The Only Truly Intimate Online Experience Left

The internet has long promised a certain kind of connection between people, one that is now close to being fulfilled: We can reach anyone, at any time, anywhere! But while the web was born in plain text in IRC chat rooms and messageboards, our online conversations were supposed to be multimedia, dynamic, and visual by… » 12/16/14 1:16pm 12/16/14 1:16pm

Microsoft Is Allegedly Working on a Windows Phone Group Chat App Called…

If you've been keeping your eyes on Windows Phone, but have been holding off on switching over until it gets a few more crucial features and/or apps, here's an interesting rumor: WMPowerUser says that Microsoft is working on a new group chat feature called Room, which apparently works in a similar manner as BlackBerry… » 9/04/12 9:57am 9/04/12 9:57am

Fring Dials Up Group Video Chat In Beta App

Fring's testing out a mobile video party line, connecting four people at once, on video, for free. Free! The app will eventually be available on Android and (pending approval) iOS soon for everyone, but for now you can sign up to be a beta tester here. Presumably the only requirements are a smartphone and at least… » 4/05/11 5:25pm 4/05/11 5:25pm

iPhone OS 4 Has Video Chat, Group Chat Code

9to5Mac dug up references to video conferencing—hosted on Apple's own servers—as well as group chat rooms and chat moderators in iPhone OS 4. That's good news. » 4/10/10 10:54pm 4/10/10 10:54pm