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HipChat version 2.0 brings native redesign and more

A new update is currently rolling out for the HipChat Android application. HipChat is a group chat tool and the new update brings the application to version 2.0. The developers of the app say that the new update was the result of beta testing that has been ongoing over the last several months.

Google Babel memo leak speaks of synced notifications and more

We have yet to see anything official about Babel from Google, however a recently leaked memo is offering a look at some of the details. First though, for those not familiar with Babel, this is expected to launch as a unified messaging service and will bring everything from messaging and image sharing to cross platform device and notification support.

Google Babel shown in leaked screenshots

The latest Google Babel related leak seems to have surfaced. This one brings quite a few images of what the service will look like and of course, follows the mention we had earlier this morning. Earlier leak aside though, this is certainly not the first mention of Babel, the one catch is that the spelling of the name seems to be changing. The service was previously listed as Babble, whereas now it is being referred to as Babel.

Google in talks to buy WhatsApp Messenger for $1 billion

The week is already off to a good start with rumors surfacing that Google could be in talks to acquire the extremely popular WhatsApp Messenger service. One of the worst kept secrets lately has been Google's plan for a unified, cross-platform messenger service called "Babel" and this is just one more piece to the puzzle if it turns out true.

Google Babble unified messenger reportedly leaks

Earlier this week we reported on a new app and service coming from Google that's being called Google Babble. Which will be the companies new unified messaging service to take on Apple's iMessage and BlackBerry Messenger. Now this afternoon we have what appears to be leaked screenshots of the app, or at least a mild attempt at a mock-up design.

GroupMe v4.0 hits Android with new UI and tablet support [Hands-on]

The popular group messaging service available on multiple platforms has just received a massive and much welcomed update for Android. Today the folks from GroupMe updated their Android app to version 4.0 and with it comes new features, an awesome and improved user interface, and finally tablet support. Read on for more details, screenshots, and a quick hands-on with their tablet optimized app.

Gameloft LIVE! for Android: Custom avatar, game deals and more

Do you like Gameloft games? If you do then you'll want to check out the new Gameloft LIVE! for Android. The idea is plenty familiar and so is the name (Xbox LIVE! anyone). They've brought together gaming, deals, and social all into one application similar to Xbox Live or OpenFeint to name a few. Instead this will be all about Gameloft complete with personalized avatars, game discounts and more.
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