The logo of mobile app 'Snapchat' is displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. Hackers broke into Snapchat, the hugely popular mobile app, accessing the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million users and publishing them online, tech news website TechCrunch has announced. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Snapchat Adds Actual Chat Functions To Its Ephemeral Messaging Service

Snapchat is adding a chat feature to its ephemeral messaging service.


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ConsumerWatch: Group Video Chat Has Limitations

Can’t be with your family for Thanksgiving? A company called OOVOO now makes it possible to connect up to a dozen people on a video conference call, two more than SKYPE and Google+ Hangout, which both set their limit at ten.


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Redwood City Police Force Tests Online Chat System

The Redwood City Police Department is trying out a new program— possibly the first of its kind in the nation—that allows people to chat online with a police officer.


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Facebook Rolls Out To New Tool To Prevent Suicide

Facebook is making it easier for people who express suicidal thoughts on the social networking site to get help.


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Facebook Rolls Out Video Chat Feature Powered By Skype

Quick on the heels of Google’s launch of its latest social-networking venture, Facebook is rolling out video calls. It’s powered by Internet phone company Skype.

CBS San Francisco–07/06/2011

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San Francisco Suicide Prevention Hotline Reaches Out To Teens Online

San Francisco Suicide Prevention is trying something new to reach out to troubled youth dealing with depression – the Prevention Program tries to connect with young people in cyberspace.


Cisco Systems logo on display during a press event at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Venetian January 6, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Cisco To Sell Videoconferencing Box For The Home

Cisco says it’s going to sell a $599 box that turns living-room TV sets into big videophones.

CBS San Francisco–10/06/2010