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Skype co-founder backs new communication tool, Wire

Wire Communication AppJanus Friis is among a list of tech and communication experts who have backed the new app Wire, a communication tool that sets out to take everything that is good about the competition, and combine plus add to it.

Wire is essentially a chat service, but it claims to be much more. It provides a video chat service with high end sound quality through your mobile device, as well as Mac computers. But it also gives you the option to message with video from YouTube, audio clips from SoundCloud, or images. If you need to get someone’s attention, you can send them a ping, which will let them know you want to talk without sending a call request and potentially interrupting them.

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OnTheAir Video Chat startup was acquired by Yahoo

  • 04/12/2012 at 20:14 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Yahoo OnTheAirOnTheAir video chat startup announced today on their official website that they have been acquired by Yahoo. It’s an amazing achievement for a startup that was launch this year in March.

It’s Yahoo’s second acquisition ever since Marissa Mayer joined them as CEO. But what is OnTheAir? OnTheAir was founded in March 2012 by a team of 5 young enthusiasts. For those who are familiar with Skype and Google+ Hangouts it’s more like a merger between these two services.

With OnTheAir you can organise hangouts that can be watched by an audience of hundreds or thousands of persons worldwide. It’s more like a live stream hangout.

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