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WhatsApp beta brings ability to revoke messages 5 minutes later; adds new formatting options

A WhatsApp beta update now allows messages to be revoked a whole 5 minutes after it has been sent. The update arrives for the for WhatsApp Web 0.2.4077 that basically works on improvements to do with the revoke feature. A WhatsApp beta update now allows messages to be revoked a whole 5 minutes after it has been sent. The update…

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Google Duo’s voice calls are now available worldwide

Duo, Google’s answer to Apple’s FaceTime (and more recently, the mobile replacement for Google Hangouts) is getting a new, handy feature that takes the “video” out of “video calling.”   Audio calls are coming to Duo, allowing users to stay in touch without having to rely on their phone’s camera. By cutting Duo’s dependency on video, callers can now use…

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Switzerland ISPs top leader board for Netflix performance

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 93 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. READ MORE: State of the Internet:…

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Telegram launched voice calls

Telegram is the latest messaging app to get a major new feature, but unlike Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, Hike and countless others, it isn’t cribbing from Snapchat. That’s because Telegram is introducing voice calls. The service is initially available in western Europe and will roll out in the rest of the world “very soon”, the company said. Voice calls come with…

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VK Remains the Most Popular Messenger in Russia

According to research by J’son & Partners Consulting, VK is Russia’s leading messenger, topping the rating of most popular messengers in Russia ahead of WhatsApp, Skype and Viber. The report on the Russian messaging market released by J’son & Partners Consulting demonstrates that VK, developed by Mail.Ru Group, is not only the most popular social network in Russia, but also…

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OTT Voice Bypass Fraud Accounts For Over Five Million Minutes Of Calling A Month On One Network

As the use of Voice over IP (VoIP) grows due to its wide adoption as part of Over-the-Top (OTT) applications, its integration with the many decades old SS7 interconnect agreements are a growing cause of concern for end subscribers, regulators and obviously communication service providers. Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators,…

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How does Skype for Business telephony stack up for enterprises?

Benefits and tradeoffs of deploying Skype for Business as a cloud-based telephony service instead of a traditional, on-premises PBX service What exactly is enterprise telephony these days? In the past, the answer to this question would have been a telephony system like a PBX or IP PBX. While these services may still dominate the landscape, they’re in terminal decline, as…

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The European market for OTT subscriptions is growing fast, and will reach €8.1 billion by 2021

The European market for OTT subscriptions is growing fast, and will reach €8.1 billion by 2021, a growth of €3.9 billion in just five years from the $4.2 billion it is today. But European TV Everywhere services – those multiscreen services supplied free to paying TV subscribers – will outstrip the US by 2021 reaching 103 million regular users*. These…

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Messaging app Viber adds e-commerce button to sell you items inspired by your chats

Messaging app Viber is today announcing a new feature that taps into the bigger trend of messaging apps becoming multi-functional platforms, and also its ownershipby e-commerce company Rakuten. Viber will start to present users with items for sale, inspired by your current chat, when you press a small shopping bag icon at the bottom of the screen and search for items.  The feature…

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Microsoft kills Skype WiFi service

Microsoft has announced that it will be terminating its Skype WiFi service on March 31st. The service launched back in 2009 and provided a way to consolidate numerous public and private WiFi networks around the world under one payment service. Official Skype WiFi apps were released for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. READ MORE: Skype consumes over 2.7 times the amount…

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