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> Facebook Messenger rolls out free VoIP calling to U.S. users. Article

> Nice VoIP upgrade! Too bad you killed the sales lines. Article

> Viber overhauls BlackBerry app to v2.3, promises VoIP calls are coming in April. Video

> How to avoid the unified communications pilot trap. Article

> Smiths Group selects Polycom for unified communications. Article

Telecom News

> ADTRAN on Tuesday reported that Q4 2012 sales dropped to $139.7 million year-over-year from $175.2 million as service providers and businesses kept a tight rein on spending. Article

> Jim Ousley, the CEO of CenturyLink's cloud computing and data center unit Savvis, received a one-year extension to his employment contract. Article

Cable News

> While Time Warner Cable is expected to post increased basic video subscriber losses from the fourth quarter, Comcast, Charter Communications and Cablevision will likely reduce video subscriber losses compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, Jefferies & Co. said Thursday. Article

> Lobbyists representing major cable operators and programmers, broadcasters and Hollywood studios said they support proposals President Obama released Wednesday aimed at reducing gun violence. Article

And finally… Security software pioneer (and murder suspect) John McAfee chills in Portland. Article