surprise to me that kids are spending a ridiculous amount of time online. In…

Facebook Gets Hangouts Through Oovoo

Google+ has one major feature that sets them apart from Facebook – the Hangout. With the recent public release of Hangouts on Air, the value is even greater. Facebook only has one-on-one video calling Skype, but a third-party application is…

Skype Welcomes You Back To Humanity

Texting people is easy, isn’t it? It has changed the way we communicate with each other by replacing phone calls with short sentences via text. Skype once changed the way we communicated as well by allowing us to talk to…

Google: WebRTC For Chrome Now Stable, Launches Later This Year

We’ve covered WebRTC a few weeks ago when Firefox showed off a demo of the technology at a conference. For those new to WebRTC, it’s essentially video chat in browser using open Web standards like HTML5 and Javascript. Google is…

Yowie Launches Skype, Google Hangouts Competitor

Yowie is looking to compete with Skype and Google Hangouts. The company, which is known for connecting celebrity chats from people like Colin Farrell, Amy Poehler and Interpol to other via online chat is expanding its offering to new enhanced…

More Android Phones To Get Skype Video Chat

While Google is fighting everybody in the tech industry–at least it seems that way–over Android patents, the mobile device operating system received some additional usability, thanks to the Skype 2.1 application update. Actually, Skype’s video chat service was already supported…

Tinychat To Introduce Facebook Group Video Chat App

Facebook’s video chat was perhaps the gem of their “amazing things” announcement from a few days ago. The pairing of Skype with Facebook has been widely lauded from within Facebook and oft-discussed well beyond those boundaries. Now, users who don’t…

Facebook Launches Video Calling, Group Chat: Twitter Sounds Off

We now know what Zuckerberg was talking about when he announced his “awesome” new thing last week. And no, much to the chagrin of millions, Facebook is not launching the dislike button. Rumors about the announcement ranged from the unveiling…

Zuckerberg On Facebook’s Awesome New Things

Facebook is currently holding a live announcement discussing the launch of three new Facebook integrations today, group chat, video calling (powered by Skype) and a new design for Facebook chat. During the product introduction portion, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took…

Liveblog: Skype-Powered Facebook Video Chat Announcement

Late last week reports began to circulate that Facebook would be engaging in a more in-depth partnership with Skype to offer in-browser video chat. Well the speculation is now over, and the rumors were true… Facebook is getting Skype-powered video…

WATCH: Facebook’s “Awesome” Announcement LIVE

Today Facebook will make an “awesome” announcement at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST). It’s rumored to be a more in depth partnership with Skype, which will integrate video chat directly into Facebook. We first heard rumblings of a Skype-powered…

Android Video Chat Via Google Talk

Google announced the launch of Google Talk with video and voice chat for Android phones. Apple’s FaceTime is becoming less of a unique draw to the iOS. “You can now video or voice chat with your friends, family and colleagues…

Video Chat Between iOS and Android, Courtesy of Qik and Skype

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.…

Social Video Chat Service vChatter Gets New Funding

Social video chat service vChatter has secured a new $350,000 round of funding, which the company will use to ramp up their development team for faster velocity on the rollout of new features, a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. This brings the company’s total funding up to $600,000 after raising an initial seed round of $250K in the summer of 2010.

Facebook May Count Skype as Weapon Against Google

According to Kara Swisher at All Things Digital’s BoomTown, Facebook and Skpe are preparing a new "deep integration partnership". This would include integration of SMS, voice chat and Facebook Connect. 

Google Improves Video Chat Quality with New Gmail Feature

Google introduced a new feature in Gmail Labs today for video chat enhancement. If you turn the feature on, your video chat experience will come with higher resolution. 

Chances are, the feature will be automatic in the future. Google says by using it, you’ll be getting a preview before its turned on for everyone. 

Chatroulette Comes Back to Disappoint

Last week, Chatroulette was down, displaying nothing but a blank screen and a promise of a quick return. That return didn’t come so quickly, but the site is back now…somewhat.