The future of voice is “apps”

Juniper Research of the U.K. released a report that shows that by 2016 nearly four-fifths of 640 million mobile VoIP users will be making calls through apps downloaded on their smartphones, while the rest of the calls could be over phone company networks.…

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Nimbuzz says it has 50 million users

Nimbuzz, a Rotterdam, Netherlands-based Internet telephony company says it has signed up 50 million registered users across the globe. That's minuscule when compared to Skype, but it's still significant milestone for the upstart company which signs up 100,000 new users a day.…

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Hello fring, This Is Android & Money Calling

First, Skype and Nimbuzz reported how well they are doing. Then there was the spectacular launch of Viber. And now fring is telling us that they are seeing their quarterly revenues grow at a rapid clip. Mobile VoIP is finally seeing its day under the sun.…

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On Broadband, VoIP Finds Its Voice

One in five broadband lines has a VoIP service attached to it, according to analyst firm Point Topic. They estimate nearly 22 percent of consumer broadband lines have a VoIP service. That's about 112 million lines at the half-way mark in 2010.…

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Skype Boots Nimbuzz, Tightens Grip On Ecosystem

Skype, the big daddy of Internet telephony, Skype is cutting off Nimbuzz, the upstart mobile VoIP company from Netherlands. In addition, the company is exerting a tighter control over its mobile ecosystem, especially as it signs up lucrative partnership deals with mobile phone companies.…

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Nimbuzz Shows Mobile VoIP Is Rocking

Nimbuzz, the Rotterdam, Netherlands-based Mobile VoIP start-up says that different variants of its mobile app have crossed 150 million downloads. The service has over 30 million users. Nimbuzz users have talked for 3.65 billion mobile voice minutes since the app downloads began in May 2008.…

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100M Mobile VoIP Users by 2012 = a Fat & Happy Skype

The mobile VoIP market is seen growing to 100 million users by 2012, according to the latest research from UK-based Juniper Research. Which means incumbent phone companies will soon be looking to buy their way into the space -- good news for VoIP startups.…

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Nimbuzz for Ovi Downloaded a Million Times

Nimbuzz, a mobile VoIP service and social networking services integrator, says that its Symbian app has been downloaded more than a million time from the Ovi Store by Nokia. In other words, Nimbuzz is benefiting handsomely from increased usage of the Ovi Store.…

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Apple Brings 3G VoIP to the iPhone

While the world was watching Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveil the iPad, voice over IP programs that use AT&T's 3G network were finally being released for the iPhone. So far iCall and fring have 3G VoIP apps while Skype and Nimbuzz do not.…

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Nimbuzz Comes to Android. Nice.

Nimbuzz, a Netherlands-based messaging and VoIP company has released an Android app. It already offers its apps on the iPhone and Symbian platforms. The company says it just crossed the 13 million user-mark and is currently adding about a million new registrations each month.…

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