This is a Ruby gem for the Skype Desktop API for Mac and Linux. Use this wrapper to access the full functionality of the Skype API like - making and receiving calls, video and chatting. The gem is authored by Sho Hashimoto and has documentation and downloads available on GitHub or through RubyGems.
Cisco announces a $150m Spark fund to fuel development on its Cisco Spark Platform, which provides a communication platform that combines messaging, call and meeting features. The service is similar to Slack with a focus on the Enterprise market. All 3 services are currently available in the US.
Stride, the team communications solution Atlassian launched in September, today announced new features designed to make it "an even more powerful communications solution." These features include new API capabilities that enable developers to build custom apps and messaging bots.
Earlier this year, Facebook launched an embedded video player. To ease integration between the player and third party websites, Facebook has now announced API access to the player. In addition to the API, Facebook now supports the oEmbed open standard, which simplifies embedding Facebook material.