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AOL offers video chat with no log-in, download

In a move to become more competitive in the fast-growing field of video chat, the team behind AOL Inc.'s AIM instant messenger rolled out the first version of a free video chat service on Thursday that doesn't require users ...

The guerilla roots of the Skype calling service

In buying Skype, Microsoft is getting one of the rare companies that has turned its name into a verb, like Xerox or Google. "Let's Skype" is a phrase understandable, with slight translation, in much of the world.

Skype buys smartphone video star Qik

Skype on Thursday closed a deal to buy Qik, a California startup that specializes in letting people use smartphones to stream video to Internet-linked friends in real time.

Samsung unveils iPad competitor Galaxy Tab

Samsung unveiled on Thursday what the South Korean electronics giant hopes will be a major rival to Apple's highly successful iPad tablet PC.

Video chat comes closer to the mainstream

In a series of TV ads in 1993, AT&T pitched a vision of a near-future absolutely brimming with live video communication. From a busy mom tucking her kids in bed from a video phone booth and a barefoot exec participating in ...

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