Qik Premium Service for Android Users

Qik Video has been around for a while now, allowing Android users to video chat and record/share videos for free right from their devices. Now users can enhance their Qik experience with the premium service formerly only available to users of its iOS counterpart. The new service comes with a ...

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Skype Acquires Qik for $100 Million

Today at CES, Skype announced their acquisition of Qik, the popular mobile video streaming and video calling service. The agreement was finalized at $100 million.

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T-Mobile and Qik bring video chatting up a level.

Video chatting and Front Facing Cameras are still relatively new, and it’s still unclear whether or not everyone wants it. This causes a problem for software makers who want everyone to use their software to get their chat on. Qik has been out for Android for awhile, first on the Evo and ...

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Justin.tv Gets in on Android Streaming Action

The live streaming and broadcasting space gets a little more crowded today with the addition of the Justin.tv application.  Designed for phones running Android 1.6 and above, the free app lets users provide live video anytime, anywhere.  The title works over both 3G as well as WiFi connections ...

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Qik Sees “Unprecedented” Workload on Servers Thanks to EVO 4G

HTC EVO 4G owners trying to use Qik Video over the weekend found themselves running into all sorts of connection issues thanks to overwhelming and unprecedented demand.  The Qik blog is telling us that they have had to temporarily unpublish the video calling application over extreme workloads.  ...

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Qik Details Premium Features for EVO 4G

So you’ve probably heard over the last few weeks that Qik was going to be charging for some new, premium services now that the EVO 4G is out. Qik passed along a press release to us this morning, breaking down some of the differences between the free client and the version that runs five ...

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Qik Responds: Core Capability of 2-way Video Chat to be Free

We received an email late this evening from Qik co-founder Bhaskar Roy who wanted to clear the air on the recent rumor that their video chat service will run an extra $5 per month.  He told us “the core features of 2-way video chat and live video sharing from phone to phones, web, desktop ...

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Skype Intends to “Set the Bar on Mobile Video Calling”

As we gear up for the release of the HTC EVO 4G, software developers, and fans, are turning their focus to the front-facing camera and the possibilities that rest within.  Just this week we’ve seen mentions of Fring and Qik for taking advantage of the camera.  What about another software ...

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The EVO 4G in Action; Qik Video Chatting Rocks

Last night I attended the Sprint EVO 4G event in New York city. Of course, I brought along my handy little video camera, just in case I saw something you AndroidGuys would like. Sure enough, Sprint aimed to please. For hours, I was able to play around with the device and watch Sprint ...

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Stream Your Future Memories Real-Time with Qik

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Ever find yourself wishing you had a webcam with you while on the go?  Let’s say you’re at grandma’s birthday party and want to share a video of her blowing out the candles.  What to do?  If you have Qik on your phone, you simply open up the app and start sharing!   Have you ...

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QIK Supports 720×480 Streaming on DROID

You can thank the folks at Motorola for this one.  Now that the DROID is out and Android hardware has started creeping upwards, Qik went and retooled their app to support higher resolution.  It will soon be possible to stream and record video at  720×480 goodness.  We say soon, because ...

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Ustream vs. Qik: A Video Webcasting Smackdown

When Ustream‘s video webcasting app hit the market on Friday, my first thought was, “I wonder how it compares to Qik?” Once the rough edges are polished off, Ustream’s app will beat Qik’s in some areas, but Qik has the leg up in others. Both apps do a good job ...

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Ustream’s Mobile Streaming App Lands on Android

One of the major competitors to Qik, Ustream, has made dropped their Android app on us.  Available by the time you read this, the app allows users to broadcast video and host chat from their handset.  According to TechCrunch, Ustream is said to handle the issue of latency better than ...

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Video Streaming App Hits Market a Tad Qik-er Than Expected

Somehow an early Alpha version of live video streaming app Qik made its way to Android is today.  We say “somehow” because it comes a few days earlier than the company was shooting for. The story, according to MobileCrunch, goes like this: One of the people who were testing Qik out ...

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