Skype opens door to real-time translation feature
Microsoft-owned Skype on Tuesday cleared the way for anyone to use a new feature that translates video chats or instant messages in real time.
It's good to talk: app aims to spur voice renaissance
Two former Google employees are hoping an innovative new phone application will trigger a renaissance in an increasingly unfashionable method of human communication: talking.
Skype to unveil group video chat function
(AP) -- Internet calling service Skype plans a public "beta" test of a group video chat function that lets up to five people participate in a video call simultaneously.
Most NSA data from regular Internet users, report says (Update)
Nine out of 10 people identified in a large cache of online conversations intercepted by the National Security Agency were ordinary Internet users and not foreign surveillance targets, a news report says.
UK: Surveillance devices to monitor Web traffic (Update)
The U.K. plans to install an unspecified number of spy devices along the country's telecommunications network to monitor Britons' use of overseas services such as Facebook and Twitter, according to a report published Tuesday ...
Skype replaces Microsoft Messenger for online calls
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that recently-acquired Skype will replace its Messenger online chat service.
IBM Researchers Lower Language Barrier With Text Translator
IBM Researchers are helping to break the language barrier with the advent of technology dubbed "n.Fluent" -- smart software that translates text between English and 11 other languages. IBM employees use it to instantaneously ...
Researchers develop prototype to detect fake websites
(PhysOrg.com) -- Do you go online to pay bills, shop, transfer funds, sign up for classes, send email or instant messages or search for medical information? If so, then this pertains to you.
Emoticons may signal better customer service
Online customer service agents who use emoticons and who are fast typists may have a better chance of putting smiles on their customers' faces during business-related text chats, according to researchers.
Meet the new old thing—mobile messaging
When it comes to online communication, the big thing these days is mobile messaging.
Facebook launches mobile messaging app
Facebook launched a mobile messaging application Tuesday for Apple's iPhone and Android devices.
China's Alibaba to launch mobile operating system
China's leading e-commerce company Alibaba said Friday it will launch a mobile operating system, joining industry giants Google and Apple in providing software for smartphones.
Microsoft takes Office into the 'cloud' (Update)
Microsoft took its Office software into the Internet "cloud" on Tuesday, moving the suite of popular business tools online amid budding competition from Google's Web-based products.
Viewdle lets Android smartphones recognize friends
Northern California startup Viewdle on Wednesday released software that lets Android-powered smartphones recognize people's faces.